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dc.contributor.authorCampbell, Francoise
dc.description© 2018 Dr Francoise Campbell
dc.description.abstractThis thesis investigates the ambivalent nature of utopian representation in the novels of Michel Houellebecq. Moving beyond previous definitions of Houellebecq’s utopias as either utopian, dystopian, or anti-utopian, it engages with critical utopian theory to propose a new method for the reading of ambivalence across four key aspects of Houellebecq’s utopian representation: space, rhetoric, ideology, and form. As such, this thesis proposes that Houellebecq’s utopias take on a new critical function, portraying a dialect of hope and despair through their pursuit of the impossible.en_US
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dc.subjectMichel Houellebecqen_US
dc.subjectdystopia' critical utopiaen_US
dc.titleLa Poursuite de l'impossible: The ambivalence of Utopia in the novels of Michel Houellebecqen_US
dc.typePhD thesisen_US
melbourne.affiliation.departmentSchool of Languages and Linguistics
melbourne.thesis.supervisornameDutton, Jacqueline
melbourne.contributor.authorCampbell, Francoise
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