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Deafening Modernism: Embodied Language and Visual Poetics in American Literature

Rebecca Sanchez


Deafening Modernism tells the story of aesthetic modernism from the perspective of Deaf and disability insight. It traces the ways that considerations of Deaf culture provide a vital and largely untapped resource for understanding the history of American language politics and the impact that history has had on modernist aesthetic production by productively reframing questions that have been central to the field of modernist studies: the tension between an emerging celebrity culture and theories of impersonality, the apparent paradox of an aesthetic simultaneously fascinated with primitivism an ... More

Keywords: modernism, disability, Deaf, crip, impersonality, primitivism, indeterminacy, image, language politics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1979 Print ISBN-13: 9781479828869
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479828869.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rebecca Sanchez, author
Fordham University

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