Current Journal Articles and New Books (#223 // March 2020)

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Current Journal Articles and New Books (#223 // March 2020)

Introduction: About once a month (supply allowing), we post a listing of recently published historical articles about disability (somewhat broadly defined). These articles are usually found on the "current periodicals" shelves at a university library, from the most recent two calendar years (right now, 2019-2020). Most of them are culled from the online Table of Contents sites maintained by journal publishers. We also include book chapters in new collections, cites for new books, and cites for review articles, new books, and new dissertations.

 The usual caveats:

  1. your definitions of history and disability may exclude some of these articles, and include others;
  2. listing here does not necessarily constitute a recommendation of the articles involved; and
  3. only English-language tables of contents or abstracts are usually culled (but works in other languages are welcome from contributors).


  • Heumann, Judith. Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist. Beacon Press (Feb 25, 2020).
  • Chancy, Myriam J. A. Autochthonomies: Transnationalism, Testimony, and Transmission in the African Diaspora. University of Illinois Press, Feb 2020.     


  • Njung, George N. "Amputated Men, Colonial Bureaucracy, and Masculinity in Post-World War I Colonial Nigeria." Journal of Social History, vol. 53 no. 3, 2020, p. 620-643. Project MUSE.
  • Salvante, Martina. "The Wounded Male Body: Masculinity and Disability in Wartime and Post-WWI Italy." Journal of Social History, vol. 53 no. 3, 2020, p. 644-666.
  • Daen, Laurel. ""To Board & Nurse a Stranger": Poverty, Disability, and Community in Eighteenth-Century Massachusetts." Journal of Social History, vol. 53 no. 3, 2020, p. 716-741. Project MUSE.
  • Luptak, Adam and John Paul Newman. "Victory, Defeat, Gender, and Disability: Blind War Veterans in Interwar Czechoslovakia." Journal of Social History, vol. 53 no. 3, 2020, p. 604-619. Project MUSE.
  • Baldys, Emily M. “Disabling the Madman: Dickens and the Moral Management of Barnaby Rudge and David Copperfield.” Dickens Studies Annual, vol. 51, no. 1, 2020, pp. 40–72. JSTOR.


  • Beresford, Peter. “Mad Studies: Campaigning Against the Psychiatric System and Welfare ‘Reform’ and for Something Better.” Resist the Punitive State: Grassroots Struggles Across Welfare, Housing, Education and Prisons, edited by Emily Luise Hart et al., Pluto Press, London, 2020, pp. 88–107. JSTOR.
  • Brown, Megan. “‘Tell Me Who I Am’: An Investigation of Cultural Authenticity in YA Disability Peritexts.” Beyond the Blockbusters: Themes and Trends in Contemporary Young Adult Fiction, edited by Rebekah Fitzsimmons and Casey Alane Wilson, University Press of Mississippi, Jackson, 2020, pp. 140–155. JSTOR.
  • Roets, Griet, et al. “Disability Rights and Disability Studies in Social Work: Uncovering Different Interpretations of Rights and Needs of People with Learning Disabilities in Social Work Practice.” European Social Work – A Compendium, edited by Fabian Kessl et al., 1st ed., Verlag Barbara Budrich, Opladen; Berlin; Toronto, 2020, pp. 201–224. JSTOR.
  • Gore, Clare Walker. “At the Margins of Mystery: Sensational Difference in Wilkie Collins.” Plotting Disability in the Nineteenth-Century Novel, by Clare Walker Gore, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, 2020, pp. 74–115. JSTOR.




Shubhangi Garg Mehrotra, CUNY

Ph.D. (University at Buffalo)