Disability Aesthetics

Announcing the Tobin Siebers Prize for Disability Studies in the Humanities

by Shaun Manning March 26, 2015

The Tobin Siebers Prize for Disability Studies in the Humanities The work of the late Tobin Siebers has influenced Disability Studies in field-shifting ways since the publication of his prize-winning essay “My Withered Limb” in 1998. His subsequent scholarly publications including the books Disability Theory (2008) and Disability Aesthetics (2010) as well as essays such as “A Sexual Culture for Disabled People” (2012) quickly became pivotal works in the field. Siebers’s work has galvanized new scholarship in relation to questions of representation, subjectivity, and the entry of non-normative bodies into public space, and made the study of disability a central […]

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Remembering Tobin Siebers

by Carolyn Darr February 5, 2015

Renowned scholar and disability studies theorist Tobin Siebers passed away January 29 in Ann Arbor. His long and distinguished publishing record included the field-defining books Disability Theory (2008) and Disability Aesthetics (2010), six other monographs, four edited collections, and a memoir, Among Men. MLive reports that Siebers, Professor of English and Art and Design at the University of Michigan, will be honored at a memorial service on February 6 at 2 p.m. in the ballroom of the Michigan League.  

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2011 University of Michigan Press Book Award Winner Announced

by Trade Marketing October 12, 2011

The University of Michigan Press recently named Tobin Siebers, author of Disability Aesthetics, the recipient of the 2011 University of Michigan Press Book Award. The first attempt to theorize the representation of disability in modern art and visual culture, Disability Aesthetics explores the rich but hidden role that disability plays in art and in aesthetic judgments. The Press Book Award is given to the best work published by the University Press in the prior two calendar years and written by a member, or members, of the University of Michigan faculty.

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UM Press titles win CHOICE Awards

by Trade Marketing January 3, 2011

CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, which is published by the Association of College and Research Libraries and a division of the American Library Association, has announced the winners of its 2010 Outstanding Academic Titles winners. The following University of Michigan Press titles have received the award: David Castillo’s Baroque Horrors Pamela Fox’s Natural Acts Joshua Horwitz and Casey Anderson’s Guns, Democracy, and the Insurrectionist Idea Suk-Young Kim’s Illusive Utopia Tobin Siebers’s Disability Aesthetics

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