Lauren Fournier

Lauren Gabrielle Fournier (she/they, b.1989, Saskatchewan) is a writer, curator, and filmmaker of white settler background. A first-generation student and scholar, her research, teaching, and practice cohere around multi-genre writing and hybrid genres of literary nonfiction and fiction, including autofiction, autotheory, bio-fiction, ficto-criticism, and nonfiction novels. She writes on Anglophone literatures and literature in translation, especially Eastern European, Eurasian, and Slavic literature tied to part of her heritage (Romanian, Turkish, Czech/Bohemian, Ukrainian, Hungarian, Scottish, French). Her Autotheory as Feminist Practice in Art, Writing, and Criticism (The MIT Press, 2021) is the first book-length monograph on the burgeoning genre of "autotheory," and has been featured and reviewed in such venues as The Los Angeles Review of Books, High Theory, Hyperallergic, PassageJournal of Curatorial Studies, and Art in America. She has been interviewed in such venues as the The Columbia Journal of Literary Criticism (NYC), Outsider Review (Paris), Degree Critical (NYC), Brand New Life (Switzerland), and Art on Trial (Spain). She has been invited to speak on the book and lead writing workshops at such institutions as the Royal College of Art, the Pacific Northwest College of Art, Ghent, Durham, and Goldsmiths. She is currently writing her second book on autotheory and autofiction.

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