Lennard Davis

601 South Morgan Street (MC 162)
University Hall, Suite 1832
Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: 312.413.8910
Fax: 312.413.1005
Email: lendavis@uic.edu
Curriculum Vitae

The novel, critical theory, deaf and disability studies, biocultures

Lennard Davis has written about biocultures, disability, and normality. His book Enforcing Normalcy: Disability, Deafness And The Body gives a political and social history to the idea of normality. Bending Over Backwards: Disability, Dismodernism, And Other Difficult Positions is a collection of essays that covers the relation of disability to contemporary and historical culture and politics. Davis has also written on the history and theory of the novel. His work Factual Fictions: The Origins Of The English Novel presents a Foucauldean reading of the novel as a discourse emerging from the matrix of journalism, history, and the law. Resisting Novels: Fiction And Ideology continues that work by describing the formal and constitutive ways in which novels are inherently ideological structures defending and resisting bourgeois capitalism. His work includes a My Sense Of Silence: Memoir Of A Childhood With Deafness and The Sonnets: A Novel. He is editor of The Disability Studies Reader and co-editor of Left Politics And The Literary Profession. His latest books are Obsession: The Biography of a Disease (University of Chicago Press, 2008) and Country of Lost Children: A Natural History of Artificial Insemination (Random House/Bantam/Dell, 2008)."

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The Disability Studies Reader
Routledge; Second Edition
Published: August 15, 2006
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Bending Over Backwards: Essays on Disability and the Body
NYU Press
Published: September 1, 2002
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Shall I Say A Kiss?
Gallaudet University Press
Published: March 3, 1999
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My Sense of Silence: Memoirs of a Childhood with Deafness
University of Illinois Press
Published: November 24, 1999
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Factual Fictions: The Origins of the English Novel
University of Pennsylvania Press
Published: January 1, 1997
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Enforcing Normalcy: Disability, Deafness, and the Body
Published: September 1995
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