Pearman, Tory Vandeventer Books

Dr. Tory Vandeventer Pearman is an Assistant Professor of English at Miami University in Hamilton, Ohio. She received her Ph.D. in English/Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Loyola University, Chicago. Dr. Pearman is a founding member of the Society for the Study of Disability in the Middle Ages.

Treatment of Disabled Persons in Medieval Europe: Examining Disability in the Historical, Legal, Literary, Medical, and Religious Discourses of the Middle Ages
2011 0-7734-1443-6
In essays that cover both familiar and lesser-known texts from the Anglo-Saxon period to the late Middle Ages, contributors demonstrate the wide-ranging and pervasive presence of disability in the Middle Ages and, consequently, the importance of a disablity perspective to a more complete understanding of medieval notions of self and body in domestic, legal, medical, and social terms. In making use of contemporary disability theories, yet recognizing medieval-specific notions of disability, this collection provides important pathways toward medieval models through which to view disability in the Middle Ages more accurately.