Fantastic and Speculative Ability

The start of a public centralization of an on-going project looking at disability representation in media, with a particular focus on SF/F literature.  This page (and the project itself) is a work in progress, content in the near future may range from minimal to disorganized as I figure out the best way to organize this information (compounded by the fact that I have yet to make custom menus in blogger work).

This started as an active project in preparation for Arisia 2016, and has grown in a short time into something I'm talking about at conventions and professional conferences.  It's a huge, sprawling, complex topic that is very close to my heart, so please bear with me as I try to build this into something.

Resources List

Cheyne, Ria. "Introduction: popular genres and disability representation." Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies 6.2 (2012): 117+. Academic OneFile. Web. 15 Oct. 2016.

Cheyne, Ria. "'She was born a thing': disability, the cyborg and the posthuman in Anne McCaffrey's The Ship Who Sang." Journal of Modern Literature 36.3 (2013): 138+. Literature Resource Center. Web. 15 Oct. 2016.

Disabled Superheros. Web.

Disability in KidLit. Web.

Evans, Dominick.  "Disability Rights."  Web. 

Foster, Emily. “The Monster in the Mirror: On Horror, Disability, and Loving Both at Once.” Web.  15 Mar. 2016.

Geeky Gimp. Web.

Georgetown X. “Introduction to Bioethics.” EdX. Web.

GLAAD. “Where we are on TV Report 2015.” Web. Sept. 2016.

Jae, Ava. "The Problem with Superpowered Disabled Characters." Writability. Dec. 2015. Web. 20 Dec. 2015.

Lemberg, Rose. “Disability, Diversity, Dignity.” Web. Jan. 2016.

"People With Disabilities, On Screen And Sans Cliches." Weekend All Things Considered 14 Mar. 2015. Literature Resource Center. Web. 15 Oct. 2016.

Pirofski, Kira Isak. “Race, Gender, and Disability in Today’s Children’s Literature.” Web. Mar. 2016.

Ramsawakh, Mariah. “The ‘Miraculous Cure’ Trope Is Not The Disability Representation We Need.” The Establishment. Web. Aug. 2016.

Space Crip. Web.

“Special Needs in Strange Worlds.” SF Signal. Web.

Stemp, Jane. "Devices and Desires: Science Fiction, Fantasy and Disability in Literature for Young People." Disability Studies Quarterly 24.1 (2004). Web. 15 Dec. 2015.


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