The Disarticulate: Language, Disability, and the Narratives of Modernity

The Disarticulate: Language, Disability, and the Narratives of Modernity

by James Berger


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780814725306
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 05/23/2014
Series: Cultural Front Series
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

James Berger is Senior Lecturer in American Studies and English at Yale University. He is author of After the End: Representations of Post-Apocalypse (1999) and a book of poetry, Prior (2013). He is the editor of Helen Keller’s The Story of My Life: The Restored Edition (2003).

Table of Contents

Introduction: Disarticulate and Dysarticulate
1. The Bearing Across of Language: Care, Catachresis, and Political Failure
2. Linguistic Impairment and the Default of Modernism: Totality and Otherness: Dys-/Disarticulate Modernity
3. Post-Modern Wild Children, Falling Towers, and the Counter-Linguistic Turn
4. Dys-/Disarticulation and Disability
5. Alterity Is Relative: Impairment, Narrative, and Care in an Age of Neuroscience
Epilogue: “Language in Dissolution” and “A World without Words”
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