Iona Murphy is a final year English Literature PhD student at The University of Huddersfield. Her research explores the representation of body dysmorphia and ableism in Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar, ‘Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams,’ and ‘Tongues of Stone.’ Her research areas of interest are modern American female poetry, Queer Theory, and Disability Studies. She is a seminar tutor and an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She can be found on Twitter & Instagram at: write_with_iona

The Changing Landscape of Teaching Twentieth-Century American Literature: Bringing Disability Studies into Undergraduate Seminars

This article is part of the USSO special series Resilience/Renewal: Shifting Landscapes in American Studies For decades, American Studies in the UK has had a glaring underrepresentation in terms of the presence of disability in twentieth-century American literature. In the twenty-first century, scholarship is moving towards looking at disability studies,… Continue reading