Reading Batman, Writing X-Men: Superpowers and Disabilities in the First-Year Seminar

  title={Reading Batman, Writing X-Men: Superpowers and Disabilities in the First-Year Seminar},
  author={Lindsey Row-Heyveld},
  pages={519 - 526}
This article explores the advantages of pairing disability studies with the study of rhetoric/composition in the first-year seminar classroom. Examining the ways in which both disability studies and rhetoric interrogate issues of construction, it argues that the two fields mutually reinforce one another when taught together since they both prioritize critical thinking, close reading, and careful argumentation. This article offers a number of specific examples of in-class activities, writing… 
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