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123252 AR Literature Course - Literature 1/2 (MA) British/Irish/New English & Cultural Studies (2019S)

Disability Automediality: Verbal, Graphic, Digital

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung

in preparation

Details

max. 25 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Donnerstag 07.03. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Donnerstag 14.03. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Donnerstag 21.03. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Donnerstag 28.03. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Donnerstag 04.04. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Donnerstag 11.04. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Donnerstag 02.05. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Donnerstag 09.05. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Donnerstag 16.05. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Donnerstag 23.05. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Donnerstag 06.06. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Donnerstag 13.06. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Donnerstag 27.06. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

The last decades have seen an upsurge of autobiographical writing as well as of multimedia self-presentations by disabled persons. This course focuses on female British authors' verbal, graphic and digital autobiographies which depict life stories shaped by physical, cognitive and psychiatric disabilities. "Disability" will be introduced as a fluid, intersectional identity category (a category intersecting with gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity/race) that challenges the binary opposition between "disabled" and "non-disabled", "normal" or "able-bodied". The course deals with the broader subject of disability as a new category in cultural and literary studies as well as with disability autobiography as a multimedia genre. We will analyse verbal, graphic and digital forms of autobiographies by investigating their narrative structures and by exploring them as creative responses to the ableist, mentalist, sexist, racist and heteronormative representations of women with physical, psychiatric and cognitive disabilities in medical discourse and the media. Furthermore, we discuss if (and how) the self-presentations in different media produce and perform unexpected, novel, controversial and strongly interactive images of bio- and neurodiversity.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Regular attendance (max. 2 absences), active participation in class, presentation, 2 response papers

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Active class participation: 10%
Class presentation: 50%
Response papers: 40%

Students must attain at least 60% of each to pass the course.

Grading scheme:
1 (very good): 90-100%
2 (good): 80-89%
3 (satisfactory): 70-79%
4 (pass): 60-69%
5 (fail): 0-59%

Prüfungsstoff

There will be no written exam.

Literatur

Printed Memoirs (please purchase or borrow):
- Joanne Limburg: The Woman Who Thought Too Much. A Memoir of Obsession and Compulsion (London: Atlantic Books, 2010), verbal/print (on OCD)
- Katie Green: Lighter Than My Shadow (London: Jonathan Cape, 2013), graphic memoir/print (on anorexia)
- Francesca Martinez: What the **** Is Normal? (London: Virgin Books, 2014), verbal/print (on cerebral palsy)

Blog:
- Jessica Thom: Touretteshero (on Tourette's)

YouTube vlogs:
Jessica Kellgren-Fozard, Mandeville Sisters, Wheelsnoheels, invisible i, Hannah Hodgson, Krystal-Bella Shaw, KatzClaws, The Little Blue Pot, TheKingBeth, Isabelle Weall

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Studium: UF 344; MA 844; MA UF 046/507
Code/Modul: UF 4.2.4-323-325; MA4, MA6, MA7; M04A
Lehrinhalt: 12-3251

Letzte Änderung: Mi 03.07.2019 08:27