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Corporealities: Discourses of Disability (Series)

Corporealities: Discourses of Disability promotes a broad range of scholarly work analyzing the cultural and representational meanings of disability. Definitions of disability underpin fundamental concepts such as normalcy, health, bodily integrity, individuality, citizenship, and morality—all terms that define the essence of what it means to be human. Yet, disabilities have been traditionally treated as conditions in need of medical intervention and correction. Rarely has disability been approached as a constructed category forwarded by social institutions seeking to legislate the slippery line that exists between normative biologies and deviant bodies. In addition to identifying the social phantasms that have been projected upon disabled subjects in history, the series aims to theorize the shifting coordinates of disabled identities.
Although cultural discourses have long relied on images of disability, professional vocabularies and methodologies have historically avoided analyses that attend to the meanings ascribed to disabled populations. Corporealities participates in ongoing scholarly efforts to conceive of a more humane constellation of narratives about physical and cognitive difference.
The series seeks work that will expand the interpretive options for theorizing disability in the humanities. We encourage submissions on any aspect of the social construction of disability: textual representations of people with disabilities in history; the relationship between narrative forms and bodily differences; disciplinary dependencies upon disabled people and definitions of aberrancy; linguistic studies of disability terminology; disability studies and methodologies; aesthetics and bodily variation; genre studies and disability "types"; theorizations of technology and disability; historical modes of institutionalization, segregation, and assimilation; the disruptive presence of disability in discourse; biological norms and the designation of deviance; bodily difference and theories of materiality; disability subjectivity and essentialism; disability and performance; disability in literature and medicine; the relationship of disability to philosophical systems of thought; "final" solutions and "cure" narratives.

Series Editors
David T. Mitchell
Sharon L. Snyder
Editorial Board
Lennard Davis
Rosemarie Garland-Thomson
Sander Gilman
Fiona Kumari Campbell
Susan Stryker
Tanya Titchkosky
Karen Nakamura
Susan Antebi
Encarnación Juárez-Almendros

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Monstrous Kinds

Body, Space, and Narrative in Renaissance Representations of Disability

Elucidates how Renaissance writers used monstrosity to imagine what we now call disability

Autistic Disturbances

Theorizing Autism Poetics from the DSM to Robinson Crusoe

Finds and investigates the resonances between autistic speech patterns and literary texts

Academic Ableism

Disability and Higher Education

Places notions of disability at the center of higher education and argues that inclusiveness allows for a better education for everyone

Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability

Addresses misrepresentations of Foucault’s work within feminist philosophy and disability studies, offering a new feminist philosophy of disability

Narrative Prosthesis

Disability and the Dependencies of Discourse

Reveals how depictions of disability in fiction serve an essential narrative function

Signifying Bodies

Disability in Contemporary Life Writing

Sheds new light on the memoir boom by asking: Is the genre basically about disability?

Disability Theory

Boldly rethinks theoretical questions of the last thirty years from the vantage point of disability studies

Revels in Madness

Insanity in Medicine and Literature

A sweeping survey of how notions of madness have been represented in medicine and literature from the Greeks to the present