Imagining Otherwise: Autism, Neuroaesthetics and Contemporary Performance

Shaughnessy, Nicola (2013) Imagining Otherwise: Autism, Neuroaesthetics and Contemporary Performance. Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, 38 (4). pp. 321-334. ISSN 0308-0188. E-ISSN 1743-2790. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1179/0308018813Z.00000000062) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Perspectives on the phenomenology of the autistic experience are presented with particular reference to the imagination in autism and what may be conceptualized as 'neurodivergent aesthetics'. Drawing upon a research project that explored the potential of drama as an 'intervention' in autism, an attempt is made to de-mythologize the condition by challenging stereotypes and by suggesting that the multimodalities of performance offer an appropriate space for 'encounters' with autistic states of being while also questioning the dualisms which distinguish between the aesthetic and non-aesthetic.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: *AUTISM *RESEARCH *DRAMA *AESTHETICS -- Research *PERFORMING arts -- Research *PHENOMENOLOGY
Subjects: N Fine Arts
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of Arts > Drama and Theatre
Depositing User: Nicola Shaughnessy
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 00:05 UTC
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2016 18:02 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/40775 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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