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Profile: Tobin Siebers

Title: V. L. Parrington Collegiate Professor
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins  1980

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Research Interests

Primary Interests

Disability studies; visual culture; aesthetics; minority studies

Secondary Interests

Literature and other disciplines: anthropology, art history, philosophy, psychology; Romanticism


Disability Aesthetics (Michigan, 2010); Zerbrochene Schönheit: Essays über Kunst, Ästhetik und Behinderung (Transcript Verlag, 2009); Disability Theory (Michigan, 2008); The Body Aesthetic: From the Fine Arts to Body Modification (Michigan, 2000); Among Men (Nebraska,1999); The Subject and Other Subjects: On Ethical, Aesthetic, and Political Identity (Michigan, 1998); Heterotopia: Postmodern Utopia and the Body Politic (Michigan, 1994); Religion and the Authority of the Past (Michigan, 1993); Cold War Criticism and the Politics of Skepticism (Oxford, 1993); Morals and Stories (Columbia, 1992); The Ethics of Criticism (Cornell, 1988); The Romantic Fantastic (Cornell, 1984); The Mirror of Medusa (California, 1983); over fifty essays on Hannah Arendt, Jane Austen, de Man, Derrida, Freud, Goethe, Kant, Lacan, Nietzsche, Rousseau, the fantastic, multiculturalism, ethics, feminism, postmodernism, beauty and the sublime, narrative theory, sexuality, pain, and disability studies. Essays in progress on the visual representation of female madness, the representation of pain in painting, and disability in modern literature. A book in progress on Disability and Photography.
  • Disability Aesthetics
  • Zerbrochene Sch√∂nheit
  • Disability Theory

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