The Weekly Blog
In the sci-fi horror film A Quiet Place, alien creatures with supersonic hearing slaughter humans if they make a noise. MICHAEL UNIACKE says that while the film is more about the nature of noise, deafness is an intriguing sideshow that indirectly saves the world. WHEN THE EARLY SEQUENCES of a film reveal that one of […]
Is there any connection between the recent Invictus Games, and disability, and deafness? Not much, writes MICHAEL UNIACKE. AT FIRST GLANCE, it’s not hard to mistake the 2018 Invictus Games with the Paralympics. It’s all there – teams from several dozen countries, flags, sports wheelchairs crashing into each other, obvious amputees, all jousting amid fierce cheering and inspiring […]
What people are saying…
“Uniacke wants to get across basic facts about the history of Deaf culture — including the very fact that there is a long standing history."
Mike Northen – Wordgathering
“The book does contain beautiful evocations of what it’s like not to hear fully and not fit in as a result. "
Raymond Luczak – Wordgathering
Did Henry Lawson create idyllic scenes of yarns around campfires because he was deaf and could not take part in them? IF HENRY Lawson was alive today, what would he say at a press conference? For … Read On...