Narrative Prosthesis: Disability and the Dependencies of Discourse

David T. Mitchell Sharon L. Snyder


Narrative Prosthesis: Disability and the Dependencies of Discourse

Narrative Prosthesis: Disability and the Dependencies of Discourse

  • Title: Narrative Prosthesis: Disability and the Dependencies of Discourse
  • Author: David T. Mitchell Sharon L. Snyder
  • ISBN: 9780472067480
  • Page: 296
  • Format: Paperback



Narrative Prosthesis Disability and the Dependencies of Discourse develops a narrative theory of the pervasive use of disability as a device of characterization in literature and film It argues that, while other marginalized identities have suffered cultural exclusion due to a dearth of images reflecting their experience, the marginality of disabled people has occurred iNarrative Prosthesis Disability and the Dependencies of Discourse develops a narrative theory of the pervasive use of disability as a device of characterization in literature and film It argues that, while other marginalized identities have suffered cultural exclusion due to a dearth of images reflecting their experience, the marginality of disabled people has occurred in the midst of the perpetual circulation of images of disability in print and visual media The manuscript s six chapters offer comparative readings of key texts in the history of disability representation, including the tin soldier and lame Oedipus, Montaigne s infinities of forms and Nietzsche s higher men, the performance history of Shakespeare s Richard III, Melville s Captain Ahab, the small town grotesques of Sherwood Anderson s Winesburg, Ohio and Katherine Dunn s self induced freaks in Geek Love.David T Mitchell is Associate Professor of Literature and Cultural Studies, Northern Michigan University Sharon L Snyder is Assistant Professor of Film and Literature, Northern Michigan University.


Recent Comments "Narrative Prosthesis: Disability and the Dependencies of Discourse"

Possibly my favourite book on disability discourses that I've read so far. Mitchell and Snyder are two of the best in this area, and this comes through in Narrative Prosthesis. Straight forward yet sophisticated; a great break down of the topic.

This book has fantastic information and impressive research, but is somewhat inhibited by being too broad to prove useful in specific work.


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