Centre for Culture &
                Disability Studies  

Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies

The Journal of Literary Disability was founded by the editor Dr. David Bolt in 2006. It was launched at the Inaugural Conference of the Cultural Disability Studies Research Network, hosted by Liverpool John Moores University in 2007. Guest edited by Jim Ferris, Michael Davidson, and Lucy Burke, three special issues on poetry, dependency, and cognitive impairment were published online and remain freely available on the JLCDS website.

In 2009 the publication moved to Liverpool University Press under the new name Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies. It expanded to three issues per year and print as well as online formats. It was selected for the Project MUSE collection and found an institutional base in the Centre for Disability Research (CeDr), Lancaster University. It is now edited, on a permanent basis, in the Centre for Culture and Disability Studies at Liverpool Hope University.

Editorial Board

Editorial Board

Rachel Adams, Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University.

Clare Barker, Lecturer in English Literature, University of Leeds.

Tammy Berberi, Associate Professor of French, University of Minnesota, Morris.

James Berger, Senior Lecturer in American Studies and English, Yale University. 

Michael Bérubé, Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Literature, Pennsylvania State University.

Brenda Brueggemann, Professor of English, Ohio State University.

Lucy Burke, Principal Lecturer in the Department of English, Manchester Metropolitan University.

Simone Chess, Assistant Professor of English and Women’s Studies, Wayne State University.

Johnson Cheu, Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Writing, Rhetoric and American Cultures, Michigan State University.

Tom Coogan, Teaching Fellow, University of Birmingham.

G. Thomas Couser, Professor of English emeritus, Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York.

Michael Davidson, Vice Chair in the Department of Literature, University of California, San Diego.

Lennard J. Davis, Distinguished Professor of English, Professor of Disability and Human Development and Professor of Medical Education, University of Illinois, Chicago.

Helen Deutsch, Professor of English at University California, Los Angeles.
Elizabeth J. Donaldson, Associate Professor of English and Chair of the Interdisciplinary Studies Program, New York Institute of Technology.

Jim Ferris, Professor, University of Toledo, Madison.

Anne Finger, Independent Scholar.

Ann M. Fox, Professor of English, Davidson College, North Carolina.

Maria Frawley , Professor of English, George Washington University.

Chris Gabbard , Professor of English and Coordinator of the M.A. Program in English, University of North Florida.

Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, Professor of Women's Studies and English, Emory University, Atlanta.

Martin Halliwell, Professor of American Studies and Director of the Centre for American Studies, University of Leicester.

Diane Price Herndl, Professor of English, Women's studies, and Gender Studies, University of South Florida.

Martha Stoddard Holmes, Professor of Literature and Writing Studies, California State University, San Marcos.

Alison Kafer, Associate Professor and Chair of Feminist Studies, Southwestern.

Deborah Kent, Independent Scholar.

Georgina Kleege, Adjunct Assistant Professor of English, University of California, Berkeley.

Miriamne Ara Krummel, Associate Professor of English, University of Dayton, Ohio.

Fiona Kumari Campbell, Associate Professor, Griffith Law School, Griffith University.

Petra Kuppers, Professor of English, Art and Design, Theatre and Women’s Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Stephen Kuusisto, Professor, Syracuse University's Center on Human Policy, Law, and Disability Studies.

Cynthia Lewiecki-Wilson, Professor of English and Director of Composition, Miami University, Ohio.

Robert McRuer, Professor and Chair of English, George Washington University.

Susanna Mintz, Professor of English, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs.

David T. Mitchell, Professor of English, George Washington University.

Stuart Murray, Professor of Contemporary Literatures and Film, University of Leeds.

Felicity A. Nussbaum, Distinguished Professor of English, University of California ¬Los Angeles.
James Overboe, Associate Professor of Sociology, Wilfrid Laurier University.

Catherine Prendergast, Professor of English, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Ato Quayson, Professor of English and Director of the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies, University of Toronto.

Julia Miele Rodas, Associate Professor, City University New York’s, Bronx Community College.

Irene Rose, sessional lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies, Liverpool John Moores University.

Carrie Sandahl, Associate Professor, Florida State University’s School of Theatre.

Ralph Savarese, Professor of English, Grinnell College.

Susan Schweik, Professor of English, University of California, Berkeley.

David Serlin, Associate Professor and Chair of communication and sciences studies, and affiliated faculty in critical gender studies, University of California, San Diego.

Margrit Shildrick, Professor of Gender and Knowledge Production, Linkoping University.

Sharon L. Snyder, independent scholar. 

Tanya Titchkosky, Professor of Disability Studies, University of Toronto.


1.1 - Disability and/as Poetry, guest edited by Jim Ferris, 2007.
1.2 - Disability and the Dialectic of Dependency, guest edited by Michael Davidson, 2007.
2.1 - The Representation of Cognitive Impairment, guest edited by Lucy Burke, 2008.
3.1 - General issue, 2009.
3.2 - Blindness and Literature, guest edited by Georgina Kleege, 2009.
3.3- Deleuze, Disability, and Difference, guest edited by Petra Kuppers and James Overboe, 2009.
4.1 - General issue, 2010.
4.2 - Ablenationalism and the Geo-Politics of Disability, guest edited by Sharon L. Snyder and David T. Mitchell, 2010.
4.3 - Disabling Postcolonialism: Global Disability Cultures and Democratic Criticism, guest edited by Clare Barker and Stuart Murray, 2010.
5.1 - General issue, 2011.
5.2 - Representing Disability and Emotion, guest edited by Elizabeth J. Donaldson and Catherine Prendergast, 2011.
5.3 - Disability and Life Writing, guest edited by G. Thomas Couser, 2011.
6.1 - General issue, 2012.
6.2 - Popular Genres and Disability Representation, guest edited by Ria Cheyne, 2012.
6.3 - General Issue, 2012.
7.1 - General issue, 2013.
7.2 - Disability and Native American/Indigenous Studies, guest edited by Siobhan Senier and Clare Barker, 2013.
7.3 - Disability, Humour and Comedy, guest edited by Tom Coogan and Rebecca Mallett, 2013.
8.1 - General issue, 2014.
8.2 - Cripistemologies, part 1, guest edited by Merri Lisa Johnson and Robert McRuer, 2014.
8.3 - Cripistemologies, part 2, guest edited by Merri Lisa Johnson and Robert McRuer, 2014.
9.1- General issue, 2015.
9.2 - Disability and the American Counterculture guest edited by Stella Bolaki and Chris Gair 2015.
9.3 - Disability and visual culture, guest edited by Alice Hall and Tobin Siebers, 2015.
10.1 - General issue, 2016.
10.2 - French and Francophone World Disability Studies, guest edited by Tammy Berberi and Christian Flaugh, 2016.
10.3 - Disability and Blood, guest edited by Michael Davidson and Sören Fröhlich, 2016.

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