Date(s) - 23/11/2019
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Poetry and Blindness
Often blindness in poetry is used for its symbolic value, where a blind character can suggest spiritual insight or inner creativity. In this talk Professor Michael Bradshaw (University of Worcester) takes a different approach, drawing upon the real experience of visual impairment, and looks afresh at the lives and writings of Ann Batten Cristall, William Wordsworth and other Romantic-era writers. He also explores the themes of blindness and sight, and the experience of non- and partially sighted characters.
Book online: wordsworth.org.uk/events/poetry-and-blindness/
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