2018 NEH Summer Institute: Global Histories of Disability

We are delighted to announce “Global Histories of Disability!” This four-week NEH Summer Institute for College and University Teachers will take place at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. from June 18 to July 13, 2018. The Institute will host twenty-five scholars from different disciplines and at different stages in their careers, including up to three advanced… Continue Reading 2018 NEH Summer Institute: Global Histories of Disability

Review of Bingham and Green, Seriously Funny, by Daniel Wilson

Shawn Chandler Bingham, Sara E. Green. Seriously Funny: Disability and the Paradoxical Power of Humor. Boulder: Lynne Reinner Publishers, 2017. 200 pp,. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-62637-520-8; $65.00 (e-book), ISBN 978-1-62637-565-9. Reviewed by Daniel J. Wilson (Muhlenberg College) Published on H-Disability (January, 2018) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=49882 In Seriously Funny: Disability and the Paradoxical Power of Humor, Shawn Chandler… Continue Reading Review of Bingham and Green, Seriously Funny, by Daniel Wilson

Review of Kuuliala by Christiane N Fabbri

Jenni Kuuliala. Childhood Disability and Social Integration in the Middle Ages: Constructions of Impairments in Thirteenth- and Fourteenth-Century Canonization. Turnhout: Brepols Publishers, 2016. 380 pp. $130.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-2-503-55185-2. Reviewed by Christiane N. Fabbri (Yale University) Published on H-Disability (January, 2018) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=47871 Disability and Religion We all know about disability. Friends, family members, and… Continue Reading Review of Kuuliala by Christiane N Fabbri

Review of Devlieger, Miranda-Galarza, Brown, Strickfaden Rethinking Disability by Celeste Sharpe

Patrick Devlieger, Beatriz Miranda-Galarza, Steven E. Brown, Megan Strickfaden, eds. Rethinking Disability: World Perspectives in Culture and Society (Second Edition). Antwerp: Maklu, Garant & Cyclus, 2016. 514 pp. $58.00 (paper), ISBN 978-90-441-3417-9. Reviewed by Celeste Sharpe (George Mason University) Published on H-Disability (December, 2017) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison Rethinking Disability: World Perspectives in Culture… Continue Reading Review of Devlieger, Miranda-Galarza, Brown, Strickfaden Rethinking Disability by Celeste Sharpe

CFP-2018 American Studies Association Conference

2018 American Studies Association Conference Call for Paper Proposals Panel Title: Thinking Beyond Recovery: Cripistemologies of Continuous Crisis Dominant ableist epistemologies rely on the rhetoric of crisis and recovery in relation to illness and disability. This orientation toward the imagined spacetime of suffering bodies and minds mirrors what some would call a short-sighted view of… Continue Reading CFP-2018 American Studies Association Conference