ENGLISH 316 - Disability Studies
Section: 001 Disability Culture
Term: FA 2013
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course will introduce you to the concept of disability culture, and will look at a range of texts, performances and films by and about disabled artists or culture makers. We will look at sports films like Murderball, transgender/Two Spirit Cherokee writer Qwo-Li Driscill’s work; the work and reception of blind indigenous Australian musician Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, American Sign Language Poetry, dance videos, short stories, visual art and more. We will reflect upon the intersections between gender, race and disability, on international developments and alliances, and on the place of the arts in the exciting formation of a new cultural movement. Creative work will be part of this class: we will explore through the arts, not just about them.

Course Requirements:

Short responses and conversations on CTools. One essay, midterm exam.

Intended Audience:

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ENGLISH 316 - Disability Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
NOTE: Data maintained by department in Wolverine Access. If no textbooks are listed below, check with the department.

ISBN: 9780896087880
Exile & pride : disability, queerness & liberation, Author: Eli Clare ; with a new afterword by Dean Spade., Publisher: South End Press 2009
ISBN: 1616202637
Good kings bad kings : a novel, Author: Nussbaum, Susan.
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 1935955055
Beauty is a verb : the new poetry of disability, Publisher: Cinco Puntos Press 2011
Other Textbook Editions OK.
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