1887

n French Studies in Southern Africa - L'invention médiatique et la construction identitaire au sein du genre autofictionnel : le cas Nothomb

USD

 

Abstract

Autofiction as a genre seems to encourage the construction of a "mythical" form of identity. Thus, this identity construction is often accompanied by a strong media presence, as is the case with many female Francophone autofictional authors, such as Camille Laurens, Catherine Millet, Christine Angot, Chloe Delaume, Nina Bouraoui, Calixthe Beyala and Amélie Nothomb. In this article, I focus more specifically on the Belgian author Amélie Nothomb, analyzing the link between autofiction, personal mythology and media use in the construction of mythical identity. I show how Nothomb uses her omnipresence in several media - internet, television, radio, etc. - in order to create a , a posture in reality, which is then "extended" in writing through the autofictional text.

Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/french/2012/42/EJC127474
2012-01-01
2016-12-07
This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error