Contested narratives of the independence struggle in postconfl ict Timor-Leste
Henri Myrttinen

6 Claiming the dead, defining the nation: contested narratives of the independence struggle in post-conflict Timor-Leste1 Henri Myrttinen Introduction Timor-Leste’s struggle for independence (1975–99) cost the lives of more than 108,000 people, the majority of them unarmed civilians. Throughout the period of the Indonesian occupation, a small armed resistance movement, the Falintil (Forças Armadas de Libertação Nacional de Timor-Leste) fought militarily against the occupation forces, supported by a civilian resistance network. With independence, a new national

in Governing the dead
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Reading SimCity
Barry Atkins

find the concentration on the representation of violence within the computer game to be either worrying or simply tiresome. SimCity does not allow its player to wage war on other cities except in the vaguest of economic terms, opportunities for death or glory are few and far between, and even the request that the military might be allowed to set up a base within the city can be rejected by the more pacifistic player. There is no ‘fire’ button hidden among the controls or keyboard shortcuts of SimCity. Perhaps for this very reason its inclusion alongside narrative

in More than a game
mid-Victorian stories and beliefs
Susan Hoyle

-belief was not due to an increasing respect for the claims of science and a matching retreat from irrationality, but to a falling off in the acceptability of the traditional witchcraft narrative, and an attendant rise in the acceptability of a forensic narrative based on the demonstration of detective skills – in particular the skills of policemen, doctors and lawyers. My analysis can be seen as just part of a tale that others have

in Witchcraft Continued
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Linda Maynard

, ethnicity and religion but also the fact that many brothers served alongside or in close proximity to their siblings. The predominance of the ‘soldier’s tale’ is an inversion of the tendency of women’s narratives to foreground their roles as sisters and lovers, pushing war work to the periphery. 1 By bringing ‘blood’ brotherhood to the forefront, Brothers in the Great War has widened our perception of wartime and domestic masculinities. The growing interest in the history of emotions has invoked ‘an emotional turn’. 2 Concepts such as William Reddy’s ‘emotional

in Brothers in the Great War
Ann-Kristin Wallengren

In recent years, scholars have been devoting more and more discussion to Ingmar Bergman’s films from a musical perspective. 1 Considering that Bergman himself had a heartfelt love of music, and worked meticulously on the soundtrack of his films where music was often foregrounded as an essential conveyor of narrative information and the character’s emotions, it is odd that his film music has not come in for greater attention before. Of course, this circumstance has also been noticed by other writers. Per F

in Ingmar Bergman
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The hidden self in Beckett’s short fiction
John Robert Keller

5 The dispeopled kingdom: the hidden self in Beckett’s short fiction Preceding chapters have examined the experience of primal disconnection in several of Beckett’s works. Murphy’s failure to recognize emerging, loving feelings, Watt’s inability to connect to an enduring, whole internal presence, the disrupted, enmeshed relationships in Waiting for Godot, the images of primal maternal absence in … but the clouds …, Footfalls and so forth, all reflect a central feeling-state of nonrecognition within narrative-self. This chapter focuses on first-person short

in Samuel Beckett and the primacy of love
Rachael Weaver

The kangaroo hunt narrative genre was invented early on by the appropriately named John Hunter. Hunter was second captain of the HMS Sirius , arriving at Sydney Cove with the First Fleet in 1788. An astronomer and naturalist, his notebook, Birds & Flowers of New South Wales Drawn on the Spot in 1788, 89 & 90 (1790), contained 100 illustrations of native flora and fauna, including a watercolour of a kangaroo to which Hunter ascribed an Aboriginal name, Pa-ta-garang . His account of the beginnings of settlement, An Historical Journal of the Transactions of

in Worlding the south
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John Marriott

constituencies faced eternal damnation. Here, to my mind, were discourses that drew upon imperial concerns to construct narratives of progress. This seemed a more productive way of proceeding, and so I studied evangelical and travel writings on the metropolitan poor and India in order to understand better the ways in which they were structured by, and the mechanisms they displayed to express fears about, the

in The other empire
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Nicola McDonald

and heterogeneous medieval audience, as well as in its ability to provide that audience with enormous enjoyment, romance’s popularity is likewise what excludes it from serious and sustained academic consideration: judged low-class, on account of its non-aristocratic audience, its reliance on stereotypes, formulae and conventional plot structures, and its particular brand of unadulterated good fun, criticism repeatedly dismisses these narratives as unworthy of the kind of close reading, as well as historically and theoretically informed analysis, that we regularly

in Pulp fictions of medieval England
Narratives beyond the profession and the state
Frank Huisman

to be included in international comparative research, but the sophisticated chapters in this volume invite us to engage in further research using the concepts and agendas of our Belgian colleagues. The editors invited me to comment on the volume and the potential of its ‘new narratives’. They even suggested a title for my epilogue – ‘Medicine Beyond Belgium’ – implying I take

in Medical histories of Belgium