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Dystopia, Feminism and Phallogocentrism in Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake

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From the journal Open Cultural Studies


Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake (2003) is a very dark dystopian fable which introduces the reader to a post-apocalyptic scenario in which the planet Earth is on the edge of destruction, and human beings have been almost completely eradicated and substituted for a new, genetically-engineered, race. In this article, I am going to analyse the fundamental role phallogocentrism plays in the destruction of humanity and in the creation of a new world order populated by primitive but more ecological creatures.

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Received: 2018-10-22
Accepted: 2019-01-28
Published Online: 2019-03-22
Published in Print: 2019-02-01

© 2019 Javier Martín, published by De Gruyter Open

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