Distressing Language: Disability and the Poetics of Error (Crip) - Paperback

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This book is about the role of disability and deafness in contemporary aesthetics and how physical and intellectual difference challenges generic terms for art and poetry. The book's title combines language that disturbs or causes anxiety with language that is ripped, worn, or damaged. This interplay brings together the social environment in which language is exchanged with the materiality of words that frustrate easy comprehension. Where hearing and speaking are considered normative conditions of the human, what happens when words are misheard and misspoken? How have writers and artists, both disabled and non-disabled, used error as generative elements in contesting the presumed value of sounding good?" This book grows out of the author's experience of hearing loss in which misunderstandings have become a daily occurrence. Deafness becomes a guide in each chapter in considering how verbal confusions are less an aberration in understanding than a component of new knowledge"--
  • | Author: Michael Davidson
  • | Publisher: Nyu Press
  • | Publication Date: Apr 19, 2022
  • | Number of Pages: 248 pages
  • | Language: English
  • | Binding: Paperback
  • | ISBN-10: 1479813842
  • | ISBN-13: 9781479813841
Author:
Michael Davidson
Publisher:
Nyu Press
Publication Date:
Apr 19, 2022
Number of pages:
248 pages
Language:
English
Binding:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1479813842
ISBN-13:
9781479813841