Note: Many of these papers may be accessed through
“Heroes and Hot Flashes: Mrs. Doubtfire as a Threshold Figure.” In Robin Williams: The Films (working title). Ed. Johnson Cheu. McFarland Press, in press.
“Mixed Assortment: The Typical and Atypical Body in Burton’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” In Tim Burton: Works, Characters, Themes. Ed. Johnson Cheu. McFarland Press, 2015.
“Of Big Blue Butts and Bias: The Problem Body in Farscape.” In Tormented Space, Wormhole Weapons, and Uncharted Territories: Critical Explorations of the Farscape Universe. Ed. Sherry Ginn. McFarland Press, Spring 2013.
“Monsters among us: Construction of the deviant body in Monsters, Inc. and Lilo & Stitch. In The Galaxy is Rated G: Science Fiction in Children’s Film and Television. Ed. Ryan Neighbors and Sandy Rankin. McFarland Press, Spring 2010.
“The speech that didn’t fly: polysemic factors in Christopher Reeve’s 1996 speech to the Democratic National Convention.”Disability Studies Quarterly, 29, 2.
Scherman, Elizabeth Leigh. 2011. Delightful disruptions: rhetorical and semiotic constructions of disability in children’s cinema. Thesis (Ph. D.)–University of Washington, 2011.
National Endowment for the Humanities, Commissioned Playwright for A Place of
Firsts, historical research and community production at Pierce College, 1997 and 1998.
Selected playwright, South Sound and Pacific Northwest Playwrights Festivals: Stones (1993), The Woman Who Spoke with Chairs (1994), Quintet (1995, also commercially produced, 1997), Hearts of Lions (1998), Underwear (1999), Thunder (2001).