Nov 28, 2021  
2020-21 College of Liberal Arts 
    
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CMC 230 - Media and Disability


Using media as text, this course examines the (mis)representation of people with disabilities in TV, film, documentary, graphic novels, and digital media. We will analyze disability at the intersection of culture and identity and consider how media vary when created by and for the non-disabled. Several problematic implications include able-bodied actors in disabled roles (“crip face”) and acquired disability as a fate worse than death (Million Dollar Baby). Using a hands-on approach, we will engage in analysis to understand how emerging media challenge stigma and employ contemporary disability theory.



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