Ekphrasis and the Internet:
Connecting the Verbal and the Visual
with Computer-mediated Student Projects
Literary and Linguistic Computing and Association for Computers and the Humanities
University of Glasgow, Scotland, July 2000
Presented by Donna Reiss,
Tidewater Community College (Virginia)
and Art Young, Clemson University (South Carolina) <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Abstract for Conference | Works Cited in Presentation
We have been thinking about ekphrasis, the relationship between verbal and visual
representations, as a learning strategythe introduction of novice scholars to new
knowledge through active participation in the creation of verbal and visual
compositionsand would like to show you some examples through our students work
and to consider the impact of the Internet on these activities. Our presentation today
will consider the following issues:
- The World Wide Web provides students with access to digitized primary sources that might
otherwise be unavailable, for example, to one of the primary examples of ekphrasis, the
poems and engravings of William Blake.
- email and the Web provide students with (a) ways to increase their interest in and
understanding of creative compositions by dialogic communication as well as (b)
opportunities to publish their own verbal and visual compositions online.
- Scholars and teachers of visual literacy, verbal-visual relationships, hypertext, and
communication provide the theoretical bases for these
verbal-visual composing activities.
And we will illustrate with examples of two student projects:
|Illustrations for presentation on Technology
of Art Projects, Humanities 105, Technology and the Liberal Arts, Tidewater Community
College (Virginia), Donna Reiss
|Illustrations for presentation on William
Blake Project, English 416, The Romantic Period, Clemson University (South Carolina),
http://wordsworth2.net/projects/achalc2k/ developed July 2000 by D. Reiss and modified 13 November 2000 by D.