Exploring a Curricula of Visual and Poetic Aesthetics / Exploration de programmes d’esthétisme visuel et poétique

Kelly Young


Abstract: In this article, I explore the role of visual arts in shaping the future direction of the literary arts in my pre-service teacher education classroom. I outline a cross-curricular curriculum by exploring a theoretical and practical relationship between visual and poetic aesthetics. Drawing upon the imagination, we are able to become critical storytellers as we engage in ekphrastic poetics, that is—a poetic response to a form of art. Ultimately, we modify and expand on the practice to include responses to photography or works of art—that are themselves aesthetic responses. 

Key words: Arts; Education; Imagination; Ekphrastic Poetics; Curriculum. 

Résumé : J’analyse dans cet article le rôle des arts visuels dans l’orientation future des arts littéraires dans le contexte de ma classe de formation initiale des enseignants. Je donne un aperçu d’un programme transdisciplinaire en analysant le lien théorique et pratique entre l’esthétisme visuel et l’esthétisme poétique. Nous pouvons, grâce à l’imagination, devenir des raconteurs critiques par le biais de la poésie ekphrasique, c’est-à-dire par le biais d’une réaction poétique vis-à-vis une forme d’art. En bout de ligne, nous modifions et élargissons la pratique pour y inclure les réactions face à la photographie ou à des œuvres d’art, qui sont elles-mêmes des interprétations esthétiques.

Mots-clés : arts, éducation, imagination, poésie ekphrasique, curriculum.

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