Title

In the pursuit of I: Deafhood explorations in deaf literature

Date of Publication

2017

Document Type

Master's Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Language and Literature Major in Literature

College

College of Liberal Arts

Department/Unit

Literature, Department of

Thesis Adviser

Michael Tirazona Vea

Abstract/Summary

The abundant number of published literature that features Deaf protagonist centered on Deaf life, written by Deaf and Hearing, requires Deaf-centered thought of reading and critique. Ladds Deafhood concept offers impartial reading, understanding, and critique of Deaf identity formation that can be used to read and study Deaf Literature. This research aims to explore the identity formation of Deaf characters through selected identity development theories, understand their stage of transformation through Deafhood, and defines what being Deaf means to them. In this study, the process of becoming of three Deaf characters, from three literary texts, were explored and found that factors such as residential schools, Deaf clubs, and Deaf role models Deafhoods roots of Deaf culture were prominent roots of their identity formation. This study also discusses how each Deaf character defines their being Deaf. This method used in this research can be applied in future studies in Deaf Literature.

Abstract Format

html

Note

2018--Container

Language

English

Format

Electronic

Accession Number

CDTG006941

Shelf Location

Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F Henry Sy Sr. Hall

Physical Description

1 disc ; 4 3/4 inches

Keywords

Deaf in literature; Hearing impaired; Writings of the

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