Tobin Siebers

V.L. Parrington Collegiate Professor of Literary and Cultural Criticism at the University of Michigan

Tobin 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," an account of growing up with polio. His principal contributions to literary and cultural criticism have been in disability studies. Other areas include:

Siebers's 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.
Works in progress include essays on disability aesthetics and the representation of madness.

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