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ERIC Number: ED256133
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Oct-27
Pages: 101
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-675-41089-4
Pity and Fear: 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).
Fiedler, Leslie A.; And Others
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)
International Center for the Disabled, 340 East 24 St., New York, NY 10010 (free).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: EnglishSpanishFrench
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.; J.M. Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: International Center for the Disabled, New York, NY.