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The Vocal Knot

13 May 2009

This panel discussion brings together philosopher Jonathan Rée, artist Louise Stern and sign language interpreter Oliver Pouliot, and is chaired by Steven Connor, professor of modern literature and theory at Birkbeck College. Taking Rée's studies into the social history of deafness and muteness as a starting point, the discussion will investigate the supposed primacy of the voice within human communication, and consider how sign language operates as an alternative linguistic system.

This talk will be signed in British Sign Language by Roger Beeson and Karen Newby.

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