English 175

Literature and Disability

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Fall 2009 Kleege, Georgina
Kleege, Georgina
TTh 3:30-5 122 Wheeler

Other Readings and Media

Barker, P.: Regeneration; Dunn, K.: Geek Love; Haddon, M.: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time; Lewis, V. A. ed: Beyond Victims and Villains: Contemporary Plays by Disabled Playwrights; McCullers, C.: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter; Medoff, M.: Children of a Lesser God; Shakespeare, W.: Richard III; plus a course packet of short fiction


We will examine the ways disability is portrayed in a variety of works of fiction and drama. Assignments will include two short (5-8 page) critical essays, a take-home final examination and a group presentation or rehearsed reading from one of the plays.

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