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

  • Joanna Rankin University of Calgary

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.
Published
2017-03-27
Section
Reviews