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Cointot, Chantal: "Approximate Author-ity. Self-Crafting “Le Bec” and Other Trondheimian Masks." In: Image [&] Narrative 19.3 (2018), S. 16–33 (<http://www.imageandnarr ... ative/article/view/1939>). 
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Resource type: Web Article
Languages: English
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BibTeX citation key: Cointot2018
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Keywords: "Approximativement", Anthropomorphism, Autobiography, Chabosy. Laurent, France, Identity, Trondheim. Lewis
Creators: Cointot
Collection: Image [&] Narrative
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Lewis Trondheim crafted an autobiographical avatar who appears to be stuck in a state of stasis. As I examine Trondheim’s self-crafting into a protagonist and a character in a narrative, I argue that his mask’s immutability paradoxically allows for an exploration of the changing nature of identity and the performative notion of authorship. Trondheim’s enterprise is a self-imposed frame, which I propose to read as a technique of the self. In my examination of Trondheim’s many masks, I show how Trondheim questions the process of identity formation through the careful elaboration both within and outside his works of his persona into a myth of the self. His variety of masks invites a reflection on the oscillation between a sense of recognition and de-familiarisation of the self. Trondheim enacts a care of the self via a self-writing which evokes a renunciation of the self only to renounce this via his comics production. This seems to embody perfectly a form of care of the self – based on parody – fitting to a contemporary moment in which the confessional has been recast as a form of affirmation of self-identity and validation.
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