Tuesday, December 5, 2023 - 12:30pm
Online via Zoom
Julie Park will discuss the role of the camera obscura used by Lady Frances Scott as depicted in Paul Sandby’s landscape painting Roslin Castle, Midlothian (ca. 1780) and the dynamics of interiority and looking that it mediates. Park chose a detail from this painting for the cover of her recent monograph My Dark Room, which explores the camera obscura as a paradigm for the designs and experiences of interiority in eighteenth-century England’s spaces of the built environment.
About Julie Park
Julie Park is Paterno Family Librarian for Literature and professor of English at Pennsylvania State University. She is the author of My Dark Room (2023) and The Self and It (2009).