ENGLISH 124 - Academic Writing and Literature
Section: 015 Disability Stories
Term: FA 2017
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
FYWR
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Stories about disability are everywhere. Literary, cinematic, and pop-culture representations abound with disabled heroes and villains, from Ahab the one-legged hunter of Moby-Dick to Zatoichi the blind swordsman of Japanese film fame. Year after year the Oscars celebrate Hollywood’s depictions of disabled lives. Autobiographical narratives of life with disabilities also have their place of honor in our culture. How do such stories work to create our notions of “disability” and its opposites—the “healthy,” “normal,” “able” body and mind? How do our ideas about disability lean on other categories of difference and identity such as race, class, gender, sexuality, age, size, and citizenship? How, in turn, do these ideas about human bodies inform the construction of our spaces and the organization of our societies?

These are some of the questions that motivate Disability Studies in the humanities. By taking them up here, this course provides an introduction to this fast-growing interdisciplinary field. Texts for our analysis will include prose fiction and non-fiction, poetry, films, blogs, vlogs, memes, advertisements, comics, and photographs that represent disability, broadly defined. We will use this material to practice the skills of rhetorical analysis and written argumentation, through a sequence of four major essays and by daily participation in class discussions. Since we all do (or will) experience disability at some point in our lives, I will encourage you to reflect on, and write about, this personal experience as you develop your critical perspective.

ENGLISH 124 - Academic Writing and Literature
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