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Literary Disability Studies

Literatures of Madness

Disability Studies and Mental Health

Editors: Donaldson, Elizabeth J. (Ed.)

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  • Contributes to scholarly criticism on twentieth-century women writers
  • Expands literary disabilities to the subject of mental health
  • Highlights little-known authors and texts
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Literatures of Madness: Disability Studies and Mental Health brings together scholars working in disability studies, mad studies, feminist theory, Indigenous studies, postcolonial theory, Jewish literature, queer studies, American studies, trauma studies, and comics to create an intersectional community of scholarship in literary disability studies of mental health. The collection contains essays on canonical authors and lesser known and sometimes forgotten writers, including Sylvia Plath, Louisa May Alcott, Hannah Weiner, Mary Jane Ward, Michelle Cliff, Lee Maracle, Joanne Greenberg, Ann Bannon, Jerry Pinto, Persimmon Blackbridge, and others. The volume addresses the under-representation of madness and psychiatric disability in the field of disability studies, which traditionally focuses on physical disability, and explores the controversies and the common ground among disability studies, anti-psychiatric discourses, mad studies, graphic medicine, and health/medical humanities.


About the authors

Elizabeth J. Donaldson is Associate Professor of English at the New York Institute of Technology, where she directs the Medical Humanities program. She is co-editor of The Madwoman and the Blindman: Jane Eyre, Discourse, Disability (2012).


Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction: Breathing in Airless Spaces

    Donaldson, Elizabeth J.

    Pages 1-8

  • Coming Out Mad, Coming Out Disabled

    Brewer, Elizabeth

    Pages 11-30

  • Going Barefoot: Mad Affiliation, Identity Politics, and Eros

    Wolframe, PhebeAnn M.

    Pages 31-49

  • “Hundreds of People Like Me”: A Search for a Mad Community in The Bell Jar

    Miyatsu, Rose

    Pages 51-69

  • Writing Madness in Indigenous Literature: A Hesitation

    Soros, Erin

    Pages 71-87

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-92666-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-92665-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Literatures of Madness
Book Subtitle
Disability Studies and Mental Health
Editors
  • Elizabeth J. Donaldson
Series Title
Literary Disability Studies
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-92666-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-92666-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-92665-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 242
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations
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