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Nicola McDonald

of its own superiority and achievement. The printing and publication of the Reliques, a process that took three years and that saw Percy publish work on Chinese, runic and Hebrew poetry and fantasise about an MUP_McDonald_01_Intro 6 11/18/03, 16:56 A polemical introduction 7 international volume comprising, in addition, ancient Arabic, Indian, Peruvian, Lapp, Scottish and Greenland poetry,16 is coincident both with England’s emergence, at the end of the Seven Years’ War, as Europe’s dominant colonial and commercial power and with a domestic rage for primitive

in Pulp fictions of medieval England
The ambivalence of queer visibility in audio- visual archives
Dagmar Brunow

Railways on Film and Punk to Black Britain, Chinese Britain on Film and LGBT Britain. More than thirty films can be found in the free collection LGBT Britain, but the label is also used within the VOD and S-​ VOD sections. Arguing that national archives could learn from queer minor archives, I will draw comparisons to the archival practice of the Lesbian Home Movie Project (LHMP) in Maine (Brunow, forthcoming) as well as to the international archive for female and trans visual artists, Bildwechsel in Hamburg (Brunow, 2015). The term ‘minor archives’, drawing on the

in The power of vulnerability
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Ethnicity and popular music in British cultural studies
Sean Campbell

, though, been informally broached. For instance, at the ‘Cultural Studies Now and in the Future’ conference held at the University of Illinois in April 1990, Paul Gilroy was asked by one of the conference discussants ‘why discussions of race and class in Britain never discuss the Chinese in Britain’. This question, which could arguably have been equally concerned with the exclusion of white ethnic groups, such as the Irish, from the agenda of British cultural studies, elicited an interesting response from Gilroy, who suggested that: ‘it’s probably got to do with who

in Across the margins
On last animals and future bison
Joshua Schuster

throughout nearly all of Asia and the Middle East, but are now found only in small pockets of territory, most notably in India, China and Russia, less than 10 per cent of their historical range. The wolf and grizzly bear used to range across almost all regions in Europe, Northern Asia and North America; almost no bears remain in Europe and the wolf has been eradicated in nearly all of its former territory in Europe and much of North America. How do we understand the condition of animals now that low populations and drastically diminished habitat ranges are the new norms

in Literature and sustainability
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New generation Northern Irish poets (Sinéad Morrissey and Nick Laird)
Michael Parker

, windows, rooms, music, art – lend a measure of continuity to her wanderings, as a six-part sequence entitled ‘Mercury’ attests. This opens in an extremely restricted space, a ‘Bottom Drawer’, with a speaker riffling through the texts (diaries, letters, photographs) that collectively give ‘testimony’ to another’s life. Selecting a metaphor to sum up the deceased woman’s ‘intricate’, contained existence, Morrissey opts for a Chinese vase, ‘painted in / By time’, ‘brittle as bone’ (p. 33). In ‘Nomad’, she dwells upon the role of place in identity, concluding that ‘where

in Irish literature since 1990
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Postcolonial women writers in a transnational frame
Elleke Boehmer

Ayemenem in successive waves (GST 32–3). Indicatively, although the national entity of India seems remote, the circumstances of the twins’ birth (during a blackout occasioned by the 1962 war), like the fate of the local Maoist Communist Party, are shaped by India’s cross-border interactions, in both these cases with China (GST 40, 68). It is in relation to such forces that ‘Estha and Rahel [learn] how history negotiates its terms and collects its dues from those who break its laws’ (GST 55). As in Vera, the impact of history on the individual can wound as well as redeem

in Stories of women
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Murphy’s misrecognition of love
John Robert Keller

theories of the ‘Kulpe school’ (80). She becomes the victim, the inhuman target of dehumanizing slurs, with Murphy-as-chandler now in the active role. He manipulates her into giving him a free cup of tea by claiming he had ordered ‘China’ not ‘Indian’, getting it refilled with hot water by saying: ‘I know that I am a great nuisance, but they have been too generous with the cowjuice’ (83). Murphy reorganizes his shattered self by stealing, without detection, from the mother: ‘No waitress could hold out against their mingled overtones of gratitude and mammary organs [i

in Samuel Beckett and the primacy of love
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Collecting contacts with Gabrielle Enthoven
Kate Dorney

lived through.11 But Enthoven’s correspondence reveals little about her personal relationships, health and happiness – although it’s clear that she was often unwell, and in old age, unhappy. There are few signs of affection, ease or humour in her dealings with people with whom she is supposed to have been friends, such as Noël Coward – the correspondence I have seen from Coward to Enthoven is polite rather than friendly, yet she left him ‘my Chinese statuette of a warrior on a horse’ in her will12 – or Oscar Wilde – there are no letters from Wilde Female networks

in Stage women, 1900–50
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Putting the countryside back to work
David Calder

Asia (much less Asian workers) for the decline of European manufacturing, suggesting instead that capital always has its gaze turned aside, greedily eyeing the next market. In global capitalism, there is always more east. (Indeed, in the 1960s Corbigny played the role of ‘the east’ that lured capital away from the unionized Parisian suburbs.) Just as importantly, Virée(s) vers l’est does not treat industry solely as beneficent job creator. Even if industry has relocated to India and China, the performance suggests, this simply represents the exportation of

in Street theatre and the production of postindustrial space
The failure and success of a Swedish film diversity initiative
Mara Lee Gerdén

The tradition of portraying Asians as objectified sex victims to be rescued or discarded in popular culture is overpowering, but the appetite for brutality committed against black bodies seems to be unceasing at present. See Top of the Lake and its follow up China Girl, by the same white female director, 12 Years a Slave, Precious, and most recently Detroit and Orange is the New Black. For further reading see Shimizu (2016) and hooks (2015). 17 I should add that in the actual study the researchers do mention ‘discrimination and prejudices against children and

in The power of vulnerability