Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies

Icarus, Gods, and the 'Lesson' of Disability

Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies (2007), 1, (1), 13–21.

Abstract

Focusing on the narrative theme of the ideal-body-now-flawed, the essay reads two early-twentieth-century poems through contemporary disability theory. It examines the context, formal devices, and histories of the poems by Wilfred Owen and Earle Birney, considering how they 'suture' so easily to narratives whose focus is a presentation of the 'incurable' body.

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Markotić, Nicole