Davis talks about his experiences, growing up a hearing child with deaf parents. He had a complex and sometimes difficult relationship with his deaf, working-class Jewish immigrant parents. Its the subject of his memoir My Sense of Silence: Memoirs of a Childhood With Deafness). Davis is head of the English Department at the University of Illionis, Chicago. He has written several books and published essays in The Nation, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and other publications. He also published Shall I Say a Kiss: The Courtship Letters of a Deaf Couple , a compilation of his parents love letters.
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