Open Access Thesis
Autistic people in literature; Interpersonal relations;
This performance project argues for an alternative view of Autistics and romance. This is done from the perspective of a young adult man on the Autism Spectrum who tells the story of himself and his Autistic wife. The author makes the following arguments with the intent to educate neurotypicals about Autism and to empower Autistics: (1) Autistics are capable of romantic relationships and, as such, Autism is not a barrier to love; (2) Autistics are capable of empathy, especially with other Autistics; and (3) the romantic stories of Autistics must be heard
Chapter one introduces the main arguments and the highlights of the story presented in Aut Is Love. Chapter two discusses relevant literature and research. Chapter three discusses the methodology used to write Aut Is Love. Chapter four is the text of the script, which functions as the analysis section. Chapter five concludes the arguments and makes a plea for future research.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Communication Studies
Danielle Dick McGeough, Chair, Thesis Committee
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©2019 Nathan Selove
Selove, Nathan, "Aut is love" (2019). Dissertations and Theses @ UNI. 956.