Centre for Culture &
                Disability Studies  

Recommended Books

Albrecht, Gary, Jerome Bickenbach, David Mitchell, Walt Schalick, and Sharon Snyder, eds. The Encyclopedia of Disability. 5 vols. Thousand Oaks: Sage, 2006.

Corker, Mairian and Tom Shakespeare. Disability/Postmodernity: Embodying Disability Theory. London, New York: Continuum, 2002.

Couser, G. Thomas. Recovering Bodies: Illness, Disability, and Life Writing. Madison: U of Wisconsin P, 1997.
---. Signifying Bodies: Disability in Contemporary Life Writing. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 2009.
---. Vulnerable Subjects: Ethics and Life Writing. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 2003.

Crutchfield, Susan and Marcy Epstein, eds. Points of Contact: Disability, Art, and Culture. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 2000.

Davidson, Michael. Concerto for the Left Hand: Disability and the Defamiliar Body. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 2008.

Davis, Lennard J. Bending Over Backwards: Disability, Dismodernism and Other Difficult Positions. New York   and London: New York UP, 2002.
---. Enforcing Normalcy: disability, deafness, and the body. London, New York: Verso, 1995.
---, ed. The Disability Studies Reader. New York and London: Routledge, 1997.

Deutsch, Helen and Felicity Nussbaum, eds. "Defects.": Engendering the Modern Body. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 2000.

Garland-Thomson, Rosemarie. Extraordinary Bodies: Figuring Physical Disability in American Culture and Literature. New York: Columbia UP, 1997.

Kleege, Georgina. Blind Rage: Letters to Helen Keller. Washington DC: Gallaudet UP, 2006.
---. Sight Unseen. New Haven & London: Yale UP, 1999.

Kuppers, Petra. Disability and Contemporary Performance: Bodies on Edge. London and New York: Routledge, 2003.
---. The Scar of Visibility: Medical Performances and Contemporary Art. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 2007.

Lewiecki-Wilson, Cynthia and Jen Cellio, eds. Disability and Mothering: Liminal Spaces of Embodied Knowledge. New York: Syracuse UP, 2011.

McRuer, Robert. Cultural Signs of Queerness and Disability. New York: New Yourk UP, 2006.

Mitchell, David and Sharon Snyder, eds. The Body and Physical Difference: Discourses of Disability. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 1997.
---. Narrative Prosthesis: Disability and the Dependencies of Discourse. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 2000.

Murray, Stuart. Representing Autism: Culture, Narrative, Fascination. Liverpool: LUP, 2008.

Nussbaum, Felicity. The Limits of the Human: Fictions of Anomaly, Race, and Gender in the Long Eighteenth Century. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2003.

Ott, Katherine, David Serlin, and Stephen Mihm, eds. Artificial Parts, Practical Lives: Modern Histories of Prosthetics. New York: New York UP, 2002.

Poore, Carol. Disability in Twentieth-Century German Culture. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 2007.

Quayson, Ato. Aesthetic Nervousness: Disability and the Crisis of Representation. New York: Columbia UP, 2007.

Rose, Martha L. The Staff of Oedipus: Transforming Disability in Ancient Greece. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 2003.

Sandahl, Carrie and Philip Auslander, eds. Bodies in Commotion: Disability and Performance. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 2005.

Serlin, David. Replaceable You: Engineering the Body in Postwar America. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2004.

Siebers, Tobin. Disability Theory. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 2008.

Snyder, Sharon, Brenda Brueggemann, and Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, eds. Disability Studies: Enabling the Humanities. New York: MLA, 2002.

Snyder, Sharon and David Mitchell. Cultural Locations of Disability. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2006.
---, eds. The Encyclopedia of Disability: Volume 5: A History of Disability in Primary Sources. Thousand Oaks: Sage , 2006.

Stiker, Henri-Jacques. A History of Disability. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 2000.

Stoddard Holmes, Martha. Fictions of Affliction: Physical Disability in Victorian Culture. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 2004.

Taylor, Steven J. Acts of Conscience: World War II, Mental Institutions, and Religious Objectors. New York: Syracuse UP, 2009.

Thiher, Allen. Revels in Madness: Insanity in Medicine and Literature. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 2000.

Tremain, Shelley, ed. Foucault and the Government of Disability. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 2005.