Fictocritical Strategies

Subverting Textual Practices of Meaning, Other, and Self-Formation

Gerrit Haas

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Fictocritical Strategies

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Pub Date: July 2017

ISBN: 9783837637045

200 Pages

Format: Paperback

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Fictocritical Strategies

Subverting Textual Practices of Meaning, Other, and Self-Formation

Gerrit Haas

Transcript-Verlag

Gerrit Haas re-theorizes the peculiar textual conduct of ficto/critical writing, which inextricably intersects fictional with critical discourses as well as aesthetics with poetics and ethics. The slash here signals the conjunction between a self-reflexive ficto-critical insight and a wider discursive ficto-critical motivation. In its refined form, this twofold trope shifts perspective from the prevalent generic between onto the meta-generic level of our textual practices. Ultimately, the ficto/critical is thus qualified as an unheard-of interventionist aesthetic of deconstruction directed at the ramifications of our textual cultures.

About the Author

Gerrit Haas was awarded a joint Ph.D from FU Berlin and UWA. His post-doctoral research interests comprise constellations, hacking literature, and discursive iconicity. He lives and works in Berlin.