The workshop reading list includes both early modern texts and contemporary criticism. Each reading is available–in multiple formats and with guiding questions–at its link below.

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Early Modern Texts

“The Blind Beggar’s Daughter of Bednal Green”

Richard III, Act 1, scene 2 (the wooing of Lady Anne)

Hamlet, Act 4, scene 5 (Ophelia’s mad scene)

an excerpt from The Faerie Queene, Book 1 (the Cave of Despair)

Contemporary Criticism

an excerpt from Alice Hall’s Literature and Disability

an excerpt from Tobin Siebers’ “Shakespeare Differently Disabled”

an excerpt from David Mitchell’s and Sharon Snyder’s Narrative Prosthesis

Optional: an excerpt from Lindsey Row-Heyveld’s Dissembling Disability