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Train trips punctuate this thesis by Oélia Gouret, which takes the form of a travel diary, but also of a pandemic’s log book, an extraordinary period nevertheless marked by intense exchanges, readings and politicisation. Setting out becomes a mode of self-construction, of breathing and inspiration, of temporary wiring in a world that isolates and closes itself off. Following in the footsteps of an autofiction writer like Guillaume Dustan, Oélia Gouret offers a richly illustrated text, where mobility is akin to a refusal of institutional power and the development of an identity that Elspeth Probyn would describe as a form of “outside belongings”.


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