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    The Emergent Posthuman Landscape in Ying Chen’s La rive est loin

    Rodgers, Julie (2019) The Emergent Posthuman Landscape in Ying Chen’s La rive est loin. Quebec Studies, 68 (1). pp. 101-120. ISSN 0737-3759

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    The last novel of what has been termed Ying Chen’s “série fantôme,” La rive est loin (2013), draws us further into a posthuman existence that has been consistently gestured towards since the publication of Immobile (1998) and concludes with a reconfiguration of space, place, and subjectivity that is inextricably intertwined with nature. This article proposes a metaphorical reading of the husband’s brain tumor and the disintegration of the house inhabited by Chen’s recurring couple as the gradual deconstruction of a monolithic human order in favor of a deeper eco-philosophical way of being in the world that is squarely aligned with Rosi Braidotti’s theory of the posthuman.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: posthuman existence; Ying Chen; La rive est loin; theory of the posthuman; série fantôme; Rosi Braidotti;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures > French
    Item ID: 15470
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    Depositing User: Julie Rodgers
    Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2022 14:51
    Journal or Publication Title: Quebec Studies
    Publisher: Liverpool University Press
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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