Journals Higher Education



Published: 05 May 2020

224 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198850199

Also Available As:


Bookseller Code (06)

The Curious Eye

Optics and Imaginative Literature in Seventeenth-Century England

Erin Webster

  • Contextualizes imaginative literary works by a range of early modern authors within the optical science of the period
  • Locates early modern optical science within an existing philosophical tradition that associates light and vision with spiritual insight and political and intellectual authority
  • Applies the techniques of literary analysis to both imaginative and scientific texts