ENGLISH 316 - Disability Studies
Winter 2022, 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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Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
May not be repeated for credit.
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Start/End Date:
Full Term 1/5/22 - 4/19/22 (see other Sections below)
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Literary Disability Studies encourages us to consider the thematic, formal, and aesthetic functions of disability and neurodiversity in literary 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. By reading texts about, informed by, and structured in relation to disability, we can learn ways to explore non-normative embodiment and develop an awareness of how disability can 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 that informs our approaches to literature and imaginative texts more broadly.


ENGLISH 316 - Disability Studies
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001 (LEC)
 In Person
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
1/5/22 - 4/19/22

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