Disability Rhetoric

disabling writing, in a good way


Please send resources to Dev Bose (dev.k.bose@gmail.com).


Selected teaching resources & syllabi:

More resources: 

In this talk, Emily Michael explores the limited characters that others often expect disabled people to play—and how we can find a more empathetic alternative through dialogue, negotiation, and imagination.

In Debbie’s Friends, Debbie Johnson starts by introducing herself and the fact that she is an amputee. In the following chapters, two children she befriends, Jenny and Johnny, meet her friends with other disabilities, including physical, mental, and developmental ones.  They talk to Debbie’s friends and see them in their environment to understand how they cope with their limitations while remaining functional people. Johnson is also author of The Disability Experience, The Disability Experience II. www.thedisabilityexperience.vpweb.com

Wabash College is a small liberal arts college for men. They have a tradition of a weekly talk given by a faculty member to the student body. Faculty are chosen by the student body and are meant to speak to an issue that is pertinent to the college. These are called “Chapel Talks” because they happen in the college’s defunct chapel, but neither they nor the college has a religious affiliation. This Chapel Talk focuses on mental health from a disability studies perspective. The video may be useful as a teaching tool for the faculty who visit the site.

One response to “Resources

  1. Brenda Brueggemann November 6, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    Hello Fabulous Webmasters of this super cool site! I was just recommending this site to a grad student here at UConn… specifically to look at samples of the kinds of disability studies courses in the Humanities going on (posted up under Resources). I noticed that my ASL 3350 course–Deaf Literature and Arts–only has this much indicated: “ASL 3350 (Brueggemann)” I’m not sure then that many people accessing these resources would know exactly what that means? So could you also include the course TITLE with that link (as is done for many others)? Pretty please?

    It should look like this then: “ASL 3350: Deaf Literature and the Arts” (Brueggemann)
    Thanks! BB

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