Situating his argument in the historical context of Michel Foucault's famous reading of the hermaphrodite Herculine Barbin, Stone coins the term hermaphroditic anamorphism
, which he defines as "the quality of being and simultaneously not being one sex; of being both male and female, and therefore neither one nor the other" (24).
One possible answer is offered by Matthew Beaumont's contribution to Red Planets, "The Anamorphic Estrangements of Science Fiction," which begins from an extended analysis of anamorphism
in Hans Holbein the Younger's painting The Ambassadors (1533) and continues with readings of anamorphism
as a perspectival device in H.
: Sigmar Polke's "Lens Paintings" at the
(The poem closes symmetrically with a similar image.) Anamorphism
is particularly suited to Chapman's poetic ideology.
Habib, Shakespeare's Pluralistic Concepts of Character: A Study in Dramatic Anamorphism
(Selinsgrove: Susquehanna University Press, 1993); Bert O.