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Campbell, Marion May 2015, Snap, Text, no. 30, Special issue : Website series, Creative Writing as Research IV, pp. 1-5.

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Title Snap
Author(s) Campbell, Marion MayORCID iD for Campbell, Marion May orcid.org/0000-0002-2057-7398
Journal name Text
Issue number 30
Season Special issue : Website series, Creative Writing as Research IV
Start page 1
End page 5
Total pages 5
Publisher Australian Association of Writing Programs
Place of publication Gold Coast, Qld.
Publication date 2015-10
Keyword(s) creative writing
second person
metafictional romance
queer desire
Summary ‘Snap’ deploys the queer cliché of becoming-sailor as a trope for recognition in the amorous encounter and literalises the ‘copycat’ as its catalyst. As Girard argues (1973), the human is foremost mimetic: this story makes its claim for originality and authenticity of connection through the playful recycling of cliché.‘Snap’ eschews the relative affectlessness of some metafiction by staging an amorous approach under the shadow of mortality. It exploits the liminal moment of modernist short fiction to summon the ‘manifold’ of experience. Here, love opens a space of intertextual esonance (Costello 2007), including motifs of Genet (masquerade), Duras (haunting) and Maurice Blanchot (the infinite approach), by writing the threshold of encounter as the intensive silence of wond
Notes Research background Butler (1990) theorises that some writers explore sexuality as reiteration and performance. But how to write the erotic encounter between reciprocal readers whose bodies are caught in the lag of longing at the onset of death? Can dream and masquerade be enlisted to the task? The second-person address can be manipulative, associated as it is with the didactic. While it is kept in reflexive play in some high-modernist metafiction (Calvino 1979), and Wittig (1973) deploys the metamorphic potential of the lesbian I-you, how might the second person enable intimacy and reflexivity at once?
Language eng
Field of Research 199999 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970119 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing
HERDC Research category J2 Minor original creative work
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