[Ads-l] another "novel" use for non-fiction

Amy West medievalist at W-STS.COM
Wed Jan 1 14:55:29 UTC 2020

 From a posting on the LESLLA list:

"Thanks so much, Val. I'll add this to the list (which maybe should be 
'novels of displacement, since some on the list aren't fiction, but 
creative non-fiction)."

The posting has the subject line of : "Fiction of displacement"

The author teaches undergrad linguistics in the UK, so it's an educated 
use. It seems to be that creative aspect of the which licenses/triggers 
the use of "novel" as the label/category for it.

---Amy West

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