Jon Helt Haarder's article "Knausenstein's Monster" published in Textual Practice


Jon Helt Haarder's article "Knausenstein's monster portraits of the author in a post-anthropocentric mirror" has been published in Textual Practice.

The article introduces the term 'performative biographism' and sees the recent boom in autofictional writing as part of this trend. With Karl Ove Knausgård's My Struggle as example, Haarder relate performative biographism to the turn to things in recent theory in order to bring out two aspects of a post-anthropocentric conception of authorship. It turns out that this has relevance for literature's modes of existence in general.