​​​​Phallacies: Historical Intersections of Disability & Masculinity

Published Summer 2017
Oxford University Press

Phallacies: Historical Intersections of Disability and Masculinity
Kathleen M. Brian and James W. Trent, Jr., editors
Introduction:  David Serlin

Part 1: Is He Normal?
Anna Creadick – “Disability's Other: The Production of ‘Normal’ in Midcentury America”
Mary Trent – “Henry Darger and the Unruly Paper Dollhouse Scrapbook”
Lawrence E. Holcomb – “Black and Crazy: The Antinomian Black Male in North American Consciousness”
Murray Simpson – “Disabled Manhood and Masculine Femininity: Gender and Impairment in Russ Meyer's ‘Pussycat! Kill! Kill!”

Part 2: War, Manhood, and Disability
John Kinder – “Marketing Disabled Manhood: Veterans and Advertising since the Civil War”
Beth Linker and Whitney Laemmli – “‘Half a Man’: The Symbolism and Science of Paraplegic Impotence in World War II America”
Jessica Meyer – “‘A Blind Man’s Home-Coming’: Masculinity, Disability and Male Care-giving in First World War Britain”

Part 3:  Disabled Man as "Less than a Man"
Daniela Barberis – “Hysteria in the Male: Images of Masculinity in Late Nineteenth-Century France”
Robert Bogdan – “Down and Out: Disability, Men and Begging in Early Twentieth Century America”
Ivy George and James W. Trent Jr. – “Death on a Silver Platter:  Masculinity, Disabilities, and the Noxon Murder Trials of 1944”

Part 4: Men and Boys as “Supercrips”
Kathleen M. Brian – “Mythological Pedagogies; or, Suicide Clubs as Eugenic Alibi”
Rebecca Ellis – “‘Making Useful Men’: Education for Blind Men in Argentina, 1890–1930”
Meghan Henning – “Weeping and Bad Hair: The Bodily Suffering of Early Christian Hell as a Threat to Masculinity”
Susan Schweik – “Porgy and Dubose”
Carolyn Slaughter – “Ernest Hemingway: Masculinity and Disability in the Life and Work of a Genius”