ENGLISH 316 - Disability Studies
Winter 2020, Section 001 - Literary Disability Studies
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
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Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
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Description

Literary disability studies encourages us to consider the thematic, formal, and aesthetic functions of disability in texts. Prised away from a mooring in biomedicine and pathology, disability appears as an identity, a vibrant way of life, and a critical site for the broader re-discovery of the “body” as critical lens and sensuous experience that is occurring across the humanities and social sciences. By reading texts about, informed by, and structured in relation to disability, we can learn about not only non-normative embodiment but also how an awareness of disability might change what we think about narrative, poetics, and aesthetics as such. We will discuss disability and neurodiversity histories and other textual artifacts that foreground non-normative embodiment and literary forms. Not least, we will analyze texts that help us develop an understanding of disability as a complex, vital part of human experience and that inform our approaches to literature and imaginative texts more broadly.

Schedule

ENGLISH 316 - Disability Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
33296
Open
8
 
-
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM

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