Mal-nutrition had brought on partial blindless
, later restored by tablespoons of cod liver oil given by a Russian nurse.
The former Teesside University student has developmental prosopagnosia - known as "face blindless
" - a rare developmental disorder characterised by an inability to recognise faces.
As Catherine Maxwell asserts in her The Female Sublime from Milton to Swinburne: Bearing Blindless
, the Swinburnean female figure does not become the "guarantor of male identity" but "an aggressor and a possible source of its disfiguration" (10).