catoptric


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of or relating to catoptrics

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The reason underlying this state of affairs is the fact that this tale-in contrast to many other tales by Hoffmann--features a catoptric instead of a dioptric medium.
Godwin's novelistic treatment of things as they are cannot be called dispassionate, but the full title of Caleb Williams makes a claim to objectivity that promises a catoptric investigation into the case of Romantic Britain.
The "model author" is "the voice, or the strategy, which confounds the various presumed empirical authors, so that the model reader can't help becoming enmeshed in such a catoptric trick" (Six Walks In The Fictional Woods 20).
One would have thought the more obvious choice for prime undergrad recognition would have been Illuminations, but the catoptric play of Reflections no doubt proved too tempting.
the catoptric relation in which, as a consequence of the bending or
That prompted the conservators to look at other paintings and watercolors, and led them to conclude that Eakins employed "some kind of projection technique"--a magic lantern, which proj ects glass transparencies, or a catoptric lamp, which projects photographic prints, or perhaps both.