The unknowable image in The Winter’s Tale
Chloe Porter

’s siblings poised calmly at the feet of their parents, the gestation alluded to in this picture is the catalyst for a sense of lively movement that increasingly spills out into and beyond the left and right panels. The left panel depicts the rich potential of the teenage Clifford, shown flicking through a book of music on the table covered with an ostentatious red and gold cloth. In the background, shelves

in Making and unmaking in early modern English drama
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Janelle Joseph

parents, half-siblings and fictive kin, who are “like family to us” in childrearing and emotional support (Sutton, 2004 , p. 245). The MCSC demonstrates that men also preserve communities and develop social capital across the diaspora through the relationships they renew with their friends and family members at cricket matches. This is particularly true for those men who are unable or unwilling to return

in Sport in the Black Atlantic
Mike Huggins

and placing bets, learning such cultural competences in the familiar settings of the home and street, which continued to be an active public space for recreation.45 Children acted as messengers, bringing slips for parents or older siblings.46 Glasgow concerns led to the passage in 1928 of an act prohibiting the use of Scottish youngsters taking betting messages.47 Children also bet on their own account. The London schoolmistress above found that her pupils, mostly between 11 and 15 years, commonly bet on big races. Four bet more regularly, and one every day. They

in Horseracing and the British 1919–39
Duncan Sayer

for adultery but omitted incest (Oliver, 2002 ), whereas the seventh-century canons of Theodore, Archbishop of Canterbury, had provision for dealing with homosexuality, incest, sex between siblings and mother–child incest (Gravdal, 1995 ; Frantzen, 2008 ). Strikingly, these two sources illustrate a difference in how household practice collided with an emerging Christian morality. One aspect of marriage that was discussed in detail was the breakdown of marriage. Æthelbert’s Law devoted a few clauses to dealing with the inheritance of a wife (Oliver, 2002 : 79

in Early Anglo-Saxon cemeteries
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The adolescent girl and the nation
Elleke Boehmer

once disturbed by being called ‘a norphan’ (MLC 199), now enacts her fantasy of being parented, or so she hopes, by relative strangers (MLC 373). In contrast with Lyndall’s sense of being undelivered of herself in Schreiner’s novel, Stead’s iconic daughter rejects her father’s demand that she mother her motherless siblings, choosing rather, as she announces, to be her own mother: to engender her own future (MLC 511, 521). The last scene of the novel sees Louie leaving on what she romantically if vaguely styles her ‘walk around the world’, yet what the substance of

in Stories of women
Mia-Marie Hammarlin

informants told similar stories about how journalists had called or gone to see ex-partners, former classmates, siblings, cousins, parents, and children. In some cases, children were addressed by reporters right beside the school playground, sometimes in order to prevail on them to comment on their mother’s or father’s behaviour or to get information about where the parent in question was. When I brought this up with Niklas Svensson, reporter at Expressen, he questioned the veracity of these stories. If such things occur they are accidents at work, he claimed. Reporters

in Exposed
Yulia Karpova

’ga Gurova suggested that the idea of disposability was barely known in Soviet culture. Coping with shortages, people constantly reused objects, or remade or exchanged them with friends and relatives (particularly children’s clothes passed to younger siblings or the younger children of friends). As a result, the ‘life of objects in Soviet culture was virtually endless’.103 DIY practices for prolonging this life were encouraged by the state through advice books and articles in popular journals. A KARPOVA 9781526139870 PRINT.indd 144 20/01/2020 11:10 From objects to

in Comradely objects
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Ian Scott and Henry Thompson

third by Stone. Yet P o l itics Politics as cultural authority 91 Th e ci nem a of Ol iver   S to ne 92 there are arguments to support not only the rehabilitation, but the advancement, of the second film in each couplet above their more famous and acclaimed sibling. Capra’s State of the Union gave a rare post-​war insight into the machinations of politics in the late 1940s and the ‘Beltway’,34 insider mentality that had long taken a hold of Washington. Frankenheimer’s Seven Days in May was an all-​too-​realistic appraisal of the ways in which a coup d

in The cinema of Oliver Stone
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Regina Maria Roche, the Minerva Press, and the bibliographic spread of Irish gothic fiction
Christina Morin

with fatal consequences should she reveal her parentage to anyone. Her fears finally prove unnecessary, as Jacintha is at last revealed to be Lady Eglantine Sinclair, daughter and heiress of the wealthy Scottish aristocrat, the Earl of Endermay, whose wife had been delivered of a baby on board the ship carrying her to confinement in a Continental convent in the false belief that she had committed adultery. Endermay's grasping half-siblings kidnap the child, intending to claim for themselves her inheritance, but her nurse, paying a visit to her sister in Ireland

in The gothic novel in Ireland, c. 1760–1829
Bonnie Evans

1958 one eight-year-old girl was referred to the clinic and given a preliminary diagnosis of ‘childhood schizophrenia’. Her inpatient summary stated that she was hostile to her younger siblings, had a ‘speech defect’, could not write and had been excluded from school ‘after three weeks because she took no notice of anybody’. 90 On the reflex tests, she was found to

in The metamorphosis of autism