Review of Esmail, Reading Victorian Deafness: Signs and Sounds in Victorian Literature and Culture

Joanna Rankin

Abstract


In Reading Victorian Deafness: Signs and Sounds in Victorian Literature and Culture, Jennifer Esmail explores the cultural role of deafness in Victorian England and North America. Looking to cultural products as a reflection of wider societal beliefs, Esmail provides an in-depth history of the contrasting proponents of signed languages and oralism during this historical period.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15353/cjds.v6i1.339

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