Signing the body poetic should receive a deafening ovation it is the first major scholarly work to celebrate and theorize american sign language artistic expression ranging from poetry to theater and film a must for anyone interested in contemporary poetry drama or literary theory lennard j davis editor of the disabilities studies . This is a remarkable collection of essays about american sign language asl literature made more so by the fact that the history of this kind of analysis is so recent as the authors have detailed so well in this volume there are many reasons to group poetry storytelling and other kinds of signed performance together as a body of literature they share a certain aesthetic of celebration . Signing the body poetic essays on american sign language literature first edition by dirksen bauman editor heidi rose editor jennifer nelson editor 36 out of 5 stars 17 ratings isbn 13 978 0520229761 isbn 10 0520229762 why is isbn important isbn this bar code number lets you verify that youre getting exactly the right version or edition of a book the 13 digit and 10 digit . Signing the body poetic brings new and productive dimensions to the phrase body of literature this impressive collection details the aesthetics the epistemological importance and the cultural life of american sign language literature in clear accessible prose close analyses of key texts in as performances are enhanced by the accompanying dvd itself an invaluable resource this . Signing the body poetic essays on american sign language literature edited by h dirksen l bauman jennifer l nelson and heidi m rose rachel l sutton spence centre for deaf studies 8 woodland road bristol bs8 1tn university of bristol england uk rachelspencebristolacuk
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