If I see, let me see double.

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If I See, Let Me See Double is comprised of four essays, including one critical introduction and three creative nonfiction pieces, which consider the concept of negative space. The introduction places the theme of negative space within the context of contemporary considerations of literature, silence, and feminist discourse. These works reflect on early Renaissance and early modern Italian artists, and on the interaction of art history and personal narrative. Operating from within a framework of negative space as generative and relationally necessary, each essay works to probe, embody, and expand conceptions of the roles that silence, distance, and mystery play in the lives of individuals.

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Negative space. Morandi. Giotto. Art criticism. Lyric essay. Pregnancy. Eating disorders. Italy. Silence. Contemplative. Feminist discourse.

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