Tuesday, August 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).


Cornish, William. "Insanity and Mental Deficiency," _Oxford History of the Laws of England (Oxford Scholarship Online Monographs)_ (February 2010): 823-835.

Dorman, Anke. "Disability in the Hebrew Bible: Interpreting Mental and Physical Differences," _Journal for the Study of Judaism_ 41(3) (2010): 417-418.

Hodkinson, Alan. "Inclusive and Special Education in the English Educational System: Historical Perspectives, Recent Developments, and Future Challenges," _British Journal of Special Education_ 37(2010): 61-67.

Linker, Beth. "Shooting Disabled Soldiers: Medicine and Photography in World War I America," _Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences_ 39(2)(2010): [no pages, sorry].

Mawdsley, Stephen E. "'Dancing on Eggs': Charles H. Bynum, Racial Politics, and the National Foundation for Infant Paralysis, 1938-1954," _Bulletin of the History of Medicine_ 84(2)(Summer 2010): 217-247.


Dorothea McEwan reviewed Gemma Blackshaw and Leslie Topp, eds., _Madness and Modernity: Mental Illness and the Visual Arts in Vienna 1900_ (Lund Humphries 2009) in _Social History of Medicine_ 23(2) (2010): 415-416.

Matthew Smith reviewed Allison C. Carey, _On the Margins of Citizenship: Intellectual Disability and Civil Rights in Twentieth-Century America_ (Temple University Press 2009) in _Social History of Medicine_ 23(2)(2010): 447-448.

Kenneth Ögren reviewed Petteri Pietikainen, _Neurosis and Modernity: The Age of Nervousness in Sweden_ (Brill 2007) in _Journal of the History of the Neurosciences_ 19(3)(July 2010): 272-275.

Saara Jäntti reviewed Lisa Appignanesi, _Mad, Bad, and Sad: A History of Women and the Mind Doctors from 1800 to the Present_ (Virago 2008) and Kirsi Tuohela, _Huhtikuun Tekstit. Kolmen Naisen Koettu Ja  Kirjoitettu Melankolia 1870-1900_ [April Texts: Three Women Writers Encountering Melacholia 1870-1900], in "Telling and Retelling Stories of Women, Madness, and Feminism," _NORA: Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research_ 18(3)(September 2010): 210-216.


Edward Wheatley, _Stumbling Blocks Before the Blind: Medieval Constructions of a Disability_ (University of Michigan Press 2010).


Mary Shelley Trent (PhD, UC-Irvine 2010): "Enigmatic Bachelors: Masculinity, Girlhood, and Vision in the ARt of Joseph Cornell and Henry Darger"
Advisor: Cecile Whiting

Contributions received this month from: John Erlen, Kim Nielsen, Beth Linker

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