Mosaic, a journal for the interdisciplinary study of literature is bringing out a special issue on Blindness. This issue will bring together critical and disability theories to address historical and contemporary studies and interpretations of blindness across various genres, as well as studies of, to use Samuel Weber’s title words (in Institution and Interpretation), “the blindness of the seeing eye.” We seek submissions relating to any of the following: blindness as disability; blindness in theory; exposition or exposé; architecture’s historical and contemporary engagements with light and sight; humanism; image; history and philosophy of the senses; sexual difference; autobiography; surveillance; spectacle; animal ethics; perception; psychoanalysis; prosthesis; weeping; vision and visuality; haunting; gaze; the frontal perspective.

Mosaic now follows an electronic submission process. If you would like to contribute an essay for review, please visit their website for details.  Email any submission questions to Submissions must be received by: February 21, 2012.