1978. A defect of the body structure. Freak Show: Presenting Human Oddities for Amusement and Profit. Again, disability studies opened fresh approaches to literary investigation. The areas covered by Journal include all type of disabilities and a wide range of advanced fields such as: Journal of Disability Studies ‘ Journal of Disability Studies ’ is an International, multidisciplinary, peer reviewed / refereed open access journal. Meanwhile, a disability lens often gave back by usefully revising or correcting previously accepted concepts. New York: Simon and Schuster. They occasionally applied to disability feminist debates about essentialism versus social constructivism, postcolonial and critical race scholars’ analysis of hybrid identities, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick’s notion of how a dominant group often depends on a subordinated group for its status, Donna Haraway’s concept of the cyborg, extending the field’s insights, relevance, and legitimacy. (1MB), Author(s): Janice McLaughlin, Edmund Coleman-Fountain, Emma Clavering, Blake Howe, Stephanie Jensen-Moulton, Neil Lerner, Joseph Straus (eds. Disability studies is an analytic that attends to how disability and ability are represented in language and in a wide range of cultural texts, and it is particularly attuned to the ways in which power relations in a culture of normalization have generally subordinated disabled people, particularly in capitalist systems that demand productive and efficient laborers. 2002. (5MB), Author(s): G N Karna; Society for Disability and Rehabilitation Studies (New Delhi, India), Publisher: Gyan Publishing House, Year: 2001 Publisher: Nova Science Pub Inc, Year: 2010 Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. In Aesthetic Nervousness a few years later, he put his advice into practice, examining disability in works by African authors such as Coetzee and Soyinka. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Quayson, Ato. Such intersectional approaches helped disability studies to emerge as a consequential, exciting intellectual pursuit with an activist orientation. In Thomas Couser’s words: “autobiography warrants study not just as all too rare first‐person testimony about disabling conditions but also as potentially powerful counter discourse to the prevailing discourse of disability” (Couser 2002: 109). Enforcing Normalcy: Deafness, Disability, and the Body. Snyder, Sharon. 2013. It can signify ritual insight, as in the blind prophet Tiresias in Greek myth. Instead, they presented themselves as a unified group facing widespread discrimination. 1, trans. Focusing on representations of disability, the Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies (JLCDS) publishes a wide variety of textual analyses that are informed by disability theory and, by extension, experiences of disability. Goffman, Erving. Calling their theory “narrative prosthesis” because such narratives employ disability as a sort of crutch, they showed how it functions in works as disparate as Melville’s Moby‐Dick (1851) and Dunn’s Geek Love (1989). In Aesthetic Nervousness (2007), Ato Quayson summarized nine functions of disability representation in literature and narrative film. Leader Ed Roberts called disabled people “one of the largest minority groups in the nation,” emphasizing their new feeling of a shared identity (Nielsen 2012: 168). Scholars in the field seemed to move to become more open to rich varieties of disability metaphor in narratives. A second barrier to a unified identity is that sometimes an unfortunate hierarchy has been evident in both the disability community and in disability studies, where white disabled people get more attention than ethnic minorities with disabilities and where wheelchair users receive more consideration than those with cognitive disabilities. Disability studies considers disability in political, aesthetic, ethical, and cultural contexts, among others. 1995. Taken together, such work in disability studies revealed that what people conceive as normal is not unchanging but varies with time and place. Along the same lines, Amy Vidali (2010) argued against simply policing harmful metaphors, urging artists and scholars instead to find ways to work “critically, ethically, transgressively, and creatively at the edges of disability metaphor” (Vidali 2010: 51). (2MB), Author(s): Candida R. Moss, Jeremy Schipper (eds. New York: The Modern Language Association. 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While medicine has helped disabled people, the medical model misses the whole picture. New York: New York University Press. The Showman and the Slave: Race, Death, and Memory in Barnum’s America. In 2002, Ato Quayson called for more attention to disability in postcolonial texts, noting that both disability studies and postcolonial studies had similar interests in power relations and identity. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. 2015. By “refusing the medicalization of disability,” Linton wrote, disability activism and later disability studies emphasized how disabled people are connected, not by personal symptoms, but by “social and political circumstances that have forged us as a group” (Linton 1998: 2, 4). To be sure, the field has had fractures, debates, and problems, but such controversies often add to its richness. A third element of disability in literature is structural. 2006. (1MB), Series: Routledge Studies in Cultural History 14, Author(s): Elsayed Elshabrawy Ahmad Hassanein (auth. 'This book assembles an impressive array of scholars whose collective work changes the terrain of disability studies and biblical scholarship. (12MB), Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd, Year: 2011 Disability studies is a relatively new interdisciplinary academic field focusing on the roles of people with disabilities in history, literature, social policy, law, architecture, and other disciplines. Rachel Adams, Benjamin Reiss, and David Serlin, 130–2. While literary disability studies has focused the most on narrative fiction and autobiography, scholars in the field have also addressed film, drama, and poetry. ... dictionaries, dissertations, and conference papers on literature, languages, folklore and linguistics. In his classic study Stigma (1963), the sociologist Erving Goffman analyzed social interactions around people, including those with “abominations of the body,” who differed from the expected norm (Goffman 1963: 4). In addition, they sometimes investigated how depictions relate to their historical moment, showing how authors create, perpetuate, or contest the attitudes of their time. Mitchell, David, and Sharon Snyder. ), David Serlin (ed. Starting in the late 1960s, disabled activists in the United States and the United Kingdom began to argue they were a group and denied basic rights. Literary scholars made the field more visible and invigorated thinking not only about identity and aesthetics, but also about social attitudes toward disability, ethics, and human rights (Hall 2016: 53). Fantasies of Identification: Disability, Gender, Race. This section explores two crucial elements of the setting of criticaldisability theory: its heritage in critical theory and its tensionsand overlap with more traditional disability studies. Fiedler, Leslie. Sharon L. Snyder, Brenda Jo Brueggemann, and Rosemarie Garland‐Thomson, 173–96. Early scholarship distinguishes the medical model of disability, which locates physical and mental impairments in individual bodies, from the social model, which understands the world as … The Ohio State University Disability Studies Program, established in 1997, emphasizes interdisciplinary and intersectional work in disability studies. We treat disability as a political, cultural and social process, placing as much importance on structures, relations and representations as on individual bodies. Freaks: Myths and Images of the Secret Self. Bending over Backwards: Disability, Dismodernism & Other Difficult Positions. Useful Subject Words: disability, disabilities, including words describing specific disabilities. (2MB), Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US, Year: 2015 Literary critics in disability studies increasingly turned their attention to disability representations from the Global South. News organizations publicized the sit‐in and other groups offered their support. For example, some culturally Deaf people who use sign language see themselves as members of a proud linguistic minority and not in any way disabled (other Deaf signers, acknowledging the obstacles they typically face in a hearing society, consider themselves both). Now, through books like Stuart Murray’s Representing Autism (2008), that gap has begun to be addressed. Davis, Lennard J. London: Verso. New York: Columbia University Press. Anthologies such as Beauty is a Verb (2011) have brought contemporary disability poetry to a wider reading public. Disability Studies is a multi-disciplinary field that investigates, critiques, and enhances Western society’s understandings of disability. In these ways, scholars working in literary disability studies have called attention to how disability works in literature, complicating texts, expanding their relevance, and changing the way we understand both popular and canonical narratives. New York: Vintage. 2001. Extending Davis’s and Garland‐Thomson’s ideas, David Mitchell and Sharon Snyder argued in Narrative Prosthesis (2000) that canonical authors frequently rely on disability as a narrative device both to give their fictions energy and ultimately to reaffirm normalcy in their works. Nielsen, Kim. Focusing on cultural and especially literary representations of disability, Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies (JLCDS) publishes a wide variety of textual analyses that are informed by disability theory and, by extension, experiences of disability. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. While acknowledging the instability of disability, Siebers agreed, arguing that a clearly defined disability community and minority identity are necessary for political gains. Sharon L. Snyder, Brenda Jo Brueggemann, and Rosemarie Garland‐Thomson, 88–99. “Looking Awry: Tropes of Disability in Postcolonial Writing.” Relocating Postcolonialism, ed. Aesthetic Nervousness: Disability and the Crisis of Representation. References A Disability History of the United States. (42MB), Author(s): Maya Sabatello (ed. http://dredf. Academic work. ), Publisher: SensePublishers, Year: 2015 In another area, many critics have followed Garland‐Thomson by publishing multidisciplinary studies of freakery and its afterlives. Oxford University Press. It can serve as hermeneutical impasse, as in Ondaatje’s The English Patient (1992), where the man’s acute burns ensures he remains unknown throughout the story. Vidali, Amy. First, just as second‐wave feminist scholars explored representations of women in male‐ authored texts, or critical race and postcolonial specialists considered depictions of African Americans or colonized people in books written by American or European white writers, so critics in literary disability studies investigated disabled characters in canonical works by mostly non‐disabled authors. SAGE Publications, Inc. Gary L. Albrecht, Katherine Delores Seelman, Michael Bury In one chapter, Garland‐Thomson, building on sociologist Robert Bogdan’s 1988 analysis of freak shows, demonstrated how they aided the development of normate‐ based thinking. 2016. Candidates here include Milton, who became blind, Alexander Pope, who had short stature and a spinal condition, Lord Byron, who was born with a deformed foot, Flannery O’Connor, who as adult contracted lupus and walked on crutches, Borges, who lost much of his sight, and many more. “Disability fluctuates, growing visible, then invisible, then visible again, becoming both ever-present and haunting. Lennard J. Davis, 197–204. Reading with the material lives of disabled people in mind, scholars like Davis (1995) and Mitchell and Snyder (2000) noted how such discourse increases the negative cultural meanings and the stigma of having a disability. 2002. Disability Studies is a small but growing field of theorization regarding the role of disability in identity politics. McRuer, Robert. New York: The Modern Language Association. Indeed, the disability movement sometimes humorously uses “TAB” (for “temporarily able‐bodied”) to describe non‐disabled people. Next, narratives offer an account of the causes and consequences of the disability; they bring the disability from the margin into the center of the story; and finally, they cure, rehabilitate, or eliminate the deviance in some way, restoring a sense of order. Davidson, Michael. Boston: Beacon Press. Beauty is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability. Home › Disability Studies › Disability Studies, By Nasrullah Mambrol on December 15, 2018 • ( 2 ). It is in fact, canon-making. 2016. Perhaps because of new interest in disability, improved access, and/or easier paths to publication, a number of autobiographical works have appeared by writers across the disability spectrum including Nancy Mairs, Kenny Fries, Anne Finger, Georgina Kleege, and Stephen Kuusisto. Animacies: Biopolitics, Racial Mattering, and Queer Affect. Disability is, as he put it at the outset, “ubiquitous,” and he argued that ubiquity deserves greater recognition and exploration (Bérubé 2016: 1). Such work has given a direct written voice to disabled authors, who often testify to their journey from isolation to membership in a larger community. Critics have examined such texts as The World I Live In (1908), by Helen Keller, who was deaf and blind; My Left Foot (1954) by Christy Brown, who had cerebral palsy; and Face to Face (1957) by Ved Mehta, who is blind. New York: New York University Press. 1989, c1952. Disability Theory. In his provisional typology, disability can reveal the morality of other characters, as Tiny Tim does in A Christmas Carol (1843); or it can overlap with racial, sexual, economic, or social otherness, as with Caliban in Shakespeare’s The Tempest. 2002. Barker, Clare. Mitchell, David, and Sharon Snyder. 2013. Because the stigma surrounding disability is still quite pervasive (cultures everywhere still often equate disability with being broken or disqualified), some people who are legally considered disabled have been uncomfortable with accepting the disability label. Elizabeth J. Donaldson is Professor of English and Associate Dean of Curriculum and Student Engagement at New York Institute of Technology, where she teaches courses in bioethics and American literature and directs the Medical Humanities program. Click on the link to get to the online issues. “Signifying Bodies: Life Writing and Disability Studies.” In Disability Studies: Enabling the Humanities, ed. 1978, c.1976. In addition, Davis (1995) equated the very act of reading, which is typically silent and visual, with deafness, arguing that writing and decoding texts is bound up in disability. It is an essential disability studies journal for scholars whose work concentrates on the portrayal of disability. (5MB), Series: Routledge Studies in Medieval Religion and Culture, Author(s): David M. Turner, Kevin Stagg (eds. shtml. 2011. As the field of literary disability studies quickly matured, some scholars pointed out that it was an overwhelmingly white and Euro‐American enterprise that needed to focus more on non‐Western literature and on writing by people of color. Cassuto, Leonard. Notably, some disability studies scholars have claimed certain canonical writers as disabled, even if the authors themselves did not view themselves in such terms during their lifetimes. New York: New York University Press. ), Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US, Year: 2011 The social model not only made a collective identity possible, joining together people with a wide range of bodily conditions, but also presented disabled citizens as holders of rights. Similarly, critics called for more work on disability in African‐American literature. The normate is formed through contact with unconventional bodies of all types. Bartlett, Jennifer, Sheila Black, and Michael Northern (eds.). In literature, many critics examine works to understand how representations of disability and “normal” bodies change throughout history, including the ways both are defined within the limits of historical or cultural situations. El Paso, TX: Cinco Puntos Press. http:// http://www.un.org/disabilities/convention/conventionfull. 1997. The History of Sexuality, Vol. On the contrary, she argued that often disability is an integral part of their accomplishments: “Disability experiences led [them] to literary achievement, not as mere compensation for physical differences but as necessary re‐signification of their bodies in the social register of art” (Snyder 2002: 178). As the field moves forward, scholars seem especially interested in how gender, sexuality, race, and class overlap, and in how social construction and chosen identities intersect. True to his 2005 advice to the field, Bérubé bypassed the question of realism to consider how, even in works ostensibly not “about” disability, disability shows up and structures narratives. It also demonstrated how ableism overlaps with racism, sexism, and “other forms of human diminishment that position some humans on the edges of belonging” (Titchkosky 2015: 131). Adams, Rachel. Focusing on representations of disability, Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies publishes a wide variety of textual analyses that are informed by disability theory … For example, in 2005 Michael Bérubé acknowledged the value of objecting to representations that simply invoke pity or horror, but wrote that rejecting disability tropes because they are not realistic seems “incompatible with the enterprise of professional literary study” (Bérubé 2005: 570). East Lansing: Michigan State University Press. Blackness and Disability: Critical Examinations and Cultural Interventions. Murray, Stuart. What is evidence of their bodies in their work? For her part, in Animacies (2012) Mel Chen brings together biopolitics, race, sexuality, and disability. They also remarked on the effects of widespread poverty. 2001. Cathy J. Schlund-Vials (ed. Philadelphia: Temple University Press. “Compulsory Able‐ Bodiedness and the Queer/Disabled Existence.” In Disability Studies: Enabling the Humanities, ed. Disability Studies aims to make scholars, students, and contemporary citizens aware of the ideas of disabilities prevalent throughout society. (1MB), Series: Disability studies (Nova Science Publishers), Publisher: Nova Science, Year: 2010 Handbook of Disability Studies. The Secret Life of Stories: From Don Quixote to Harry Potter, How Understanding Intellectual Disability Transforms the Way We Read. However, such writing is in short supply, perhaps, as Leonard Cassuto surmises, because of the “wretched treatment of disabled people over history” and because those authors who did publish did not want the highly stigmatized label of “disabled” (Cassuto 2010: 219). Although in practice scholars in disability studies still mostly emphasized the cultural aspects of disability, the field and policymakers largely embraced an understanding that encompasses both biology and culture. In her 1998 manifesto for the field, Claiming Disability, Simi Linton summed up the most important benefits of using the social model. 2006. When Clare Barker published Postcolonial Fiction and Disability (2011), it marked one of the first book‐length interventions focused on physical, sensory, and cognitive difference in postcolonial literature, advancing the work in this area. Such a strategy has parallels in other rights‐based identity fields. Early literary disability studies critics sometimes expressed misgivings about figurative uses of disability, pointing out how such tropes frequently are quick ways vividly to depict something bad, broken, or wrong, even if that thing is unrelated to disability itself. Bell, Christopher. 2008. Literature and Disability. As in other identity‐based fields, life writing has an important place in disability studies because it gives individual real‐world perspectives from within the community. Siebers, Tobin. (2MB), Author(s): Nick Watson, Alan Roulstone, Carol Thomas, Author(s): Gary L. Albrecht, Katherine Delores Seelman, Michael Bury, Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc, Year: 2001 An exciting aspect of literary disability studies is how it opens new opportunities for scholarship, knowledge‐building, and the advancement of human rights. Reading and Writing Bodies: Disability Studies Meets Literary Theory Chen, Mel. Garland‐Thomson, Rosemarie. 2008. Similarly, critics have focused exclusively on deafness, blindness, and madness in literature, drawing out how those specific disabilities have been represented across time, and sometimes offering useful cultural history of their disabled group as well. Quayson, Ato. Feminist, Queer, Crip. She has published essays on LSD-inspired disability- immersion experiences of schizophrenia, mental illness in film, antipsychiatry in Lauren … For example, in 1952 feminist Simone de Beauvoir famously wrote that “one is not born, but rather becomes, a woman,” that is, that culture and not biology determines what it means to be a woman (Beauvoir 1952: 247). The Ugly Laws: Disability in Public. Chang and Eng Reconnected: The Original Siamese Twins in American Culture. Titchkosky, Tanya. He developed this point further in 2002, arguing that a binary distinction between normal and abnormal underpins the rise of the novel. “Infinities of Forms: Disability Figures and Artistic Traditions.” In Disability Studies: Enabling the Humanities, ed. Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2016; The Oxford Handbook of Music and Disability Studies. Such a problematizing of physical life added a new wrinkle to the genre's double/secret identity trope: the characters now interact with their shifting bodies as bodies with all the complications involved.” An impairment of body functions like physical and psychological experiences, and 2. ), Series: Routledge Studies in the Social History of Medicine, Author(s): Peter Bartlett, Oliver Lewis, Oliver Thorold, Series: International studies in physical education and youth sport, Series: Routledge studies in new media and cyberculture, Author(s): Colin Barnes, Mike Oliver, Len Barton (eds. In these ways, a major contribution of disability studies has been to make the dominant ideology of normalcy visible. (2MB), Author(s): Matthew Wappett, Katrina Arndt (eds. Nice and informative article, it helps me to get an idea about litrary disability studies. Disabilities in Children's Literature The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed to ensure that people with disabilities have the power (and the rights) to live their lives with integrity, without shame or prejudice that is so embedded in our disability-phobic culture. By expressing a collective voice and turning attention away from the medicalization of individual bodies to the organization of society, such activism also led to the emergence of disability studies. Disability shows up in films from Charlie Chaplin’s City Lights (1931) to Disney’s Finding Nemo (2003) to Gattaca (1997) and numerous other science fiction pictures; in plays like Medoff’s Children of a Lesser God (1979); and in poetry from Milton’s “On His Blindness” (1655) to Dickinson’s works to poems by contemporary poets with disabilities like Lynn Manning, John Lee Clark, and Petra Kuppers. org/504–sit‐in‐20th‐anniversary/short‐history‐ of‐the‐504–sit‐in/ Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (accessed July 18, 2016). Davis, Lennard J. The philosopher and critic Michel Foucault also wrote about bodies that differed from the norm in works like The History of Sexuality (1976). For his part, in Freaks (1978) literary critic Leslie Fiedler explored the long history of people’s fascination with non‐normative human bodies and their display for profit. Disability studies is an academic discipline that examines the meaning, nature, and consequences of disability. “Disability and Narrative.” PMLA 120 (2): 568–76. (5MB), Author(s): Blake Howe, Stephanie Jensen-Moulton, Neil Lerner, Joseph Straus (eds. London: Routledge. Throughout, the activists made themselves collectively visible to the public, revealing what had previously been largely hidden. Foucault’s insights about madness, docile bodies, and the clinical gaze also proved fertile for later disability scholars. 2010. Guide for students in English Department courses. First, in such literature disability calls for an explanation, inaugurating the narrative act: “the unknowability” of disability “consolidates the need to tell a story about it,” they observed (Mitchell and Snyder 2000: 6). While the field has always been interdisciplinary and cognizant of other identity‐based disciplines—for example, in using other identity theories, in advocating for rights, or in Garland‐Thomson’s effort to bring disability studies and feminism together back in 1997—recent works have shown a renewed commitment to exploring how disability intersects with other forms of identity. David Theo Goldberg and Ato Quayson, 217–30. These matters showed up in disability scholars’ literary and cultural analysis. He showed how both ableism (discrimination or prejudice against disabled people in favor of able‐bodied people) and heteronormativity support each other, pressuring people to behave in socially acceptable ways. For instance, people with severe congenital disabilities have served as “icons upon whom people discharge their anxieties, convictions, and fantasies” and reify their own sense of ordinariness (1997: 56). Liverpool: Liverpool University Press. Source: A Companion to Literary Theory Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture Edited by David H. Richter 2018 Extraordinary Bodies: Figuring Physical Disability in American Culture and Literature. Sideshow U.S.A.: Freaks and the American Cultural Imagination. While much research remains to be done on disability in postcolonial and ethnic literature, such work shows the potential for new readings and knowledge. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. 1997. That same year, the journal MELUS published a special issue on “Race, Ethnicity, Disability, and Literature,” and soon thereafter scholars such as Schweik and Ellen Samuels made race a prominent part of their monographs. For example, in a reading of William and Ellen Craft’s account of escaping slavery, Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom (1860), she noted not just Ellen Craft’s racial passing, but also her enacting masculinity and disability (she pretends to be deaf) to find liberty. A final factor that shaped the emergence of the field was the rise of other identity‐based, rights‐influenced approaches, especially critical race, feminist, and queer theory, which yielded significant new insights in the humanities. 1963. Use current and former terms e.g. In addition to disabled characters, scholars have called attention to the frequent metaphorical use of disability, which adds to the meanings of disability in texts. “Disability Studies: A Field Emerged.” American Quarterly 65 (4): 915–26. 2005. (16MB), Series: Interdisciplinary Disability Studies, Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Company, Year: 2015 Disability studies began to emerge in the West in the late twentieth century as a result of the success of the disability rights movement, the seminal work of a few scholars like Erving Goffman and Michel Foucault, and the flourishing of other interdisciplinary identity‐based approaches that revealed compelling new aspects of the humanities while emphasizing rights. 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