Review of Berger, The Disarticulate: Language, Disability, and the Narratives of Modernity (2017).

  • Jennifer Janechek English Department, University of Ottawa

Abstract

“[D]isability theory seems marked by an inability to mourn while trauma theory suffers from an inability to stop mourning” (11). With this powerful assertion, James Berger launches his critique of the disjuncture between disability studies and trauma studies in The Disarticulate: Language, Disability, and the Narratives of Modernity, a work that explores figurations of “dys-/disarticulation,” or failures of articulation that result in exclusion from the social-symbolic order, in modernist literature.
Published
2018-03-29
Section
Reviews