The Myth of Disability

This paper addresses the theme of disability in the mythology of Ancient Greece and Rome, demonstrating that in antiquity there existed positive narratives of disability, which could play a key part in modern teaching of literature, mythology and religion. (UCL, Laidlaw Scholarship 2018-19)

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Alexandra Zhirnova

Comparative Literature Student, UCL

Alexandra Zhirnova is a Comparative Literature student specialising in European literature from antiquity to the Middle Ages. She has a particular interest in the fields of reception studies and in the interaction of various disciplines within the Humanities. She is also interested in manuscript and text cultures and the history of writing.

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