Disability Forum Lecture: Dale Bauer


Location: 119 O'Shaughnessy Hall

Brain Surgery and Teaching English

Dale M. Bauer says that her lecture, Brain Surgery and Teaching English, "explores the trauma I faced as an English professor when I underwent brain surgery for an aneurysm and suffered a stroke that left me without any language and movement. This essay recounts my experience of regaining my voice and thus my ability to teach and write, and thus recovering a career based on the nuances of using language. This is both a personal and professional account of a stroke and the rehab that it takes to regain language and a description of the set of emotions involved in losing my 'self'."


Brain Surgery and Teaching English poster