ISSUE 4.2 (SUMMER 2008)

Special Issue:
Critical Transformations: Disability and the Body in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Guest Edited by Mark Mossman and Martha Stoddard Holmes



Mark Mossman and Martha Stoddard Holmes, “Critical Transformations: Disability and the Body in Nineteenth-Century Britain



Allen Bauman, “Epilepsy, Crime, and Masculinity in Mary Elizabeth Braddon’s Thou Art the Man

Mia Chen, “‘And There Was No Helping It’: Disability and Social Reproduction in Charlotte Yonge’s The Daisy Chain

Joyce L. Huff, “The Domesticated Monster: Freakishness and Masculinity in Fitz-James O’Brien’s ‘What Was It?’

Cindy LaCom, “Ideological Aporia: When Victorian England’s Hairy Woman Met God and Darwin

Rachel O’Connell, “Cripsploitation: Desire, the Gaze, and the Extraordinary Body in The History of Sir Richard Calmady

Wendy Parkins, “Jane Morris’s Invalidism Reconsidered

M. Jeanne Peterson, “Precocious Puberty in the Victorian Medical Gaze

Julia Miele Rodas, “‘On the Spectrum’: Rereading Contact and Affect in Jane Eyre

Talia Shaffer, “Modernist Mental States and Marie Corelli’s Wormwood

Tamara Silvia Wagner, “‘If he belonged to me, I should not like it at all’ Managing Disability and Dependencies in Charlotte Yonge’s The Two Guardians



Jay Dolmage, “Locating Disability.” Review of Sharon L. Snyder and David T. Mitchell’s Cultural Locations of Disability.

Maria Frawley, “Pigmies in Piccadilly.” Review of Marlene Tromp’s Victorian Freaks: The Social Context of Freakery in Britain.

Margaret Price, “Inversion Therapy.” Review of Robert McRuer’s Crip Theory: Cultural Signs of Queerness and Disability.

Barbara Leckie, “The Citizen Has No Body.” Review of Pamela K. Gilbert’s The Citizen’s Body: Desire, Health, and the Social in Victorian England.

Amy Vidali, “Disability’s Textual Dissonance.” Review of Ato Quayson’s Aesthetic Nervousness: Disability and the Crisis of Representation.


Editors-in-Chief: Stacey Floyd and Melissa Purdue

Reviews Editor: Mary Jean Corbett

Reviews Assistant: Zach Weir

Technical Editor: Josh Reid