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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
Continuous assessment of course work

in preparation

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

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

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

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.

Assessment and permitted materials

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

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

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%

Examination topics

There will be no written exam.

Reading list

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

Association in the course directory

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

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