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Different Bodies: Essays on Disability in Film and Television

Different Bodies: Essays on Disability in Film and Television

by Marja Evelyn MogkMarja Evelyn Mogk
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This collection of 19 new essays by 21 authors from the United States, the UK, Canada, Australia and India focuses on contemporary film and television (1989 to the present) from those countries as well as from China, Korea, Thailand and France. The essays are divided into two parts. The first includes critical readings of narrative film and television. The second includes contributions on documentaries, biopics and autobiographically-informed films.
The book as a whole is designed to be accessible to readers new to disability studies while also contributing significantly to the field. An introduction gives background on disability studies and appendices provide a filmography and a list of suggested reading.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786465354
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 09/20/2013
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 284
Product dimensions: 9.80(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Marja Evelyn Mogk is an associate professor and chair of the Department of English at California Lutheran University where she teaches courses in film and drama.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction: An Invitation to Disability 1

Part I Disability on the Screen

Deaf Sexy: Genre and Disability in Read My Lips Timothy E. Wilson 17

Punk Will Tear Us Apart: Performance, Liminality and Filmic Depictions of Disabled Punk Musicians David Church 38

Acquired Community: Leigh Bowery and Hail the New Puritans Mise-en-Scène of AIDS Heather Warren-Crow 39

Razzle-Dazzle Heartbreak: Disability Promotion and Glorious Abjection in Guy Maddins The Saddest Music in the World Nicole Markotic 55

Seeing the Apricot: A Disability Perspective on Alzheimer's in Lee Chang-dong's Poetry Sally Olivers 65

Breaking the Silence? Deafness, Education and Identity in Two Post-Cultural Revolution Chinese Films Sarah Dauncey 75

Modernity's Rescue Mission: Postcolonial Transactions of Disability and Sexuality Eunjung Kim Michelle Jarman 89

Chocolate's Ass-Kicking Autistic Savant: Disability, Globalization and the Action Cinema Russell Meeuf 101

Physical Disability and Indian Cinema Joyojeet Pal 109

Extra-Textual Reveals: Disability, (Sort of) Queer Sexuality and a Military Coup in Battlestar Galactica Alyson Patsavas 131

Healer? Assassin? Ben Hawkins, "Cure," "Disability" and Missions in HBO's Carnivàle Johnson Cheu 145

"Are they laughing at us or with us?" Disability in Fox's Animated Series Family Guy Simon McKeown Paul A. Darke 155

Choreographing Disability: Stigma, Handicapability and Dancing with the Stars Heath A. Diehl 165

Part II Disability in Production and Reception

Don't Film Us, We'll Film You: Agency and Self-Representation in the Joined for Life Television Documentaries Ellen Samuels 175

The Making of 18q-: Parental Advocacy, Disability and the Ethics of Documentary Filmmaking Veronica Wain 191

Overcoming the Need to "Overcome": Challenging Disability Narratives in The Miracle Term Thrower 205

Born on the Fourth of July: Production and Assessment of a Turbulent Text Martin F. Norden 219

Deafness as Peripeteia: "Beethoven" and Immortal Beloved Dawne C. McCance 231

"This isn't something I can fake": The Discourse of Disability Surrounding Glee! Katie Ellis 244


I Filmography 255

II Selected Readings in Disability Studies 259

About the Contributors 263

Index 267

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