• Monstrosity, Disability, and the Posthuman in the Medieval and Early Modern World

    Editor(s):
    Richard H. Godden, Asa Simon Mittman (see profile)
    Date:
    2019
    Group(s):
    Monsters and Monstrosity
    Subject(s):
    Disability studies, Disabilities
    Item Type:
    Book
    Tag(s):
    monsters, posthuman, Medieval studies, Early modern studies, Disability
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/bgca-mt10
    Abstract:
    This collection examines the intersection of the discourses of “disability” and “monstrosity” in a timely and necessary intervention in the scholarly fields of Disability Studies and Monster Studies. Analyzing Medieval and Early Modern art and literature replete with images of non-normative bodies, these essays consider the pernicious history of defining people with distinctly non-normative bodies or non-normative cognition as monsters. In many cases throughout Western history, a figure marked by what Rosemarie Garland-Thomson has termed “the extraordinary body” is labeled a “monster.” This volume explores the origins of this conflation, examines the problems and possibilities inherent in it, and casts both disability and monstrosity in light of emergent, empowering discourses of posthumanism.
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