Monsters and villains, more often than not, are designed to create fear. I, for one, refuse to believe the best way to highlight negative characteristics is to rely on disabilities or physical differences to cue the reader to the presence of evil.
Writing on this character has been my most difficult blog post yet. Originally, I was planning to use this film as an example of my nullification of disability theory. In preparation, I rewatched the film and realized while this film does have moments of arguable nullification, as a whole, the film does an amazing job at acknowledging Dr. Strange’s disability.
Recently, a couple of things have happened that reminded me about the power and importance of voice. Voice, put simply, is the ability to express perspective. Voice is something that can move mountains, bring awareness to issues, and challenge traditional thought.
Three years ago, I created my own critical literary theory to explain trends I have observed about characters with disabilities. “The nullification of the disabled experience” examines the relationship between power and disabilities.
Genre: Children’s FictionPublished May 1, 2010 SummaryEnjoy tongue-twisting fun as readers get to know more and more about the life and personality of the Wonky Donkey with each turn of the page. Good morning Listen Up readers! Today I am talking about one of the most popular children’s books on the market. In fact, The … Continue reading Book Report: The Wonky Donkey by Craig Smith and illustrated by Katz Cowley →
Genre: Historical NonfictionPublished October 1, 2013 Brief SummaryKim E. Nielsen is a professor of disability studies and history. As a result, she wrote the first book to place the experiences of disabled people at the center of the American narrative. Encompassing pre-1942 to 2013, this book shows how disabilities have been a significant factor in … Continue reading Book Report: A Disability History of the United States by Kim E. Nielsen →
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