Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. Sarah Chinn
Dr. Cristina L Alfar
Academic Program Adviser
Dr. Janet Neary
This paper examines the ways in which the disability memoir creates pathways that generate new ways of thinking. Focusing primarily on the disability memoirs of Simi Linton, Ellen Forney, and Kenny Fries, this analysis will personalize the disability experience as these authors live it and redefine its social stereotypes.
Kaufman, Sarah Elizabeth, "Claiming Ownership of One’s Body Through Language: The Disability Memoir" (2022). CUNY Academic Works.
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