UVA ASL/Deaf Culture Lecture Series: Cynthia Peters, Ph.D.
- 2001-2002 Annual ASL/Deaf Culture Lecture Series
University of Virginia*ASL Program*219 Bryan Hall*Charlottesville VA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: March 7, 2002
CONTACT: Lisa J. Berke
EXPLORING AMERICAN DEAF LITERATURE
People have often questioned the existence of literature within the
Deaf Community. Cynthia Peters, Ph.D., a professor of English at
Gallaudet University and author of "American Deaf Literature:
Carnival to the Canon" explores this question in her presentation
Saturday, March 23, 2002 at 2:00 PM at the University of
McLeod Hall Auditorium. Dr. Peters discusses the written and visual
aspects, including genres such as poetry, drama and storytelling, of
Deaf literature in America as well as drawing parallels with the
literature of ethnic or racial minorities. This presentation is the
latest collaboration between the ASL/Deaf Culture Lecture Series at
the University of Virginia and the annual Virginia Festival of the
Dr. Peters, who graduated from Maryland School of the Deaf and
Gallaudet University, holds a master's degree in English from the
University of Maryland. She received her doctorate in 20th Century
American Literature from George Washington University.
The event, which is free and open to the public and will have voice
interpretation for non-signers, is co-sponsored by the UVA Office of
the Vice President and Provost, the UVA American Sign Language
Program, the Parents' Program of the UVA Fund, the UVA Learning Needs
and Evaluation Center, the UVA Women's Center and the UVA D.E.A.F.S.
For more information, please contact Lisa J. Berke at
ljb9r@... or fax 434-924-1478.