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Autistic disturbances : theorizing autism poetics from the DSM to Robinson Crusoe

Autistic disturbances : theorizing autism poetics from the DSM to Robinson Crusoe

Author: Julia Miele Rodas; Melanie Yergeau
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 2018. ©2018
Series: Corporealities.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
"The work of Autistic Disturbances is to explore in depth the particularities and possibilities of autistic language. To that end, it draws on literary criticism and clinical theory, but, mindful of the extent to which autistic voices have been silenced, the book seeks to foreground autistic speaking, sometimes in ways that readers may find unexpected or challenging"--

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Rodas, Julia Miele, 1965-
Autistic disturbances.
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 2018
(DLC) 2018014805
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Julia Miele Rodas; Melanie Yergeau
ISBN: 9780472124107 0472124102
OCLC Number: 1035216191
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 230 pages)
Contents: Foreword by Melanie Yergeau --
Preface: Involuntarity and intentionality --
Chapter one: Introduction --
Chapter two: Articulating autism poetics --
Chapter three: On the surprising elasticity of taxonomical rhetoric --
Chapter four: Nothingness himself --
Chapter four-and-a-half: (Why "Bartleby" doesn't live here) --
Chapter five: Neuroqueer narration in Charlotte Brontés Villette --
Chapter six: The absence of the object: autistic voice and literary architecture in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein --
Chapter seven: Autism and narrative invention in Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe --
Unconclusion: Because the butterfly: autistic infinitudes.
Series Title: Corporealities.
Other Titles: Theorizing autism poetics from the DSM to Robinson Crusoe
Responsibility: Julia Miele Rodas ; with a foreword by Melanie Yergeau.


Autism is typically characterized as impoverished or defective when it comes to language. Autistic Disturbances reveals the ways interpreters have failed to register the real creative valence of  Read more...


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Julia Rodas rejects ableist repertoires of what language is and can mean, notably the understanding that language necessitates understanding or intelligibility . . . readers are viscerally confronted Read more...

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