Monday, May 3, 2010

ANNOUNCEMENT: Current Journal Articles on Disability History

Introduction: About once a month (supply allowing), we post 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, 2009-2010). Some of them are culled from online Table of Contents sites maintained by journal publishers. We also include book chapters in new collections, cites for new books, and cites for review articles, new books, and new dissertations. Contributions are always welcomed offlist and are compiled into subsequent postings by the editor.

The usual caveats:

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).


Grue, Lars. "Eugenics and Euthanasia: Then and Now," _Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research_ 12(1)(March 2010): 33-45.
Kleege, Georgina. "Dialogues with the Blind: Literary Depictions of Blindness and Visual Art," _Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies_ 4(1)(2010): [no pages, sorry].
Marchbanks, Paul. "A Costly Morality: Dependency Care and MEntal Difference in the Novels of the Brontë Sisters," _Journal of LIterary and Cultural Disability Studies_ 4(1)(2010): [no pages, sorry].
Yannielli, "George Thompson among the Africans: Empathy, Authority, and Insanity in the Age of Abolition," _Journal of American History_ 96(4)(March 2010): 979-1000.

Evelyn S. Johnson reviewed Scot Danforth, _The Incomplete Child: An Intellectual History of Learning Disabilities_ (Peter Lang 2009), in _Education Review_ (23 March 2010):

James Chalmers reviewed Victoria F. Nourse, _In Reckless Hands: Skinner v. Oklahoma and the Near Triumph of American Eugenics_ (WW Norton 2008), in _Edinburgh Law Review_ 14(2)(2010): 354-355.


Larry M. Logue and Peter Blanck, _Race, Ethnicity, and the Treatment of Disability in Post-Civil War America_ (Cambridge University Press 2010).


Jennifer Elizabeth Clark (PhD, Harvard University 2010): "Making ALS Matter: Disease Activism and Disease Identity in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, 1850-2000"

Advisor: Allan M. Brandt

Fabien Simonis (PhD, Princeton University 2010): "Mad Acts, Mad Speech, and Mad People in Late Imperial Chinese Law and Medicine"

Advisor: Susan Naquin

Contributions received this month from: Kim Nielsen, Kristen D. Nawrotzki

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