Want to Read My Newest Scholarly Article? You Know You Do!

On my other blog: a link to my recently-published scholarly article on neurodiversity and poetics, plus some amused commentary on my reviewers’ commentary on said article. (Meta!)

Dani Alexis

And now you can!

ScholarWorks’s “recommended citation” (clearly not in MLA format):

Ryskamp, Dani Alexis (2014) “Neurodiversity’s Lingua Franca?: The Wild Iris, Autobiography of Red, and the Breakdown of Cognitive Barriers Through Poetic Language,” The Hilltop Review: Vol. 7: Iss. 1, Article 5.

It amuses me that both of my (autistic) reviewers’ responses congratulated me on successfully rehabilitating Savarese’s concept of “neurocosmopolitanism,” which both of them side-eyed pretty hard. I understand why they think it needs rehabilitating. But my goal was never to rehab Savarese’s concept, or even to criticize it particularly. My goal was to anchor my arguments in whatever existing literature I could find in order to demonstrate that I was not in fact “just making it all up.” Which is a legitimate fear for any grad student in the humanities, and a particularly keen one when one’s neuroatypicality and its discontents have led to a…

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