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Poetry, Photography, EkphrasisLyrical Representations of Photographs from the 19th Century to the Present$
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Andrew Miller

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781781381908

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9781781381908.001.0001

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The Ekphrasis of the Cicerone

The Ekphrasis of the Cicerone

the 19th Century

(p.20) 2 The Ekphrasis of the Cicerone
Poetry, Photography, Ekphrasis

Andrew D. Miller

Liverpool University Press

The chapter examines four 19th-century ekphrases of photographs. The poets are Pope Leo XIII, Herman Melville, Lewis Carroll and Walt Whitman. It concerns itself with the 19th-century’s notions of photography and how these notions are represented in these poems by way of speakers that posture as cicerones or guides. In this capacity, these speakers work to unveil the seemingly metaphysical properties of photography.

Keywords:   Neo-Platonism acheiropoietos icons phrenology photographic memory

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