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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 Suppressed Ekphrasis

The Suppressed Ekphrasis

(p.104) 4 The Suppressed Ekphrasis
Poetry, Photography, Ekphrasis

Andrew D. Miller

Liverpool University Press

Using Marshall McLuhan’s notion of “pseudo-events”, the chapter addresses the realities of what it terms suppressed ekphrases: that is, it discusses poems that use photographs as sources of description without acknowledging these sources. The poets discussed are Marianne Moore and Seamus Heaney.

Keywords:   Modernism animal documentary Celtic Tradition media studies Northern Ireland

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