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Speaking of Ireland
Colin Graham

(1909). 8 This has certainly been the most contentious of issues in the Irish reclamation of Joyce in recent years, and Nolan’s study is one of the most sustained and clear advocations of the argument. Cheng, in Joyce, Race and Empire, for all that he submits to L. P. Curtis’s scheme of Punch-inspired and evidenced racism, in the end argues for a Joyce set against ‘the pitfalls and limits of certain very alluring but limited nationalist visions … [by which] one is doomed to failure by reproducing the same binary hierarchies inherited from one’s oppressors’ (1995: 218

in Across the margins
Jerry Weinberger

, nineteen hundred years prior to the sailors’ visit, of Salomon’s House. This institution, a technological-scientific think tank, is described as the ‘noblest foundation’ ever on earth. It is the light of Bensalem and ‘dedicated to the study of the works and creatures of God’, and source of ‘the knowledge of causes, and secret motions of things; and the enlarging of the bounds of human empire [and] … effecting of all things possible’. It is, in other words, the engine of otherwise unheard material progress and human self-reliance.1 Even so, the story opens with the

in Francis Bacon’s New Atlantis
Alcuin Blamires

proclaim news of his divine forgiveness. Gowther marries her and they inherit the empire. Sir Gowther has seemed in the past too slight and eccentric, too brusque and melodramatic to attract much serious notice apart from MUP_McDonald_03_Ch2 45 11/18/03, 16:58 46 Alcuin Blamires classificatory investigation of its folktale affiliations and bureaucratic inquiry into its generic status.2 What modicum of attention it has otherwise gained has arisen because it draws upon the discourse of demonology on the one hand and the discourse of penitence on the other. The

in Pulp fictions of medieval England
Le Bone Florence of Rome and bourgeois self-making
Felicity Riddy

expected answer is clearly not ‘Florence, of course’. Florence may inherit but she cannot rule: in fact she is made to faint at this juncture as if to acquiesce in her own incapacity. And so the unequal distribution of public power between men and women perpetuates itself; the landless Emere acquires an empire, Florence sends him away and her nightmares begin. The period I have already identified in which she is neither a daughter nor a wife is the period of the horrific history that gets pieced together at the end of the poem. As bourgeois reading matter, Le Bone

in Pulp fictions of medieval England
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Race, class, and poetry in a South American colony
Jason Rudy, Aaron Bartlett, Lindsey O'Neil, and Justin Thompson

, William Lane and the Australian Labor Movement , p. 162. James Belich writes that ‘a new version [of working-class optimism] emerged’ in Australia after the 1890s economic crisis, ‘emphasiz[ing] quality over quantity, and the welfare state over natural abundance’. Replenishing the Earth: The Settler Revolution and the Rise of the Anglo-World, 1783–1939 (New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009), p. 363. 24 Jessie Reeder, The Forms of Informal Empire (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020), p. 9. 25 Theodore Child, The South American

in Worlding the south
William Burchell’s Travels in the Interior of Southern Africa
Matthew Shum

. 2 , pp. 47–8. 42 Burchell, Travels, vol. 1 , p. 316. 43 Burchell, Travels, vol. 1 , p. 316. 44 Burchell, Travels, vol. 1 , p. 316. 45 Burchell, Travels, vol. 1 , p. 316. 46 Burchell, Travels, vol. 1 , p. 319. 47 Burchell, Travels , vol. 2 , p. 248. 48 Burchell, Travels, vol. 2 , p. 29. 49 Lynn Festa, Sentimental Figures of Empire in Eighteenth-Century Britain and France (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006), pp. 2, 3. 50 Festa, Sentimental Figures , p. 56. 51 Burchell, Travels, vol. 2, p. 40. 52

in Worlding the south
On last animals and future bison
Joshua Schuster

is where Callenbach tries to piece together a version of sustainability in the contemporary economic parlance, as exemplified by Paul Hawken, Amory Lovins, and L. Hunter Lovins’s Natural Capitalism (1999), where private enterprise and environmental benefit are seen as synergistic. Most controversially, Callenbach is ready and willing to see these animals as fully absorbed into capitalist systems of surplus value and the industrial animal-rendering empire. Effectively all the millions of bison would be available for rendering and consumption, and Callenbach

in Literature and sustainability
Dana Phillips

, DC: Island Press, 19–49. Originally published in 1973 in Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics 4: 1–23. Jameson, Fredric 2009. ‘Then You Are Them’, Review of The Year of the Flood. London Review of Books 10 September: 7–8. Kermode, Frank 1967. The Sense of an Ending: Studies in the Theory of Fiction. New York: Oxford University Press. McAnany, Patricia A. and Yoffee, Norman (eds) 2010. Questioning Collapse: Human Resilience, Ecological Vulnerability, and the Aftermath of Empire. New York: Cambridge University Press. Posner, Richard A. 2003. ‘The End Is Near

in Literature and sustainability
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A short essay on enthusia
David Herd

described America as ‘a peculiar and special work appointed for many in our day’.25 Three: in English Traits, Emerson stated that: In the island, they never let out all the length of all the reins, there is no Berserkir rage, no abandonment or ecstasy of will or intellect ... But who would see the uncoiling of that tremendous spring, the explosion of their well-husbanded forces, must follow the swarms which, pouring now for two hundred years from the British islands, have sailed, and rode, and traded, and planted through all climates, mainly following the belt of empire

in Enthusiast!
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Ezra Pound
David Herd

bureaucracy, by default, also produces enthusiasm, in that historically enthusiasm has flared at moments of 106 Enthusiast! Essays on Modern American Literature overbearing apparatus. Such structures produce an intense desire for immediacy, for a direct contact with things, and in his or her intensity the enthusiast is liable to become extreme. Pound’s thinking about bureaucracy was thoroughgoing, traced back through Church history. Thus ‘Christ,’ he contends, was not ‘constructing a code for the administrating empire but a modus vivendi for the individual’ (SP, 57

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