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The Castle of Udolpho

Peter Otto

in Multiplying Worlds: Romanticism, Modernity, and the Emergence of Virtual Reality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199567676
eISBN:
9780191725364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567676.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter takes Ann Radcliffe's The Mysteries of Udolpho (1794) as a representative example of the ‘waking dreams’ constructed by gothic fictions. In so doing, it reconceptualizes some of the key ... More


Time: Singular Images, Failed Copies

Vered Maimon

in "Singular Images, Failed Copies": William Henry Fox Talbot and the Early Photograph

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816694716
eISBN:
9781452953526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694716.003.0003
Subject:
Art, Photography

This chapter examines the way the early photograph was historicized, analyzed and discussed by its early practitioners in reviews on photography in journals and newspapers that appeared in the 1840s. ... More


History in Three Dimensions: Panorama, Stereoscopy, and Scott’s Novel Perspective

Mike Goode

in Romantic Capabilities: Blake, Scott, Austen, and the New Messages of Old Media

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198862369
eISBN:
9780191894916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198862369.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The chapter analyzes how the nineteenth century’s two most significant immersive media—panoramas and stereoscopic photographs—comment on and draw attention to their differences as media through their ... More


The Physics of Vision in Kepler, Descartes, and Milton

Erin Webster

in The Curious Eye: Optics and Imaginative Literature in Seventeenth-Century England

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780198850199
eISBN:
9780191884665
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198850199.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter provides a new intellectual context for John Milton’s treatment of light and vision in Paradise Lost (1667) by locating Milton’s poem within the framework of seventeenth-century optical ... More


Perspective, Perception, and Pluralism

Aviva Rothman

in The Pursuit of Harmony: Kepler on Cosmos, Confession, and Community

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226496979
eISBN:
9780226497020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226497020.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This conclusion links Kepler’s conception of harmony to his understanding of perspective and perception. It begins with his engagement with optics and perspective via the camera obscura, and turns ... More


Alternative visions

Marco Piccolino and Nicholas J. Wade

in Galileo's Visions: Piercing the spheres of the heavens by eye and mind

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199554355
eISBN:
9780191766978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554355.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Vision

Between 1604 and 1611 Johannes Kepler published two fundamental works laying the foundation for modern physiological optics. However, Galileo continued in his adherence to old theories of vision ... More


"Singular Images, Failed Copies": William Henry Fox Talbot and the Early Photograph

Vered Maimon

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816694716
eISBN:
9781452953526
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694716.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Photography

The Photographic Imagination historicizes the conception of photography in the early nineteenth-century in England, in particular the works and texts by William Henry Fox Talbot, as part of a ... More


Philosophical Times and Spaces

Hanjo Berressem

in Gilles Deleuze's Luminous Philosophy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474450713
eISBN:
9781474480840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474450713.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In luminist and cinematic registers, the chapter first explicates Deleuze’s complementary chronologics of Aion and Chronos. While durational Aion is the time of luminist glow, flickering Chronos is ... More


The Assimilation of Perspectivist Optics During the Later Middle Ages and Renaissance

A. Mark Smith

in From Sight to Light: The Passage from Ancient to Modern Optics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226174761
eISBN:
9780226174938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226174938.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The primary focus of this chapter is on how the perspectivist visual paradigm, or certain elements of it, were disseminated not only through university teaching but also through preaching, ... More


The Flat Earth Society

Nicholas Mee

in Celestial Tapestry: The Warp and Weft of Art and Mathematics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198851950
eISBN:
9780191886690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851950.003.0026
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Chapter 25 explains the construction and use of the astrolabe with reference to Geoffrey Chaucer’s A Treatise on the Astrolabe. The astrolabe is a rotating map of the heavens constructed using a ... More


Blind Vision: A Photographic Touch

Kyoo Lee

in Reading Descartes Otherwise: Blind, Mad, Dreamy, and Bad

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823244843
eISBN:
9780823250738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823244843.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

In what sense, and to what extent, can we say that Descartes is a photographic thinker? Engaging Wolf-Devine on the materialism of Cartesian vision among others as a point of departure, the reading ... More


Scenes of Projection: Recasting the Enlightenment Subject

Jill H. Casid

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816646692
eISBN:
9781452945934
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816646692.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

Theorizing vision and power at the intersections of the histories of psychoanalysis, media, scientific method, and colonization, this book poaches the prized instruments at the heart of the so-called ... More


IIs an Other

Anne McKnight

in Nakagami, Japan: Buraku and the Writing of Ethnicity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816672851
eISBN:
9781452947327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816672851.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The concept of parallax is fundamental to this study; it is an idea derived from the rhetoric of visual art which explains a perspective, wherein an object appears to be different when perceived from ... More


‘Suppose a man born blind…’: Cubes and Spheres, Hands and Eyes

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/9781474405317.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In 1688 the Irishman William Molyneux posed his famous question to John Locke: if a man born without sight, and who already knew a solid cube and sphere through direct tactile experience, was now ... More


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