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Trying on the Veil

Sexual Autonomy and the End of the French Republic in Michel Houellebecq’s Submission

Seth Armus

“La France ça n’est pas Michel Houellebecq … ça n’est pas l’intolérance, la haine, la peur” Prime Minister Manuel Valls, 8 January 2015 At the start of 2015 Submission was the talk of France. * Even before its publication, Michel Houellebecq’s

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Gabriele Mueller

This article examines two German films which, in different ways, engage with ethical questions raised by scientific advances in biotechnology and the specter of eugenics: Blueprint (Rolf Schübel, 2003), an adaptation of Charlotte Kerner's Blaupause, and The Elementary Particles (Elementarteilchen, Oskar Roehler, 2006), a cinematic interpretation of Michel Houellebecq's novel with the same title. Assuming different positions, the films contribute to the divisive public debate surrounding human cloning. Their visions vacillate between dystopian warnings of a commodification of human existence and euphoric promises of the potential to genetically erase human flaws forever. The films' main concern, however, is a critique of ideological positions associated with the generation of 1968, and the directors use the debate on genetics to infuse this discussion with an element of radicalism. This article explores the ways in which the films engage with the memory discourse in Germany through the lens of discourses on ethics and biotechnology.

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Heidi Morrison, James S. Finley, Daniel Owen Spence, Aaron Hatley, Rachael Squire, Michael Ra-shon Hall, Stéphanie Vincent-Geslin, Sibo Chen, Tawny Andersen, and Stéphanie Ponsavady

performative dimension of representations—their ability to not only reflect or describe, but also create, worlds. Novel Review Road Trips and Warning Signs: Troubles Ahead in French Contemporary Literature Michel Houellebecq, Soumission (Paris

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Disruptive Technology

Social Media from Modiano to Zola and Proust

Elizabeth Emery

from society—“en vitrine” or “prisonnier”—in order to produce literature. Michel Houellebecq, known for outdoor photographs in which he scowls at the camera while smoking a cigarette, dressed in a dirty parka and ski cap, actively challenges such visual

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Scott Gunther

, old bistros, Japanese restaurants, Korean cinema, riding bicycles, the cultural television station Arte, the musical group Manu Chao, the magazines Inrockuptibles and Télérama , the authors Michel Houellebecq, Philippe Djian, and Emil Cioran); the

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Social Criticism through Humour in the Digital Age

Multimodal Extension in the Works of Aleix Saló

Javier Muñoz-Basols and Marina Massaguer Comes

which a graphic novel can now be as successful and appealing as the latest novel by Paul Auster or Michel Houellebecq. 52 Saló’s videos establish a multimodal extension of his books and combine different resources (music, background noise, onomatopoeias

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The Draconian Governance of Illegalized Migrants in Western States

Barak Kalir

and public intellectuals such as Michel Houellebecq and Bernard-Henri Lévy, further warns that France and other Western European states are at a serious risk of becoming culturally and ethnically extinct. In a post World War II Europe where “race” talk