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  Accounts of Adventures in the Wilderness

Through his many adventures in and out of the White Mountains of New Hampshire in the late 1860s, William B. Swett witnessed some of the major developments of the postbellum era in America: the public commemorations of the Revolutionary War, the expansion of the country and the subsequent removal of indigenous populations, the extension of the railroad and travel into previously unlinked portions of the country, the rise of tourism, and the ongoing development of photographic methods.

Written from the vantage point of someone who was no longer a young man but still very much in the prime of his life, Adventures of a Deaf-Mute and Other Short Pieces can be read as an energetic engagement with life and with the landscape; these are the stories of someone testing his physical and emotional limits. At one point, Swett ventures high up, on purpose, into a “frost-cloud” on the mountain because, as he says, “I wanted to feel how cold it was, and to ascertain how far I could endure it.” Swett does not have adventures for the sake of adventure; instead, his adventures are, perhaps, a reflection on how to live a mortal, finite, life.

The 10th Volume in the Gallaudet Classics in Deaf Studies Series


Symposium Signed Language flyer Sharing Research on Signed Language Interpretation and Translation

The second Symposium on Signed Language Interpretation and Translation Research took place March 31-April 2 at Gallaudet University. The Symposium was a unique forum for scholars and students from around the world to share research with one another.

Gallaudet University Press is pleased to support the dissemination of this research. Signed Language Interpretation and Translation Research: Selected Papers from the First International Symposium documents important new perspectives and evidence-based practices presented at the first symposium held in March 2014.

Stay tuned for our publication of papers from the 2017 Symposium!