Lecture by Lennard Davis, "The End of Normal? Controversies and Quandaries in Disability Studies" Thursday, March 9, 4:30 pm, Green Drawing Room, Main Davis is a professor in the English department and professor of disability and human development at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is the author of Factual Fictions: The Origins of the English Novel and Resisting Novels: Fiction and Ideology. His works on disability include Enforcing Normalcy: Disability, Deafness, and the Body, which won the 1996 Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Human Rights’ annual award for the best scholarship on the subject of intolerance in North America, and The Disability Studies Reader. His memoir, My Sense of Silence, was chosen Editor’s Choice Book for the Chicago Tribune, selected for the 2000 National Book Award, and nominated for the 2000 Book Critics Circle Award. Funding provided by the Dee Hull Everist Visiting Speaker Series and the global politics and societies department.