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Cousins and the changing status of family

the sibling bond Enrico and Laurette share in Sleath’s novel; Percival and Ellen’s unchaperoned childhood allows for the strong development of emotional attachment that moves seamlessly into romantic love. The connection is a familial tie supplemented with passion; ‘a stronger attachment than that which grew up between Evelyn and our heroine, could not perhaps be’ (III, p. 169), 69 and ‘as Percival was three

in Gothic incest
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Disrupting the critical genealogy of the Gothic

fundamental step’ in forming society, the transgression of which causes atavistic endogamy. 10 Joseph Shepher located the incest taboo as being rooted in biology as well as social rules and customs and argued that violations against it are genetically and socially damaging. 11 The Freudian understanding of the incest taboo positions it as a necessary part of psychosexual development for

in Gothic incest
The cultural construction of opposition to immunisation in India

and unreliable operation, and it was not obvious that it was superior to variolation in preventing smallpox. 5 However, the introduction of lymph derived from calves towards the end of the century and the establishment of large vaccine-producing units from the first decades of the twentieth century secured a constant supply of more reliable vaccine. 6 Together with the gradual introduction of revaccination these developments meant that

in The politics of vaccination

Caribbean literature, particularly admiring the Jamaican novelist Roger Mais. But in teaching he was a follower of F. R. Leavis, committed to the ‘great tradition’ of English writers. 6 I became a lecturer in English at Mona in September 1963. It was my second university post. I had been drawn to the new writing emerging from Africa and the Caribbean by a missionary childhood in what was then Northern

in West Indian intellectuals in Britain
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Gertrude Stein and Alfred North Whitehead

quality of genius in them. The three geniuses of whom I wish to speak are Gertrude Stein, Pablo Picasso and Alfred Whitehead. I have met many important people, I have met several great people but I have only known three first class geniuses and in each case on sight within me something rang. In no one of the three cases have I been mistaken. In this way my new full life began.1 This famous, amusing passage is dense with various kinds of significance. Most importantly, it declares a judgment on whose work is important in the development of modernity with astonishing

in Special relationships
The origins of the concept in Enlightenment intellectual culture

romantics in regarding metaphor as a natural response to states of heightened passion. In this way, we will note, new fashions in poetry and poetics dovetailed with trends in linguistics during the same period: non-literate language was deemed more ‘poetic’ because, as the grammarians were insisting, only speech could express the sentiments with full force. A further, closely related, trend exemplified by Warton’s poem was ‘primitivism’ – for ‘primitive’ people, in the supposed ‘childhood’ of human development, were surely more inclined to strong passions than civilized

in The spoken word

new case modality of pathography with the development of notions of nor­mality and abnormality, as well as the appropriation of literary modes of interpreta­tion by the medical disciplines. Meanwhile, psychoanalysis is usually credited with a more playful and less normative approach to the analysis of literature and the creative arts.5 Detailed study of the generic influence of the case study reveals a new, more diverse and complex picture. By mapping the divergence of case study modalities, this chapter shows that methodo­ logical rather than disciplinary

in A history of the case study

of poems, Il porto sepolto, was published in 1916, republished with 106 Readings amendments in 1919 as Allegria di Naufragi, then with more amendments as Allegria in 1931 and 1936, and in a final version for the collected works Vita d’un uomo: poesie i L’Allegria 1914–19. This first collection comprises poems 1914–19 that confront the poet’s Alexandrian childhood with his experience of metropolitan modernity and modernism, above all with the experience of mechanised trench warfare. Ungaretti begins the ‘Nota introduttiva’ that accompanies his collected works

in The new aestheticism
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mutualism that fed their developing class consciousness. Disabled people, as we shall see, contributed to Britain’s industrial development, while disability in turn shaped responses to industrialisation. Given the largely forgotten significance of disability in the Industrial Revolution, what happens to our view of industrialisation when we place people with impairments at the heart of the story? As the examples above suggest, experiences of injured workers resist straightforward generalisation. Introduction 3 For those who became reliant on public welfare after

in Disability in the Industrial Revolution
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Heterogeneous temporalities, algorithmic frames and subjective time in geomedia

that new media introduce specific spatio-temporal frames for our perception of time draws on a line of thought pointing back at least to Walter Benjamin’s (1969) famous essay, ‘The work of art in the age of mechanical reproduction’. Benjamin points out that not only nature but also historical circumstances – including media development – organise and reorganise human perception. New modes of production can lead to new modes of cultural reproduction and introduce new modes of perception (Benjamin, 1969: 222). Benjamin sees the big shift in modernity in the possibility

in Time for mapping