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Caroline Butterwick

Languages and Literature, De Montfort University

Thesis title:

Memoir as Counter Narrative: Using creative nonfiction to explore visual impairment and mental illness and challenge dominant models of disability

This practice research project will produce a memoir exploring my lived experience of mental ill health and visual impairment. It will be an original contribution to, and an intervention in, debates surrounding disability and the taboos surrounding the articulation of mental health issues. It will use creative non-fiction to produce a counter narrative that challenges the inadequacy of dominant models of disability. 

Research Area

  • Languages and Literature