Disability Writing

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This special issue on disability directs its analytical and critical focus to how the key questions of disability studies can be transferred to literary studies and how disability studies as an academic field – while shedding light on the literary and cultural construction of normalcy and otherness and the means by which disability is created and reconstructed in literature – can embrace and enrich other theoretical frameworks.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherDe Gruyter
Number of pages105
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2019
SeriesZeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik

Bibliographical note

Table of Contents

1) “Narrating Disability in Literature and Visual Media: Introduction" by Anita Wohlmann and Marion Rana
2) “Relocating the Freak Show: Disability in the Medical Drama” by Gesine Wegner
3) “Writing Disability/Disabling Writing: ET Russian and the Fragmentation of Texts and Textures” by Olga Tarapata
4) “Towards a Science of the Self: Autism, Autobiography and Animal Behavior in Temple Grandin’s Animals in Translation” by Mita Banerjee
5) “Deafness and Ethnic Identity: The Idea of a Deaf State and its Resonances with American Exceptionalism and Frontier Ideology” by Marion Rana


  • disability studies
  • Literature and Cultural Studies

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