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ENGL 3347 Disability Studies (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

This course explores constructions of “norms” and otherness in literature and culture. Readings include theoretical texts by Lennard Davis, Elizabeth Grosz, Tom Shakespeare, Simi Linton, Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, and Tobin Siebers. Literature drawn from several periods and perspectives (including Richard III, The Elephant Man, Autobiography of a Face, and The Curious Incident of a Dog in the Nighttime) will supplement our exploration of the dynamic (and problematic) representations of able-bodiedness as well as disability. Responsibilities include a midterm exam, short critical exercises, small group presentations, and a final substantive critical paper. (Counts as an advanced elective for medical humanities minors.)


Instructor(s): Amy Boesky

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 08-Jan-16