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The Routledge Companion to Literature and Disability

1st Edition

Edited by Alice Hall

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416 pages | 19 B/W Illus.

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The Routledge Companion to Literature and Disability brings together some of the most influential and important contemporary perspectives in this growing field. The book traces the history of the field and locates literary disability studies in the wider context of activism, and theory. It introduces debates about definitions of disability and explores intersectional approaches in which disability is understood in relation to gender, race, class, sexuality, nationality and ethnicity. Divided broadly into sections according to literary genre, this is an important resource for those interested in exploring and deepening their knowledge of the field of literature and disability studies.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Routledge Companion to Literature and Disability

Alice Hall

Part 1: New Directions in the Field

  1. Disability in Indigenous Literature
  2. Siobhan Senier

  3. Disability in Black Speculative Fiction
  4. Sami Schalk

  5. t4t: Towards a Crip Ethics of Trans Literary Criticism
  6. Cameron Awkward Rich

  7. Challenging Photocentrism: Writing Signs and Bilingual Deaf Literatures
  8. Kristen Harmon

  9. "Here There Be Monsters": Mapping Novel Representations of the Relationship between Disability and Monstrosity in Recent Graphic Narratives and Comic Books
  10. Chris Foss

  11. Spectrality, Strangeness and Stigmaphilia: Gothic and Critical Disability Studies
  12. Sara Wasson

  13. Contemporary Horror and Disability: Adaptations and Active Readers
  14. Petra Kuppers

    Part 2: Novels and Short Stories

  15. From "Changelings" to "Libtards": Intellectual Disability in the Eighteenth Century and Beyond
  16. D. Christopher Gabbard

  17. Crip Gothic: Affiliations of Disability and Queerness in Horace Walpole’s The Castle of Otranto (1764)
  18. Jason Farr

  19. "Of wonderful use to everyone": Disability and the Marriage Plot in the Nineteenth-Century Novel
  20. Clare Walker Gore

  21. Afro-modernism and Black Disability Studies
  22. Jess Waggoner

  23. "What’s the Matter with Him?": Intellectual Disability, Jewishness, and Stereotype in Bernard Malamud’s "Idiots First"
  24. Howard Sklar

  25. Metaphorical Medicine: Disability in Anglophone Indian Diction
  26. Stephanie Yorke

  27. Disability and Contemporary Literature: Antinormative Narratives of Embodiment
  28. David Mitchell – EPIGRAPH!!!!!!!!!!

    Part 3: Poetry

  29. Poet and Beggar: Edmund White’s Blindness
  30. Vanessa Warne

  31. Deafness and Modernism
  32. Rebecca Sanchez

  33. The "Fury of Loving Joyfully": Amelia Rosselli’s War Variations
  34. Elizabeth Leake

  35. Getting There: Pain Poetics and Canadian Literature
  36. Shane Neilson

  37. Disability in Contemporary Poetry
  38. Johanna Emeney

  39. Disability Poetry: Testing the Waters of Definition
  40. Michael Northen

    Part 4: Drama

  41. Canadian Disability Dramaturgies
  42. Kirsty Johnston

  43. Disability and the American Stage Musical
  44. Samuel Yates

  45. Of Scapegoats and Men: Shane Meadow’s Dead Man’s Shoes and the Politics of Learning Disability
  46. Anna Harpin

  47. Disability, Drama, and the Problem of Intersectional Invisibility
  48. Ann M. Fox

  49. Puppets, Players and the Poetics of Vulnerability: Hijinx’s Meet Fred and New Directions in the Theatres of Learning Disability
  50. Matt Hargrave

    Part 5: Life Writing

  51. Sex, Death, and the Welfare Check: Rhythms of Disability and Sexuality in David Wojnarowicz’s Close to the Knives
  52. Leon J. Hilton

  53. Disability, Narrative, Embodied Aesthetics and Cross-Media Arts
  54. Stella Bolaki

  55. A Grammar of Touch: Interdependencies of Person, Place, Thing
  56. Shannon Walters

  57. Psychographics: Graphic Memoirs and Psychiatric Disability
  58. Elizabeth J. Donaldson

  59. Challenging the Neurotypical: Autism, Contemporary Literature and Digital Textualities

Hannah Tweed

About the Editor

Alice Hall teaches in the Department of English and Related Literature at the University of York, UK. She holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge and has previously worked at the Universities of Nottingham and Paris (III and VII). Alice is the author of Disability and Modern Fiction: Faulkner, Morrison, Coetzee and the Nobel Prize for Literature (2012) and Literature and Disability: Contemporary Critical Thought (2015).

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