This session will aim to showcase several literary portrayals of disability that – though largely unacknowledged – fulfil this remit, setting a precedent for future literary depictions of the disabled experience.
The characters in this discussion have a variety of disabilities, including physical impairments, chronic pain, and mental illness. This session will also aim to uncover the researchers’ own personal motivations for undertaking the study, and will draw upon their own experiences of both disability and literary study.
The University of Hull has been changing the way people think for 90 years. Our motto, Lampada Ferens, translates as ‘carrying the light of learning’, and over the years, we’ve shared that light with thousands of people from across the world. As England’s 14th-oldest university, we have a proud heritage of academic excellence, and a history of creating and inspiring life-changing research. And we have no plans to stop helping to build a better world.