Random Thoughts by Uncle Dale: Peter Cook is the Master of All Art Forms

Hello all! Here at the Deaf Studies, Today! Mini Conference at UVU. A fantastic day.

Octavian Robinson’s interactive keynote on reexamining who is at the table, the true meaning and benefit of diversity and shared knowledge in Deaf Studies was a wake-up call to everyone (especially this straight white male). David Davenport’s lecture on Language Acquisition should be required viewing in every program.

Do yourself a favor, look that this line-up and the topics and pick one at random for your next conference. You will thank me!

https://www.uvu.edu/lang/asl/dst/docs/asl-dst-2018-schedule.pdf

But by far the best moment for me was during Peter Cook’s examination of Deaf Space.

(I got to spend time with Peter and Kieth Wann, two of my favorite humans!)

Now, maybe it was late in the day…

Maybe my brain was overfilled…

But, I almost cried I laughed so hard when Peter was explaining how Deaf Space is understood and misunderstood, and did so by telling a “Deaf knock knock joke!”

Ready?

How a person who is Deaf tells a knock knock joke:

“Knock Knock”

“Who’s there?”

Note from Uncle Dale: Mini Deaf Studies Today Conference! At Utah Valley University Call for Presenters

FYI to one and all!!! Call for Presenters for the April 13, 2018 Mini-Conference!