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The Mystery of the Missing Pince-Nez: When Life Imitates Art

The Mystery of the Missing Pince-Nez: When Life Imitates Art

    After fighting my way through the throng of half-term shoppers excitedly exploring Oxford’s revamped Westgate Centre, I was delighted to discover Acuitis – a new eyewear boutique and opticians’ practice. I was greeted with a glass of bubbly and a very welcoming and […]

Spectral Spectacles: 3 Tales of Ghostly Glasses

Spectral Spectacles: 3 Tales of Ghostly Glasses

[The image above is part of the British Optical Association Museum‘s postcard collection]   In honour of Halloween, here’s a quick post on eerie eyeglasses in literature… All glasses are, in a sense, haunted. Glasses bear the ghostly traces of their wearers: finger prints on […]

Greetings, internet interlocutors!

Greetings, internet interlocutors!

Welcome to my new website. I envisage this virtual domain as a place to collect and communicate my research ruminations and other – hopefully interesting – activities. Please bear with me as I navigate this new space. Your comments on the layout and content of […]