Just a reminder that everything is due by Sunday, May 1, at 11:59pm.
How would you describe disability/crip politics? To answer this question, instead of providing a general explanation, I want you to focus on a specific area, such as a disability/crip politics of sexuality, education, or environmentalism—you may focus on whatever you want, whether we have discussed it in class or not. Your paper should draw on at least 3 readings from any class during this semester, although at least two of those readings should be from the classes since Spring Break.
DUE: Monday, April 25, by 11:59pm*
*Note: I’ve changed the due date from the original one.
Here is the lecture we watched an excerpt from, Henry Giroux’s “Where is the Outrage? Critical Pedagogy in Dark Times,” in class yesterday. In addition, Natalie found this paper, which may be the transcript or an article version of the lecture, if you want to read it.
For this critical inquiry, I would like you to choose and analyze a news story or pop culture item (such as an ad, music video, performance, or TV show) that explicitly or implicitly relates to disability. Drawing from at least three readings from our last three classes (Feb. 22, Feb. 29, and March 7), your analysis should address, in part, the following questions: How does the news story (in its framing and/or what it describes) or the pop culture item represent disability? How does ableism/disability oppression inform that representation and is reproduced by it, and/or how does the representation challenge disability oppression/ableism? (The representation may or may not both reproducing and challenging ableism.)
DUE: Monday, March 21, by 11:59pm
You can find the final paper/project assignment explanation here. In addition, the forum to continue to discussion groups is here, and you can find it at the top of our Moodle page.