Bodkin Aesthetics: Small Things in the Eighteenth Century

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Wigston-Smith, Chloe;
(2019)

This essay juxtaposes extant bodkins (and their ornamental cases) with textual depictions in order to uncover the significance of scale to material fictions in the eighteenth century. I argue that the bodkin, a large needle, articulates the key role of the small (as opp... View more
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