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Resources for "Seeing Stigma"

Reading Schedule for the Second Half of the Semester...

Section 1:

  • Margaret Price, Mad at School: Rhetorics of Mental Disability and Academic Life 

Section 2:

  • Kay Redfield Jamison, An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Mood and Madness 

Section 3:


Reading/Resources List

Introducing Disability Studies...

Disability Studies Intersects with...


  • Sharon L. Snyder, Brenda Jo Brueggemann and Rosemarie Garland Thomson, Disability Studies: Enabling the Humanities
  • David T. Mitchell, "Narrative Prosthesis and the Materiality of Metaphor" 
  • G. Thomas Couser, "Signifying Bodies: Life Writing and Disability Studies"
  • Lennard Davis, "Bodies of Difference: Politics, Disability, and Representation"
  • Georgina Kleege, "Disabled Students Come Out: Questions without Answers" 
  • Robert Murphy, "Encounters: The Body Silent in America" 
  • Susan Reynolds Whyte, "Disability between discourse and Experience"
  • James C. Wilson and Cynthia Lewiecki-Wilson, "Constructing a Third Space: Disability Studies, the Teaching of English, and Institutional Transformation" 



  • Mairs, "Sex and Death and the Crippled Body: A Meditation" (can be found in Disability Studies: Enabling the Humanities

Queer Studies

  • Jay Prosser, Second Skins: The Body Narratives of Transsexuality
  • Michael Warner, The Trouble with Normal
  • McRuer’s “Compulsory Able-Bodiedness and Queer/Disabled Existence”
  • Eli Clare, Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness, and Liberation
  • Heather Love, Feeling Backward: Loss and the Politics of Queer History
  • Ellen Samuels, "Coming Out Discourses"

Living with Mental Illness...

  • Susanne Antonetta, Travels in a Neurodiverse World
  • Kay Redfield Jamison, An Unquiet Mind
  • Kay Redfield Jamison, Touched With Fire
  • Jeff Bell, Rewind, Replay, Repeat: A Memoir of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Virginia Woolf, "On Being Ill" 
  • John Wray, Lowboy
  • Elizabeth Wurtzel, Prozac Nation: Young and Depressed in America
  • A Alvaraz, The Savage God: A Study of Suicide    

Current Events...

Mental Health Resources:

Active Minds

Active Minds is a national organization dedicated to spreading awareness about mental health and mental illnesses on college campuses. If your college or university doesn't have a chapter, consider starting one! Visit their website for more information.

Anxiety Disorders Association of America

Find information about obsessive-compulsive disorder, social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, specific phobias, depression, eating disorders, and sleep disorders. On their site, you can also find a therapist near you from database organized by geographical region. 

Got Anxiety?

Created by the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, Got Anxiety? focuses on spreading awareness about anxiety disorders on college campuses. Not sure if you've received a proper diagnosis? Take one of their quizzes for a better idea.

National Institute of Mental Health

The National Institute of Mental Health works to spread information on mental health disorders and treatment options.  

Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety (CTSA)

The CTSA at the University of Pennsylvania provides treatment for those suffering from anxiety disorders. The center often conducts research studies and looks for qualified individuals to participate. Those involved in the studies receive treatment for free! Great if you attend school in the Philly area!

International Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation

The IOCF is non-profit organization dedicated to supporting individuals and families affected by OCD, aiding research opportunities for the disorder, and spreading awareness about the illness.

OCD Chicago

OCD Chicago is a website dedicated to helping college students struggling with OCD. Hear stories about other college students battling OCD and find information about disability accommodations. 

Peace of Mind

Developed by Elizabeth McIngvale, the spokesperson of the Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation, Peace of Mind is dedicated to promoting awareness about OCD and offering support to those who have difficulty affording treatment.


Started by actress Glenn Close and her sister Jessie, BringChange2Mind strives to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness through dialogue and awareness. 

The Jed Foundation

The Jed Foundation aims to reduce emotional distress and prevent suicide among college students. 

Riding the Curve

Riding the Curve aims to spread awareness about anxiety disorders on college campuses and counseling centers across the country. 

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