F114. Ekphrasis Goes Prose

Room 200 H&I, Level 2
Friday, April 10, 2015
9:00 am to 10:15 am


While ekphrasis often seems the province of poetry, interest in W.G. Sebald’s use of photographs in his fiction—inspiring novelists such as Aleksandar Hemon and Teju Cole—points to a growing recognition of ekphrastic strategies that open possibilities in prose narratives. Four panelists will discuss wide-ranging prose ekphrastic projects, from fiction that enlivens paintings to illustrated novels to the appropriation of visual art techniques.



J’Lyn Chapman is a core candidate for assistant professor of writing and poetics in the Jack Kerouac School. She is the author of three chapbooks, and her essays have been published in American Letters and Commentary and Conjunctions.

Danielle Dutton is the author of Attempts at a Life and Sprawl. She is an assistant professor at Washington University in St. Louis and the editor of Dorothy, a publishing project.

Lucy Ives is the author of the books Anamnesis, nineties, Orange Roses, and The Worldkillers. Her work has appeared in BOMB, the Colorado Review, Conjunctions, Fence, Ploughshares, Volt, and 1913. She is editor of Triple Canopy and teaches at Pratt Institute.

Amina Cain is the author of the short story collections Creature and I Go To Some Hollow.


March 8–11, 2023
Seattle, Washington

Washington State Convention Center