The lecture will celebrate the critical and creative power of blindness. Through a discussion of examples from 19th-century French literature and art, I will argue that blindness is a fruitful theoretical stance available to both blind and non-blind people. My Critical Disability Studies approach will dismantle the traditional hierarchy of the senses and invite new ways of beholding familiar texts and images.
I am delighted that eminent French researcher and doyenne of blind history, Zina Weygand, will be delivering a vote of thanks after the lecture.
The lecture is free and open to all. Please register in advance here.