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dc.contributor.authorHarris, Ashley
dc.date.accessioned2024-02-16T09:57:03Z
dc.date.available2024-02-16T09:57:03Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.date.submitted2018en
dc.identifier.citationAshley Harris, Jonathan Harris, Is The Map More Interesting Than The Territory? A Post-Representational Approach to Michel Houellebecq’s The Map and the Territory , Literary Geographies, 4, 2, 2018, 245-260en
dc.identifier.issn2397-1797
dc.identifier.otherY
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/105560
dc.description.abstractThis collaborative, interdisciplinary article analyses Houllebecq’s use of crime fiction and autofiction in The Map and the Territory (2010). The novel’s intra- inter- and extra-textual geographies, including its depiction of urban and rural space, are explored through a post-representational lens. We argue that Houllebecq uses crime fiction and autofiction to destabilise and disrupt Baudrillardian signs and simulacra as well as Barthesian mythologies of the author - setting up his own ‘death of the author’ by writing his avatar’s murder. By analysing how the novel 'sets the scene' in its depiction of both Houellebecq and France’s rural and urban spaces, we find that the way the text maps and describes these spaces in/on/through which the novel 'takes place' lends itself to a processual or assemblage understanding of that space, where reality and representation are co-produced relationally. This spatial co-production leads us to productively re-consider the novel's broader themes through this same post-representational lens, and to problematise distinctions between reality and representation, author and text, and map and territory.en
dc.format.extent245-260en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesLiterary Geographies;
dc.relation.ispartofseries4;
dc.relation.ispartofseries2;
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dc.subjectPost-representationen
dc.subjectRepresentationen
dc.subjectHouellebecqen
dc.subjectAutofictionen
dc.subjectCrime fictionen
dc.titleIs The Map More Interesting Than The Territory? A Post-Representational Approach to Michel Houellebecq’s The Map and the Territoryen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.type.supercollectionscholarly_publicationsen
dc.type.supercollectionrefereed_publicationsen
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dc.identifier.rssinternalid258675
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dc.identifier.orcid_id0000-0002-0863-2956


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