well, I'm not sure that one could say there's "scarcity" in representations of disability in film. As my students and I discover, and even researching the archieves of this list for this thread a year or so ago, I think it has more to do with the absence of disability studies which makes us not notice disabled characters in films (A list of recent Oscar contenders from Philedelphia, Rain Man, Forrest Gump, Born on the Forth, My Left Foot, Scent of a Woman, Hunchback of Notre Dame, even Silence of the Lambs) says that disability is everywhere, but nowhere. That's no a slam against anyone here, merely on observation. But enough of my soapbox, you asked for some references. Norden Martin. *The Cinema of Isolation: A History of Physical Disability in the Movies* Rutgers UP 1994 (he used to be a member (still is)? of this listserve. Where are you Martin? Pointen/Davis *Framed: Interrogating Disability in the Media* BFI (temporary avialable from Indiana UP) 1997. Wahl, Otto. *Mental Illness on Film* or some such title, also from Rutgers. Klobas, Lorie L. *Disability in Film and TV* or some such title. There's also a book called *Hollywood Speaks: Deafnes and the Film Entertainment Industry* and atricles by Paul K. Longmore on this topic in either Disability Studies Quarterly, Disability and Society or both. There's more stuff, but I don't have my bib in front of me right now. But Norden's book has an extensive film bibliography. Best, Johnson Johnson Cheu [log in to unmask] The Ohio State University*English Dept.*421 Denney Hall*164 W. 17th. Ave.* Columbus, OH 43210*(614) 292-1730 (O)*(614) 292-6065 (D)*(614) 292-7816 (Fax) ---- Screen-L is sponsored by the Telecommunication & Film Dept., the University of Alabama.