November 14, 2018, 6:00-8:00pm ≡  Hunter CollegeWest Building, Faculty and Staff Lounge, 8th floor

Interrogating Superficiality: At Play with Autistic Rhetorics in Warhol, Whitman, Antin, Carver & the DSM

Marilyn Diptych. Artist, Andy Warhol. Year, 1962This talk presents work from Julia Miele Rodas’ recently published Autistic Disturbances: Theorizing Autism Poetics from the DSM to Robinson Crusoe (U Michigan P, 2018), focusing particularly on American texts. The evening will open with an overview of the book’s genesis and framework, offer a brief reading of the autistic “superficialities” visible in some familiar American texts, and invite open conversation about the rhetorical and aesthetic value of autistic practices like repetition and listmaking.

hosted by the New York Metro chapter of the American Studies Association (NYMASA) and CUNY’s Hunter College