Deaf Literature

Deaf Literature
Various genres of Deaf literature. Introduction to analysis of ASL literary works.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesASL 301
 NoteTeacher may waive prerequisite based on prior experience.
Course Outcomes


Be able to discuss the literature of the Deaf community including both original ASL works and those translated from English.


Be able to discuss the number of literary forms including sign play, poems, stories, short stories, plays and Deaf folklore.


Be able to discuss the transition of ASL literary forms as well as selected creators and performers.

Literary Works

Become familiar with and be able to discuss in ASL specific literary works.


Be able to accurately discuss how Deaf literature reflects and reinforces Deaf-World values, beliefs and traditions.