Call for Submissions for a Special Issue of Mosaic: Blindness
This issue will bring together critical and disability theories to address historical and contemporary studies and interpretations of blindness across various genres, as well as studies of, to use Samuel Weber’s title words (in Institution and Interpretation), “The Blindness of the Seeing Eye.” We seek submissions relating to any of the following: blindness as disability; blindness in theory; exposition or exposé; architecture’s historical and contemporary engagements with light and sight; humanism; image; history and philosophy of the senses; sexual difference; autobiography; surveillance; spectacle; animal ethics; perception; psychoanalysis; prosthesis; weeping; vision and visuality; haunting; gaze; the frontal perspective.
Deadline for submissions: April 16, 2012.
If you would like to contribute an essay for review, please refer to the Submit an Essay section of our website http://www.umanitoba.ca/
Founded in 1967, the year of Canada's centennial, Mosaic is an interdisciplinary journal devoted to publishing the very best critical work in literature and theory. The journal brings insights from a wide variety of disciplines to bear on literary texts, cultural climates, topical issues, divergent art forms and modes of creative activity. Mosaic combines rigorous scholarship with cutting-edge exploration of theory and literary criticism. It publishes contributions from scholars around the world and it distributes to 34 countries. In North America, Mosaic is read by subscribers in almost every state and province. It can be found in over 500 of the world's major university and college libraries.
Categories:Academia, Disability Research, History, History of Medicine, History of Science, Literature and Medicine, Medical Humanities, Philosophy, Psychology