Writing Insight: Deafness and autobiography

Autor/a: BRUEGGEMANN, Brenda Jo
Año: 2000
Editorial: American Quarterly. 52:2 (2000) pp. 316-321
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


Comunidad y cultura sorda


Not much is written about deaf "writing." Or rather: not much is written about deaf writing that celebrates its achievements or critically addresses its strengths and weaknesses, its absences and presences, on its own terms. Instead, deaf writing typically presents a problem - perplexing us profoundly to think beyond the oral/aural-based comprehension of our cultural conceptions about writing and indeed beyond almost all of our western ideas about what language is, does, can be. Deaf writing undoes. And studies of deaf literacy - littered particularly throughout the field of education - attest, over and over again, to what deaf people, especially deaf people writing and reading, cannot do. What's more, when it comes time to discuss why they "can't do," the burden lies almost always and all in their laps, due to their lack.