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Michel HouellebecqHumanity and its Aftermath$

Douglas Morrey

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781846318610

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9781846318610.001.0001

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Michel Houellebecq
Liverpool University Press

(p.i) Michel Houellebecq Humanity and its Aftermath

(p.ii) Contemporary French and Francophone Cultures

(p.iii) Michel Houellebecq

(p.iv) Copyright page

Contemporary French and Francophone Cultures, 25

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This series aims to provide a forum for new research on modern and contemporary French and francophone cultures and writing. The books published in Contemporary French and Francophone Cultures reflect a wide variety of critical practices and theoretical approaches, in harmony with the intellectual, cultural and social developments which have taken place over the past few decades. All manifestations of contemporary French and francophone culture and expression are considered, including literature, cinema, popular culture, theory. The volumes in the series will participate in the wider debate on key aspects of contemporary culture.

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  1. 9 Bill Marshall, The French Atlantic: Travels in Culture and History

  2. 10 Celia Britton, The Sense of Community in French Caribbean Fiction

  3. 11 Aedín Ní Loingsigh, Postcolonial Eyes: Intercontinental Travel in Francophone African Literature

  4. 12 Lawrence R. Schehr, French Post-Modern Masculinities: From Neuromatrices to Seropositivity

  5. 13 Mireille Rosello, The Reparative in Narratives: Works of Mourning in Progress

  6. 14 Andy Stafford, Photo-texts: Contemporary French Writing of the Photographic Image

  7. 15 Kaiama L. Glover, Haiti Unbound: A Spiralist Challenge to the Postcolonial Canon

  8. 16 David Scott, Poetics of the Poster: The Rhetoric of Image-Text in the series:

  9. 17 Mark McKinney, The Colonial Heritage of French Comics

  10. 18 Jean Duffy, Thresholds of Meaning: Passage, Ritual and Liminality in Contemporary French Narrative

  11. 19 David H. Walker, Consumer Chronicles: Cultures of Consumption in Modern French Literature

  12. 20 Pim Higginson, The Noir Atlantic: Chester Himes and the Birth of the Francophone African Crime Novel

  13. 21 Verena Andermatt Conley, Spatial Ecologies: Urban Sites, State and World-Space in French Cultural Theory

  14. 22 Lucy O'Meara, Roland Barthes at the Collège de France

  15. 23 Hugh Dauncey, French Cycling: A Social and Cultural History

  16. 24 Louise Hardwick, Childhood, Autobiography and the Francophone Caribbean


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