Auto-fictional narratives about death in the family

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What are the interrelations of fiction-based and non-fiction based research? In this presentation I explore these interrelations through researching, retracing, and writing about my father’s suicide. In tandem, I consider the methodological issues of using narratives – that they enable a reader to listen and relive empathically the life experiences of another, position a text outside the local and specific, and blur ethical lines.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDeath Online Research Symposium 3 Programme
Number of pages1
Publication date6 Mar 2017
Publication statusPublished - 6 Mar 2017
EventThird International Death Online Research Symposium - Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark
Duration: 6 Mar 20178 Mar 2017
Conference number: 3


SymposiumThird International Death Online Research Symposium
LocationAarhus University
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  • online culture
  • death
  • Mediation
  • Family
  • autoethnography
  • artsbased research
  • narrative mosaic
  • Research ethics

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