New Disability Studies M.A., Liverpool Hope University

Liverpool Hope University is starting a new Disability Studies M.A. Details as follows:

Disability Studies is a relatively new but rapidly growing academic discipline, as illustrated by the international proliferation of courses, events, networks, journals, book series, monographs, edited collections, and so on.  Though drawing on this progress substantially, the new Disability Studies M.A. at Liverpool Hope University will differ from similar programmes insofar as it will place particular emphasis on cultural issues. We will not only be interested in the policies, prejudices, and professions around disability, but also its representation in literature, media, film, art and so on. Liverpool Hope University is particularly well suited as a host for this programme on many counts. The regional, national, and international profile of the proposed programme will be enhanced greatly by the Centre for Culture & Disability Studies–and, by extension, the Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies, the on-going seminar series, and the International Network of Literary & Cultural Disability Scholars.

Subject to validation, the course will commence October 2013 and the modules covered are likely to include Critical Disability Theory; Disability and Professional Practice; Disability, Culture, and Society; Research Methods; and a Dissertation.

For more information, please contact:

Dr. David Bolt

Director, Centre for Culture & Disability Studies

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