tobin siebers prize

‘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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Congratulations to 2015 University of Michigan Press Book Award Winners Andrei Markovits and Katherine Crosby!

by Sam Killian July 22, 2015

Conrgatulations to Dr. Andrei Markovits and Katherine Crosby, the most recent recipients of the University of Michigan Press Book Award! They received the 2015 award for their book, From Property to Family, which details the cultural history and cultural impact of dog rescue in the United States. “We are immensely honored, delighted and humbled for being given this prestigious award by such a prestigious university press that publishes so many fine books,” Markovits said in response to learning his book had won. “To have our work be chosen as the winner among them by a jury of our peers is […]

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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: Disability Aesthetics

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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