Disregarding Poetic Transidentity

Autor/a: COHN, Jim
Año: 2006
Editorial: Sign Language Studies 6:3 (2006) pp. 342-347
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


Lingüística » Lingüística de otras Lenguas de Signos


One of the signs of the post-9/11 period is that there is little actual forward thinking about poetry. This is, as Rachel Sutton- Spence reveals in Analysing Sign Language Poetry, as dismal a fact for the revolutionary medium of sign language poetry as it is for poetry in general. Sutton-Spence is a lecturer in Deaf Studies at the Centre for Deaf Studies at the University of Bristol, where she researches and teaches sign language linguistics and the social context of sign languages. This background would seem to give her an ideal perspective from which to draw important conclusions on the relationship between social constructions of deafness and the "series of linguistic signals" through which "we know that something is a poem" in sign language.