“In the city both mirrors and window glass produce deceptive palimpsests of images: in glass, forward-moving figures come from the opposite direction of their originals; the helix reverses in a mirror… Glass looks. Surfaces become alive with images and traces of images, losing their trustworthy solidity.”

Isobel Armstrong, Victorian Glassworlds (2008), 8.


Simian Orientalism

Donna Haraway’s Primate Visions (1989) has been extremely influential across the humanities and sciences in its interdisciplinary approach to the history of science including  post-colonial discourse and visual culture studies. A 1990 Journal of the History of Biology review recognized Primate Visions as “one of the most important books to… Read more →