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

Posted: May 24, 2017 in Uncategorized

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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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