1. ASL Translation of Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.'s "Harrison Bergeron"

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    from Ruth Anna Added

    Like "The Cask of Amontillado" translation, this one was made to be used in a research study, and because one of the purposes of that study was to assess participants' knowledge of ASL syntax and grammar through exposure to different kinds of translations, this particular translation is more PSE than pure ASL (i.e. it follows English syntax rather than ASL syntax). I am not a fan of this translation, and hope to re-do it one day.

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    • ASL Translation of William Cullen Bryant's "Thanatopsis"

      08:36

      from Ruth Anna Added

      Also known as "the poem of death." A lot of natural imagery in this, which made it interesting/challenging to render into ASL.

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      • ASL Translation of Stephen Crane's "God Lay Dead in Heaven"

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        from Ruth Anna Added

        A depressing poem, but an interesting one to try and translate, nonetheless.

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        • ASL Translation of John Greenleaf Whittier's "The Farewell"

          07:30

          from Ruth Anna Added

          The story of this poem breaks my heart.

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          • ASL Translation of Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself," Excerpts

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            from Ruth Anna Added

            Random excerpts from Whitman's poem. I had a difficult time finding the correct tone and level of intensity for this translation. It's not great, but it was certainly an interesting process.

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            • ASL Translation of Edgar Allan Poe's Short Story "The Cask of Amontillado"

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              from Ruth Anna Added

              A caveat: This translation intentionally follows English syntax more than ASL syntax because it was made to be used in a research study (i.e. it is PSE and not pure ASL). This is one of the short stories that I would love to re-do someday without the limitations I had in translating it the first time around, but for now, I'm posting it as it is anyway because "The Cask of Amontillado" is one of my favorite Poe stories.

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              • ASL Translation of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven"

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                from Ruth Anna Added

                Playing with the crazy number of internal rhymes in this poem and experimenting with how to show them visually in ASL. I had several technical issues while filming this, so the performance is not as good as I would have liked it to be.

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