fictocriticism

Moving Forward, Looking Back and Being In-Between

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This research project is about my exploration of the process of identity reconstruction that takes place in my personal experience of social and cultural transition of moving to another country. My objective is to explore how my sense of identity is reconstructed through a multi-layered approach using video, photography, and hypermedia. This research project matters to gain an understanding of my sense of identity and the process of negotiating my relationship between two different cultures through a mixed media project.

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The completed exegesis is available below.

The Evolution of Eddie the 'Ead

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Iron Maiden album covers all feature distinctly different artwork and incarnations of the band’s mascot Eddie. Over 30 years and fourteen covers, the only facet that remains steady is the typeface of the band’s name. The changing of the covers reflects the changes within the band, and also the shifting historical and theoretical approaches to metal. These ideas will be explored through a fictocritical approach, combining theories with fictional techniques.

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Is That Smoker's Cough?

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Is that Smoker's Cough? And Other Fun Filled Stories Bought to You by Your Favourite Social Networks.
A cough is an annoying interruption, and an uncontrollable and unavoidable part of everyday life. Due to having Cystic Fibrosis, my cough is a large part of my identity. Through fictocriticism, I will explore the abstract metaphor of a cough, presenting it as a hypertextual approach through uses of different social media platforms. This will allow me to creatively explore matters of identity and experience in a multi–layered and more connected way.

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An interruption is something that breaks continuity or stops something from happening. Interruptions can make our lives interesting and more engaging by introducing unpredictable elements but they can also dispense disturbance and irritation if the interruption is unpleasant.

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