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The Resource Silent Poetry : Deafness, Sign, and Visual Culture in Modern France, (electronic resource)

Silent Poetry : Deafness, Sign, and Visual Culture in Modern France, (electronic resource)

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Silent Poetry : Deafness, Sign, and Visual Culture in Modern France
Title
Silent Poetry
Title remainder
Deafness, Sign, and Visual Culture in Modern France
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book explores the dynamic interaction between art and the sign language of the deaf in France from the philsopheRs to the introduction of the sound motion picture. Nicholas Mirzoeff shows how the French Revolution transformed the ancienT regime metaphor of painting as silent poetry into a nineteenth-century school of over one hundred deaf artists. Painters, sculptors, photographers, and graphic artists all emanated from the Institute for the Deaf in Paris, playing a central role in the vibrant deaf culture of the period. With the rise of Darwinism, eugenics, and race science, however, the deaf found themselves categorized as "savages," excluded and ignored by the hearing. This book is concerned with the process and history of that marginalization, the constitution of a "center" from which the abnormal could be excluded, and the vital role of visual culture within this discourse.Based on groundbreaking archival and pictorial research, Mirzoeff's exciting and intertextual analysis of what he terms the "silent screen of deafness" produces an alternative hIstory of nineteenth-century art that challenges canonical view of the history of art, the inheritance of the Enlightenment, and the functions, status, and meanings of visual culture itself. Fusing methodologies from cultural studies, poststructuralism and art history, his study will be important for students and scholars of art history, cultural and deaf studies, and the history of medicine, and will interest a general audience concerned with the relationship of the deaf and the larger society.Nicholas Mirzoeff is Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of Wisconsin.Originally published in 1995.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
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Mirzoeff, Nicholas
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Princeton Legacy Library
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  • Sign language
  • Art, French
  • Deaf
  • Deaf artists
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Minority Studies
  • ART / History / General
  • Art, French
  • Deaf artists
  • Deaf
  • Sign language
  • France
Label
Silent Poetry : Deafness, Sign, and Visual Culture in Modern France, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
9780691655567_FChigh; ISBN_Web; Contents; List of Abbreviations
Control code
on1079006653
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (334 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691194509
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JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv8p249j
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1079006653
Label
Silent Poetry : Deafness, Sign, and Visual Culture in Modern France, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
9780691655567_FChigh; ISBN_Web; Contents; List of Abbreviations
Control code
on1079006653
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (334 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691194509
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv8p249j
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1079006653

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