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68. Rhetoric and Representations of Autism and Aphasia

Friday, 9 January, 1:45–3:00 p.m., Purdue-Wisconsin, Chicago Marriott

A special session

1. "Minding Theory of Mind: Autism, Embodiment, Narrative," Melanie Yergeau, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor

2. "Tropes of Difference: Life Writing on the Autism Spectrum," Sonya Loftis, Morehouse Coll.

3. "Getting the Word Out: Aphasia and the Problem of Invisibility," Carolyn McCue Goffman, DePaul Univ.

For abstracts, write to cgoffman@depaul.edu.


Subjects:

  • General Literature – Cultural Studies, Folklore, and Popular Culture

  • General Literature – Nonfictional Prose

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Subject: Looking Forward to This
Although I couldn't be afforded a spot on this panel, I'm almost more grateful for the opportunity to listen and learn from you guys. Scholarship pertaining to the many languages of mental health needs to become a permanent fixture in the humanities. Good luck and congrats!

Travis

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