The Resource Writing deafness: : the hearing line in nineteenth-century American literature, Christopher Krentz, (electronic resource)

Writing deafness: : the hearing line in nineteenth-century American literature, Christopher Krentz, (electronic resource)

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Writing deafness: : the hearing line in nineteenth-century American literature
Title
Writing deafness:
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the hearing line in nineteenth-century American literature
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Krentz
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Language
eng
Summary
Taking an original approach to American literature, Christopher Krentz examines nineteenth-century writing from a new angle: that of deafness, which he shows to have surprising importance in identity formation. The rise of deaf education during this period made deaf people much more visible in American society. Krentz demonstrates that deaf and hearing authors used writing to explore their similarities and differences, trying to work out the invisible boundary, analogous to Du Bois's color line, that Krentz calls the "hearing line." Writing Deafness examines previously overlooked literature by deaf authors, who turned to writing to find a voice in public discourse and to demonstrate their intelligence and humanity to the majority. Hearing authors such as James Fenimore Cooper, Lydia Huntley Sigourney, Herman Melville, and Mark Twain often subtly took on deaf-related issues, using deafness to define not just deaf others, but also themselves (as competent and rational), helping form a self-consciously hearing identity. Offering insights for theories of identity, physical difference, minority writing, race, and postcolonialism, this compelling book makes essential reading for students of American literature and culture, deaf studies, and disability studies
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Midwest
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Krentz, Christopher
Dewey number
810.9/3527209034
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Deaf
  • Deaf, Writings of the, American
  • Deaf authors
  • American literature
  • Electronic books
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adult
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Writing deafness: : the hearing line in nineteenth-century American literature, Christopher Krentz, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11709588
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MWT11709588
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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MWT11709588
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Writing deafness: : the hearing line in nineteenth-century American literature, Christopher Krentz, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11709588
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11709588
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11709588
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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