Autotheory--the commingling of theory and philosophy with autobiography--as a mode of critical artistic practice indebted to feminist writing and activism.
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.
"A useful intellectual history of the 'autotheoretical
impulse.'"-Art in America
"Autotheory as Feminist Practice, then, excels as a "here we are now" grounding; a nervy, contemporary feminist art history syllabus."-Hyperallergic
"A comprehensive monograph that poses a real range of considerations for both artistic and literary autotheory scholarship and practice."-Contemporary Women's Writing
"Rather than being a dense theoretical tome, the text is populated with a number of sensuous, defiant, provocative film stills and photographs of multivalent artworks. Among the most evocative aspects of the text is a general aim at decentring. Fournier gives considerable attention to inverting margins, both structurally and conceptually."-The Humber Literary Review
"Anyone interested in contemporary feminist art and writing practices would benefit from reading Fournier's book about this exciting new way of infiltrating theory that has hitherto been dominated by a patriarchal, Eurocentric elite."-BookArts