The diary of Neaud's body: approaching the subject of heterocentricity

PRATT, M., 2001. The diary of Neaud's body: approaching the subject of heterocentricity. In: Women and Radical Social Change (Institute for International Studies Annual Symposium), Pacific International, Waterfront Resort, The Entrance, NSW, 24-26 September, 2001, NSW, Australia.

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Abstract

Fabrice Neaud has published three volumes to date of an ongoing autobiographical project in a visually innovative 'Bande dessinée' format. Appearing with 'ego comme x', the award-winning 'Journal (I) février 1992 - septembre 1993', 'Journal (II) septembre 1993 - décembre 1993', and 'Journal (III) décembre 1993 - août 1995', his work extends the possibilities of both autobiography/diary-writing and 'Bande dessinée', while opening out into a full and challenging commentary on everyday sufferings and cruelties inherent in being (a body) in contemporary Western society and sexuality. In particular, the three volumes explore the isolations, separations and segregations which produce and constrict the orderings and disorderings of a gayed male body in social space(s), in his case, inhabiting the closed circle of apartment, studio, bar and park shaping his home town of a provincial French city. Drawing on a 1999 'reflection' on homosexuality in France by Didier Eribon, I examine Neaud's ongoing practices and theoris

Item Type: Conference contribution
Creators: Pratt, M.
Date: 2001
Divisions: Schools > School of Arts and Humanities
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 09:57
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2015 14:25
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/5536

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