Aesthetic Blindness: Symbolism, Realism, and Reality

Bolt, David Aesthetic Blindness: Symbolism, Realism, and Reality. In: The Disability Studies Reader: Fifth Edition. Routledge.

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As a representation of blindness, Maurice Maeterlinck’s The Blind is highly problematic and becomes more so if we fail to engage with its social implications. This essay teases out these issues, compares their representation with contemporaneous works of realism, and illustrates the play’s twenty-first-century relevance on the basis of visually impaired embodiment.

Item Type: Book Section
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Education > Disability and Education
Depositing User: David Bolt
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2018 10:16
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2018 10:16

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