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Fjellestad, Danuta: "Forging Uniqueness in Contemporary Fiction Books." In: Image [&] Narrative 20.1 (2019), <http://www.imageandnarr ... ative/article/view/2070> (4. Apr. 2019) 
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Resource type: Web Article
Languages: English
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BibTeX citation key: Fjellestad2019
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Keywords: "Important Artifacts and Personal Property from the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris", "S.", Abrams. J.J., Dorst. Doug, Intermediality, Literature, Materiality, Randformen des Comics, Shapton. Leanne, USA, Writing
Creators: Fjellestad
Collection: Image [&] Narrative
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Abstract
The paper focuses on the pervasive practice of (re)producing images of stains, blotches, and other “impurities” in contemporary multimodal novels. How can we make sense of this wide-spread practice of “ruffling” and “defacing” page surfaces? Proposing that it can be seen as a sly forging of a (faux) sense of uniqueness and singularity, the paper investigates some of the uses to which the seemingly banal and irritating signs of wear and tear are put, such as intensifying the sense of materiality, conjuring up tactility, participating in characterization, and archiving time. Yet while titillating with hermeneutic potential, they ultimately confront the reader with the limits of semiosis. The paper references a range of texts, some already well-known (for instance S. by J. J. Abrams and Doug Dorst or Nick Bantock’s Griffin and Sabine series), and some less so (Important Artifacts and Personal Property from the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris, including Books, Street Fashion, and Jewelry by Leanne Shapton or Bats of the Republic by Zachary Thomas Dodson).
  
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