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Jennifer Esmail

Jennifer Esmail is a coordinator in the Centre for Community Partnerships at the University of Toronto. She formerly held the positions of assistant professor in the Department of English and Film Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University and postdoctoral fellow in the Department of English at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. She has published research on the representation of deafness and disability in Victorian literature and culture in ELH: English Literary History, Sign Language Studies, Victorian Poetry, and Victorian Review.

Listed in: Literary Criticism, UK · Medical Humanities · British History - Victorian Era · Victorian Studies · Literary Studies

Winner of the 2013 Sonya Rudikoff Award for best first book in Victorian Studies · Short-listed for the 2013 British Society for Literature and Science Book Prize.
Cover of 'Reading Victorian Deafness'

Reading Victorian Deafness
By Jennifer Esmail

Reading Victorian Deafness is the first book to address the crucial role that deaf people, and their unique language of signs, played in Victorian culture.

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