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  • Sep. 15th, 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM: UD Library presents Professor Ben Yagoda
    @ Morris Library Reading Room:
    Professor Yagoda will speak about his recent book, The B-Side: The Death of Tin Pan Alley and the Rebirth of the Great American Song. The book provides information on broad musical trends through a series of intertwined stories about the songwriters and artists of the day. The B-Side also explores the cultural, social and economic changes that led to the decline of the Great American Songbook and the ascendancy of rock as the standard for the American pop song. Michael Feinstein wrote in The New York Times that The B-Side is a “welcome and eloquent chronicle of the popular song, putting it in proper perspective by offering a panoramic history of what happened to music in the last century.” This event is open to the public. A reception will follow.
  • Sep. 23rd, 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM: Faculty Lecture Series - Stephanie Kerschbaum
    @ Memorial Hall, Room 111:
    Professor Kerschbaum’s talk, Toward a New Rhetoric of Difference will discuss how identity matters to the way you teach and to the sorts of interactions you have with students, both in and out of the classroom. These interactions are shaped by the display of markers of difference—the central theoretical contribution of Toward a New Rhetoric of Difference—as you work to present yourself in ways that you hope your students (and others) will take up and recognize. This talk will first introduce markers of difference and how they work in everyday communication. It will then extend the concept of marking difference to explore interview data with disabled faculty members as they explain how they negotiate decisions to disclose (or not disclose) disability in the classroom. Such questions about identity and its uptake by others are not unique to disabled faculty, nor are they tangential or incidental to student learning and our pedagogical practice
  • Oct. 27th, 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM: Josh Lukin Lecture
    @ Memorial Hall, Room 111:
    Josh Lukin teaches First-Year Writing at Temple University. His work has appeared in “The Encyclopedia of American Disability History”, “The Disability Studies Reader”, “Twentieth-Century Literature”, “Radical Teacher”, and many other venues. He has served on the Modern Language Association’s Committee on Disability Issues, Temple’s Interdisciplinary Faculty Council on Disability, and the National Black Disability Coalition’s Committee on Black Disability Studies.
    About his talk -- For fifty years, the disability movement has fought against eugenic beliefs that disabled lives are not worth living and insisted that the source of disabled people’s misery is oppression, not impairment. This battle for survival has necessitated that the public face of the disability community glow with strength and hope and indignation and pride. But do we always have to be strong? Is there no time for us to express grief over lost capacities or shame over our failure to live up to dominant ideals?  Josh Lukin offers a personal account of how he learned, first, that his physical limitations were not blameworthy and, second, that he could nonetheless have legitimate feelings of shame and distress over certain effects of disability — and that the disability community would support him still.  For these insights, he credits his encounters with science fiction, from Robert Heinlein’s stories that made fantasies of superhuman agency look utterly ridiculous to Philip Dick’s novels that refused to blame victims for physical decrepitude to Vandana Singh’s tales of grieving over lost abilities.
  • Nov. 4th, 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM: Keith Gilyard Talk
    @ MEM 111:
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