Monday, April 14, 2008

ANNOUNCEMENT: Current Journal Articles on Distability History

About once a month, and appearing as an an occasional feature of H-Disability, Penny L. Richards, a PhD Research Scholar at the UCLA Center for the Study of Women and Co-editor of H-Education and H-Disability, compiles and posts a listing of recently published historical articles about disability (somewhat broadly defined). These articles are usually found on the "current periodicals" shelves at a university library, from the most recent two calendar years (right now, 2007-2008). Some of them are culled from online Table of Contents sites maintained by journal publishers. Additional sources include book chapters in new collections, cites for new books, and cites for review articles, new books, and new dissertations.

She welcomes contributions offlist that are compiled into subsequent postings . Her usual caveats for contributions are:

  • "1) your definitions of history and disability may exclude some of these articles, and include others;
  • 2) listing here does not necessarily constitute a recommendation of the articles involved; and
  • 3) only English-language tables of contents or abstracts are usually culled (but works in other languages are welcome from contributors)."


Calabritto, Monica. "A Case of Melancholic Humors and 'Dilucida Intervalla,'" _Intellectual History Review_ 18(1)(March 2008): 139-154. (About a murder trial in Bologna, 1588, that focused on the defendant's mental health history)

Garton, Stephen. "'Fit Only for the Scrap Heap': Rebuilding Returned Soldier Manhood in Australia after 1945," _Gender & History_ 20(1)(April 2008): 48-67.

Gowland, Angus. "The Ethics of Renaissance Melancholy," _Intellectual History Review_ 18(1)(March 2008): 103-117.

Grubgeld, Elizabeth. "Body, Privacy, and Community: Reading Disability in the Late Fiction of Andre Dubus," _Religion & Literature_ 39(2)(Summer 2007): 33-54.

Hamlin, Alexandra, and Peter Oakes, "Reflections on Deinstitutionalization in the United Kingdom," _Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities_ 5(1)(March 2008): 47-55.

Jones, Edgar, and Shahina Rahman. "Framing Mental Illness, 1923-1939: The Maudsley Hospital and its Patients," _Social History of Medicine_ 21(2008): 107-125.

Lachapelle, Sofie. "Educating Idiots: Utopian Ideals and Practical Organization Regarding Idiocy inside Nineteenth-Century French Asylums," _Science in Context_ 20(4)(December 2007): 627-648.

McCarthy, Angela. "Ethnicity, Migration, and the Lunatic Aslum in Early Twentieth-Century Auckland, New Zealand," _Social History of Medicine_ 21(2008): 47-65.

Packham, Catherine. "Disability and Sympathetic Sociability in Enlightenment Scotland: the Case of Thomas Blacklock," _British Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies_ 30(3)(2007): 423-438.

Rogers, Naomi. "'Silence has its own Stories': Elizabeth Kenny, Polio, and the Culture of Medicine," _Social History of Medicine_ 21 (2008): 145-161.

Rosen, Russell S. "Descriptions of the American Deaf Community, 1830-2000: Epistemic Foundations," _Disability & Society_ 23(2) (2008): 129-140.

Schweik, Susan. "Disability Politics and American Literary History: Some Suggestions," _American Literary History_ 20(2008): 217-237. (See also the response: Catherine Prendergast, "And Now, A Necessarily Pathetic Response: A Response to Susan Schweik," _Am Lit Hist_ 20(2008): 238-244.)

Sharpe, Andrew N. "Structured Like a Monster: Understanding Human Difference Through a Legal Category," _Law Critique_ 18 (2007): 207–28.


Joseph Melling reviewed Arthur McIvor and Ronald Johnston, _Miner's Lung: A History of Dust Disease in British Coal Mining_ (Ashgate 2007), in _Economic History Review_ 61(2)(May 2008): 514-515.

John Stewart reviewed Robert Bivins and John V. Pickstone, eds., _Medicine, Madness, and Social History: Essays in Honour of Roy Porter_ (Palgrave Macmillan 2007), in _Social History of Medicine_ 21 (1)(2008): 185-186.

Angela Turner reviewed Sally French, John Swain, Dorothy Atkinson and Michelle Moore, eds., _An Oral History of the Education of Visually Impaired People: Telling Stories for Inclusive Futures_ (Edwin Mellen Press 2006), in _Social History of Medicine_ 21(1)(2008): 186-187.

Robert T. Joy reviewed Edgar Jones and Simon Wessely, _Shell Shock to PTSD: Military Psychiatry from 1900 to the Gulf War_ (Psychology Press 2005), in the _Bulletin of the History of Medicine_ 82(1) (2008): 240-241.

James W. Trent reviewed Paul J. Castellani, _From Snake Pits to Cash Cows: Politics and Public Institutions in New York_ (SUNY Press 2005), in the _Bulletin of the History of Medicine_ 82(1)(2008): 237-238.

Jeffrey S. Reznick reviewed Teresa Meade and David Serlin, eds., _Disability and History_ (issue 94 of _Radical History Review_, Winter 2006), in the _Bulletin of the History of Medicine_ 82(1) (2008): 226-227.

L. S. Jacyna reviewed Elizabeth Green Musselman, _Nervous Conditions: Science and the Body Politic in Early Industrial Britain_ (SUNY Press 2006), in the _Bulletin of the History of Medicine_ 82(1)(2008): 200-201.


Maryellen Riley (EdD, Boston University 2007): "The Education of Children with Disabilities in Germany from 1945-1970"

Carolyn Ball (PhD, Capella University 2007): "The History of American Sign Language Interpreting Education"

Touba Ghadessi Fleming (PhD, Northwestern University 2007): "Identity and Physical Deformity in Italian Court Portraits, 1550-1650: Dwarves, Hirsutes, and Castrati"

Patrick Gonder (PhD, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 2007): "Like a Monstrous Jigsaw: Genetics, Evolution, and the Body in the Horror Films of the 1950s"

Contributions received this month from: David M. Turner, Jonathan Erlen

Compiled by Penny L. Richards
PhD Research Scholar, UCLA Center for the Study of Women
Co-editor, H-Education and H-Disability