Pamela J. Kincheloe is an assistant professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology. She teaches writing for the National Institute for the Deaf, and is also a tutor in the College of Liberal Arts. While her PhD was in the area of nineteenth-century American women's poetry, she is now working on a book-length study of the representation of cochlear implants in American culture.
Do Androids Dream of Electric Speech? The Construction of Cochlear Implant Identity on American Television and the “New Deaf Cyborg”ArticlesCyborgs already walk among us. (“Cures to Come” 76) This essay was begun as a reaction to a Hallmark Hall of Fame television movie called Sweet Nothing in My Ear (2008), which follows the lives of two parents, Dan, who is hearing (played by Jeff Daniels), and Laura, who is deaf (Marlee Matlin), as they struggle to make a decision about whether or...Read more