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14 January 2022 - 14 January 2022

2:00PM - 3:00PM

Online (Zoom)

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In this talk and reading, Dr Lauren Fournier will discuss the auto-theoretical-fictional impulse as it relates to an expanding field of creative nonfiction (CNF).

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20th and 21st century research seminar

She begins with a discussion of concepts and ideas from her book on Autotheory as Feminist Practice in Art, Writing, and Criticism (The MIT Press, 2021), and moves into a reading of her forthcoming hybrid-genre novella (Fiction Advocate, 2022): a coming-of-age story in which Fournier reconsiders Chris Kraus's cult novel I Love Dick (1997) from the perspective of her own experience trying to become a writer in late-aughts East Van—a land where the Barista Boys roam cool and free.