“A Genuine Start-Over Skin”: The Erotics of World-Creation

Killain C. Quigley draws parallels between the erotic and the contagious in his blog post, explaining how the characteristic “Human carrier” of disease and outbreak novels signifies an erotic undertone. And this is eroticism that is not only in a sexual sense (though there’s plenty of that in Oryx and Crake), but an uncanny and Freudian sense even in the creation of a new world, signifying that despite how much we might deny it, perhaps we are all like Jimmy mired in our vain, animalistic desires.

 “A Genuine Start-Over Skin”: The Erotics of World-Creation

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~ by kievan09 on July 5, 2012.

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