“Half Man, Half Chair”: Disability and Personhood in Wilkie Collins’s The Law and the Lady

The Victorianist: BAVS Postgraduates

Clare Walker Gore is an ECR, having passed her PhD viva at Selwyn College, Cambridge. Her PhD thesis explored disability in the Victorian novel. When she isn’t making grand plans for her next project on life-writing and disability in the nineteenth century, she is mostly to be found knitting and novel-reading. You can find her Academia.edu page here and on twitter here.

As though the end of term and the approaching festive season were not reasons enough to celebrate this time of year, the wet and gloomy days of late November are also now brightened up by the arrival of Disability History Month, which runs from 22 November – 22 December. Launched in 2010, DHM exists to celebrate disabled people’s lives, challenge prejudice and promote equality. As well as serving a serious political purpose, DHM offers an enjoyable opportunity to reflect on the cultural workings of disability, and everyone can…

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