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The historian and the male witch
Lara Apps and Andrew Gow

causes of witch-hunting,and those scholars who resist feminist theories and interpretations. 6 The female witch has become a site for struggles over historical method and feminist politics, but there is very little room in the research agenda for the male witch,even though men comprised 20 to 25 per cent of the total number of executed witches. What work there is on male witches tends to be limited, for the most part,to enumeration

in Male witches in early modern Europe
The Aid Industry and the ‘Me Too’ Movement
Charlotte Lydia Riley

powerful men, and how these experiences have historically been covered up or denied. This has led to individual men making apologies for past behaviour, and organisations committing themselves publicly to a lack of tolerance for this behaviour in the future, and countless more women speaking up only to have their experiences and their histories dragged open and pored over to achieve little tangible change. This article explores #MeToo in the context of the aid industry

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Catherine Akurut

Introduction Men experience sexual violence during armed conflict situations, which affects their physical, social and psychological well-being. However, this is under-researched and under-reported ( Vojdik: 2014 : 931), and often misunderstood and mischaracterised ( Kapur and Muddell, 2016 : 4). Consequently, men who experience conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV) have been severely overlooked within the humanitarian

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
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Robin Norris

Likewise, according to her editors, a Geatish meowle sings at Beowulf's funeral (3150b). 3 What can be read of the manuscript here includes ‘giomorgyd’ (song of mourning) (3150a) and ‘sorgcearig’ (sorrowful) (3152a). Indeed, these women are sad, but they are also surrounded by sad men. Meanwhile, we have averted our tearless eyes from the mourning men who populate the poem. We may question how the Anglo-Saxons read this history of their continental ancestors, or why Christian scribes recorded it, but

in Dating Beowulf
Jane Brooks

1 Salvaging soldiers, comforting men On 2 September 1939, the eve of the Second World War, the Nursing Mirror declared that a nurse ‘is not brought up to expect ease and comfort, but rather to learn to create ease and comfort for others’.1 This chapter examines the role of military nurses in war zones across the globe in providing this ‘ease and comfort’ for their combatant patients, and doing so in increasingly confident and humanitarian modes. Preparations began for the mobilisation of the Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service (QAs), their

in Negotiating nursing
Dispelling Misconceptions about Sexual Violence against Men and Boys in Conflict and Displacement
Heleen Touquet, Sarah Chynoweth, Sarah Martin, Chen Reis, Henri Myrttinen, Philipp Schulz, Lewis Turner, and David Duriesmith

Introduction Sexual violence against men and boys in armed conflict has garnered increasing attention over the past decade. 1 A growing body of evidence demonstrates that sexual violence against men and boys is perpetrated in many conflicts and that men and boys are also subject to sexual violence during displacement ( Chynoweth et al. , 2020b ; Féron, 2018 ; Hossain et al. , 2014 ; Johnson et al. , 2008

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Troubling race, ethnicity, and masculinity in Beowulf
Catalin Taranu

my gaze particularly on emotional communities made up of men, not because I assume that Beowulf is in any way fit reading for men only, or that its audiences were or are made up mostly of men. 4 Yet it is in the ways in which men read the poem through the ages that I find a fascinating and hitherto unexplored pervasive pattern of conjoined anxiety and aspirational projection, which in its turn provides significant clues to cultural and social change in the twenty-first as much as in the eighth or eleventh

in Dating Beowulf
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Language, lies and the crisis of representation in Such a Long Journey
Peter Morey

Such a Long Journey 69 3 Mistry’s Hollow Men: language, lies and the crisis of representation in Such a Long Journey Truly there are two primal Spirits, twins renowned to be in conflict. In thought and word, in act they are two: the better and the bad. And those who act well have chosen rightly between these two, not so the evildoers. (The Gathas, Yasna 30, v. 3) We are the hollow men We are the stuffed men Leaning together Headpiece filled with straw. Alas! Our dried voices, when We whisper together Are quiet and meaningless As wind in dry grass Or rats’ feet

in Rohinton Mistry
Sabine Clarke

as a figurehead for the new way of doing things at the Colonial Office that emerged with the passing of the 1940 CDW Act. 9 Caine’s belief was that poor economic performance and inadequate levels of social provision in the colonies could be addressed by the introduction of a degree of planning, but the absence of men with specialist skills in the colonies, including qualified economists, presented an obstacle. The solution was to place the responsibility for the creation of plans in the hands of metropolitan bodies that had the necessary expertise. In a well

in Science at the end of empire
Clara Tuite

enforced mobility of penal transportation, mediating transnational circuits of masculine social identity and connecting convict culture to fashion and to new worlds of social mobility. Another social identity that the flash language commemorates is the lag, variously defined as ‘a man transported’, ‘a convict under sentence of transportation’, a returned transport or ticket-of-leave convict, or someone avoiding the enforced mobility of penal transportation. 9 A potent coinage of the flash language is ‘lag fever’: ‘A term of ridicule applied to men who being under

in Worlding the south