Sep. 22nd, 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM: 'Actors on Acting'@ Newark Senior Center:
Richard Davison, University of Delaware professor emeritus of English, will discuss “Actors on Acting” during a presentation at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Sept. 22, at the Newark Senior Center.
Davison will offer a rich sampling of insights from award-winner actors including Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, Ruby Dee, Julie Harris, Cherry Jones, James Earl Jones, Nathan Lee and Jason Robards Jr. from his co-edited book of interviews, The Actor’s Art: Conversations With Contemporary American Stage Performers.
In the book, the actors talk of their own art and the art of those they most admire, including Laurette Taylor, Ethel Waters, Ralph Richardson, Alfred Lunt and Lyn Fontanne, Tony Randall, Laurence Olivier and Kim Stanley.
“In their collected accounts resident treasures of theatre that would have been lost save for their memories,” Davison said.
Sep. 22nd, 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM: Jay Dolmage Lecture@ Memorial Hall Lobby and Room 127:
"Disabled Upon Arrival: Technologies of Disablement and Racialization at the Border"
In this talk Professor Dolmage will investigate the ways that rhetorics (and connected technologies) of eugenics and immigration restriction opportunistically established new categories and schemes of race and disability at North American borders in the early part of the twentieth century. He will also engage with the audience to explore how these pseudo-scientific legacies inflect current attitudes -- and connected policies and practices -- surrounding race and disability.
Jay Dolmage is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. He is the editor of the Canadian Journal of Disability Studies. His book Disability Rhetoric was published in 2014 by Syracuse University Press. His essays on rhetoric, writing, and disability studies have appeared in several journals and edited collections, including Cultural Critique and Rhetoric Review. Jay grew up in the disability rights movement in Canada and remains committed to promoting greater access within higher education and across society. Click the following link for more information on the talk
Talk and reception are free and open to the public
Sep. 23rd, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM: Composition Program Brown Bag Lunch: "Places to Start: Moving Towards Universal Design in the Classroom"@ Memorial Hall, 3rd floor lounge:
For the first brown bag of the 2014-15 academic year, Jay Dolmage, professor of rhetoric, composition, and disability studies at the University of Waterloo, will facilitate a conversation about the concept of “Universal Design” (UD) as a means of creating more accessible and inclusive ways to move pedagogically. The starting point of the conversation will be a “list” of Universal Design suggestions across teaching modes and student engagements. Light snacks and beverages will be provided.
Sep. 24th, 12:30 PM to 1:10 PM: Material Culture of War Speakers Series: "War in the Age of the Supercomputer" with Mark Bowden@ 222 ISE Lab:
On the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, UD’s Center for Material Culture Studies will offer a series of talks on the topic “The Material Culture of War” through the fall semester on Wednesdays, Aug. 27 through Dec. 3, 2014. On Sept. 24, Distinguished Writer in Residence Mark Bowden will speak on the topic of “War in the Age of Supercomputers.”