disability studies

Announcing Winner of 2016 Tobin Siebers Prize and 2017 Call for Entries

by Jenny Geyer February 7, 2017

The University of Michigan Press is pleased to announce that the 2016 Tobin Siebers Prize for Disability Studies in the Humanities has been awarded to Shelley L. Tremain for her book manuscript Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability. Dr. Shelley L. Tremain lives in Hamilton, Ontario, holds a Ph.D. from York University (Canada), has taught in Canada, the U.S., and Australia, and publishes widely on philosophy of disability, Foucault, feminist philosophy, and bioethics. Dr. Tremain is also a coordinator of the blog Discrimination and Disadvantage. In her manuscript, Tremain critiques mainstream philosophers for their assumption that disability is a prediscursive, […]

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‘War on Autism’ awarded inaugural Tobin Siebers Prize for Disability Studies

by Charles Watkinson January 30, 2016

Anne McGuire, assistant professor in equity studies at the University of Toronto, has won the 2015 Tobin Siebers Prize for Disability Studies in the Humanities, the University of Michigan Press has announced. McGuire will receive a prize worth $5,000 for her manuscript, War on Autism: On the Cultural Logic of Normative Violence. The award is sponsored by the U-M Press and the U-M Library in collaboration with the Department of English Language and Literature, where pioneering disability studies theorist Tobin Siebers spent much of his career. Her manuscript will be published by the U-M Press, a leading publisher of books […]

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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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Disability in Twentieth-Century Germany Wins Awards

by University of Michigan Press October 7, 2008

Congratulations to Carol Poore, author of Disability in Twentieth-Century German Culture (2007), who was recently awarded two prizes: the German Studies Association’s prize for Best Book of 2007 and the Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Studies in Germanic Languages and Literatures from the Modern Language Association. About the Book: Disability in Twentieth-Century German Culture covers the entire scope of Germany’s most tragic and tumultuous century—from the Weimar Republic to the current administration—revealing how central the notion of disability is to modern German cultural history. By examining a wide range of literary and visual depictions of disability, Carol Poore explores […]

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Welcome to Our Blog, Get to Know Us: A Message from UMP Director Phil Pochoda

by University of Michigan Press September 10, 2008

The mission statement of the University of Michigan Press well conveys, I believe, our wide array of publishing objectives, a range that may surprise those who imagine university presses confined to pure scholarly publication. That statement reads: "The mission of the University of Michigan Press is to publish books that incorporate the best of scholarly research in a wide range of humanities and social science disciplines; to publish related educational texts for student audiences—with special emphasis in the area of English language teaching; to publish in as well as about the emerging digital world; to publish books for nonacademic audiences […]

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