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Hybridity of being in Harley 6258B
Lori Ann Garner

perspective of twelfth-century medics rather than as a process of devolution. For instance, although the standard edition by Jan de Vriend is a wonderful resource for comparison of parallel entries of the Cotton Vitellius C.iii and Harley 6258B manuscripts with its facing-page renderings, without consultation of the actual manuscripts this editorial choice of prioritizing parallelism between the texts still creates the somewhat misleading impression that the Cotton Vitellius C.iii and Harley 6258B are more alike than they actually

in Hybrid healing
Frederick H. White

patrons are phantasmagorical and quite grotesque – a student commits suicide, a merchant is robbed and killed, a gypsy girl possibly dies after an abortion. Again, all signs of a deviant society in the process of devolution. The name of the restaurant is significant, as are other biblical references to Babylon, the Tower of Babel and the madness of Nebuchadnezzar. Certainly Andreev is referencing the pride and vanity of mankind and the subsequent punishment inflicted upon them. The asylum, however, is a very different place and in many ways is more benign than the

in Degeneration, decadence and disease in the Russian fin de siècle
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Jonathan Atkin

to lead the British hospital unit to Serbia in the spring of 1915. Stobart’s motivations behind her immense practical achievements during the war were clearly defined and set out in her description of her time in Serbia, A Flaming Sword in Serbia and Elsewhere, which was published in 1916. In the Preface, she described the stark choice facing humankind: evolution or retrogression. To her, militarism was a retrograde step which would bring the progress of civilisation to a halt.48 ‘The sign-post to devolution is militarism’, she declared, Women and the war 151

in A war of individuals
Manchester’s poetry in performance (1960s to the present)
Corinne Fowler

centre where men of all races come to exchange their weekly gossip (Caulfield, 2000). Not only does Sissay’s poetic material explore post-industrial workingclass settings but it reflects the wider devolution of British poetry with its emphasis on everyday speech and mundane human action. His poem ‘Olympic Invocation’ depicts ‘poetry sprayed in aerosol under the arches’ (2008: 46) and provides the following account of football commentary, which ‘Cuts through the defence, dessicates the attack / And scores a goal – “Poetry, poetry”, Jimmy Hill Growls’ (2008: 46). This

in Postcolonial Manchester
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Daniel Lea

reflect in miniature the problematic question of Scottish selfhood that was much debated in the lead up to the referendum on Scottish devolution in 1997, the elections for the new Scottish parliament 76 andrew o’hagan in 1999, and even more vigorously around the independence referendum of 2014. Though he largely chose not to publically air his views on the latter test of the relationship between Scotland and the rest of the UK, O’Hagan was voluble on the matter of devolution, which he believed represented a moment of collision where the hopes and expectations for the

in Twenty-first-century fiction
Vincent Quinn

There are historic differences in how education has been organised throughout the UK, and devolution has heightened these disjunctions; consequently, it is impossible to talk about a unified British education policy. For the sake of concision, I am confining myself to policy generated by Westminster but the underlying themes remain relevant to education more generally. 18 The relationship between the private sector and what Tony Blair’s spokesperson, Alistair Campbell, termed ‘bog-standard comprehensives’ (Clare and Jones 2001 ) has been complicated by

in Reading
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Pim Verhulst
Anna McMullan
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Jonathan Bignell

–6), exploring alternatives like ‘devolution’ and ‘dysteleology’ in his writing; or, as he quipped in a letter to Nuala Costello of 27 February 1934, ‘mere gress’ (Beckett 2009 : 186), annulling the traditional binary of ‘progress’ and ‘regress’. In this sense, adaptation could be considered a continuation of that Beckettian ‘gress’, of going ‘on’, for better or for worse, but always changed and different. The structure of the book In another metaphorical comparison that still connects to the biological one but tinges it with a hint of

in Beckett’s afterlives