1. Seven Types of Ambiguity: A film on William Empson by Ilana Simons

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    A short film illustrating William Empson's Seven Types of Ambiguity. Of her film, Ilana says, “Empson’s book is a masterpiece of literary theory: a massively detailed exploration of the history and definition of literary ambiguity. My film was inspired by Maira Kalman, whose illustrated version of William Strunk and E.B. White’s Elements of Style turned the rules of grammar into an accessible wonderland. The rules of grammar are made palpably distinct when they put on their visual outfits.”

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    • Seven Types of Ambiguity: A film on William Empson

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      A short film illustrating William Empson's Seven Types of Ambiguity

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