Wednesday, February 2, 2011

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, 2010-2011). Most 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).


McWilliams, Ellen. "Madness and Mother Ireland in the Fiction of Patrick McCabe," _Irish Studies Review_ 18(4)(November 2010): 391-400.

Metzler, Irina. "Disability in the Middle Ages: Impairment at the Intersection of Historical Inquiry and Disability Studies," _History Compass_ 9(1)(2011): 45-60.

Meyer, Manuella. "Sanity in the South Atlantic: The Mythos of Philippe Pinel and the Asylum Movement in Nineteenth-Century Rio de Janeiro," _Atlantic Studies_ 7(4)(2010): 473-492.

Odell, Tracy. "Not Your Average Childhood: Lived Experience of Children with Physical Disabilities Raised in Bloorview Hospital, Home, and School from 1960 to 1989," _Disability and Society_ 26(1) (2011): 49-63.

Tomlinson, Niles. "Creeping in the 'Mere': Catagenesis in Poe's 'Black Cat' and Gilman's 'Yellow Wallpaper,'" _ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance_ 56(3)(2010): 232-268.


Barbara L. Floyd, _From Institutions to Independence: A History of People with Disabilities in Northwest Ohio_ (University of Toledo Press 2011).

Contributions received this month from: Kristina Richardson, Tricia Salata

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