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Imitation of Spenserian satire

”: Michael Drayton, William Browne, and George Wither. A poet who wished to write satirical verse in 1600 might rightly conclude from the named works in the Bishops’ Ban that formal verse satire was an unsafe mode for expressing satirical meanings. The additional knowledge that the still-living Queen Elizabeth or the stillpowerful Robert Cecil, son of Spenser’s enemy Lord Burghley, might continue to take exception to satirical beast fables certainly combined to create a chilling effect on the production of satirical poetry in the first years of the seventeenth century

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was the way in which relatives and survivors continued to be sidelined and demeaned in the aftermath of the fire. Those who perished in 9/11 were immediately co-opted by the US administration as heroes who had made the ultimate sacrifice for their country, and whose deaths justified – whether their relatives wanted it or not – the ensuing war on terror.4 A fortune was spent in the attempt to ensure that all the missing were identified. In contrast, the Grenfell dead and the survivors were seen as victims at best – warranting sympathy but only a humanitarian response

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Outdoor screens and public congregations

media are today so closely enmeshed … it has become impossible to imagine modern royalty except in the context of a spotlight.’ 9 As Michael Billig asserts, the British monarchy ‘does not survive as an embarrassing relic, shuffling along like an elderly relative, conscious of being in the way of the younger generation. Quite the contrary, it survives by being noticed, over and over again.’ 10

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From Parliamentary Socialism to ‘Bennism’

ITLP_C04.QXD 18/8/03 9:57 am Page 57 4 Ralph Miliband and the Labour Party: from Parliamentary Socialism to ‘Bennism’ Michael Newman Ralph Miliband completed Parliamentary Socialism at the end of 1960 and it was published in October 1961. This proved to be probably the most influential book on the Labour Party written during the post-war era – possibly the most significant of any period. As chapter 5 will confirm, the book helped shape a whole school of left-wing interpretations of the party (Coates 2002; Panitch and Leys 1997) and established an analytical

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October. Here, he changed his name to Anton Walbrook. On 3 December 1936, while Walbrook was filming Michael Strogoff in Hollywood, the following notification appeared in the British press: The Lord Chamberlain is authorised to announce that, by permission of His Majesty the King, plays dealing with the life of Queen Victoria

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Ian Kennedy, oversight and accountability in the 1980s

render them accountable to their end-users. It is no coincidence that bioethics emerged as a recognised approach in Britain once the Conservatives promoted external oversight as a way of ensuring public accountability and consumer choice. This analysis provides a framework for understanding the broad context in which British bioethics emerged and operated, connecting with major themes in contemporary history, such as declining trust in professions among neo-liberal politicians and the rise of measures designed to enforce public accountability, which Michael Power has

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assemblage must grapple with a unique set of understandings and connections in order to determine the best actor-network to serve their particular purpose. As each chapter shows, there are multiple explanations and factors at play in the use of technology that cannot be reduced to singular explanations such as performance enhancement or commercialisation. Instead, technologies were shown to exist within actor-networks where any point in the network can affect another point, leading to multiple actants affecting the enrolment

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very near to bankruptcy, and the voluntary party was particularly exercised by our expenditure of £28 million during the 1997 election campaign. William offered full support for the difficult decisions I felt we had to take and this, coupled with his brave decision to appoint Michael Ashcroft as Party Treasurer, resulted in Iain Duncan Smith inheriting a much more healthy financial situation. Obviously we would have all preferred a substantial increase in party membership, and here William was unlucky. The temporary unpopularity of the party in the country, combined

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Wharton,Woolf and the nature of Modernism

nineteenth-century writers Woolf prefers Whitman to Emerson and Hawthorne because he appears as an ‘undisguised’ American to a British reader. Agreeing with Woolf on the significance of Whitman in the American canon, Wharton once wrote to her editor William Brownell that he, along with Poe and Emerson, ‘are the best we have – in fact, the all we have’.28 Leaves of Grass was apparently exotic enough to earn the admiration of both women in their youth. Woolf notes its ‘very unlikeness becomes a merit’. And Wharton, in the same playful tone, remembers that when Whitman’s poem

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In the beginning was song

that fateful day in 1749, chances are that Rousseau would have remained an obscure figure and not a celebrated or reviled author. It is more likely that he (at best) would be remembered as a (very minor) composer – though Mozart adored his work (Wivel 1996: 65) In Dialogues he has the character of Jean-Jacques say of Rousseau, who is the subject of this strangest of autobiographies; ‘he was born for music … he discovered approaches that are clearer, easier, simpler and facilitate composition and performance … I have never seen a man so passionate about music as he

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