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

Alumna | Cambridge MPhil Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic | UCL Laidlaw Society Outreach Officer, UCL

Alexandra Zhirnova is a medievalist specialising in Latin literature. She has a special interest in women's history and manuscript culture and a mission to promote equality in academia and beyond.