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Issue Details: First known date: 2014... 2014 ‘Driven by Tens’ : Obsession and Cognitive Difference in Toni Jordan’s Romantic Comedy Addition
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'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.' (Publication abstract)

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311-320 ‘Driven by Tens’ : Obsession and Cognitive Difference in Toni Jordan’s Romantic Comedy Additionsmall AustLit logo Australasian Journal of Popular Culture
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