Janet Lyon

Associate Professor of English, Penn State University

Janet Lyon co-developed the Disability Studies program at Penn State, and subsequently created the undergraduate minor in Disability Studies, which she currently directs.  She has published widely on the literature and culture of modernism and is at work on a book linking the conceptual appearance of disability as concept with the coeval development of modernist aesthetics.  She has delivered several invited talks on this subject, and recently published a portion of the project appeared in the flagship field journal Modernism/modernity: “On the Asylum Road with Woolf and Mew” (18.3, September 2011, 551-74).