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English Literature (ENG)
118 Prince Lucien Campbell, 541-346-3911
English
College of Arts & Sciences
M - Major, minor, pre-major, or concentration restrictions. If restricted by date, click on CRN to see effective dates; courses with no date are restricted through the registration deadline. Contact the academic department for additional information.
Course Data
  ENG 660   Top Race & Disability 5.00 cr.
Recent offerings include African American Women Writers, Evolutionary Theories and Narrative, Sentimental Novel, V. Deloria and Native American Cultural Values. Repeatable.
Grading Options: Graded for all students
Instructor: Wheeler EE-mailHomepage Office:   238 PLC
Phone:   (541) 346-3929
Only Open to Majors: English
Course Materials
 
  CRN Avail Max Time Day Location Instructor Notes
  22497 2 15 0900-1150 r 473 MCK Wheeler E M
Academic Deadlines
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January 2:   Process a complete drop (100% refund, no W recorded)
January 8:   Drop this course (100% refund, no W recorded; after this date, W's are recorded)
January 8:   Process a complete drop (90% refund, no W recorded; after this date, W's are recorded)
January 9:   Process a complete withdrawal (90% refund, W recorded)
January 9:   Withdraw from this course (100% refund, W recorded)
January 10:   Add this course
January 10:   Last day to change to or from audit
January 16:   Process a complete withdrawal (75% refund, W recorded)
January 16:   Withdraw from this course (75% refund, W recorded)
January 23:   Process a complete withdrawal (50% refund, W recorded)
January 23:   Withdraw from this course (50% refund, W recorded)
January 30:   Process a complete withdrawal (25% refund, W recorded)
January 30:   Withdraw from this course (25% refund, W recorded)
February 20:   Withdraw from this course (0% refund, W recorded)
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Expanded Course Description
ENG 660: Race and Disability in US Literature and Popular Culture introduces students to essential texts and concepts in intersectional disability studies and applies them to American history, popular culture, and literature, with a focus on racialized identities and learning directly from people who experience a wide spectrum of bodymind variabilities. Disability is not an issue relevant only to those who live with it. It is of wider significance because shared ideas of capacity, personhood, and belonging govern societies as a whole. How can we uncover the voices, strengths, and perspectives of disabled people in a history characterized by dehumanization? How do race, disability, gender, class, and sexuality intersect in such strength and dehumanization? How do contemporary arts talk back to the past and make new disability cultures? In ENG 660, we focus on two important sites of U.S. disability history: the asylum and the freak show. We explore how twenty-first century creators with disabilities have remade the past in order to reclaim lost voices and express new, liberating visions of body and mind variability. The seminar takes an intersectional approach. We’ll apply bodymind theories poised at the nexus of gender, race, class, and ability to a variety of art forms, including memoir, speculative fiction, theater, film, creative non-fiction, and painting. We will take existing theories apart to see what we might learn for our own work as we hone the crafts of scholarly writing, especially grant applications and transforming papers into publishable articles. We will learn from thinkers and creators of African, European, Mexican, Asian American, Pacific Islander, and Native American descent. Artists include Cristen Hepuakoa Marquez, Riva Lehrer, Janelle Monae, Octavia Butler, Sins Invalid, Meda Kahn, Nalo Hopkinson, and Tod Browning, while scholars and activist-thinkers include Moya Bailey, Susan Burch, Judi Chamberlin, Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, Leah Lakshmi Piepza-Samarisinha, Mia Mingus, and Lydia X.Z. Brown.
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