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Friday, 5 October 2018

Blindness Gain and the Art of Non-Visual Reading

I am pleased to announce that on Tuesday 30th October 2018, I will be delivering my inaugural lecture, 'Blindness Gain and the Art of Non-Visual Reading'.

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.

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