Parrington Collegiate Professor of Literary and Cultural Criticism at
the University of Michigan
Siebers has been selected for fellowships by the Michigan Society of
Fellows, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, and the
Institute for the Humanities.
In 1999 he was nominated for a Pushcart Prize for "My Withered Limb,"
account of growing up with polio. His principal contributions to
and cultural criticism have been in disability studies. Other areas
- Aesthetics and politics of identity
- Literary criticism of the cold-war era
- Literature and anthropology
- Creative nonfiction
major publications include ten books
including most recently DISABILITY THEORY and DISABILITY AESTHETICS. He
is also the editor of RELIGION AND THE AUTHORITY OF THE PAST,
HETEROTOPIA: POSTMODERN UTOPIA AND THE BODY POLITICS, and THE BODY
AESTHETIC: FROM FINE ART TO BODY MODIFICATION.
progress include essays on disability
aesthetics and the representation of madness.