This summer, Clatsop Community College’s English instructor Julie Brown offers “Autism in Literature” (ENG 263), an online, three-credit course in which students read and study literary works written by people on the autism spectrum.

Students will examine a variety of works including “Temple Grandin’s Emergence,” fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen, “Elijah’s Cup” and other classic works.

Brown’s book “Writers on the Spectrum: How Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome have Influenced Literary Writing” was a groundbreaking analysis of the ways that autistic people communicate in writing. She has lectured about her findings in Rome, Istanbul, Paris, and around the U.S.

Registration is now open for summer classes. Seating is limited.

For more information, visit and search for the course by name or section, or email Brown at


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