Feb 06, 2023  
Academic Catalog 2021-2022 
    
Academic Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ENGL 221 - Disability and Literature


4 credit(s)
The historian Sander Gilman calls literature “the art of writing down a culture’s dreams.” It is interesting to note, then, how many of Western culture’s dreams are of the physically or mentally different, the monstrous (so-perceived) and the maimed, the crippled and the crazed. From Sophocles’ Philoctetes to Dunn’s Geek Love, this course explores how and why authors of various periods have imagined and represented physical and cognitive difference.
Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Analyzing and Interpreting Texts.



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