“Diversity and Disability,” Chronicle of Higher Education –translated to German and published in DAS ZEICHEN /Zeitschrift für Sprache und Kultur Gehörloser (March 2012).

“Play it Again, Sam, and Again: Obsession and Art,” Journal of Visual Culture (August 2006) 5:2, 242-266.

“Dependency and Justice,” Journal of Literary Disability 1:2 , 1-4.

“Edward Said’s Humanism,” Minnesota Review Fall 2007.

“Biocultures: A Manifesto,” (with David Morris) NLH 38:3 (Summer 2007), 411-418.
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“Bodies of Difference: Politics, Disability, and Representation,” in Disability Studies: Enabling the Humanities, eds. Brenda Jo Brueggemann, Sharon L. Snyder, and Rosemarie Garland-Thomson (New York: Modern Language Association, 2002).

“Bending Over Backwards: Disability, Narcissism and the Law,” in Linda Kreiger, ed., Backlash Against the Americans With Disabilities Act: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2002).

“Stumped by Genes: DNA and Prosthesis,” in Marquard Smith and Joanne Morra, eds., The Prosthetic Impulse: From a Posthuman Present to a Biocultural Future (Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press, 2006).

“Martha Nussbaurm, Frontiers of Justice,” in the Common Review.

“Towards a Trans-Freud,”  Special Issue on Transgender,  Journal of Women and Performance.

“Dependency and Disability,” Journal of Literary Disability 1:2

“Disability: The Next Wave,” PMLA (March 2005).

“Genetics and Race,” Bridge Magazine (September 2003).

“Deformed Consent: Disabling and Enabling Information” in Sigerist Circle Newsletter and Bibliography (Winter 2002—Number 18), 3-5, 9.

“Between a Rock and a Hard Word: Edward Said,” in The Common Review 1:3 (Spring 2002) 38-45.

“Bending Over Backwards: Legal Cases, Narrative Analysis, and the Backlash Against the Americans With Disabilities Act,” Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law 21:1 (ADA Symposium Issue, 2000), 193-212.

“Reconsidering Origins: How Novel Are Theories of the Novel?” in “Reconsidering the Rise of the Novel” a special issue of Eighteenth-Century Fiction 12:2-3 (January-April 2000), 479-499.

“Crips Strike Back: The Rise of Disability Studies” in American Literary History 11:3 (Fall 1999) 500-512.

J’accuse!: Cultural Imperialism–Ableist Style,” Social Alternatives 18:1 (January 1999), 36-40.

“Who Put The THE In The Novel?: Identity Politics and Disability  in Novel Studies,” Novel 31:3 (Summer 1998), 317-334.

“Cultural Studies and Literary Studies,” PMLA (March 1997).

“Deafness and Insight: The Deafened Moment as a Critical Modality” (from Enforcing Normalcy) in College English (December 1995).

“Dancing in the Dark: A Manifesto Against Professional Organizations” in Minnesota Review (March 1996).

“Prisoners of Silence,” The Nation  (Oct 4, 1993), 25-27.

“The Fact of Events and the Event of Facts: New World Explorers and the Novel.” The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation (Fall 1991).

“The Dreadful Gulph and the Glass Cadaver: Decomposing Women in Early Modern Literature,” Genre XXIII:2-3 (Summer-Fall 1990), 121-134.

“The Monologic Imagination:  M. M Bakhtin and the Nature of Assertion,”  Studies in the Literary Imagination 23:1 (Spring 1990), 29-44.

“Swift’s Political Theory of Language” in The Age of Johnson, III:1989

“The Social Construction of Public Space,” Browning Studies (Fall 1989) 17:23-40.

“‘Known Unknown Locations: The Ideology of Novelistic Landscape in Robinson Crusoe,” (from Resisting Novels) in Sociocriticism (January 1987), 87-113.

“Conversation and Dialogue: Ideology of A Literary Form” (from Resisting Novels) in The Age of Johnson (1988) I:347-373.

“Wicked Actions and Feigned Words: Criminal, Criminality and the Early English Novel,” (from Factual Fictions) Yale French Studies 59, 106-118.

“Costa-Gavras and ‘Hannah K.” in In These Times (November 23, 1983, 14.

“The Ethics of Medical Ethics,” Radical Teacher (Fall 1981), 9-11.

Co-Author with Richard Ohmann, et al, “A Guide to Marxist Teaching, Radical Teacher (Fall 1976), 3-49.


Lennard Davis is the editor of the Disability Studies Reader. Read more