Congratulations to Julie Park on the publication of My Dark Room which was released by the University of Chicago Press.
One of the reviewers, Jayne Lewis of the University of California, Irvine, writes about the book, “Park animates the camera obscura trope as a perceptual dynamic for which, until now, we’ve had so few words. She interweaves a material history of the camera obscura with several disciplines until it becomes possible to reenvision eighteenth-century literary fiction as a transhistorical and intermedial home for the psyche. My Dark Room opens interiors we once assumed were shut, unsettling familiar narratives about the post-Enlightenment mind. This lucidly dreamed study is a feat of the critical imagination to be experienced as well as read. It will be admired and referenced for years to come.”