H-Disability is a scholarly network that explores the multitude of historical issues surrounding the experience and phenomenon of 'disability.' H-Disability was established in response to the growing academic interest and expanding scholarly literature on issues of disability throughout the world.

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Syllabus, Disability History course (Rousmaniere)

[Editor's note:  Kate Rousmaniere's generous sharing allows me to try out H-Disability's new capacity to post attached files such as syllabi and course assignments--one of the benefits of the Commons platform over our format listserv incarnation.  I'm posting the syllabus with this message; the assignments will also be posted, next.  Let's see how it goes.--PLR]

From: Kate Rousmaniere, rousmak@miamioh.edu

Author: 
Jo Buckberry, Annia Cherryson, eds.
Reviewer: 
William Southwell-Wright

Southwell-Wright on Buckberry and Cherryson, 'Burial in Later Anglo-Saxon England, c. 650-1100'

Jo Buckberry, Annia Cherryson, eds. Burial in Later Anglo-Saxon England, c. 650-1100. Studies in Funerary Archaeology Series. Oxford: Oxbrow Books, 2010. x + 142 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-84217-965-9.

Reviewed by William Southwell-Wright (University of Durham) Published on H-Disability (January, 2014) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

CFP: Disability, Race, Slavery in 19c. US Literature (MLA, Vancouver, 8-11 January 2015)

Dear all,

Here is the CFP for a special session on disability, race, and slavery in
the nineteenth century for the 2015 MLA convention in Vancouver.

Disability, Race, and Slavery in Nineteenth-Century American Literature

Disabled slaves figure repeatedly in American literature. What do their
representations tell us about disability, race, slavery in the long

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