Skip to content

Disability Awareness Week

Disability is not a 'brave struggle' or ‘courage in the face of adversity’. Disability is an art. It’s an ingenious way to live.


“The Couple” (Dvoe)

Tuesday, May 24, 2011, 5-7pm

Location: Odegaard Library Room 220

Directed by Mikhail Bogin, USSR, 1964.

Synopsis: “A young musician courts a beautiful woman who refuses to respond to a word he says despite multiple encounters. Eventually he learns that she is completely deaf. The remainder of the film consists of their beautiful — and beautifully silent — romance.” (IMDb)

Join us for discussion after the movie, with Jose Alaniz, Adjunct Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures. His areas of study include post-Soviet Russian culture, film, death and dying, disability, eco-criticism, and comics. He has taught multiple disability related courses including Disability in Russian Culture and Healthcare, Death and Disability in Modern Europe

About these ads

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

%d bloggers like this: