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Double Trouble: Parafictional Personas and Contemporary Art

Warren, Kate


Across the news and entertainment media there is an increasingly prevalent phenomenon: actors, performers and artists who play “versions of themselves”. This paper explores the entertaining and critical potentials of this strategy, which I term “parafictional personas”. I draw upon Carrie Lambert- Beatty’s theorisation of the parafictional as a critical mode that has developed out of (and in tension with) the “historiographic turn”. Parafictional personas are a specific iteration, characterised...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: Persona Studies
DOI: 10.21153/ps2016vol2no1art536
Access Rights: Open Access


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