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July 7, 2016

Life Stories: The Self-Made Musical public theater performance.

LifeStoriesFlyer (1)-page-001Last 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.

View photos of the spring term rehearsals and the June 3, 2016 public performance. (more…)

February 29, 2016

Course Focus: “Life Stories: Wider Worlds”

picture-86CAScade: Magazine for the UO College of Arts and Sciences recently featured Professor Betsy Wheeler’s upcoming course, “Life Stories: Wider Worlds.”

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…)

Dec 5, 2014Dec 6, 2014

OHC Work-in-Progress Talk: Elizabeth Wheeler

picture-86Professor 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.

October 17, 2012

The University of Oregon Literacy Initiative

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…)

February 2, 2012

Uncontained

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.