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dc.contributor.advisorNorcia, Megan
dc.contributor.authorMufford, Heather
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-08T14:16:39Z
dc.date.available2021-09-08T14:16:39Z
dc.date.issued5/4/2018
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12648/6725
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dc.description.abstractThis Honors Senior Thesis explores textual themes regarding disability in literary works featuring protagonists with a disability. In particular, it analyzes the role of literature as a way to provide exposure to and connection with the life experiences of a protagonist with a disability. The author then uses that information to generate insight into how she should approach her own creative writing project—a young adult novel portraying the lived experience of a 13-year-old male protagonist with bipolar disorder. The author focuses her attention on three works: Izzy, Willy Nilly (Cynthia Voight, 1986), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime (Mark Haddon, 2003), and El Deafo (Cece Bell, 2015). Each book depicts a protagonist with a specific, named disability (amputation, ASD, and deafness). She examines how these works express or reject media-perpetuated stereotypes about disability, such as “victim/helplessness” and “inspirational/heroic”. She then offers suggestions about how she will avoid such pitfalls in her own work.
dc.subjectMedia Representations
dc.subjectJuvenile Literature
dc.subjectResearch
dc.subjectCreative Writing
dc.subjectProtagonists With A Disability
dc.titleDisabilities in Middle-Grade Literature
dc.typethesis
refterms.dateFOA2021-09-08T14:16:39Z
dc.description.institutionSUNY Brockport
dc.description.departmentEducation and Human Development
dc.source.statuspublished
dc.description.publicationtitleSenior Honors Theses
dc.contributor.organizationThe College at Brockport
dc.languate.isoen_US


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