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The Myth of Emmetropia: Perception in Rhetorical Studies

  title={The Myth of Emmetropia: Perception in Rhetorical Studies},
  author={Elizabeth Kaszynski},
This thesis sets up the problem of sight in a visual society, with the aim to answer how the visual makes itself known. The conversation starts on visuality, and where there are gaps in understanding. The first of two case studies examines the absence of sight, or blindness, both literal and figurative. Through a study of blind photographers and their work, this chapter examines the nature of perception, and how biological blindness may influence and inform our understanding of figurative… Expand


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Might and magic, lust and language – the eye as a metaphor in literature
  • M. Amm
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Documenta Ophthalmologica
  • 2004
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