What Makes a Story

February 2, 2016 nyupressblog 0

The Secret Life of Stories: From Don Quixote to Harry Potter, How Understanding Intellectual Disability Transforms the Way We Read by Michael Bérubé is out today! This excerpt appeared in The Chronicle of Higher Education. —Michael Bérubé My kids are




Q&A with Heather Laine Talley, author of Saving Face

August 5, 2014 nyupressblog 0

Heather Laine Talley is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Western Carolina University. Her new book, Saving Face: Disfigurement and the Politics of Appearance, examines the cultural meaning of interventions aimed at repairing faces defined as disfigured. In the interview




Learning disability and the DSM-5

June 26, 2013 nyupressblog 1

—Ruth Colker Raised in a Spanish-speaking household, Peter learned to speak English at age two while recuperating from a car accident that left him paralyzed from the waist down. Despite an amazing work ethic and




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