Wallowing in Blood: THE LAST OF US Franchise and How Not to Imagine Otherwise

By Geneveive Newman “What would a world radically shaped by disabled knowledge, culture, love, and connection be like? Have we ever imagined this, not just as a cautionary tale or a scary story, but as a dream?” —Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, The Future Is Disabled: Prophecies, Love Notes, and Mourning Songs (1) The world has not ended yet,… Continue reading Wallowing in Blood: THE LAST OF US Franchise and How Not to Imagine Otherwise

THE LAST OF US, Fungal Entanglements, and Theorizations of Disability Representation

by Anya Heise-von der Lippe Mainstream narratives rarely focus on “the promises of monsters” envisioned by feminist theory (see, for instance, Donna Haraway’s work) or disability theory’s reclaiming (for instance in Robert McRuer’s and Rosemary Garland-Thomson’s work) of concepts which historically carried negative connotations like “crip” or “freak,” but representations of disability in the context… Continue reading THE LAST OF US, Fungal Entanglements, and Theorizations of Disability Representation