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Irish poetry since 1990
Jerzy Jarniewicz and John McDonagh

as ‘an entry’. The widely defined notion of translation as discussed above allows for the introduction of the poetics of the many and the heterogeneous, of the scattered and the diverse. In the wake of the Good Friday Agreement, former inherited boundaries and strict categories of exclusion lose their legitimacy, with the growing number of translations as cross-boundary and cross-cultural shifts making their mark on contemporary poetry. Most conspicuously, perhaps, the former divisions into the poetry from the North and from the Republic have become increasingly

in Irish literature since 1990
An unexpected text in an unexpected place
Michelle Elleray

, to become Christian (even if their status within Christianity might be hierarchised). On board the ship, Kiro presumes the legitimacy of his voice in rejecting the Queen’s officer’s command – ‘I objected’, he recounts, and is obstinate in asserting his rights to the goods – but ultimately he is required to subordinate his understanding of the situation to the authority of the officer. Not only is Kiro socially produced as a potential threat to the financial interests of the British merchant class, he is also a threat in the assertion of his agency when he

in Worlding the south
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Street and theatre at the end of Fordism
David Calder

performance (the vaguely Bakhtinian ‘age of fairgrounds’). Philippe Chaudoir has suggested that street theatre practitioners and scholars claim a connection to medieval Theatre in ruins 29 performance practice in order to establish contemporary street theatre’s artistic legitimacy.19 But street theatre practitioners do not, and cannot, trace direct acts of transfer in the way that Shakespearean actors like Kean once did; histories of French street theatre rely on the gap between the mythologized distant past (the age of fairgrounds) and the mythologized recent past (May

in Street theatre and the production of postindustrial space
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Eric Pudney

unmistakable. Bodin wrote that ‘one must not doubt in any way … one would be very impudent to try to deny that demons and evil spirits have carnal relations with women’.45 Attacking the ‘impudence’ of those who doubt the existence of these secret crimes was one way of attempting to silence the opposition. The play refuses to acknowledge the legitimacy of questions about the reality of the plot. The play makes strenuous efforts to present the political opponents of the emerging Whig faction as cruel and irrational at a time when the Whigs themselves were encouraging a climate

in Scepticism and belief in English witchcraft drama, 1538–1681
The failure and success of a Swedish film diversity initiative
Mara Lee Gerdén

a desire to ‘implement Swedish values’; and (4) seven film projects that, while at first sight fed into the ‘diversity/​quality project’ of SFI, soon turned out to be not the least interested in supporting a vague or generalised ‘quality concept’ or a diversity initiative in which real and lived difference runs the risk of being domesticised and reframed as manageable difference –​i.e. as commodities. We were a group of eight women of colour. Our ‘diversity’ was supposed to feed into the quality notion of SFI, strengthening and validating its legitimacy. Instead

in The power of vulnerability
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Gill Rye and Michael Worton

. lend themselves to being considered pornography passing themselves off as literature in order to gain cultural legitimacy – as well as millions of euros in royalties! However, in the past decade, attitudes towards pornographic writing have changed. In her introduction to Making Violence Sexy (which mainly considers male heterosexual pornography), Diana E. H. Russell differentiates between the pornographic and the erotic according to one key moral criterion: respect for the other, whoever or whatever that other may be. For her, pornography is material that combines

in Women’s writing in contemporary France
Sustaining literature
Claire Colebrook

” … whose acts shape the realities of politics between nations, the most difficult adjustment being the necessity of considering these mixed standards as entirely honorable’ (de Man 1976: 665). The common space of the law does not follow seamlessly from ‘nature’; nature is effected as that which generated the law only after the inscription of the law. Before asking questions about the legitimacy of this or that law, and before negotiating how ‘we’ might respond to threats to ‘our’ sustainability, ‘we’ need to think about the genesis of the ‘we’ or of the ways in which

in Literature and sustainability
Steve Sohmer

the sanctity of wedlock through repeated banter about cuckoldry and horns, and Rosalind’s description of a wife’s unruly behavior (4.1.39–46). In 4.2 a deer is given a funeral – another sacrament slighted. All this is pure Marlowe. Shakespeare debunks blood sports with his description of the weeping deer (2.1.33–43), Duke Senior’s doubts about the legitimacy of hunting (2

in Reading Shakespeare’s mind
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White fragility and black social death
Ylva Habel

kept within, not exceeding the limits of the politically ‘reasonable’, i.e. a given consensus around an imagined, race-less common good. He writes:  ‘My demand is, by its very nature, in a relation of excess vis-​à-​vis the political, and, therefore, unreasonable both in terms of meaningfulness and practicality. To fundamentally question the legitimacy of established ways is seen as not only an assault on “freedom” and “democracy”, but also a subversive act against the nation itself ’ (2015: 3).  83 Little Pink 83 Thus, acting and writing in resistance to anti

in The power of vulnerability
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Geoffrey Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde and John Lydgate’s Troy Book
Heather Blatt

work matters. This carries significance because, in the inclusivity of invitations addressed to ‘alle’ of the readers of a work, these emendation invitations speak not to the audience of professional readers alone, but to the audience of amateur readers as well. Such treatment conveys legitimacy upon their efforts, encouraging them. It also distils from the sophisticated interpretive and textual practices of professional readers basic building blocks – paying attention to the metre, to word choice, or other errors – that provide guidance to amateur readers desirous

in Participatory reading in late-medieval England