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"Deaf What? Constructing James Castle"

Brenda Brueggemann


The Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society presents a lecture by Brenda Brueggemann, a candidate for a faculty position in Disability Studies.  Brueggemann is Professor of English at University of Louisville, where she has recently joined the faculty as Director of the University Composition Program. Brueggemann is an international figure in Disability Studies, one of the founders of the field (especially within Rhetoric) in the late nineties. Her books include Disability in the Arts and Humanities (Routledge 2012), Deaf Subjects: Between Identities and Places (New York UP, 2009), and Lend Me Your Ear: Rhetorical Constructions of Deafness (Gallaudet UP, 1999). She also was the editor of and a contributor to Literacy and Deaf People: Cultural and Contextual Perspectives (Gallaudet UP, 2004) and coeditor and contributor of Disability Studies: Enabling the Humanities (Modern Language Association, 2002) and Women and Deafness: Multidisciplinary Approaches (Gallaudet UP, 2006). She has served as editor for the Gallaudet University Press "Deaf Lives" series (autobiography and biography) and coedited the journal, Disability Studies Quarterly from 2006-2012. Brueggemann was the founder and faculty advisor for the American Sign Language program, and the director for the interdisciplinary Disability Studies program, at Ohio State University.

This event is wheelchair-accessible and will be captioned. For disability-related accommodations, please contact Susan Schweik at sschweik@berkeley.edu. Please refrain from wearing scented products at the event.