Reflection: Autistic-Coded Characters and Fans in Fandom

  • Christa Mullis Hiroshima University Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation

Abstract

The lack of general knowledge about autism, its diversity, and its pervasive presence, among people in the real world, bleeds seamlessly into the worlds of fandom, where the very same objections that many autistic adults face in real life (“you can’t be autistic, you seem like a real person”) get lobbed at fictional characters, and the autistic fans who claim them.

Author Biography

Christa Mullis, Hiroshima University Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation

Hiroshima University Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation

Published
2019-04-28