Mosaic: a journal for the interdisciplinary study of literature
Volume 46, Number 3, September 2013
pp. 75-91 | 10.1353/mos.2013.0023
This essay asks how teachers and pedagogues of the blind regarded the relation between blindness and sense substitution in the latter half of the nineteenth century. The essay provides an account of the concept of Sinnesvikariat and compares its inner sensorial implications with the adaptation of blindness to new, external forms of sense compensation.