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Palahniuk and the New Media

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I’ve recently stumbled upon on this piece of writing, which discusses the “new” presence of authors. The creator of the post mentions Palahniuk, as a writer, who among others are

”  encouraged to create an official page, start a blog in conjunction with that page, maybe start an official forum for fans of their work to interact, make sure the page had video links and podcasts of all the author’s most recently appearances and interviews ”

Hopefully, I will be publishing more on the new media..soon..

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Written by kelemenzsolt

December 24, 2009 at 9:34 am

Posted in article, theory

PREZI – ‘Choke’

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Some weeks ago, I compiled a PREZI (which is a revolutionary online presentation tool and the best thing is it’s FREE) presentation – for a lecture –   on Chuck Palahniuk’s ‘Choke‘. Several ideas came to my mind, which is why the presentation gained a randomly organized structure.

All comments are welcome.

So here we go, advertising ourselves here (click on the picture)

Written by kelemenzsolt

December 18, 2009 at 2:06 pm

Posted in choke, theory

On ‘Choke’ – by Kurt D. Fawver

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Mr. Fawver’s thesis involves the postmodern aspect of ‘Choke’ , not only representing the main ideas of Baudrillard but also it tackles the issue of philosophical possibilities of the Palahniuk

DESTRUCTION IN SEARCH OF HOPE:
BAUDRILLARD, SIMULATION,
AND CHUCK PALAHNIUK’S CHOKE (PDF)

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December 17, 2009 at 4:06 pm

Posted in choke, theory

conference paper on palahniuk – abstract

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The elusive logic of Haunted and Fight Club: A Lacanian journey into the semiotics of Chuck Palahniuk’s fiction

In both Palahniuk stories (Haunted and Fight Club) characters seem to face up their divided selves: they create their „other” to cope wih reality. R. D. Laing’s concept of elusion establishes the „self of the other”, which is essential in the analysis of the beforementioned texts. Through Lacanian theories, the interpretive analysis can lead to different interpretations of how the characters’ supplementary  selves „ex-sist” in their reality, maintaining and granting the characters’ subjectivity.  Chuck Palahniuk in his minimalist style and the language of medical semiotics authorizes his characters to form support groups and exorcise their haunting pasts.

A Haunted és a Harcosok Klubja eluzív logikája: egy Lacan-i utazás Chuck Palahniuk szemiotikus  fikcíójába


Mindkét Palahniuk műben (Haunted és Harcosok Klubja) a szereplők a megosztott énjükkel kell, hogy szembenézzenek: a „másik” létrehozása segít nekik a valóság megbirkózásával. R. D. Laing eluzió koncepciója, mely létrehozza „a másik énjét” elengedhetetlen az előbb említett szövegek elemzéséhez. Lacan-i elméleteken keresztül számos interpretáció nyílik meg előttünk, hogy ezek a kiegészítő „szelf”-ek mily módon ex-zisztálnak (kívülről léteznek), fenntartva és biztosítva a karakterek szubjektumát. Chuck Palahniuk a minimalista stílusában és az orvosi szemiotika nyelvével felhatalmazza karaktereit terápiás csoportok létrehozásával és a múlt kísérteteinek kiűzésével.

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December 15, 2009 at 12:26 pm

Posted in article, misc., palahniuk, theory

The Nightmare Box

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In Haunted,  Palahniuk writes about the mysterious device, ‘The Nightmare Box’, which can be found in an art gallery. whoever takes a glimpse into it, gets mad, just as the bizarre story of mrs. clark depicts.

trying really hard to resist the temptation to label the device as the symbolic manifestation of the lacanian Real, i hereby want to embed a video of ‘The Nightmare Box’, which i intended to the conference i was at.

forgottonspace -a YouTube user made the video and described it as:

“A trailer to a film based on a short story in the novel ‘Haunted’ by Chuck Palahniuk. A college project starring Katja Schorle.”

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December 15, 2009 at 11:40 am

Posted in books, haunted, theory