• Margaret Cavendish Writing Fiction in Antwerp: Observers, Observation, and the Visual Arts

    Author(s):
    jamesfitzmaurice (see profile)
    Date:
    2017
    Group(s):
    Margaret Cavendish Study Group
    Subject(s):
    Architecture, History of science, Sixteenth-century art
    Item Type:
    Conference paper
    Conf. Title:
    Margaret Cavendish Writing Fiction in Antwerp: Observers, Observation, and the Visual Arts
    Conf. Org.:
    International Margaret Cavendish Society
    Conf. Loc.:
    Bates College, Lewiston, Maine
    Conf. Date:
    21 to 25 June 2017
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6JV2G
    Abstract:
    This paper suggests that Margaret Cavendish, rather than suffering as an exile in Antwerp during the Interregnum, was fortunate to circulate in high-level cultural and intellectual circles. She included references to the art and architecture of Antwerp in her fiction, especially narratives found in Nature's Pictures, 1656. Along the way, she critiqued the narrowly observation-based method espoused by Boyle, Hook, and others of the Royal Society.
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