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Playing A/Part: Autistic Girls, Identities and Creativity


Publications by the Project Team on Autism, Gender and Creative Practices

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Imagining Autism Journal Articles

  • Beadle-Brown, J. et al (2017), ‘Imagining Autism:  Feasibility of a Drama-Based Intervention on the Social, Communicative and Imaginative behaviour of Children with Autism.’ Autism: International Journal of Research and Practice.
  • Trimingham, M & Shaughnessy N. (2016) Material Voices: Intermediality and Autism, ’Research in Drama Education: the Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance, 21.32016,
  •  Shaughnessy, N. ‘Imagining Otherwise: Autism, Neuroaesthetics and Contemporary Performance’ eds Bartleet, C and K Shepherd-Barr, Interdisciplinary Science Reviews Special Edition: Experiments in Theatre:  New Directions in Science and Performance (December 2013), 321-334

Imagining Autism Chapters in Books

  • Trimingham, M & N.Shaughnessy (2018), ‘Imagining the Ecologies of Autism’ in Kemp, R and B.McConachie (eds)The Routledge Companion to Theatre, Performance and Cognitive Science. London: Routledge
  • Shaughnessy, N (2017), “Do you See what I see? Arts, Science and Evidence in Autism Research’, in M Reason and N Rowe (eds), Elusive Evidence: Documenting, Measuring and Evaluating Arts Practice in Social Contexts. London: Bloomsbury Methuen
  • Shaughnessy, N. and M. Trimingham (2016). ‘Autism in the Wild: Bridging the Gap between Experiment and Experience’, in P. Garrett (ed.), The Cognitive Humanities: Embodied Mind in Literature and Culture. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Shaughnessy, N. (2016) ‘Curious Incidents? Pretend Play, Presence and Performance Pedagogies in Encounters with Autism’, in P. Smagorinsky (ed.), Creating Positive Social Updrafts through Play and Performance: Fostering Creativity and Community among Autism-Spectrum Youth, New York: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Trimingham, M (2017) ‘The ecology of Autism: vibrant space in Imagining Autism’ in Scenography expanded: contemporary perspectives on performance design ed. by Joslin McKinney and Scott Palmer
  • Trimingham, ( 2017) ‘Surprised by Beauty: Imagining Autism’ in Anthropology and Beauty: From Aesthetics to Creativity ed by Stephanie Bunn, Informa Ltd., London
  •  Trimingham (2013) ‘Touched by Meaning: Haptic Affect in Autism’ in Affective Performance and Cognitive Science, Body, Brain and Being ed. Nicola Shaughnessy London: Bloomsbury, pp.229-240 

Key & Recent Books and Articles on Autism and Gender