This paper presents an exploration of tensions between Tim Hofman's presentation of postures in the private and public sphere, unraveling both the poems in his collection Grappig Jammer (2019) and his celebrity media performances.
We Are Chaos: A world too chaotic for Marilyn Manson (Marilyn Manson)
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Marilyn Manson's 11th album shows signs of maturity as it reflects on how the shock rocker figure has become irrelevant. Mixing varying musical influences, the album makes for a solid rock listen with some inspired lyrical content.
As a mockumentary, 7 Days in Hell (2015) features multiple documentary codes and functions to create a feeling of reality. How does 7 Days in Hell comment on and mock the reality of tennis documentaries?
Julian Barnes’ The Man in the Red Coat: Celebrity Culture in the Belle Epoque (Julian Barnes)
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In his latest novel, Julian Barnes combines biography, art history and cultural analysis in a hybrid form of fact and fiction. The Man in the Red Coat showsthat there is much real life in literature and much fiction in reality.
Chinese student Yi Dahua’s vlogging from Turin, Italy has made him a micro-celebrity during the coronavirus crisis. His case illustrates a "boundary-blurred" public sphere with widely varied public communication on the pandemic.