Tobin Siebers Department of English Language and Literature

3267 Angell Hall, University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109
Tel: (734) 764-6330 Fax: 734-763-3128

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EDUCATION

1980
Johns Hopkins University. Ph.D. in Comparative Literature

 1976
University of California at Irvine. School of Criticism and Theory. Summer session
State University of New York at Binghamton. M.A. in Comparative Literature. Major in Critical Theory

 1975
The University of Wisconsin at Madison. B.A. in Comparative Literature (with distinction)

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

2004 to Present
V. L. Parrington Collegiate Professor of Literary and Cultural Criticism

1989 to Present
Profesor of English Language and Literature, The University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

2000 to 2008
Chair, The Department of Comparative Literature, The University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

2000 to 2008
Director, The Global Ethnic Literatures Seminar, The University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

1998 to 1999
Interim Chair, Department of English Language and Literature, The University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

1993 to 1994, 1988 to 1989
Visiting Scholar, Centre de Recherche en Epistémologie Appliqué, L'Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, France
 
1987
Acting Director, Program in Comparative Literature, The University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature, The University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
 
1983-1986
Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University
 
1980-1983
Assistant Professor of Romance Languages and Fellow of the Michigan Society of Fellows, The University of Michigan
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SELECTED FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS

2009
James T. Neubacher Award, Council in Disability Concerns, University of Michigan

Disability Theory, First Place, University of Michigan Press Award

Distinguished Diversity Scholarship and Engagement Award, National Center for Institutional Diversity, University of Michigan

2001
Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award, University of Michigan

1996-1997
Steelcase Research Professor, Institute for the Humanities, University of Michigan

1993
Office of the Vice President for Research Grant, University of Michigan
 
1988-1989
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship
 
1980-1983
Fellow of the Michigan Society of Fellows
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SELECTED BOOK PUBLICATIONS

2010
DISABILITY AESTHETICS.
Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

2009
ZERBROCHENE SCHÖNHEIT:
ESSAYS ÜBER KUNST, ÄSTHETIK UND BEHINDERUNG.
Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag.

2008
DISABILITY THEORY
Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

2000

THE MIRROR OF MEDUSA.
Second edition: Cybereditions, 2000.

1999
AMONG MEN.
Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1999.
 
1998
THE SUBJECT AND OTHER SUBJECTS: ON ETHICAL, AESTHETIC, AND POLITICAL IDENTITY.
Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1998.
 
1993
COLD WAR CRITICISM AND THE POLITICS OF SKEPTICISM.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1993.
 
1992
MORALS AND STORIES.
New York: Columbia University Press, 1992.
 
1988
THE ETHICS OF CRITICISM.
Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1988.
 
1984
THE ROMANTIC FANTASTIC.
Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1984.
 
1983
THE MIRROR OF MEDUSA.
Berkeley: University of California Press, 1983.
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SELECTED ESSAYS


2010
"The Art of Disability: An Interview with Tobin Siebers." DISABILITY STUDIES QUARTERLY 30.2 (2010).

"In the Name of Pain." AGAINST HEALTH. Ed. Anna Kirkland and Jonathan Metzl. New York: New York University Press, 2010. Pp. 183-94.


2007
"Disability and the Right to Have Rights." DISABILITY STUDIES QUARTERLY 27.1-2 (2007).

2006
"Disability Aesthetics." JOURNAL FOR CULTURAL AND RELIGIOUS THEORY 7.2 (2006): 63-73.

2004
"Words Stare Like a Glass Eye: From Literary to Visual to Disability Studies and Back Again." PMLA 119.5 (2004): 1315-24.

"Disability as Masquerade." LITERATURE AND MEDICINE 23.1 (2004): 1-22.

2003

"What Can Disability Studies Learn from the Culture  Wars?"
CULTURAL CRITIQUE 55 (2003): 182-216.

2002
"Broken Beauty: Disability and Art Vandalism."
MICHIGAN QUARTERLY REVIEW 41.2 (2002): 223-45.

2001
"Disability in Theory: From Social Construction to the New Realism of the Body."
AMERICAN LITERARY HISTORY  13.4 (2001): 737-54.

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SELECTED RECENT PRESENTATIONS

2010
Keynote Speaker
"In the Name of Pain," Diversity Through the Disciplines, University of Minnesota, April 30, 2010

2009
Invited Lecture
"Disability Oppression and the Aesthetics of Human Disqualification," Institute on Disabilities, Temple University, October 28, 2009

2007
Invited Lecture
"Shaping Your Career - A Look Ahead," Professional Workshop for HBCU Faculty, Women's Research and Resource Center, Spelman College, January 27, 2007.

2006
Keynote Speaker
"Diswonder," Colloquium: Powers of Wonder, Center for Humanities and the Arts, University of Colorado at Boulder, March 9-10, 2006.

2005
Invited Lecture
"Disability Studies and the Future of Identity Politics," Comparative Literature, Washington University, October 18, 2005.
 
2004
Invited Lectures
"Disability Aesthetics," Conference on Disability Studies and the University, Sponsored by MLA and Emory University, Emory University, March 6, 2004.

"Disability Experience on Trial," School of Criticism and Theory, Cornell University, June 24, 2004.

2003

Invited Lectures
"Disability and Identity Politics,"Reading Identity: Literature, Pedagogy, and Social Thought, University of Wisconsin, October 10, 2003

"Disability as Masquerade," Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, Stanford University, November 13, 2003

"Disability Aesthetics and the Built Environment," Rock Ethics Institute, Pennsylvania State University, December 6, 2003

2002
Keynote Speaker
"Broken Beauty: Disability and Art Vandalism," Phantom Scherz: Debbatten um den (im)perfekten Menschen, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany, May 30, 2002

2001
Invited Lecture
"Disability, Social Construction, and the New Realism of the Body," Conference on the Future of Minority Studies: Redefining Identity Politics, Cornell University, November 17, 2001

2000
Invited Lectures
"Disability Studies and the Culture Wars." Department of Disability and Human Development. University of Illinois at Chicago, October 12, 2000.

"What Can Disability Studies Learn from the Culture Wars?" Disability Studies in the Humanities. University of California at Berkeley, November 13, 2000.

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