ENG 645G (01) - Disability in Literature and Culture

Disability in Lit & Culture

CPS Online   Coll of Professional Studies :: English-CPSO
UNH Durham students may not register for this CPS Online course.
Online Course Delivery Method: Online (no campus visits), EUNH
Credits: 4.0
Term: Summer 2023 - Term 5 (06/26/2023 - 08/18/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   30  
CRN: 70918
This course provides students with an in-depth study of how the portrayal of people with disabilities of many kinds - physical, emotional, social, and mental - in literature is reflective of the social and historical context in which it was written. Students apply close textual analysis of the imagery used to describe people with disabilities and evaluate the cultural attitudes this use of language reveals. Students read literature written by both disabled and non-disabled authors and analyze the ways that many stereotypical portrayals of disability undermine the disability community. Questions of how a culture decides what is "normal," how portrayals of the disability experience in literature differ between adults and children, and how the advocacy role is portrayed in literature are also examined. The goal of this course is to discover how literature can challenge our own assumptions about the experience of the disabled by contemplating what ultimately makes us human.
Advisor Approval Required. Contact your Academic Advisor for approval and registration.
Prerequisite(s): ENG 500G
Only listed campus in section: CPS Online
Only listed colleges in section: Coll of Professional Studies
Attributes: Human Thought & Exp (Gen Ed)
Instructors: Rita Kondrath

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
6/26/2023 8/18/2023 Hours Arranged ONLINE