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Pity and Fear [microform] : Myths and Images of the Disabled in Literature Old and New = Lastima y Miedo: Mito e Imagenes del Invalido en la Literatura Antigua y Moderna = La Pitie et la Peur: Mythes et Images des Infirmes dans la Literature Ancienne et Moderne. Proceedings of a Literary Symposium Sponsored by ICD-International Center for the Disabled in Collaboration with the United Nations (October 27, 1981) / Leslie A. Fiedler and Others
Bib ID 5452841
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Fiedler, Leslie A
 
Online Versions
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1981 
101 p. 
ISBN 9780675410892
0675410894
Summary

The booklet (also in Spanish and French) presents an edited transcript of a conference dealing with images of the disabled in literature and the arts. L. Fielder's keynote paper traces the evolving role of disabled people by examining, in films and novels, the role of myth in society, the debilitating use of euphemisms, the unsatisfactory attempts to glorify disability, and reactions of pity and fear. Responses to Fielder feature criticism of his citing popular works of art over works of greater quality, and the suggestion that disability also evokes wonder. (CL)

Notes

Availability: International Center for the Disabled, 340 East 24 St., New York, NY 10010 (free).

Sponsoring Agency: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.

Sponsoring Agency: J.M. Foundation, New York, NY.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Attitude Change.  |  Disabilities.  |  Films.  |  Literature.  |  Stereotypes.
Form/genre Collected Works, Proceedings.  |  Opinion Papers.  |  Multilingual/Bilingual Materials.
Other authors/contributors International Center for the Disabled, New York, NY
Available From ERIC 

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