Autotheory as feminist practice in art, writing, and criticism [electronic resource] / Lauren Fournier.

by Fournier, Lauren [author.]Looking glass; ProQuest (Firm) [supplier.]Looking glass.

Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2021]Description: 1 online resource (viii, 308 pages) : illustrations.ISBN: 9780262362580.Subject(s): Arts, Modern -- Philosophy | Autobiography in artLooking glass | Feminism and the artsLooking glass | AutotheoryNote: Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-299) and index. Online access: Read this e-book from ProQuest
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Autotheory--the commingling of theory and philosophy with autobiography--as a mode of critical artistic practice indebted to feminist writing and activism.

In the 2010s, the term "autotheory" began to trend in literary spheres, where it was used to describe books in which memoir and autobiography fused with theory and philosophy. In this book, Lauren Fournier extends the meaning of the term, applying it to other disciplines and practices. Fournier provides a long-awaited account of autotheory, situating it as a mode of contemporary, post-1960s artistic practice that is indebted to feminist writing, art, and activism. Investigating a series of works by writers and artists including Chris Kraus and Adrian Piper, she considers the politics, aesthetics, and ethics of autotheory.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-299) and index.

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Lauren Fournier, a writer, independent curator, and artist, teaches critical theory, art history, and artists' writing at the University of Toronto, where she is a postdoctoral fellow in visual studies.