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Title: Tintín. Un friki en Chinitiad
Author: Esteban Pagès, Manuel  
Director: Prado-Fonts, Carles  
Tutor: Martinez-Robles, David  
Others: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Abstract: The present investigation centers in the orientalist discourses in two albums of the adventures of Tintín de Hergé, "The Blue Lotus" (1934) and "Tintin in the Tíbet" (1960). Our research ratifies them in the 1934 album, but it also brings them to light in the 1960 album. For the latter, most of the research has been based on the paradigm of friendship, based on the words of Hergé. However, if we understand that the Author is dead (Barthes), that a work is constructed from intertextuality (Genette), and that in the 21st century the exegesis of a work should be performed outside the psychoanalytic aesthetics on the author ( Baetens), Tintin in Tibet (1960) houses a strong orientalist discourse. These parameters allow us to give a single solution for both albums since we approach them from the prism of postmodernity with transcultural concepts such as the society of the show (Debord) and the simulacrum (Baudrillard). This allows us to solve the unresolved ambivalence in the critical reception of the second album and to arrive at the conclusion that Tintín is the postmodern, transnational and transhistoric geek, at the service of the different pop cultures of the 20th century that Chinitiad visits, the imagined projection of the geo-political zone called China, in order to keep alive the divergences between Us and Them.
Keywords: Tintin
Document type: info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
Issue Date: Jul-2018
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