Course Plan

UPDATED: October 17, 2017

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Week 1 (August 27 to September 2)

TUESDAY (8/28): Visual Aspects of HEARING

THURSDAY (8/31): Theatre through Deaf Eyes

*REQUIRED READINGS PAGE (This is password protected!)


Week 2 (September 3 to September 9):
Poetry & Performance

LABOR DAY (No Classes): September 4, 2017

TUESDAY (9/5)

  • Participate in Online Discussion,  Research Work, Journal Work

THURSDAY (9/7) Music by Hannah!


Week 3 (September 10 to September 16):
Poetry, Drama, Literature, Storytelling, and Performance

TUESDAY (9/12)

  • DUE: Topic Proposal I
  • Participate in Online Discussion,  Research Work, Journal Work

THURSDAY (9/14) ⇒ Pre-class Music Provided by Hannah!


Week 4 (September 17 to September 23):
Children of a Lesser God

TUESDAY (9/19)

  • DUE:  Three Journal Entries (Weeks 1-3)
  • Participate in Online Discussion,  Research Work, Journal Work

THURSDAY (9/21) Pre-class Music Provided by Brooklyn!

  • Prepare for Class Discussion
    • READ: “Chapter 6: Deaf American Theatre” (Cynthia L. Peters)*
    • READ: Children of a Lesser God*
    • WATCH: Children of a Lesser God
  • Lecture Focus: Image & Sound
    • The Play Is the THING
    • Origins of Deaf Theatre
    • Children of a Lesser God
    • The Hearing World Becomes Aware of the Deaf World (More)
  • Discussion: Image & Sound
    • Children of a Lesser God

*REQUIRED READINGS PAGE (This is password protected!)


Week 5 (September 24 to September 30): 
National Theatre of the Deaf

TUESDAY (9/26)

  • DUE: Revised Topic Proposal
  • Participate in Online Discussion,  Research Work, Journal Work

THURSDAY (9/28) ⇒ Pre-class Music Provided by Brooklyn!

  • Prepare for Class Discussion
  • Lecture Focus
    • Gallaudet University
    • National Theatre of the Deaf
      • CBS Sunday Morning: National Theatre of the Deaf
    • Deaf West
    • Cleveland Sign Stage
    • New York Theatre of the Deaf
    • Others
    • Community vs. Professional Theatre

Week 6 (October 1 to October 7):
ASL Shakespeare

MANDATORY CONFERENCES THIS WEEK

TUESDAY (10/3)

  • Participate in Online Discussion,  Research Work, Journal Work

THURSDAY (10/5) ⇒ Pre-class Music Provided by Tyler!

*REQUIRED READINGS PAGE (This is password protected!)




Week 7 (October 8 to October 14):
ASL Shakespeare (Continued)

TUESDAY (10/10)

  • Participate in Online Discussion,  Research Work, Journal Work

THURSDAY (10/12) ⇒ Pre-class Music Provided by Fish!

*REQUIRED READINGS PAGE (This is password protected!)


Week 8 (October 15 to October 21):
Queer Crip Theatre

TUESDAY (10/17)

  • DUE: Three Journal Entries (Weeks 4-6)
  • Participate in Online Discussion,  Research Work, Journal Work

THURSDAY (10/21) ⇒ Pre-class Music Provided by Richard!


Week 9 (October 22 to October 28):
Raymond Luczak

TUESDAY (10/24)

  • Participate in Online Discussion,  Research Work, Journal Work
  • DUE October 24: Annotated Bibliography

THURSDAY (10/26) ⇒ Pre-class Music Provided by Isotope!

*REQUIRED READINGS PAGE (This is password protected!)


Week 10 (October 29 to November 4):
Willy Conley

MANDATORY CONFERENCES THIS WEEK

TUESDAY (10/31)

  • DUE: Three Journal Entries (Weeks 7-9)
  • Participate in Online Discussion,  Research Work, Journal Work

THURSDAY (11/2) ⇒ Pre-class Golden Silence Provided by Christopher!

*REQUIRED READINGS PAGE (This is password protected!)


Week 11 (November 5 to November 11): Willy Conley

TUESDAY (11/7)

  • Participate in Online Discussion,  Research Work, Journal Work

THURSDAY (11/9)

  • Prepare for Class Discussion
    • READ: The water falls.  (Willy Conley)
    • READ: Broken Spokes: A Drama in Seven Scenes (Willy Conley)
  • Lecture Focus

Week 12 (November 12 to November 18): Tribes

TUESDAY (11/14)

  • DUE November 14: Outline/Notes/Rough Draft)
  • Participate in Online Discussion,  Research Work, Journal Work

THURSDAY (11/16)

  • READ: Tribes

 


Week 13 (November 19 to November 25):

THANKSGIVING RECESS (No Classes): November 22-26, 2017

TUESDAY (11/21)

  • DUE:  Three Journal Entries (Weeks 10-12)
  • Participate in Online Discussion,  Research Work, Journal Work

THURSDAY (11/23)

  • NO CLASS THIS WEEK

Week 14 (November 26 to December 2):
English Poetry for Performance

TUESDAY (11/28)

  • DUE: First Completed Draft
  • DUE:  Both Interview Reports
  • Participate in Online Discussion,  Research Work, Journal Work

THURSDAY (11/30)

  • READ:
    • “Introduction” (Jill Jepson IN No Walls of Stone, Ed. Jill Jepson)*
    • “My Life on Paper” (Shanny Mow)*
    • Selections from Deaf American Poetry (Ed. John Lee Clark)*
      • Clayton Valli
      • Ella Mae Lentz
      • Ben Bahan
      • E. Lynn Jacobowitz
      • Willy Conley
      • Peter Cook
      • Flying Words Project
      • Raymond Luczak
      • Abiola Haroun
    • Selections from No Walls of Stone (Ed. Jill Jepson)*
      • Robert F. Panara
      • Willy Conley
      • Raymond Luczak
      • Peter Cook

*REQUIRED READINGS PAGE (This is password protected!)


Week 15 (December 3 to December 9):
Presentations!

TUESDAY (12/5)

  • Participate in Online Discussion,  Research Work, Journal Work

THURSDAY (12/7)

  • PRESENTATIONS DAY!  Hurray!  ♥ ♥ ♥

Week 16: December 10 to December 16: FINAL EXAMS WEEK

TUESDAY (12/12)

  • DUE: Three Journal Entries (Weeks 13-15)
  • DUE: Final Draft