Disability, Literature, Genre

Disability, Literature, Genre
Title Disability, Literature, Genre PDF eBook
Author Ria Cheyne
Publisher Representations: Health, Disability, Culture and Society
Total Pages 216
Release 2019-11-30
Genre Disabilities in literature
ISBN 1789620775

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Examining the intersection of disability and genre in popular works of horror, crime, science fiction, fantasy, and romance published since the late 1960s, Disability, Literature, Genre is a major contribution to both cultural disability studies and genre fiction studies. Drawing on recent work on affect and emotion, the book explores how disability makes us feel, and how those feelings shape interpersonal and fictional encounters. Written in a clear and accessible style, Disability, Literature, Genre offers a timely reflection on the rapidly growing body of scholarship on disability representation, as well as an innovative new theorisation of genre. By reconceptualising genre reading as an affective process, Ria Cheyne establishes genre fiction as a key site of investigation for disability studies. She argues that genre fiction's unique combination of affectivity and reflexivity makes it ideally suited to the production of reflexive representations of disability: representations which encourage the reader to reflect upon what they understand about disability, and potentially to rethink it. Examining the affective--and effective--power of disability representations in a wide range of popular genre fiction, this book will be essential reading for academics in disability studies, literary studies, popular culture studies, and the medical humanities.

Literature and Disability

Literature and Disability
Title Literature and Disability PDF eBook
Author Alice Hall
Publisher Routledge
Total Pages 157
Release 2015-08-11
Genre Literary Criticism
ISBN 1317537386

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Literature and Disability introduces readers to the field of disability studies and the ways in which a focus on issues of impairment and the representation of disability can provide new approaches to reading and writing about literary texts. Disability plays a central role in much of the most celebrated literature, yet it is only in recent years that literary criticism has begun to consider the aesthetic, ethical and literary challenges that this poses. The author explores: key debates and issues in disability studies today different forms of impairment, with the aim of showing the diversity and ambiguity of the term "disability" the intersection between literary critical approaches to disability and feminist, post-colonial, and autobiographical writing genre and representations of disability in relation to literary forms including novels, short stories, poems, plays and life writing This volume provides students and academics with an accessible overview of literary critical approaches to disability representation.

The Cambridge Companion to Literature and Disability

The Cambridge Companion to Literature and Disability
Title The Cambridge Companion to Literature and Disability PDF eBook
Author Clare Barker
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Total Pages 283
Release 2018
Genre Literary Criticism
ISBN 1107087821

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Working across time periods and critical contexts, this volume provides the most comprehensive overview of literary representations of disability.

Disability in Film and Literature

Disability in Film and Literature
Title Disability in Film and Literature PDF eBook
Author Nicole Markotić
Publisher McFarland
Total Pages 221
Release 2016-06-10
Genre Performing Arts
ISBN 1476624666

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Literary and filmic depictions of the disabled reinforce an "ableist" ideology that classifies bodies as normal or abnormal--positive or negative. Disabled characters are often represented as aberrant or evil and are isolated or incarcerated. This book examines language in film, fiction and other media that perpetuates the representation of the disabled as abnormal or problematic. The author looks at depictions of disability--both disparaging and amusing--and discusses disability theory as a framework for reconsidering "normal" and "abnormal" bodies.

Film, Comedy, and Disability

Film, Comedy, and Disability
Title Film, Comedy, and Disability PDF eBook
Author Alison Wilde
Publisher Routledge
Total Pages 196
Release 2018-09-09
Genre Social Science
ISBN 1317135245

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Comedy and humour have frequently played a key role in disabled people’s lives, for better or for worse. Comedy has also played a crucial part in constructing cultural representations of disability and impairments, contributing to the formation and maintenance of cultural attitudes towards disabled people, and potentially shaping disabled people’s images of themselves. As a complex and often polysemic form of communication, there is a need for greater understanding of the way we make meanings from comedy. This is the first book which explores the specific role of comedic film genres in representations of disability and impairment. Wilde argues that there is a need to explore different ways to synthesise Critical/Disability Studies with Film Studies approaches, and that a better understanding of genre conventions is necessary if we are to understand the conditions of possibility for new representational forms and challenges to ableism. After a discussion of the possibilities of a ‘fusion’ between Disability Studies and Film Studies, and a consideration of the relationships of comedy to disability, Wilde undertakes analysis of contemporary films from the romantic comedy, satire, and gross-out genres. Analysis is focused upon the place of disabled and non-disabled people in particular films, considering visual, audio, and narrative dimensions of representation and the ways they might shape the expectations of film audiences. This book is of particular value to those in Film and Media Studies, and Critical/Disability Studies, especially for those who are investigating more inclusive practices in cultural representation.

Disability in Comic Books and Graphic Narratives

Disability in Comic Books and Graphic Narratives
Title Disability in Comic Books and Graphic Narratives PDF eBook
Author C. Foss
Publisher Springer
Total Pages 216
Release 2016-04-08
Genre Literary Criticism
ISBN 1137501111

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As there has yet to be any substantial scrutiny of the complex confluences a more sustained dialogue between disability studies and comics studies might suggest, Disability in Comic Books and Graphic Narratives aims through its broad range of approaches and focus points to explore this exciting subject in productive and provocative ways.

Difference and Disability in the Medieval Islamic World

Difference and Disability in the Medieval Islamic World
Title Difference and Disability in the Medieval Islamic World PDF eBook
Author Kristina Richardson
Publisher Edinburgh University Press
Total Pages 168
Release 2012-07-23
Genre Social Science
ISBN 074864508X

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Medieval Arab notions of physical difference can feel singularly arresting for modern audiences. Did you know that blue eyes, baldness, bad breath and boils were all considered bodily 'blights', as were cross eyes, lameness and deafness? What assumptions about bodies influenced this particular vision of physical difference? How did blighted people view their own bodies? Through close analyses of anecdotes, personal letters, (auto)biographies, erotic poetry, non-binding legal opinions, diaristic chronicles and theological tracts, the cultural views and experiences of disability and difference in the medieval Islamic world are brought to life.