Mosaic: a journal for the interdisciplinary study of literature
Volume 46, Number 3, September 2013
pp. 109-124 | 10.1353/mos.2013.0027
This essay examines how the first-person perspective employed in Julian Schnabel’s Le scaphandre et le papillon draws on previous cinematic traditions to configure blindness for a sighted audience. Engaging with common metaphors of disability, the essay explores whether this film’s cinematic representation of blindness opens new possibilities for conceptualizing visual impairment.