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On paratexts: An unsettling but important film about …

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In this article I argue that On Suffocation relies on paratexts in order to articulate what I take to be its most important message. I foreground a few of these paratexts, especially Facebook postings and a festival Q&A session, in order to illustrate the ways in which they contribute to the film’s meaning.
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Keywords: Facebook; LGBT rights; film festivals; interpretation; marketing; paratexts

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Lund University

Publication date: April 1, 2016

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