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Forms of Spectrality

Patrick R. Crowley

in The Phantom Image: Seeing the Dead in Ancient Rome

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226648293
eISBN:
9780226648323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226648323.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

Taking up the comparative case of modern phantasmagoria, this epilogue resituates the book as offering a hitherto neglected, but important, prehistory to the Christianizing belief in ghosts in late ... More


The Sense Experience of Primary Qualities

Thomas C. Vinci

in Cartesian Truth

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195113297
eISBN:
9780199833825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195113292.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

It seems undeniable that we have both sense experience of primary qualities and sense experience of secondary qualities, and yet, based on a text in the Sixth Replies among others, many commentators ... More


Programmable Integrated Photonics

José Capmany and Daniel Pérez

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198844402
eISBN:
9780191879944
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844402.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Programmable Integrated Photonics (PIP) is a new paradigm that aims at designing common integrated optical hardware configurations, which by suitable programming can implement a variety of ... More


Young’s Musical Optics

Peter Pesic

in Music and the Making of Modern Science

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262027274
eISBN:
9780262324380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027274.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Building on the work of Leonhard Euler, Thomas Young advanced the wave theory of sound and light. This chapter describes how Young found his way to music against the strictures of his Quaker milieu. ... More


Vampire Optics: Projection, Diffusion, Contact

Allan Cameron

in Visceral Screens: Mediation and Matter in Horror Cinema

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781474419192
eISBN:
9781399501675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474419192.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Screen vampires are commonly associated with cinematographic effects: from overexposure to underexposure, desaturation to chromatic excess, and superimposition to shallow depth of field. Light ... More


Working Imagination in the Early Modern Period: Donne’s Secular and Religious Lyrics and Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Macbeth, and Leontes

Judith H. Anderson

in Shakespeare and Donne: Generic Hybrids and the Cultural Imaginary

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780823251254
eISBN:
9780823252848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251254.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter takes the Aristotelian tradition of faculty psychology to be the basic, fullest, and most important one in the early modern period, although it is also one that mixes with others, the ... More


‘A mirror with a memory’: the development of the negative in Victorian gothic

Gregory Brophy

in Monstrous media/spectral subjects: Imaging gothic fictions from the nineteenth century to the present

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719089770
eISBN:
9781781708651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089770.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores the literature of possession through its persistent evocation of the ‘impressionable mind’, a trope that submits photographic technology as a privileged figure for the subject's ... More


‘Seeing with the Hands’: Descartes, Blindness, and Vision

Mark Paterson

in Seeing with the Hands: Blindness, Vision and Touch After Descartes

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474405317
eISBN:
9781474418614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474405317.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The first engagement with blindness in modern philosophy, Descartes’ famous work ‘On Optics’ (1637)is introduced here. In his observation of a hypothetical blind man walking with a stick, Descartes ... More


Shakespeare’s Alhazen: Love’s Labour’s Lost and the History of Optics

Anne-Valérie Dulac

in Spectacular Science, Technology and Superstition in the Age of Shakespeare

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474427814
eISBN:
9781474438735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427814.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Also exploring Shakespeare’s borrowings, Anne-Valérie Dulac turns to optics and takes Love’s Labour’s Lost as her departure point. She first reminds us that in her Study of Love’s Labour’s Lost, ... More


Taking Newton on Tour

Anna Marie Roos

in Martin Folkes (1690-1754): Newtonian, Antiquary, Connoisseur

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198830061
eISBN:
9780191868528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198830061.003.0005
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

Although he failed in his first bid to be Royal Society President, Folkes continued to promote Newtonianism abroad. Folkes took a Grand Tour from 1732/3 to 1735, recording the Italian leg of his ... More


Professorship and family life

A. J. Kox and H. F. Schatz

in A Living Work of Art: The Life and Science of Hendrik Antoon Lorentz

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198870500
eISBN:
9780191912825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198870500.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Chapter 2 describes Lorentz’s appointment as university professor, his move from Arnhem to Leiden, the methodology and views on physics in his inaugural lecture on molecular theories in physics, and ... More


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