Centre for Culture & Disability Studies

The Tobin Siebers Disability Arts and Culture lecture

The CCDS hosted this special guest lecture in memory of Tobin Siebers. For nearly a decade Professor Siebers served on the Editorial Board of JLCDS. He reviewed numerous submissions over those years and guest edited a special issue with Alice Hall (University of York) just before he sadly died in 2015. His widely published work is some of the most important in the field, as acknowledged by the University of Michigan Press and the University of Michigan Department of English Language and Literature in their annual Tobin Siebers Prize for Disability Studies in the Humanities.

The CCDS was grateful to special guest Petra Kuppers, a University of Michigan colleague of Professor Siebers, for accepting the invitation to give this lecture. In ‘Disability Arts and Culture: Collaboration and Improvisation’, Professor Kuppers discussed arts-based research methods in disability culture.

Further information can be found in a JLCDS comment (11.4) by Claire Penketh and the lecture is available on the CCDS YouTube channel.

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