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ENGL 4913 Advanced Topic Seminar: Disability Studies (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

This seminar will consider constructions of “norms” and otherness in literature and culture. Readings will include theoretical texts by Foucault, Lennard Davis, Elizabeth Grosz, Tom Shakespeare, Simi Linton, Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, and Tobin Siebers, among others. Literature from several periods and perspectives (including Philoctetes, Richard III, and The Elephant Man) will supplement our exploration of the dynamic (and problematic) representations of able-bodiedness as well as disability. Responsibilities will include contributions to a shared class blog, short critical exercises, attendance at occasional films, and a final substantive critical paper.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Amy Boesky

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: TAMI course: Fulfills the Theory requirement.


Last Updated: 18-Feb-14