From Brushes to Lenses: An Ekphrastic Stroll in "A Line Made by Walking" by Sara Baume

Joicy Silva Ferreira, Miriam de Paiva Vieira


There is a sizeable body of scholarship concerning the ekphrastic relation of literature to painting – however, there has been ascending interest in other sources of inspiration, such as photography. The aim of this paper is to explore whether the categories used to analyse ekphraseis of paintings might apply to the ekphraseis inspired by photography in Sara Baume’s A Line Made by Walking (2017), considering that they provide insightful information regarding the creative process of the protagonist and her inner state. The notion of ekphrasis (Clüver, Vieira, Webb) and theories of photography (Barthes, Machado, Sontag) will be used as theoretical support.


ekphrasis; photography; painting; intermediality; comparative literature

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