The Metanarrative of Blindness: A Re-Reading of Twentieth-Century Anglophone Writing David Bolt

ISBN: 9781306357913

Published: May 8th 2014

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179 pages


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The Metanarrative of Blindness: A Re-Reading of Twentieth-Century Anglophone Writing  by  David Bolt

The Metanarrative of Blindness: A Re-Reading of Twentieth-Century Anglophone Writing by David Bolt
May 8th 2014 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 179 pages | ISBN: 9781306357913 | 4.29 Mb

Although the theme of blindness occurs frequently in literature, literary criticism has rarely engaged the experiential knowledge of people with visual impairments. The Metanarrative of Blindness counters this trend by bringing to readings ofMoreAlthough the theme of blindness occurs frequently in literature, literary criticism has rarely engaged the experiential knowledge of people with visual impairments. The Metanarrative of Blindness counters this trend by bringing to readings of twentieth-century works in English a perspective appreciative of impairment and disability.

Author David Bolt examines representations of blindness in more than forty literary works, including writing by Kipling, Joyce, Synge, Orwell, H. G. Wells, Susan Sontag, and Stephen King, shedding light on the deficiencies of these representations and sometimes revealing an uncomfortable resonance with the Anglo-American science of eugenics. What connects these seemingly disparate works is what Bolt calls the metanarrative of blindness, a narrative steeped in mythology and with deep roots in Western culture.

Bolt examines literary representations of blindness using the analytical tools of disability studies in both the humanities and social sciences. His readings are also broadly appreciative of personal, social, and cultural aspects of disability, with the aim of bringing literary scholars to the growing discipline of disability studies, and vice versa.

This interdisciplinary monograph is relevant to people working in literary studies, disability studies, psychology, sociology, applied linguistics, life writing, and cultural studies, as well as those with a general interest in education and representations of blindness.



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