Disability Studies

Improving Feminist Philosophy and Theory By Taking Account of Disability

The past few days I’ve been lazy/leisurely in my summer reading and identified a few articles to read from the 2013 special issue of Disability Studies Quarterly: “Improving Feminist Philosophy and Theory By Taking Account of Disability.” In the introduction to the special issue, Shelly Tremain notes that this issue—and the articles that comprise it—is… Continue reading Improving Feminist Philosophy and Theory By Taking Account of Disability

CCR 732: Advanced Comp Pedagogy

The “Coming Over” Narrative

Increasingly, I am interested in (and infinitely frustrated with) the overcoming narrative of disability—the idea that someone must overcome the disability that “holds them back” in order to achieve “success” as a normative body. Though only briefly mentioned in her larger webtext, I am drawn to Brueggemann’s articulation of the “coming over” narrative: “a narrative… Continue reading The “Coming Over” Narrative

Reflections · Writing Centers

#iwca v.2.0: The Need to Diagnose

I’ve done a lot of tracing in the past year of WC articles that address issues of disability, and though it is unlikely that I’ve uncovered all relevant articles, I have found quite a number. As many in DS know, there have been waves of disability scholarship that reflect different understandings of disability, largely conceived… Continue reading #iwca v.2.0: The Need to Diagnose

Disability Studies · Pedagogy

Autism Spectrum Disorder in the College Composition Classroom

Upon a colleague’s recommendation, I recently picked up Val Gerstle and Lynda Walsh’s edited collection, Autism Spectrum Disorders in the College Composition Classroom: Making Writing Instruction More Accessible for All Students. It’s an edited collection from comp instructors’ 2005 4Cs presentations about autism and Asperger Syndrome, published together in 2011. According to the introduction, the… Continue reading Autism Spectrum Disorder in the College Composition Classroom