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‘Autoptes or An Eyewitness’: Reading and Remembering as a Hermeneutic Exercise

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Karina Lickorish Quinn

Queen Mary University of London, GB
About Karina
Karina Lickorish Quinn is a Peruvian-British writer and teacher, pursuing her PhD in Creative Writing at Queen Mary University of London. Her thesis consists of a novel about transnational British-Latin American experience. Karina is also a sessional lecturer at the University of Reading. In 2016, her short story "Oögenesis" was shortlisted for The White Review short story competition and was highly commended for the 2015 Manchester Fiction Prize. Her bilingual short story, "Spanglish", was published by Asymptote in July 2016. Karina also enjoys translating literary fiction; her first translation was published by The Offing in 2018. Karina is represented by Emma Paterson at Rogers, Coleridge and White.
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"Autoptes" explores the intersection between remembering and reading. Through the non-linear and ostensibly random presentation of the episodic memories of two characters (He and She), Lickorish Quinn invites the reader to participate in co-authoring the text by synthesising a harmonious whole out of the fragments. In encouraging the reader to engage actively with the events presented, the piece reflects the way in which a ‘rememberer’ creates autonoetic consciousness and a sense of self out of recollected experiences.
How to Cite: Lickorish Quinn, K. (2019). ‘Autoptes or An Eyewitness’: Reading and Remembering as a Hermeneutic Exercise. Roundtable, 2(1), 6.
Published on 21 Nov 2019.
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