I usually don’t see my English studies as something I could make a career out of so it was really refreshing to get to hear from people who make a living in the field… that aren’t professors .
I was intrigued by the studies of disability in literature, and how it is interdisciplinary. This is a problem that was starting to crop up in my research on “Brave New World”; I was worried that I was stepping outside the correct “area of and study” by using some scientific and historical research. I’m trying to show the prevalence of artificial diversity in modern society as it was used in a Brave New World, and I actually had a source or two that shows (or how I think it shows) how artificial diversity works in regards to the labeling of the “disabled”. It’s very similar to what we talked about in a sense that I’m trying to show how these kinds of labels are imposed upon us, and then taken for granted in a very esteemed fashion. But a lot of this research is statistical so I wasn’t really sure how to integrate this type of research into a literary paper, and it’s comforting to know that its becoming much more acceptable to combine studies from different fields. It’s definitely something that I’m going to be doing for the big project.