Disability Studies · Rhetoric

Deaf Subjects: Between Identities and Places

One of the categories for my annotated bib was Rhetorically Theorizing Disability, so next up is Brenda Brueggemann who rhetorically theorizes deafness. And because I was reading the book with particular attention to how she writes about technology, it contributes to some of the ideas discussed by Goggin & Newell and Ellis & Kent. *** Brueggemann positions Deaf… Continue reading Deaf Subjects: Between Identities and Places

CCR 631: Contemporary Rhetorics

Freak Shows & The Negated Audience

The objectification of certain individuals and groups discloses itself through what is and is not said about them and through actual conditions affecting their ability to speak for themselves. (Wander 370) Mental illness was briefly discussed during the presidential debates last fall. Now, the presidential debates are an exclusive space where the audience (the U.S.… Continue reading Freak Shows & The Negated Audience

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