I am a Ph.D. from UC Riverside working on a manuscript of my dissertation
that traces Deafened gestures through twentieth century literature. I have
been following this discussion for the last few years and have met a few of
you at various conferences. The work and discussions here are both
informative and inspirational!
More recently, I have been using a critical and theoretical lens to bear on
memoir as I think through the intersections of voice, body and sign language
as a CODA. This week my multimedia composition: "my mother’s voice, my
father’s eye, and my other body: the sound of deaf photographs" is featured
on Sounding Out!(soundstudiesblog.com), an informative online discussion
about the role of sound and listening in contemporary culture, as part two
of a three-part discussion at the intersection of deafness, disability
studies and sound studies.
I would love to join this conversation and welcome feedback from the DS-HUM
community; let's show SoundingOut! that there is an audience interested in
listening to Deafness!