Stop the world, or what's queer about Michel Houellebecq?
Morrey, Douglas (2007) Stop the world, or what's queer about Michel Houellebecq? In: French Literature Conference on Queer Sexualities in French and Francophone Literature and Film, Univ S Carolina, Columbia, SC, 24-25 Mar 2006. Published in: Queer Sexualities in French and Francophone Literature and Film, Volume 34 pp. 177-192.Full text not available from this repository.
Michel Houellebecq is rightly known for the considerable energy that he devotes to describing and analysing the sphere of heterosexual activity. Despite this, his analysis of the moribund institutions of heterosexuality is of particular use to a queer critique that would seek to understand and challenge heteronormative systems. Although Houellebecq frequently reinvests in traditional heterosexual and patriarchal power structures through his romantic plots and his disingenuously "postfeminist" sexism, a close reading of him alongside dissimilar feminist critics reveals a symptomatic message that a feminist and queer politics cannot afford to ignore.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (Paper)|
|Subjects:||P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Arts > School of Modern Languages and Cultures > French Studies|
|Series Name:||FRENCH LITERATURE SERIES|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Queer Sexualities in French and Francophone Literature and Film|
|Publisher:||Editions Rodopi B.V.|
|Number of Pages:||16|
|Page Range:||pp. 177-192|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Conference Paper Type:||Paper|
|Title of Event:||French Literature Conference on Queer Sexualities in French and Francophone Literature and Film|
|Type of Event:||Conference|
|Location of Event:||Univ S Carolina, Columbia, SC|
|Date(s) of Event:||24-25 Mar 2006|
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