ASL Lecture Series: Ben Jarashow

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ASL LECTURE SERIES:
Ben Jarashow
Professor, University of South Florida
Deaf Villains in Hollywood Films and TV Productions
This lecture explores the representation of Deaf people as antagonists/villains in Hollywood films and TV productions. Primary questions for discussion will be: Are most deaf villains represented in a realistic manner or are they stereotypes? How does deafness play an advantage or a disadvantage in their roles? Are they leaders or followers if they are in a group of villains? What are the motivations behind their criminal activities?

Ben Jarashow holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Gallaudet University. His master’s thesis focused on developing criteria for a better quality of ABC storytelling. He teaches in the University of South Florida’s ASL program, and lives in Rochester, New York, with his family.
Friday, January 28, 2022
noon—1:00 p.m.
Register for this ZOOM webinar at:
https://bit.ly/3sunYbo

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Contact
Jeanne Behm
585-286-5108
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When and Where
January 28, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Room/Location: other
Who

Open to the Public

Cost
FREE
Interpreter Requested?

No

Topics
deaf community
diversity