- Tobin Siebers. Disability Theory. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2008.
- The phrase “fit audience … though few” comes up a few times in the podcast; it appears in book 7 of Paradise Lost.
- The Readie and Easie Way is a political tract published in 1660 in which Milton, despite England’s restoration of the monarchy, makes the case for “re-settling a republican commonwealth” — a proposal that (according to Thomas Luxon, editor of The John Milton Room) “[Milton] ironically refers to as ‘readie’ and ‘easie.'”
- Richard Hakluyt, The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, and Discoveries of the English Nation (London, 1598-1600). A transcription is available on the open-access database Perseus: https://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/collections (here’s a page with extensive references to Bengala: http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.03.0070%3Anarrative%3D450); to view an early modern printed edition of Hakluty’s text, check out Stanford’s Renaissance Exploration Map Collection: https://exhibits.stanford.edu/renaissance-exploration/catalog/wp151rz1920.
Selection of Dr. Dhar’s scholarship:
- “Toward Blind Language: John Milton Writing, 1648–1656.” Milton Studies 60, no. 1 (2018): 75-107.
- “Seeing Feelingly: Sight and Service in King Lear.” Disability, Health and Happiness in the Shakespearean Body, edited by Sujata Iyengar. Routledge, 2015, pp. 76-92.
- “Madhusudan’s Miltonic Epic: The Meghnad-Badh Kabya.” Milton Across Borders and Media, ed. Angelica Duran and Islam Issa (Oxford University Press, forthcoming).
- “When They Consider How Their Light Is Spent: On Intersectional Race and Disability Theories in the Classroom.” Race in the European Renaissance: A Classroom Guide, ed. Anna Wainwright and Matthieu Chapman (Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Press, forthcoming).
Want to listen to more of Dr. Dhar talking about disability studies? Check out her interview with BritGrad, the British Graduate Shakespeare Conference: https://www.britgrad.com/post/plenary-interview-amrita-dhar.