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Writing Disability in Australia
Led by Dr Jessica White
(Status : Public)
  • Image: John Frederick Kensett, Eaton's Neck, Long Island, 1872. Source.

  • Writing New Waves: On Surfing and Disability is a joint outcome of Dr Jessica White's Writing Disability in Australia and Dr Rebecca Olive's Waves of Fiction: Surfing in Australian Literature. This illustrated bibliography is an introduction to texts at the intersection of surfing and disability.

    Explore Writing New Waves here or by clicking the image above.

    As fields of interest that focus upon the body, surfing and disability have much in common. When these fields overlap in the realm of Australian literature, they reveal rich insights, challenging the stereotype of the bronzed surfer and illuminating how the disabled body re-envisions responses to a watery world.

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