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Conclusion: The Logic of the Veil; or, The Epistemology of Nonseeing

Brigitte Weltman-Aron

in Algerian Imprints: Ethical Space in the Work of Assia Djebar and Hélène Cixous

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231172561
eISBN:
9780231539876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172561.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Cixous and Djebar respectively reflect on the motif of the veil as a spatial marker or interval between invisibility/blindness and vision. I relate their thinking of the interval to their ... More


Seeing with the Hands: Blindness, Vision and Touch After Descartes

Mark Paterson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474405317
eISBN:
9781474418614
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474405317.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The ‘man born blind restored to light’ was one of the foundational myths of the Enlightenment, according to Foucault. With ophthalmic surgery in its infancy, the fascination by the sighted with ... More


‘An aching pulse of melodies’: Dante Gabriel Rossetti's poetic magnetism

Catherine Maxwell

in Second Sight: The Visionary Imagination in Late Victorian Literature

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719071447
eISBN:
9781781701096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719071447.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter begins with an analysis of Rossetti's conformation in his last years to a type familiar from Bearing Blindness: that of the hypersensitive, stricken or wounded male poet, and its ... More


‘Being kept in the dark can be a critical gesture’: Arakawa and Madeline Gins’s Mechanism of Meaning

Sarah Garland

in Mixed Messages: American Correspondences in Visual and Verbal Practices

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784991500
eISBN:
9781526115003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991500.003.0007
Subject:
Art, Art History

The Mechanism of Meaning (1963-1973; 1996) by artist-architect-poet-philosophers Arakawa and Madeline Gins, unfolds over more than eighty eight-foot high painted and collaged panels, using image, ... More


Maurice Roche's Compact: Word-Tracks and the Body Apparatus

Christophe Wall-Romana

in Cinepoetry: Imaginary Cinemas in French Poetry

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823245482
eISBN:
9780823252527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245482.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter examines Compact, a 1966 cinepoetic novel by Maurice Roche, a member of the influential Tel Quel journal editorial board. A remarkably original book of visual poetry, it is written in ... More


James Joyce’s Epidermic Adventures

Abbie Garrington

in Haptic Modernism: Touch and the Tactile in Modernist Writing

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748641741
eISBN:
9780748689118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641741.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Joyce’s Ulysses may be read as a book concerned with the capabilities, as well as the potential fallibility, of the human skin. This chapter reads Ulysses as a collection of epidermic adventures, ... More


D. H. Lawrence: Blind Touch in a Visual Culture

Abbie Garrington

in Haptic Modernism: Touch and the Tactile in Modernist Writing

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748641741
eISBN:
9780748689118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641741.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Returning to the concept and experience of blindness introduced in chapter 2, this chapter considers D. H. Lawrence’s touch-obsessed oeuvre by looking at the short novel St. Mawr (1925), and then at ... More


On Questioning Blindness and What the Blind ‘See’

Mark Paterson

in Seeing with the Hands: Blindness, Vision and Touch After Descartes

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474405317
eISBN:
9781474418614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474405317.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Introducing three types of ‘blindness’. Firstly, its conception as a philosophical problem in the Enlightenment. This hinges on the so-called Molyneux Question posed by Molyneux to John Locke. ... More


‘Suppose a man born blind…’: Cubes and Spheres, Hands and Eyes

Mark Paterson

in Seeing with the Hands: Blindness, Vision and Touch After Descartes

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474405317
eISBN:
9781474418614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474405317.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In 1688 the Irishman William Molyneux posed his famous question to John Locke: if a man born without sight, and who already knew a solid cube and sphere through direct tactile experience, was now ... More


Voltaire, Buffon, and Blindness in France

Mark Paterson

in Seeing with the Hands: Blindness, Vision and Touch After Descartes

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474405317
eISBN:
9781474418614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474405317.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

After Voltaire introduced an enthusiastic French readership to Molyneux’s question and Cheselden’s case study, there followed intense interest in blindness in La Mettrie, Condillac, Diderot in his ... More


The Art of Listening

Sam Halliday

in Sonic Modernity: Representing Sound in Literature, Culture and the Arts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748627615
eISBN:
9780748689156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627615.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter distinguishes different styles, intensities and attitudes of listening, as they manifest themselves and are discussed across a range of twentieth-century media and discourses: film (via ... More


Discovering the Blind

Justin T. Clark

in City of Second Sight: Nineteenth-Century Boston and the Making of American Visual Culture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469638737
eISBN:
9781469638751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638737.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In the 1820s, liberal Protestant reformers encouraged popular sympathy for those denied the miracle of vision. Establishing the nation’s first school for the blind, the Perkins School, in 1829, ... More


Environmental Cognition through Direct and Representational Experiences: A Life-Span Perspective

Lynn S. Liben

in Environment, Cognition, and Action: An Integrated Approach

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195062205
eISBN:
9780197560150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195062205.003.0019
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

The purpose of this chapter is to provide a review of past research and theory in environmental cognition from the perspective of life-span developmental psychology, to suggest future directions ... More


Life-Span Changes in Activities, and Consequent Changes in the Cognition and Assessment of the Environment

Spencer Christopher

in Environment, Cognition, and Action: An Integrated Approach

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195062205
eISBN:
9780197560150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195062205.003.0021
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

In this chapter, I sketch an integrated account of environmental assessment, cognition, and action throughout the individual’s life span. Zimring and Gross (this volume) have already described how ... More


Retrogeniculate Visual Field Defects

Thomas R. Hedges III

in Visual Fields

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195389685
eISBN:
9780197562734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195389685.003.0015
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Ophthalmology

Automated perimetry has changed visual field testing considerably in recent years. What was considered an art has become an exercise in interpreting a set of data points obtained mechanically. ... More


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