Creative Sign Language

Autor/a: SUTTON-SPENCE, Rachel; MACHADO, Fernanda de Araújo
Año: 2023
Editorial: Cambridge
Colección: Elements: Sign languages
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


Historia, Arte y Cultura


This Element describes creative sign language in deaf literature. To showcase the exciting developments in Latin American deaf literature, the authors focus upon creative Libras as it is used by the Brazilian deaf community, while emphasising aspects of Libras literature that can be seen in similar productions and performances in sign language literatures around the world. Throughout the Element, the authors refer to examples of Libras poems and stories to give readers a practical experience of appreciating works of creative sign language. They describe Libras literature within its historical and social contexts and consider questions of performance, filming and editing and the potential for written Libras literature. Drawing on anthologies of Libras poems, jokes and stories, they use close-reading techniques to show how the literary effects are created, while reminding the reader that sign language literature cannot be separated from the deaf community.