Edward Larrissy

in The Blind and Blindness in Literature of the Romantic Period

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print June 2007 | ISBN: 9780748632817
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748651696 | DOI:

More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Literary Studies (19th Century)


Show Summary Details


This chapter reviews the idea of blindness, which is central to some of the important texts of British Romanticism, and observes that the blind and the developed figures of blindness provide various ways of exploring an individual consciousness which imagines itself as lost in history. It concludes that the relevant collection of ideas on blindness is a result of a meditation on the status of the blind which preoccupied the thinkers of the eighteenth century.

Keywords: blindness; British Romanticism; blind; figures of blindness; individual consciousness; thinkers; eighteenth century

Chapter.  420 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century)

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.