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Johns Hopkins University Press: “Optical Impersonality”

August 15th, 2014

In an occasional series I’ll blog about books I like or would want to read from the newest university press catalogs. Today’s is Optical Impersonality: Science, Images, and Literary Modernism from Johns Hopkins University Press. What’s the Georgetown connection, you ask? None that I can find, but this as this blog becomes more active and looks outward more, I won’t always seek a Georgetown link. Instead, these posts will be like messages in bottles, blogging, Facebooking, and tweeting to scholars with appreciation for their work, and hoping for more social media interaction.

The author, Christina Walter, considers Western accounts of human vision, and what she perceives as”a new cultural collaboration [among] vision, the image, and subjectivity” in the nineteenth century (2). Dr. Walter has also published articles on HD and Mina Loy.


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