“It’s bigger on the inside” in academic terms

I’m currently undertaking a research internship in NUI Galway, where I’m investigating the relationship between Shakespeare’s plays, magical realism, and its representation on the stage (with reference to The Winter’s Tale, The Tempest, Cymbeline, Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Macbeth). It’s going rather grand so far, if you’re curious. Anyway, leafing through a volume of essays on magical realism led me to come across this gem by Rawdon Wilson (1995):

“For students of popular culture, who may not read many Renaissance texts, the phenomenon of anamorphic spatiality, in which interior volume does not correspond to exterior surface, can be observed in the BBC classic Dr. Who, often replayed on American PBS, where the doctor’s TARDIS, like the Blatant Beast’s mouth, contains more than the geometry of its exterior predicts.” (p.218)

I haven’t stopped smiling since.

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