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Published: 07 January 2016

232 Pages | 9 halftones


ISBN: 9780190202651

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The Wallflower Avant-Garde

Modernism, Sexuality, and Queer Ekphrasis

Brian Glavey

  • Weds the poetic technique of describing the visual—ekprhasis—with the advances of queer theory made by scholars like Eve Sedgwick, Judith Butler, and Lauren Berlant
  • Charts the connections between shyness and ekphrasis in work by Frank O'Hara, John Ashberry, Djuna Barnes, and others
  • Brilliantly re-defines "ekphrasis" from older, more purely formalist conceptions