Tobin Siebers Prize for Disability Studies in the Humanities 2016

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Subject Fields: 
Humanities, Composition & Rhetoric, Cultural History / Studies, Literature, Sexuality Studies
The University of Michigan Press and the University of Michigan Department of English Language and Literature announce the second annual Tobin Siebers Prize for Disability Studies in the Humanities. Reflecting the work of the scholar the prize commemorates, the competition invites submissions on a wide range of topics, from literary and cultural studies, to trans-historical research, to contributions to disability theory such as work in crip/queer studies.
Guidelines for Submissions for the 2016 Prize:
Eligible submissions are complete book-length monographic manuscripts not under consideration by another publisher. Manuscripts should be submitted by September 16, 2016 in digital format using the web form at, along with:
  • a description of the manuscript
  • a statement regarding its relative contribution to the field of Disability Studies
  • a word count and illustration count
  • a current curriculum vitae

Winners will receive a cash prize of $5000. The winner will be announced in January 2017 at the Modern Language Association and will receive a contract from the University of Michigan Press to be published in the “Corporealities: Discourses of Disability” series.

Contact Info: 

Jenny Geyer, Editorial Assistant, University of Michigan Press 


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