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).
Brooks, Jane. "Managing the Burden: Nursing Older People in England, 1955-1980," _Nursing Inquiry_ 18(3)(September 2011): 226-234.
Jordan, Brian Matthew. "'Living Monuments': Union Veteran Amputees and the Embodied Memory of the Civil War," _Civil War History_ 57(2)(June 2011): 121-152.
Precoda, Karl, and P. S. Polanah. "In the Vortex of Modernity: Writing Blackness, Blindness, and Insight," _Journal of Modern Literature_ 34(3)(Spring 2011): 31-46.
Shaidi, Aliya. "Marriage and Mental Illness in the Mamluk Period," in M. Haddad, Armin Heinemanna, John L. Meloy, and Souad Slim, eds., _Towards a Cultural History of the Mamluk Era_ (Orient Institut Beirut/ Ergon Verlag 2010).
Emily Russell,_Reading Embodied Citizenship: Disability, Narrative, and the Body Politic_(Rutgers University Press 2011).
NEW THESES AND DISSERTATIONS:
Mark Feigan (PhD, La Trobe University 2011): "The Victorian Office of the Public Advocate: A First History 1986-2007"
Sarah M. Gray, (PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2011) "Irish Disability: Postcolonial Narratives of Stunted Development" Advisor: Joseph Valente
Dollman, Carly (BA Honors Dissertation, University of Stirling 2011): "Moral Therapy: The English Pauper Lunatic Asylum, circa 1845-1856"
Contributions received this month from: Kristina Richardson, Mark Feigan, Samuel Miller, John Erlen, Iain Hutchison, Rachel A. Zubal- Ruggieri (via DS-HUM)
Penny L. Richards PhD
Research Scholar, UCLA Center for the Study of Women
Co-editor, H-Education and H-Disability