Literary Disability Studies

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Literary Disability Studies

Palgrave Macmillan Book Series

Edited by

David Bolt, Liverpool Hope University, UK
Elizabeth J. Donaldson, New York Institute of Technology, USA
Julia Miele Rodas, Bronx Community College, City University of New York, USA

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Literary Disability Studies is the first book series dedicated to the exploration of literature and literary topics from a disability studies perspective. Focused on literary content and informed by disability theory, disability research, disability activism, and disability experience, the Palgrave Macmillan series provides a home for a growing body of advanced scholarship exploring the ways in which the literary imagination intersects with historical and contemporary attitudes toward disability. This cutting edge interdisciplinary work will include both monographs and edited collections (as well as focused research that does not fall within traditional monograph length).

The works already under contract include:
-       Hannah Thompson, Visions of Blindness in French Fiction, 1789-2013.
-       Michael Bradshaw, Disabling Romanticism.
-       Patricia Friedrich, The Literary and Linguistic Construction of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

The series is supported by an editorial board of internationally-recognised literary scholars specialising in disability studies:
-       Michael Bérubé, Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Literature, Pennsylvania State University.
-       G. Thomas Couser, Professor of English Emeritus, Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York.
-       Michael Davidson, University of California Distinguished Professor, University of California, San Diego.
-       Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, Professor of Women's Studies and English, Emory University, Atlanta.
-       Cynthia Lewiecki-Wilson, Professor of English Emerita, Miami University, Ohio.
-       Tobin Siebers, V. L. Parrington Collegiate Professor, Professor of English and Art and Design, University of Michigan.

For information about submitting a Literary Disability Studies book proposal, please contact David Bolt (, Elizabeth J. Donaldson (, and/or Julia Miele Rodas (