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Deaf literature is composed of works by deaf authors and literary works by deaf or hearing authors, which include deaf characters in short stories, novels, poetry, and plays. ASL poetry and autobiographies are not included.
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 Deaf Biographical File

The Deaf Biographical File usually contains newspaper and magazine clippings, small pamphlets, pictures, and other miscellaneous material in folders. For some people,  this may be the only information available.  Works by a deaf individual or critiques of their work may be included in this subject's folder. (Located in the Deaf Stack area: to review materials ask for assistance from the Library Service Desk.)

Deaf Subject File

The Deaf Subject File has several "Poetry" folders, which are arranged alphabetically by the title of the poem.  Most of these poems are from the Buff and Blue (literary and newspaper issues).  If consultation is needed, contact the Archives.  (Located in the Deaf Stack area; to review materials ask for assistance from the Library Service Desk.)

 

Internet Resources

For more information on deaf characters in fiction, use a search engine such as Google and conduct the following search:

  • deaf characters
  • deaf fiction
  • deaf playwrights
  • deaf poetry
  • deaf authors (or writers)

Subject-Based Deaf and Hard of Hearing Internet Resources (produced by Rochester Institute of Technology Libraries)   Look at the guides that start with "Deaf Literature."

For further information about individual authors, the Gale Group Literary Index identifies other reference resources that may be available in the library.

Deaf Characters in Adolescent Literature: http://pajka.blogspot.com/ This blog covers the newest publications with deaf adolescent characters.  The blog creater, Sharon Pajka-West often includes interviews with deaf or hearing authors.

 
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