Sonja Longolius

Performing Authorship

Strategies of »Becoming an Author« in the Works of Paul Auster, Candice Breitz, Sophie Calle, and Jonathan Safran Foer

Authors not only create artworks. In the process of creating, they simultaneously bring to life their author personae. Approaching this phenomenon from an interdisciplinary point of view, Sonja Longolius develops a concept of »performative authorship« by examining different strategies of becoming an author. In regard to the notion of her concept, this work offers a critical and comparative analysis of the works of Paul Auster, Candice Breitz, Sophie Calle, and Jonathan Safran Foer. Specifically, Auster/Calle and Breitz/Foer form a generational pair of opposites, enabling a discussion of postmodern and post-postmodern artistic strategies of »performative authorship«.


 

Sonja Longolius is a literary scholar, art historian, and curator based in Berlin. Her interests include, among others, art and literary theory and contemporary art and literature: http://sonja.longolius.com.

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»Longolius [hat] einen Grundstein gelegt, dem eine weitere Auseinandersetzung mit den Beispielen in historischer Hinsicht folgen sollte.«
Janneke Schoene, www.arthist.net, 22.11.2016

Art History, Literature, Literary Theory, Art Theory, Performance Studies

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06/2016, 290 Seiten, kart., zahlr. Abb.
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Strategies of »Becoming an Author« in the Works of Paul Auster, Candice Breitz, Sophie Calle, and Jonathan Safran Foer

 

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