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9:3 Tuesday, April 3, 2007

An Eye-Catching History

Journals Celebrate Photographic Chronicle
of the American Deaf Community

Publishers Weekly and Library Journal recently published sterling reviews for Through Deaf Eyes: A Photographic History of an American Community. “An enlightening and engaging collection of photographs and historical accounts is interspersed with personal anecdotes in this companion to a PBS documentary of the same name,” notes Publishers Weekly. Library Journal states: “This volume brings together a range of historical source materials, present-day commentary, and photographs to provide an eye-catching history of the deaf, and deaf education, in America.” Read both reviews online.

In Through Deaf Eyes, authors Douglas Baynton, Jack Gannon, and Jean Lindquist Bergey selected more than 200 images that reveal in subtle and obvious ways something about the lives of deaf people and the collective experiences of the Deaf community. Delve further into this unique and fascinating perspective on the value of human difference by viewing the table of contents and reading both the preface and chapter one. Order Through Deaf Eyes here.

Hot off the press for the month of March is The Deaf Way II Reader: Perspectives from the Second International Conference on Deaf Culture. Featuring the very best of the scholarship presented at the Deaf Way II international conference and arts festival (DWII) held on July 8–13, 2002, in Washington, D.C., this extraordinary volume reveals how deaf people throughout the world live, study, work, and play, as well as how they relate to their families and the dominant hearing societies in which most of them reside. As noted by editor Harvey Goodstein, “We hope that from these representative papers in the book the reader will appreciate the wide range of topics covered and exchanged during the conference.” Read a paper from part one, and order The Deaf Way II Reader.

You can enhance your viewing of the new DVD William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night: Performed in American Sign Language and English by visiting its special, companion Internet site. This dedicated website features an explanation of the techniques used for the ASL translation, information about Shakespeare and the inception of the play, and complete lesson plans, all presented in both ASL and English. Order William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night DVD to enjoy this beloved comedy anew in a fully captioned, ASL performance accompanied by an English voiceover. Then, visit http://mphp.usfca.edu/aslshakespeare/ to benefit from analyzing and discussing this remarkable rendition of one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays.

James M. McPherson, Professor Emeritus of Princeton University in Princeton, N.J., and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his book Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era will be the first keynote presenter at Gallaudet University Press Institute’s sixth international conference, 150 Years on Kendall Green: Celebrating Deaf History and Gallaudet. I. King Jordan, President Emeritus of Gallaudet University; and Paddy Ladd, Director of Research Programmes at the University of Bristol in Clifton, Bristol, U.K., also will present keynote addresses at the conference, which will take place on April 11–13, 2007, at the Kellogg Conference Hotel at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. A stellar assembly of scholars also will offer their incisive insights into the remarkable history of the institution founded on Kendall Green and its growth into the most important university for Deaf people worldwide. If you haven’t registered to attend the conference, there’s still time. Go online to http://gupress.gallaudet.edu/gupiconference/index.html for more information or contact Wendy Grande at wendy.grande@gallaudet.edu.

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