Dis/ability Studies: Media, Philosophy, and Visual Culture
Introduction to the concepts used in the new interdisciplinary field of disability studies. This seminar will be a joint exploration of the necessarily connected experience & representation of dis/ability, embodiment & the ?normal? in modern western culture. It centers on questions of dis/ability in the three fields at three critical interfaces, namely the formation of Western rationality in the seventeenth century; the generalization & medicalization of the concept of ?normal? in the nineteenth century; & the emergence of dis/ability as a new form of identity in the past forty years.
- Old Course Number: E58.2206