• "Navigating Myriad Distant Worlds," Lo Sguardo, N. 9 (II): “Spazi del Mostruoso; Luoghi Filosofici della Monstruosià,” (2012): 35-46

    Author(s):
    Asa Simon Mittman (see profile)
    Date:
    2012
    Group(s):
    Medieval Art, Medieval Studies, Monsters and Monstrosity
    Subject(s):
    Monsters, Art, Medieval, Cartography
    Item Type:
    Book chapter
    Tag(s):
    monster theory, maps, Monstrosity, Medieval art
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/0jbg-h315
    Abstract:
    Abstract: This essay attempts to draw connections between medieval maps and their many monsters, digital cartographical interfaces, and modern experiences of the world. Each impacts our understandings of the others. The medieval notion of speculum – the metaphorical mirror that allows us to see our worlds and ourselves more clearly – draws attention to the very process of spectatorship. The modern notion of telesthesia – perception at a distance, borrowed from Cultural Studies, becomes a unifying discourse, allowing us to bridge the gap between medieval and modern, East and West, us and them, viewer and monster.
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