The concept of 'facción': Nature, scope and incidence in journalistic and literary studies

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Both literary and journalistic studies, considered separately, tend to cement their respective disciplinary fields on two erroneous premises, which this article calls into question in the light of the philosophy of language and hermeneutics: on the one hand, the one which distinguishes between 'diction' and 'reality'; And on the other, that which distinguishes between the notion of 'fiction' and the misnamed 'non-fiction'. Instead, the text argues that, unlike physical realitas, human reality is entangled with dictions, as constantly shown by the discursive construction of social facts. And, above all, that the various clusters of testimonial and documentary tenor integrate the territory of the 'facción', a form of truthful -but ultimately configuring- mimesis, obsolete to the mirages that the so called 'non-fiction' summons.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-105
Issue number40
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017


  • Empalabramiento
  • Facción
  • Factual word
  • Linguistic turn
  • Literary journalism
  • Narrativity
  • Representation
  • Rhetoric
  • Truth
  • Veracity
  • Verifiability
  • Verisimilitude


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