Hearing Difference: the third ear in experimental, deaf, and multicultural theater

Año: 2006
Editorial: Wasington DC: Gallaudet University Press, 2006
Tipo de código: ISBN
Código: 9781563683770
Soporte: Papel


Historia, Arte y Cultura


Gaillard crossed the Atlantic only a few weeks after the United States entered World War I. In his writings, he reports the efforts of American deaf leaders to secure employment for deaf workers to support the war effort. He also witnesses spirited speeches at the National Association of the Deaf convention decrying the replacement of sign language by oral education. Gaillard also depicts the many local institutions established by deaf Americans, such as Philadelphia’s All Souls Church, founded in 1888 by the country’s first ordained deaf pastor, and the many deaf clubs established by the first wave of deaf college graduates in their communities. His journal stands as a unique chronicle of the American Deaf community during a remarkable era of transition.