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Professor Lennard Davis to Give Talk on “The Aesthetics of Disability and Poverty: How to Talk about How the Other Looks””

The English Department’s Literature, Criticism, and Textual Studies Speaker Series is pleased to announce our first lecture of the academic year. Professor Lennard Davis, Professor of English at the University of Illinois at Chicago, will be speaking on Thursday, October 19, at 3:30 p.m. in McClung 1210. His talk is entitled “The Aesthetics of Disability and Poverty: How to talk about how the other looks.”  Professor Davis, a nationally and internationally known American specialist in disability studies, is Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Arts and Sciences. He is also professor of disability and human development in the School of Applied Health Sciences, professor of medical education in the University of Illinois College of Medicine, and director of Project Biocultures, a think-tank devoted to issues around the intersection of culture, medicine, disability, biotechnology, and the biosphere 

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