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metamorphosis could easily become attached to a member of the community. How then should we evaluate the principle of ostention which is central to Stephen Mitchell’s interpretation of the 1808 Izzard case? This principle refers to the possibility of people acting out stories, but how did they perform broomstick riding or change into an animal? A very special example of making stories into physical reality is provided by Richard

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]. 9 By contrast, in 1998 Peter Smith sounded an earthy ‘key in the Renaissance conception of meaning’ leading to ‘Sir John Harrington’s Ovidian parody Metamorphosis of Ajax [A Jakes = privy]’. 10 A decade later, Elam summed these sorties: ‘Despite the unenviable fate of the steward, and despite the unflattering image of interpretation that the episode represents

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Lamb of God (London, 1590 ), Richard Harvey had attacked Nashe by name. 10 Charles Nicholl, A Cup of News: The Life of Thomas Nashe (London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1984 ). The eight other books burned were John Marston, The Metamorphosis of Pigmalions Image and

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hope of mental health, not just in the mind’s spectacular resources, nor in the infinite possibilities of narrative, but in the process of transformation between the two. Lambrichs’s work urges us to consider the alchemy of metamorphosis that takes place between inner and outer worlds, between experience and its internalisation, and between differing forms of symbolic representation, to discover to what extent we can truly possess our many lives. Notes  Louise L. Lambrichs, Journal d’Hannah (Paris: La Différence, ); A ton image (Paris: Olivier/Seuil, ). All

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. 23 Louise Krasniewicz, ‘Magical Transformations: Morphing and Metamorphosis in Two Cultures’, in Sobchack (ed.), Meta-Morphing , p. 54. 24 Krasniewicz, ‘Magical Transformations, p. 55. 25 Gabilondo, ‘Morphing Saint

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, Al mi©tful heuen king: As wis as he hir dere bou©t Of πat sweuening, in slepe sche πou©t, Schuld turn to gode ending. (A, 457–65) In Auchinleck’s version, the Princess responds to both the fearsome and the erotic qualities of the dream that prefigures her own trials in a heathen land and her bridegroom’s metamorphosis in the font. Her desire fits thematically with the poem’s emphasis on marriage as a pious woman’s vocation, yet it also exceeds that.29 Aroused by a mixture of cruelty and tenderness and by a cultural disorientation signified by the heathen clothes in

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‘to treat “the present” as history’, and that ‘this move accomplished a metamorphosis of the genre of history writing itself, a change of its focus on the past alone to a focus on the present (and future) of historical societies as well’ (2003: 599). White adds: ‘Mixture, hybridity, epicenity, promiscuity – these may be the rule now’ (2003: 602). In short, historicity itself is not what it used to be, and perhaps it never was; it, too, has always already had a history. In another essay, White begins by contrasting historical and fictional discourse. The former is

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beginning to argue) now a handicap for the unions and their members? Has the party’s metamorphosis into ‘New’ Labour fundamentally altered the rules and norms governing the relationship? We do not know the answers. But only by studying the changing norms, conventions, role conceptions and aspirations – the cultural fabric of organisational life – can we commence the search for answers. In short, homo sociologicus, as The Contentious Alliance demonstrates so well, still has much more to offer than does homo economicus. ITLP_C11.QXD 18/8/03 Eric Shaw 10:02 am Page 181

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factually correct; but in order to create a clearer focus, he compares intellectual history to the ‘history of ideas’. In the latter case, researchers have traditionally concentrated on key ideas and how these have changed over the course of history. ‘An historian of ideas’, writes Gordon, ‘will tend to organize the historical narrative around one major idea and will then follow the development or metamorphosis of that idea as it manifests itself in different contexts and times.’8 8  Peter E. Gordon, ‘What is Intellectual History? A Frankly Partisan Introduction to a

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-following, and the methodology of situational analysis’, in Mäki, U., Gustafsson, B., and Knudsen, C. (eds), Rationality, Institutions and Economic Methodology, London and New York, Routledge. Lea, S., Tarpy, R., and Webley, P. (1993), The Individual in the Economy, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press. Levinsohn, P. (1977), Toy, Mirror and Art: the metamorphosis of technological culture, et cetera. Preferences and novelty 73 Lewin, S. (1996), ‘Economics and psychology: lessons for our own day from the early twentieth century’, Journal of Economic Literature, 34 (3), pp

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