Vorlesungs- und Lehrendenverzeichnis

SoSe 2020

Disability Automediality: Verbal, Graphic, Digital

Katrin Röder

PULS

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The last decades have seen an upsurge of autobiographical writing as well as of multimedia self-presentations by disabled persons. This seminar focuses on female British authors’ verbal, graphic and digital autobiographies which depict life stories shaped by physical, psychiatric and cognitive disabilities. “Disability” will be introduced as a fluid, intersectional identity category (a category intersecting with gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity/race) that challenges the binary opposition between “disabled” and “non-disabled”, “normal” or “able-bodied”. The seminar deals with the broader subject of disability as a new category in cultural and literary studies as well as with disability autobiography as a multimedia genre. We will analyse verbal, graphic and digital forms of autobiographies by investigating their narrative structures and by exploring them as creative responses to the ableist, mentalist, sexist, racist and heteronormative representations of women with physical, psychiatric and cognitive disabilities in medical discourse and the media. Furthermore, we discuss if (and how) the self-presentations in different media produce and perform unexpected, novel, controversial and strongly interactive images of bio- and neurodiversity.

Literatur

Printed Memoirs (please purchase or borrow):
Joanne Limburg: The Woman Who Thought Too Much. A Memoir of Obsession and Compulsion (London: Atlantic Books, 2010), verbal/print (on OCD)
Katie Green: Lighter Than My Shadow (London: Jonathan Cape, 2013), graphic memoir/print (on anorexia)
Francesca Martinez: What the **** Is Normal? (London: Virgin Books, 2014), verbal/print (on cerebral palsy)
Blog:
Jessica Thom: Touretteshero (on Tourette’s)
YouTube vlogs:
Jessica Kellgren-Fozard, Mandeville Sisters, Wheelsnoheels, invisible i, Hannah Hodgson, Krystal-Bella Shaw, KatzClaws, The Little Blue Pot, TheKingBeth, Isabelle Weall

Leistungspunkterwerb

Regular attendance (max. 2 absences), active participation in class, presentation

Studiengänge und Module

LPSWSbenotet
B2 Anglistik und Amerikanistik 2011
  4061 
Veranstaltung, Aufbaumodul: Britische Literatur
3
2
ja
  4062 
Veranstaltung, Aufbaumodul: Britische Literatur
3
2
ja
  4063 
Veranstaltung, Aufbaumodul: Britische Literatur
3
2
ja
  4171 
Vorlesung/Seminar, Aufbaumodul Fachintegrative SchlĂĽsselkompetenzen
3
2
ja
  4172 
Vorlesung/Seminar, Aufbaumodul Fachintegrative SchlĂĽsselkompetenzen
3
2
ja
B2 Anglistik und Amerikanistik 2015
  260711 
Vorlesung oder Seminar, ANG_BA_011 Aufbaumodul Britische Literatur a
3
2
nein
  260721 
Seminar mit Referat oder Kurzessay , ANG_BA_011 Aufbaumodul Britische Literatur a
3
2
ja
  261411 
Vorlesung oder Seminar, ANG_BA_014 Aufbaumodul Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft der Anglistik und Amerikanistik - Spezialis
3
2
nein
  261412 
Seminar, ANG_BA_014 Aufbaumodul Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft der Anglistik und Amerikanistik - Spezialis
6
2
ja
  260711 
Vorlesung oder Seminar, ANG_BA_016 Aufbaumodul Britische Literatur b
3
2
nein
  261121 
Seminar mit PortfolioprĂĽfung, ANG_BA_016 Aufbaumodul Britische Literatur b
6
2
ja
BL Englisch 2008
  2421 
Veranstaltung, Aufbaumodul Britische Literatur
3
2
ja
  2422 
Veranstaltung, Aufbaumodul Britische Literatur
3
2
ja
  2423 
Veranstaltung, Aufbaumodul Britische Literatur
3
2
ja
BL Englisch 2013
  260711 
Vorlesung oder Seminar 1, ANG_BA_011 Aufbaumodul Britische Literatur a
3
2
nein
  260721 
Seminar 2, ANG_BA_011 Aufbaumodul Britische Literatur a
2
2
ja
  260711 
Vorlesung oder Seminar 1, ANG_BA_016 Aufbaumodul Britische Literatur b
3
2
nein
  261121 
Seminar 2, ANG_BA_016 Aufbaumodul Britische Literatur b
2
2
nein

Kontakt

Universität Potsdam
Philosophische Fakultät
Am Neuen Palais 10
14469 Potsdam

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