Posts under tag: Elizabeth Wheeler
Last spring, ENG 399: Life Stories brought together UO students and people with disabilities in the community to interview each other about their lives and craft a public theater performance on from these life stories. View the video of Life Stories: The Self-Made Musical here.
The course, part of the Disability Studies Initiative and funded by Tom and Carol Williams Fund for Undergraduate Education, will bring “together University of Oregon students and people with disabilities in the community to interview each other about their lives and craft a public theater performance from these life stories.” (more…)
Professor Elizabeth (Betsy) Wheeler, English and OHC Faculty Research Fellow, will give a Work-in-Progress talk, “HandiLand: Disability in U.S. Young Adult and Children’s Literature,” on Friday, December 5, 2014 in the Humanities Center Conference Room (159 PLC).
Open to the public. Early arrived suggested due to limited seating. Brown bag lunches welcome. Please direct disability accommodation requests to the Humanities Center (541) 346-3934.
Work-in-Progress talks allow faculty the opportunity to share their current research with colleagues and students.
The University of Oregon Literacy Initiative is a community-based education program of the UO English Department. UOLI was founded in 1998. A college student in a UOLI course completes an internship that dovetails with the course’s curriculum. Practical service in the community enriches academic learning in the classroom. Students can choose from a wide variety of community partners, including K-12 schools, the juvenile detention center, the Boys and Girls Club, the CTL Reading Clinic, Nearby Nature, and Mt. Pisgah Arboretum. (more…)
Author: Elizabeth Wheeler
Elizabeth Wheeler’s latest book Uncontained, published by Rutgers University Press, July 2001, argues that postwar-American urban fictions, canonical and not, when read against each other not only reveal but also critique a story of containment, repression, and segregation.