Cornigeanu [Abstract]

The clones: a new phenomenon in the literary environment. A sociological approach   [Full text]

Iulia Cornigeanu  [1]

Abstract: The article is an introduction to a rather recent phenomenon present in the Romanian literary environment: “the clones”. They are somehow linked to pseudonyms and Pessoa’s heteronyms but at the same time they bring something new in terms of identity, social status and role playing within a community. The sociological perspective in studying “the clones” shows, among others, what differentiates the young generation of writers in Romania (“Generation 2000”) from others, and how they have integrated the Internet into their literary lives.

Keywords: Writers, online communities, identity

[1] Faculty of Sociology and Social Work, University of Bucharest,