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dc.contributor.authorRobertson, Rachel
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-30T11:00:06Z
dc.date.available2017-01-30T11:00:06Z
dc.date.created2015-05-14T20:00:36Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.date.submitted2015-05-15
dc.identifier.citationRobertson, R. 2014. 'Driven by Tens’: Obsession and cognitive difference in Toni Jordan’s romantic comedy Addition. The Australasian Journal of Popular Culture. 3 (3): pp. 311-320.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11937/7473
dc.identifier.doi10.1386/ajpc.3.3.311_1
dc.description.abstract

This article explores how contemporary romance can represent cognitive disability through a critical analysis of the representation of cognitive difference in the romantic comedy Addition by Australian author Toni Jordan. I argue that the novel presents a non-stereotypical representation of a protagonist with a cognitive disability who is still able to participate in a love relationship while experiencing significant impairment. I argue that such works of popular romantic fiction can act to challenge negative stereotypes around mental illness and encourage readers to reflect on their own beliefs and attitudes.

dc.publisherIntellect Ltd
dc.subjectobsession
dc.subjectcognitive difference
dc.subjectdisability
dc.subjectOCD
dc.subjectromance
dc.subjectpopular fiction
dc.title'Driven by Tens’: Obsession and cognitive difference in Toni Jordan’s romantic comedy Addition
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.dateSubmitted2015-05-15
dcterms.source.volume3
dcterms.source.number3
dcterms.source.startPage311
dcterms.source.endPage320
dcterms.source.issn2045-5852
dcterms.source.titleThe Australasian Journal of Popular Culture
curtin.digitool.pid226087
curtin.pubStatusPublished
curtin.refereedTRUE
curtin.departmentSchool of Media, Culture and Creative Arts
curtin.identifier.scriptidPUB-HUM-SMC-AS-87846
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