Michael Bérubé is Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Literature and director of the Institute for the Arts and Humanities at Penn State University. In 2012, he served as the president of the Modern Language Association. He is the author of several books, including Employment of English: Theory, Jobs, and the Future of Literary Studies (NYU Press, 1997), The Left at War (NYU Press, 2009), What’s Liberal About the Liberal Arts?: Classroom Politics and “Bias” in Higher Education (2006), and Life as We Know It: A Father, A Family, and an Exceptional Child (1996).
Narrative Deployments of Disability
NINE YEARS AGO, when my son was diagnosed with Down syndrome a few minutes after his birth, I leaned heavily on ...