The Madwoman and the Blindman
Jane Eyre, Discourse, Disability
David Bolt, Julia Miele Rodas, and Elizabeth J. Donaldson.
Ohio State University Press, 2012.
Drawing on the work of disability theorists, as well as scholarship in women’s studies, deconstruction, autism studies, masculinity studies, caregiving, theology, psychoanalysis, and film studies, the contributors to this new Anglo-American book suggest that disability may have a more pervasive, subtle, and textured place in Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre than has previously been acknowledged, guiding us to an enriched understanding of the novel and of the meanings and functions of disability. With previously unpublished contributions from Lennard J. Davis, Margaret Rose Torrell, D. Christopher Gabbard, Essaka Joshua, Susannah Mintz, and Martha Stoddard Holmes, this is the first book to apply disability studies to a single literary work.
The book is now available and shall be the subject of a panel at the forthcoming MLA conference in Boston.
For further information, please contact:
Dr. David Bolt
Director, Centre for Culture & Disability Studies
Editor, Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies
Lecturer, Education and Disability Studies
Founder, International Network of Literary & Cultural Disability Scholars
International-Network-of- Literary-and-Cultural- Disability-Scholars/ 174137315933446
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Coming soon: The Madwoman and The Blindman: Jane Eyre, Discourse, Disability, edited by David Bolt, Julia Miele Rodas, and Elizabeth J. Donaldson