Lennard J. Davis

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General Information

Name: Lennard J. Davis

Pen Name: None

Genres: Non-Fiction

Born:


Website: lennarddavis.com

Email: mailto:lennard.davis@gmail.com


Illinois Connection

Davis is a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He divides his time between Chicago and New York.


Biographical and Professional Information

Davis is head of the English Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago where he is also Professor of Disability and Human Development. He is a frequent guest on NPR shows Morning Edition, Leonard Lopate, Fresh Air and This American Life. He has written for numerous newspapers and magazines including The New York Times, McCall's, Redbook, The Nation and the Chronical of Higher Education. Davis is also director of Project Biocultures, a think tank devoted to issues at the intersection of culture, medicine, disability, and bio-technology.

Published Works

Enforcing Normalcy: Disability, Deafness, and the Body , Verso, 1995

The Disability Studies Reader , Routledge, 1997

Factual Fictions: The Origins of the English Novel , University of Pennsylvania Press , 1997

My Sense of Silence: Memoirs of a Childhood with Deafness , University of Illinois Press, 2000

Bending Over Backwards: Essays on Disability and the Body , NYU Press , 2002

Obsession: A History, University Of Chicago Press, 2008

Go Ask Your Father: One Man's Obsession with Finding His origins Through DNA Testing, Bantam Books, 2009

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Enforcing Normalcy: Disability, Deafness, and the Body

ISBN: 1859840078
Release Date: 1995-12-17

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The Disability Studies Reader

ISBN: 041591471X
Release Date: 1997

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Factual Fictions: The Origins of the English Novel

ISBN: 0812216105
Release Date: 1997-01-01

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Bending Over Backwards: Disability, Dismodernism and Other Difficult Positions

ISBN: 0814719503
Release Date: 2002-09-01

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Obsession: A History

ISBN: 0226137821
Release Date: 2008-11-01

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Go Ask Your Father: One Man's Obsession with Finding His Origins Through DNA Testing

ISBN: 0553805517
Release Date: 2009-05-19

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Literary Awards

  • Guggenheim for Obsession, A History

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: Yes, contact agent:

Elisabeth Weed

Trident Media Group

41 Madison Avenue, Floor 36

New York, New York 10010

212-333-1532

E-Mail: eweed@tridentmediagroup.com

External Links

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Lennard J. Davis on Amazon

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