E. T. A. Hoffmann and Disability

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This monograph will examine a selection of works by the German Romantic E. T. A. Hoffmann (1776-1822) through the lens of literary disability studies. To understand the cultural and literary origins of the idea of disability fully, we need to consider narratives written before disability became a collective term and identity marker in the 20th century. Hoffmann's writing is significant for its comment on the cultural construction of disability that is destabilised by competing discourses and perspectives. I propose that Hoffmann connects diverse physical, cognitive and sensory disabilities to innovation in creativity and challenges the hegemony of normativity.
Effective start/end date1/09/2331/08/25


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