Disability, Narrative and Neoclassical History Painting

Nicholas Junkerman

Skidmore College

Nicholas Junkerman is Assistant Professor of English at Skidmore College. He writes on early American literature, religion, and the representation of disability. His article “‘Confined Unto a Low Chair’: Reading the Particulars of Disability in Cotton Mather’s Miracle Narratives” appeared in the Spring 2017 issue of Early American Literature.


Nicholas Junkerman examines how US neoclassical painting depicted physical disability. Focusing on Washington Allston’s studies for Christ Healing the Sick, which he prepared in 1813, Junkerman notes that while... [ view full abstract ]


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P83 » Articulating Disability (15:45 - Saturday, 24th March, Fiesta I-II)

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