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Memorial gathering for longtime employee Charlotte Cox to be held April 24 in Senate and Board Chamber Memorial gathering for longtime employee Charlotte Cox to be held April 24 in Senate and Board Chamber
(Campus Update - Apr 17)
Brantford family donates $1M to Laurier Brantford YMCA
(News Release - Apr 17)
Mark your calendar: Fall 2014/Winter 2015 course registration for returning undergraduate students opens June 23
(Campus Update - Apr 17)
Laurier alum named Bank of Canada senior deputy governor Laurier alum named Bank of Canada senior deputy governor
(Campus Update - Apr 17)
What's open over Easter weekend at Laurier
(Campus Update - Apr 17)
Graduate Studentsí Association names Researcher of the Year
(Campus Update - Apr 16)
Psychology professors bring lab-style experience to large lectures through interactive technology
(Campus Update - Apr 16)
WLU Press releases book based on Laurier professorís study of single mothers WLU Press releases book based on Laurier professorís study of single mothers
(Campus Update - Apr 15)
Laurier professor will help train next generation of Haitian scientists and innovators
(Campus Update - Apr 15)
Laurier prof weighs in on high-frequency trading controversy Laurier prof weighs in on high-frequency trading controversy
(News - Apr 14)
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Jennifer Esmail, Department of English and Film Studies Jennifer Esmail was awarded one of the most prestigious academic awards in Canada: the John Charles Polanyi Prize for Literature. Esmailís expertise is Victorian literature, with research interests in deaf and disability studies, animal studies, and the history of media and technology. Her book, Reading Victorian Deafness: Signs and Sounds in Victorian Literature and Culture, examines Victorian understandings of deafness and sign language, including the influential ďOralistĒ movement that forced deaf people to speak and lipread in English instead of sign.

Jennifer Esmail
Assistant Professor,
Department of English and Film Studies