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The Cambridge Companion to Literature and Disability

The Cambridge Companion to Literature and Disability Part II, Across Critical Methods, comprises Chapters 9 to 16: Disability and the Edges of Languages and literature Intersectionality; The World-Making Potential of Contemporary Crip/Queer Literary and Cultural Production; Race and Disability in US Literature; Disability and Women’s Writing; Disability in RR 2018/196 Genre Fiction; Signifying Selves: Disability and Life Writing; Disability Rhetorics; and the The Cambridge Companion to Literature concluding closing chapter, Literary Disability and Disability Culture Imaginations at Work: An Afterword. Edited by Clare Barker and Stuart Murray Front matter includes Contents, Notes on Cambridge University Press Contributors, Acknowledgments and Chronology of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies. The latter Cambridge begins with 1963 and the sociologist Erving Goffman’s Stigma: Notes on the Management of Spoiled xxi 1 254 pp. Identity and ends in 2017 with Eunjung Kim’s ISBN 978 1 107 08782 8 (hbck); ISBN 978 1 107 45813 0 Curative Violence: Rehabilitating Disability, Gender, and (pbck); ISBN 978 1 108 36509 3 (e-book) Sexuality in Modern Korea.The Companion closes with a substantive Recommended Reading section which £64.99 $84.99 (hbck); £22.99 $29.99 (pbck); $24 (e-book) runs to ten pages and provides very much more than Cambridge Companions an introduction to this area. The twelve-page Index Keywords Disability, Literature allows the reader to identify authors, themes, ideas or topics that appear across the Companion. Review DOI 10.1108/RR-04-2018-0065 This Companion signals the integration of literary Literary disability studies emerged as a critical disability studies into mainstream literary curricula and discipline in the 1990s. The introductory chapter to will contribute to further integration as an ongoing this Companion provides a light-touch overview of the process. As with the other titles in this well-established development of the discipline, noting key publications series, this Companion presents scholarship at the and how they contributed towards shaping the leading edge of the discipline. This volume showcases discipline. The social model of disability “still remains work in at the intersection of literary and disability the single most influential idea within disability studies” studies through its offering of sixteen chapters of up to (p. 6), and this influence can be seen across different date scholarship written to the reliably high scholarly iterations within literary disability studies. The 16 standard the Cambridge Companions series delivers. essays in this Cambridge Companion build upon the This title is recommended for university and revisionary research described in the introduction, college libraries supporting literature degree providing “a wide range of critical perspectives on the courses and programmes. ways in which literary representations of disability Linda Kemp function” (p.9). The book is presented in two parts. Health Information Researcher, Nottingham Trent Thefirstpartcovers the major periods andsubject University, Nottingham, UK areas of writing in English. The second part takes approaches suggested by key critical ideas current in literary disability studies. RR 2018/197 A summary of the titles in Part I Across Literatures The Cambridge Companion to indicates the range and scope of literary periods: Postcolonial Travel Writing following the rigorous introductory essay, Introduction: Edited by Robert Clarke On Reading Disability in Literature, Chapters Two to Eight cover: Monsters, Saints, and Sinners: Disability Cambridge University Press in Medieval Literature; Early Modern Literature and Cambridge Disability Studies; Disability and Deformity: Function Impairment and Aesthetics in the Long Eighteenth xxxvii1251 pp. Century; Embodying Affliction in Nineteenth-Century ISBN 978 1 107 15539 4 (hbck); ISBN 978 1 316 60729 9 Fiction; Paralyzed Modernities and Biofutures: Bodies and Minds in Modern Literature; The Ambiguities of (pbck); ISBN 978 1 108 54871 7 (e-book) Inclusion: Disability in Contemporary Literature; and £64.99 $84.99 (hbck); £21.99 $28.99 (pbck); $23 (e-book) “Radiant Afflication”: Disability Narratives in Cambridge Companions to Literature Postcolonial Literature. Keywords Imperialism, Literature, Travel Review DOI 10.1108/RR-06-2018-0105 Reference Reviews This Cambridge Companion is part of a large series Volume 32 · Number 7/8 · 2018 · pp. 22–28 © Emerald Publishing Limited · ISSN 0950-4125 of introductory guides, designed “to meet a http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Reference Reviews Emerald Publishing

The Cambridge Companion to Literature and Disability

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Part II, Across Critical Methods, comprises Chapters 9 to 16: Disability and the Edges of Languages and literature Intersectionality; The World-Making Potential of Contemporary Crip/Queer Literary and Cultural Production; Race and Disability in US Literature; Disability and Women’s Writing; Disability in RR 2018/196 Genre Fiction; Signifying Selves: Disability and Life Writing; Disability Rhetorics; and the The Cambridge Companion to Literature concluding closing chapter, Literary Disability and Disability Culture Imaginations at Work: An Afterword. Edited by Clare Barker and Stuart Murray Front matter includes Contents, Notes on Cambridge University Press Contributors, Acknowledgments and Chronology of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies. The latter Cambridge begins with 1963 and the sociologist Erving Goffman’s Stigma: Notes on the Management of Spoiled xxi 1 254 pp. Identity and ends in 2017 with Eunjung Kim’s ISBN 978 1 107 08782 8 (hbck); ISBN 978 1 107 45813 0 Curative Violence: Rehabilitating Disability, Gender, and (pbck); ISBN 978 1 108 36509 3 (e-book) Sexuality in Modern Korea.The Companion closes with a substantive Recommended Reading section which £64.99 $84.99 (hbck); £22.99 $29.99 (pbck); $24 (e-book) runs to ten pages and provides very much more than Cambridge Companions an introduction to this area. The twelve-page Index Keywords Disability, Literature allows the reader to identify authors, themes, ideas or topics that appear across the Companion. Review DOI 10.1108/RR-04-2018-0065 This Companion signals the integration of literary Literary disability studies emerged as a critical disability studies into mainstream literary curricula and discipline in the 1990s. The introductory chapter to will contribute to further integration as an ongoing this Companion provides a light-touch overview of the process. As with the other titles in this well-established development of the discipline, noting key publications series, this Companion presents scholarship at the and how they contributed towards shaping the leading edge of the discipline. This volume showcases discipline. The social model of disability “still remains work in at the intersection of literary and disability the single most influential idea within disability studies” studies through its offering of sixteen chapters of up to (p. 6), and this influence can be seen across different date scholarship written to the reliably high scholarly iterations within literary disability studies. The 16 standard the Cambridge Companions series delivers. essays in this Cambridge Companion build upon the This title is recommended for university and revisionary research described in the introduction, college libraries supporting literature degree providing “a wide range of critical perspectives on the courses and programmes. ways in which literary representations of disability Linda Kemp function” (p.9). The book is presented in two parts. Health Information Researcher, Nottingham Trent Thefirstpartcovers the major periods andsubject University, Nottingham, UK areas of writing in English. The second part takes approaches suggested by key critical ideas current in literary disability studies. RR 2018/197 A summary of the titles in Part I Across Literatures The Cambridge Companion to indicates the range and scope of literary periods: Postcolonial Travel Writing following the rigorous introductory essay, Introduction: Edited by Robert Clarke On Reading Disability in Literature, Chapters Two to Eight cover: Monsters, Saints, and Sinners: Disability Cambridge University Press in Medieval Literature; Early Modern Literature and Cambridge Disability Studies; Disability and Deformity: Function Impairment and Aesthetics in the Long Eighteenth xxxvii1251 pp. Century; Embodying Affliction in Nineteenth-Century ISBN 978 1 107 15539 4 (hbck); ISBN 978 1 316 60729 9 Fiction; Paralyzed Modernities and Biofutures: Bodies and Minds in Modern Literature; The Ambiguities of (pbck); ISBN 978 1 108 54871 7 (e-book) Inclusion: Disability in Contemporary Literature; and £64.99 $84.99 (hbck); £21.99 $28.99 (pbck); $23 (e-book) “Radiant Afflication”: Disability Narratives in Cambridge Companions to Literature Postcolonial Literature. Keywords Imperialism, Literature, Travel Review DOI 10.1108/RR-06-2018-0105 Reference Reviews This Cambridge Companion is part of a large series Volume 32 · Number 7/8 · 2018 · pp. 22–28 © Emerald Publishing Limited · ISSN 0950-4125 of introductory guides, designed “to meet a

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