In contrast to “autobiography,” which is aligned with authenticity and truthfulness, “autofiction” addresses the fictional aspects of literary self-designs: “Fiction of strictly real events and facts,” that is how Serge Doubrovsky defined the term, which has since been established in the recent debate on autobiography. The conference “Elsewhere in Elsewhen- Autofiction as Utopia,” convened by the WWU Münster, Germany, and the RU Nijmegen, The Netherlands, in March 2018, explored the intersection between utopia as “impulse,” “method” or “consciousness” and autofiction as literary self-designs. This review has been written in German.

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