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Sarah Orne Jewett, The Tory Lover, and Walter Scott, Waverley

Independence still hung in the balance, the action of The Tory Lover takes place in Maine, France and England. Although Jewett originally intended to focus on John Paul Jones (who commanded the new republic’s first ship and who appears in her 140 Alison Easton novel as Paul Jones), the novel’s narrative interest is as much, if not more, on Mary Hamilton, sister of one of the leading Patriot gentry. Jewett writes of her involvement with the Loyalist Wallingford family, both Roger (whom she encourages to join the Revolutionary campaign on Jones’ ship, the Ranger, and whom

in Special relationships

‘facts’ and obvious parts of the contemporary narrative surrounding the communication of evolutionary science, it is important to note that these statements are not based to any great degree on empirical data. Nor are they based on any form of multilayered analysis that allows us to build a systematic understanding of what might be happening at a public-space-discourse, group or individual level. Furthermore, by ignoring these different levels of analysis we are also ultimately making an implicit assumption that for an individual to self-identify as a creationist is

in Science and the politics of openness

9 Paternalistic Care and Transformative Recognition in International Politics Fiona Robinson In this chapter, I address what Uma Narayan described in 1995 as ‘the self-serving collaboration between elements of colonial rights discourse and care discourse’ ( 1995 : 133). Narayan argues that, in

in Recognition and Global Politics
Clotilde Escalle’s tales of transgression

explosion of exploratory ways of saying sexuality (or, rather, sexualities) and of telling tales of selfdom. Hélène Cixous has argued that what she calls écriture féminine (feminine writing) ‘means embarking on “the passage toward more than the self, toward another than the self, toward the other”’.4 Elsewhere, she affirms that feminine writing is a ‘fidelity to what exists. To everything that exists. And fidelity is equal respect for what seems beautiful to us and what seems ugly to us’.5 Cixous’s theoretical position is clear and seductive, but it does rely on a notion of

in Women’s writing in contemporary France

inner impartial spectator that was capable of a form of reasonable sympathy that was both mobile and capable of moving men out of self-love. 7 Given the profound difficulty of traversing differences in geography and privilege, it makes sense that Adam Smith was absorbed by sympathetic identification as critical to his eighteenth-century model of the impartial spectator. Cosmopolitan sentiments, however

in Global humanitarianism and media culture
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The economy of unromantic solidarity

inverse of the autonomous ideal? Morris, a culturally marginal person, illustrates this form of personhood, complicating the myopic narrative of the autonomous self in the squatters movement. The first time I saw Morris was in a documentary; one of hundreds that I viewed at the International Institute for Social History. This documentary profiled a squatted social center in the Staatsliedebuurt in the early 1980s and featured interviews with squatters. The background of Amsterdam looked like a post

in The autonomous life?

-century literature. It was not just that personalized accounts of (self) discovery provided the narrative structure of the first novels, but also that the combination of extreme scepticism and naïve empiricism constituted the self-conscious critical theory necessary for their emergence as a genre. 15 With Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe and Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels the boundaries between travelogue and fiction

in The other empire
Gender and contemporary fantasies of witchcraft

throughout the trial lay with the Schürz rather than the Leimbach household. As had been the case in earlier trials involving self-confessed child-witches, the councillors found it difficult to believe that a child could fabricate an unfounded narrative of witchcraft, while Catharina’s refusal to confess was perceived by them as insolent obstinacy and thus as additional evidence of her likely identity as a witch.120 Catharina was the most harshly treated of all the suspected Wettringen witches: she was questioned most frequently and severely in custody and was tortured

in Witchcraft narratives in Germany

purpose toward a self-evident resolution. Popular romance is distinguished by the way in which it prioritises plot, what Peter Brooks calls the ‘organizing line and intention of narrative’.38 The result is an enormously satisfying, event-filled story, but one that achieves satisfaction at the expense of what we, as academic readers, have been trained to value in a literary text: structural complexity, ambiguity, resistance to closure, and a sophisticated use of metaphor (among other things). There is of course nothing necessarily second rate about literal, or mimetic

in Pulp fictions of medieval England
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What does race have to do with the Yugoslav region?

intricacies of ‘workers' self-management’, the rise of ethnopolitics in the Yugoslav public sphere in 1985–91 made studying Yugoslavia synonymous with studying ethnicity and nationalism even before the wars began. 1 The wars, and post-war ethnonationalist elites' persistence in power, tightened the bond further – as, when millions had been targeted for persecution because of ethnicised difference, they had to some extent to do. A field crossing history, anthropology, sociology and politics has debated how far twentieth-century notions of the relationship between ethnicity

in Race and the Yugoslav region