Monday, June 9, 2008

ANNOUNCEMENT: Current Journal Articles on Disability 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)."


Brown, Steven E. "Breaking Barriers: The Pioneering Disability Students Services Program at the University of Illinois, 1948-1960," in E. Tamura, ed., The History of Discrimination in U.S. Education: Marginality, Agency, and Power (Palgrave Macmillan 2008): 165-92.

Cormier, Andre. "The Transcendental Blind Stripling in Ulysses," in Philip T. Sicker and Moshe Gold, eds., Joyce Studies Annual 2008 (Fordham UP 2008).

Fearnley, Andrew M. "Primitive Madness: Re-Writing the History of Mental Illness and Race," Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences_ 63(2008): 245-257.

Langbauer, Laurie. "Ethics and Theory: Suffering Children in Dickens, Dostoevsky, and LeGuin," ELH (English Literary History) 75 (1)(Spring 2008): 89-108.

Smith, Leonard. "A Gentleman's Mad-Doctor in Georgian England: Edward Long Fox and Brislington House," History of Psychiatry 19 (2008): 163-184.

Williams, Owen. "Exorcising Madness in Late Elizabethan England: The Seduction of Arthington and the Criminal Culpability of Demoniacs," Journal of British Studies 47(1) (January 2008): 30-52.


Jennifer Tebbe-Grossman reviewed Christopher Krentz, Writing Deafness: The Hearing Line in Nineteenth-Century American Culture (UNC Press 2007), in Journal of American Culture 31(2)(2008): 267-269.

Carolyne Van Der Meer reviewed Valerie Pedlar, The Most Dreadful Visitation: Male Madness in Victorian Literature (Liverpool UP 2006), in ELH 75(1)(Spring 2008).


Castles, Katherine Lynn (PhD, Duke University 2006): "'Little Tardies': Mental Retardation, Race, and Class in American Society, 1945–1965"

Greene, Kyra R. (PhD, Stanford University 2007): "The Role of Protest Waves, Cultural Frames, and Institutional Activism in the Evolution of American Disability Rights Policies"

Harris, Sean J. (PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago 2007): "Found insane in 'the Holy Land': Psychiatry and the African American experience in Illinois, 1870--1910"


Connolly, Cynthia A., Saving Sickly Children: The Tuberculosis Preventorium in American Life, 1909–1970. (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2008. xvi, 182 pp. $39.95, isbn 978-0-8135-4267-6.)

Talley, Colin L., A History of Multiple Sclerosis. (Westport: Praeger, 2008. xviii, 201 pp. $49.95, isbn 978-0-275-99788-5.)

Scandura, Jani, Down in the Dumps: Place, Modernity, American Depression. (Durham: Duke University Press, 2008. xx, 321 pp. Cloth, $89.95, isbn 978-0-8223-3654-9. Paper, $24.95, isbn 978-0-8223-3666-2.) Heavily illustrated.

Contributors this month: Dan Wilson

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