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«.

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2016-06-16, 290 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-3460-0

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Author(s)
Sonja Longolius
Book title
Performing Authorship Strategies of »Becoming an Author« in the Works of Paul Auster, Candice Breitz, Sophie Calle, and Jonathan Safran Foer
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
290
Features
kart., zahlr. Abb.
ISBN
978-3-8376-3460-0
DOI
Commodity Group
1564
BIC-Code
DSB ACX
BISAC-Code
LIT004020 ART015110 ART015020
THEMA-Code
DSB AGA
Release date
2016-06-16
Edition
1
Topics
Literatur, Kunst
Readership
Art History, Literature, Literary Theory, Art Theory, Performance Studies
Keywords/Tags
Authorship, Art, Literature, Performance Studies, Cultural Studies, Literary Studies, American Studies, Art History of the 20th Century, American Art, Fine Arts

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