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Gill Rye and Michael Worton

, confirmed her status as le phénomène Angot and l’enfant terrible of the French literary scene. Reading and writing subjects If the events of  contributed enormously to the move towards a focusing on otherness and difference as the defining issues for social and personal understanding and development, they also catalysed the dramatic loss of authority that would lead both to Barthes’s seminal essay, ‘La mort de l’auteur’ (), which ends with the proclamation that ‘la naissance du lecteur doit se payer de la mort de l’Auteur’ (‘the birth of the reader must be at the

in Women’s writing in contemporary France
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Identities in crisis in the early novels of Marie Darrieussecq
Shirley Jordan

Kristeva, Pouvoirs de l’horreur: essai sur l’abjection (Paris: Seuil, ); Mary Douglas, Purity and Danger: An Analysis of Concepts of Pollution and Taboo (London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, ).  Barbara Brook, Feminist Perspectives on the Body (London and New York: Longman, ), pp. –.  ‘Truie’ is the French for ‘sow’.  Lidia Curti, Female Stories, Female Bodies: Narrative, Identity and Representation (London: Macmillan, ), p. .  M. Baudet, ‘Marie Darrieussecq, auteur à haute résolution’, Libre Culture ( May ), p. .  Jérôme Garcin, ‘Marie

in Women’s writing in contemporary France
Johanna Gondouin, Suruchi Thapar-Björkert, and Ingrid Ryberg

other. Ultimately, we argue, the series privileges the Western notion of reproductive rights by amplifying the emotional vulnerability of the white characters at the cost of the Thai characters, who remain flat and underdeveloped. Close reading the affective economy of this celebrated quality TV drama created by a white female auteur, our aim is to illuminate the crucial role of vulnerability in the ongoing debate as a vehicle for making transnational commercial surrogacy emotionally and ethically acceptable. REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS VERSUS REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE Since the

in The power of vulnerability