Modern Language Association

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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Francesca Royster’s ‘Sounding Like a No-No’ Receives Honorable Mention

by Phillip Witteveen December 18, 2014

Every year, the Modern Language Association awards the William Sanders Scarborough Prize to the most outstanding contribution in studies of black literature or culture. The Press is proud to announce our own honorable mention, Francesca Royster’s Sounding Like a No-No. Royster’s work places us in an era she calls “Post Soul”, and examines the eccentricities of its performance art and music. It asks us to consider the concepts of “embodied sound”, the distinctions between imaginative and corporeal freedom, and this irreducible sense of being in a world after slavery. Congratulations to Professor Royster! You can read more about the William Sanders Scarborough […]

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From the Vault: Press Awards from 2003-2008

by Mikala Carpenter August 14, 2013

Our “From the Vault” posts allow you to take a peek into the history of the Press, where you can rediscover past authors, projects, editors, awards, and more that led to the development of the university publisher that the Press is today. This window into our past spotlights backlist or out-of-print titles and series and also recommends and contextualizes them with similar current and forthcoming titles. Explore the drawers of the Vault with our intern, Mikala Carpenter, as we uncover the hidden treasures that await us in the archives of the University of Michigan Press. This is the first of […]

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David G. Nicholls Joins Georgetown Press as Editor

by Shaun Manning November 14, 2011

Dr. David G. Nicholls, author of Conjuring the Folk: Forms of Modernity in African America (University of Michigan Press, 2000) and editor of Harlem Calling: The Collected Stories of George Wylie Henderson (2005), has joined Georgetown University Press’s Georgetown Languages Division as an acquisition editor. He will be responsible for acquiring multimedia foreign language learning materials, linguistics texts, and reference works. Previously, Dr. Nicholls had served as the Director of Book Publications for the Modern Languages Association and has been involved on committees with the Association of American University Presses and the Association of American Publishers. We at the Press […]

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Disability in Twentieth-Century German Culture 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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