Warping the word and weaving the visual : textile aesthetics in the poetry and the artwork of Jorge Eduardo Eielson and Cecilia Vicuña

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Warping the word and weaving the visual : textile aesthetics in the poetry and the artwork of Jorge Eduardo Eielson and Cecilia Vicuña

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dc.contributor.advisor Fierro, Enrique
dc.contributor.advisor Cárcamo-Huechante, Luis E.
dc.creator Clark, Meredith Gardner
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-19T14:48:54Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-19T14:48:54Z
dc.date.created 2012-05
dc.date.issued 2012-07-19
dc.date.submitted May 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2012-05-5093
dc.description.abstract The present work explores the presence of Andean textile imagery in the poetry and the visual art of Jorge Eduardo Eielson and Cecilia Vicuña with the goal of illustrating how these woven aesthetics enrich the content of the written word and other artistic media by supplementing them with non-verbal, visual and tactile planes of meaning. Through the discourse of the thread, Eielson and Vicuña generate an alternative means of expression that dialogues with the conventionality of human language, the creation of cultural memory and the connection between intercultural groups. To prove this thesis, I approach the authors’ poetry and visual art based on theoretical and cultural studies regarding the materiality and the visuality of the text and other media in combination with a comparative analysis of the structural and the design properties of Andean and indigenous cloth products, namely the tejido and the khipu. In addition to close readings of poems that illustrate how the presence of the textile augments the meaning of the written text, I also illustrate how Andean weaving aesthetics provide the metaphorical springboard of comparison upon which a critical analysis of their visual art is based.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject Jorge Eduardo Eielson
dc.subject Cecilia Vicuña
dc.subject Andean textiles
dc.subject Latin American poetry
dc.title Warping the word and weaving the visual : textile aesthetics in the poetry and the artwork of Jorge Eduardo Eielson and Cecilia Vicuña
dc.title.alternative Textile aesthetics in the poetry and the artwork of Jorge Eduardo Eielson and Cecilia Vicuña
dc.date.updated 2012-07-19T14:49:03Z
dc.identifier.slug 2152/ETD-UT-2012-05-5093
dc.contributor.committeeMember Arroyo, Jossiana
dc.contributor.committeeMember Robbins, Jill
dc.contributor.committeeMember Hale, Charles
dc.contributor.committeeMember Root, Regina
dc.description.department Spanish and Portuguese
dc.type.genre thesis
dc.type.material text
thesis.degree.department Spanish and Portuguese
thesis.degree.discipline Spanish
thesis.degree.grantor University of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.level Doctoral
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy

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