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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


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