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Imagination and the awareness of self in Autistic Spectrum poets

Roth, Ilona (2008). Imagination and the awareness of self in Autistic Spectrum poets. In: Osteen, Mark ed. Autism and Representation. Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies. New York: Routledge.

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Abstract

About the book: Autism, a neuro-develomental disability, has received wide but often sensationalistic treatment in the popular media. A great deal of clinical and medical research has been devoted to autism, but the traditional humanities disciplines and the new field of Disability Studies have yet to explore it. This volume, the first scholarly book on autism in the humanities, brings scholars from several disciplines together with adults on the autism spectrum to investigate the diverse ways that autism has been represented in novels, poems, autobiographies, films, and clinical discourses, and to explore the connections and demarcations between autistic and "neurotypical" creativity. Using an empathetic scholarship that unites professional rigor with experiential knowledge derived from the contributors' lives with or as autistic people, the essays address such questions as: In what novel forms does autistic creativity appear, and what unusual strengths does it possess? How do autistic representations - whether by or about autistic people - revise conventional ideas of cognition, creativity, language, (dis)ability and sociability? This timely and important collection breaks new ground in literary and film criticism, aesthetics, psychology, and Disability Studies.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 2008 Taylor and Francis
ISBN: 0-415-95644-7, 978-0-415-95644-4
Extra Information: This volume, the first scholarly book on autism and the humanities, brings scholars from several different disciplines together with adults on the autism spectrum to investigate the diverse ways that autism has been represented in novels, poems, autobiographies, films and clinical discourses, and to explore the connections and demarcations between autistic and normal creative expression.
Keywords: Imagination; self-awareness; autism spectrum disorders; autistic talent; autistic poetry
Academic Unit/Department: Science > Life, Health and Chemical Sciences
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Biomedical Research Network (BRN)
Item ID: 8939
Depositing User: Ilona Roth
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2007
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2014 13:44
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/8939
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