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Ernst, Nina: "Authenticity in Graphic Memoirs. Two Nordic Examples." In: Image [&] Narrative 16.2 (2015), <http://www.imageandnarr ... rative/article/view/814> (3. Sept. 2015) 
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Resource type: Web Article
Languages: English
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BibTeX citation key: Ernst2015
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Keywords: Authenticity, Autobiography, Finland, Intermediality, Jonsson. Mats, Moisseinen. Hanneriina, Photography, Sweden
Creators: Ernst
Collection: Image [&] Narrative
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This article examines the use of photography in relation to the creation of meaning in graphic memoirs. The use of photography is contextualised as one of a range of documentary sources, and discussed as a means of mediating other forms which otherwise would not be readily included in the graphic novel format. Authenticity is explored in relation to the autobiographical works of two Nordic authors, Hanneriina Moisseinen and Mats Jonsson in which it is possible to see the role of photography in the reflexive gaze, and in the creation and management of self-image. It is argued that photographic images are a mixture of candid and posed, public and private, and are strategically used to convey a sense of process in the creation of identity. In addition, they contribute to the creation of cultural memory and its dissemination to new audiences. The article also illustrates how photographs themselves can be mediated as drawings, and how they relate to peritext, fictionalisation and narrative framing, aiding in the exploration of themes of loss, identity, and memory creation.
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