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'Ways of Reading, Looking, and Imagining: Contemporary Fiction and Its Optics'

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At the turn of the 21st century, in a cultural landscape increasingly invested by visual media, British fiction must negotiate conflicting perceptions of vision. Once celebrated as the most intellectual sense, sight has become crucial to contemporary practices of manipulation and control. While addressing those concerns, contemporary fiction produces new ways of looking, which subvert the mechanisms of visual subjugation.

This talk is part of the Wolfson College Lunchtime Seminar Series - Wednesdays of Full Term series.

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