Mosaic: a journal for the interdisciplinary study of literature
Volume 46, Number 3, September 2013
pp. 43-58 | 10.1353/mos.2013.0032
Perhaps more than realism, fantasy provides an opportunity to examine how ideas of bodily normalcy dominate and restrict our society. Fantasy can explore the cultural understanding and construction of blindness as a disability. Although blindness is often constructed as a disability, Alison Sinclair creates a world in which blindness is normative.