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Title:Defamiliarization of social norms and breaking stereotypes on autism in The Speed of Dark
Authors:Pačnik, Špela (Author)
Gadpaille, Michelle (Mentor) More about this mentor... New window
Files:.pdf UNI_Pacnik_Spela_2012.pdf (284,99 KB)
Work type:Undergraduate thesis (m5)
Typology:2.11 - Undergraduate Thesis
Organization:FF - Faculty of Arts
Abstract:Lately there has been a visible increase in the number of fictional autistic characters. These representations of autism, on the one hand, help in spreading the awareness of autism among people, but may also lead to false beliefs about autistic society, on the other. The thesis is an attempt to explore the way Elizabeth Moon represents the autistic mind in her novel The Speed of Dark. I will examine how the literary technique of defamiliarization contributes to her highly realistic portrayal of an individual with autism, especially to the way he perceives social norms. I will also prove that her novel challenges several stereotypes about autism.
Keywords:representations of autism, defamiliarization, social norms, stereotypes
Year of publishing:2012
Publisher:[Š. Pačnik]
COBISS_ID:19185160 Link is opened in a new window
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Title:Defamiliarizacija družbenih norm in odpravljanje stereotipov o avtizmu v The Speed of Dark
Abstract:V zadnjem času se je število namišljenih avtističnih oseb vidno povečalo. Te predstavitve avtizma po eni strani prispevajo k ozaveščenosti, po drugi pa lahko vodijo tudi do mnogih napačnih pojmovanj te motnje. Diplomsko delo je vpogled v način kako Elizabeth Moon predstavi avtistični pogled na svet v romanu The Speed of Dark. Raziskala bom kako avtorica s pomočjo literarne tehnike defamiliarizacije izjemno realistično prikaže posameznika z avtizmom in njegov način dojemanja družbenih norm. Dokazala bom tudi, da roman ruši številne stereotipe o avtizmu.
Keywords:predstavitve avtizma, defamiliarizacija, družbene norme, stereotipi


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