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2017-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ENG 362 - Disability in Literature Credits: 3


Provides a focused interdisciplinary study of literature written about and by people with various physical, intellectual, and psychological disabilities. Reading, writing assignments, and discussions will explore how literary texts represent disability as a complex social, cultural, and political identity. Students will be introduced to the foundational elements of Disability Studies as an interdisciplinary approach and will apply this approach to a variety of literary texts that feature disability. Content and focus may vary by instructor and may include: examining the trope of disability in canonical texts; exploring re-constructions of disability in the life narratives of people with disability; scrutinizing the intersection between disability and other social identities such as gender, race, class, and sexuality; and studying literary Disability Studies in global contexts. Expect to write at least one extensive analytical paper about one of the course readings and to make at least one presentation on issues related to literary Disability Studies. This course satisfies the requirement for a course in Identities.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 130  



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