Campus Calendar

Apr 3

Convocation: Ralph James Savarese

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Disabilities scholar Ralph James Savarese dispels misguided notions about autism.

Friday, April 3rd, 2020
10:50 – 11:50 am / Skinner Chapel

Ralph James Savarese is a disability studies scholar, poet, essayist, and professor of English.  He is the author of Reasonable People: A Memoir of Autism and Adoption, which Newsweek called a “real life love story and an urgent manifesto for the rights of people with neurological disabilities.” Most recently he published See It Feelingly: Classic Novels, Autistic Readers, and the Schooling of a No-Good English Professor, in which he reveals the startling insights of a group that most researchers view as incapable of appreciating literature. His son, DJ, was Oberlin College’s first nonspeaking student with autism. Together they appear in Deej, the Peabody Award winning documentary about inclusion and neurodiversity.

Sponsored by Carleton Convocations. Contact: Kerry Raadt, x4308