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Fall 2019
Aug 07, 2022
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Disability Studies - 36414 - ENGL 720 - 01
This course examines the role that disability plays in our culture. We will study the ways disability gets constructed in discourses ranging from law and policy, to film, plays, novels, memoirs, and poetry, and consider how changing conceptions of disability both ground and threaten notions of normality, identity, independence, productivity, and personhood. Some topics we will explore include disabled modernism/modernity, disability poetry and poetics; cognitive disability, dependency theory and the ethics of care; and the concept of "Deaf gain,” American Sign Language poetics, and new developments in Deaf Studies. Texts include Virginia Woolf’s *Mrs. Dalloway*, Larry Kramer’s *The Normal Heart*, poetry by Charlotte Mew, T.S. Eliot, William Carlos Williams, Essex Hemphill, Hannah Weiner, Audre Lorde, Adrienne Rich and Alice Notley. This course participates in the Disability Studies Program event series. Students will attend lectures and performances by renowned disability theorists, advocates, and artists.
Associated Term: Fall 2019
Registration Dates: Apr 01, 2019 to Sep 06, 2019
Levels: MN or MC Graduate, Undergraduate
Attributes: Core: Diversity/Domestic

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3.000 Credits
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Type Time Days Where Date Range Schedule Type Instructors
Seminar 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm M New North 311 Aug 28, 2019 - Dec 20, 2019 Seminar Libbie Rifkin E-mail

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