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Kathleen M. Brian, PhD, is a Lecturer in the Liberal Studies Department at Western Washington University. Brian's recent work has appeared in the Journal of Literary and Disability Studies, the History of Psychiatry, and the Bulletin of the History of Medicine. James W. Trent, Jr., PhD, is a Visiting Scholar in the Heller School at Brandeis University. He is author of The Manliest Man: Samuel G. Howe and the Contours of Nineteenth-Century American Reform (2012) and Inventing the Feeble Mind: A History of Intellectual Disability in the United States (2016).


Phallacies provides an essential map to multiple locations where disabilities and masculinities have materialized, from clinics, to courtrooms, to theatres, to public streets, to private domestic spaces. The importance of studying disability at the intersections of gender, sexuality, race, and class has been firmly established in the vibrant, interdisciplinary field of disability studies. However, more than any other, this anthology makes it possible to pursue that study historically, in thick, nuanced, comparative, and expansive ways. - Robert McRuer, PhD, Professor, Department of English, The George Washington University; author, Crip Theory: Cultural Signs of Queerness and Disability That masculinity is an embodied practice has become epigrammatic to researchers. But what about when that body is damaged, incomplete, disfigured, partial, or somehow other? In this breakthrough interdisciplinary collection, 17 scholars and writers * historians, literary and media scholars, contemporary writers *

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