Dissecting Dragons: Episode 102: Squibs and Mundanes - Representation of Disability in Speculative Fiction

January 26, 2018

Episode 102: Squibs and Mundanes - Disability Representation in Speculative Fiction

 

This week the dragons explore the growing trend towards exploring physical and mental disability within the context of speculative fiction. An important movement which has gained traction over the last few years, it has certainly had some ups and downs. Drawing on their own personal experiences both with disability and with writing representative characters, Jules and Madeleine match this against popular examples in the genre, examining where the representation has worked and where it hasn't and why. On the slab this week - Carve the Mark - Veronica Roth, Fantastic Beasts and Where to find them (and by extension Harry Potter), Six of Crows- Leigh Bardugo and Ironside's Unveiled Series.

 

Title Music - Ecstasy by Smiling Cynic 

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