Autofrictions: The Fictopoet, the Critic and the Teacher

Dominique Hecq


This paper investigates the literal, metaphorical and ideological implications of ‘hybrid’ texts/genres for criticism in general, and for the workshopping of creative work in particular. The question underlying this investigation concerns the place of poetic discourse in fictocriticism. This is consonant with my understanding of genre as ‘index and mark’ representing ‘the site of the nonsubstitutable positioning of the I and the you and of their modalities of expression’ and of poetic discourse as ‘an unsettling process … of identity of meaning and speaking subject’.


hybrid text; criticism; creative work; fictocriticism; poetic discourse; creative writing; teacher; autofrictions

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