“Emblematics” – What Does An Undergraduate Research Project Look Like?

Posted: May 24, 2017 in Uncategorized



Reaching the height of their popularity in the 16th and 17th centuries, the genre of the emblems is largely overlooked today. This genre, which has often been dismissed as a mere curiosity juxtaposes an image with a verse to express a conceit. The mode of the emblem is comparison. The image and verse are not simply variations of an identical claim. Instead, their very juxtaposition implies a specific and novel thought. The emblem theorist Giovio imagined that the image formed the emblem’s attractive and absorbing ‘body,’ while the accompanying verse constituted the emblem’s ‘soul.’



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