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Natalie Bradbury

: Rutherford Press Limited, 2007). 2 Christina Riggs, Unwrapping Ancient Egypt: The Shroud, the Secret and the Sacred (London: Bloomsbury, 2014). 3 Sven Beckert, Empire of Cotton: A Global History (New York: Vintage, 2015). 4 H. A. Hudson, ‘The ancient glass of the Cathedral Church of Manchester’, Transactions of the Lancashire and Cheshire Antiquarian Society 25 (1907), pp. 119–41. 5 Peter Cormack, Arts & Crafts Stained Glass (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2015), pp. 248–53. 79

in Manchester
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Clare Archibald

graves are still contained within the boundary walls that they did not go beyond after first entering. If you were to walk down Oldham Road now, past the Chinese supermarket, the Post Office depot and the funny little is-it-a-minigarden-centre-yard before turning left into Livesey Street, you 230 Secrets might wonder what microcosm lies beyond the walls. You might imagine the lives wrought in iron, brick and stained glass. You might even wonder if it is indeed a convent. The walls there are many. High ones surround the gardens; internal ones connect the seen and

in Manchester
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Design and material culture in Soviet Russia, 1960s–80s
Author: Yulia Karpova

The major part of this book project was funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 700913.

This book is about two distinct but related professional cultures in late Soviet Russia that were concerned with material objects: industrial design and decorative art. The Russian avant-garde of the 1920s is broadly recognised to have been Russia’s first truly original contribution to world culture. In contrast, Soviet design of the post-war period is often dismissed as hackwork and plagiarism that resulted in a shabby world of commodities. This book identifies the second historical attempt at creating a powerful alternative to capitalist commodities in the Cold War era. It offers a new perspective on the history of Soviet material culture by focusing on the notion of the ‘comradely object’ as an agent of progressive social relations that state-sponsored Soviet design inherited from the avant-garde. It introduces a shared history of domestic objects, handmade as well as machine-made, mass-produced as well as unique, utilitarian as well as challenging the conventional notion of utility. Situated at the intersection of intellectual history, social history and material culture studies, this book elucidates the complexities and contradictions of Soviet design that echoed international tendencies of the late twentieth century. The book is addressed to design historians, art historians, scholars of material culture, historians of Russia and the USSR, as well as museum and gallery curators, artists and designers, and the broader public interested in modern aesthetics, art and design, and/or the legacy of socialist regimes.

Placing the people at the heart of sacred space
Laura Varnam

church in the fifteenth century. It was the building that, as Henri Lefebvre argues, offered ‘each member of society an image of that membership, an image of his or her social visage’, and parishioners could increasingly contribute 180 The church as sacred space in Middle English literature and culture to that image, donating decorations such as stained glass windows, and funding much-needed restoration and rebuilding work.3 The materiality of the church could not be ignored. Indeed, it was subject to serious scrutiny from a wide range of writers who debated the

in The church as sacred space in Middle English literature and culture
Gérard Dastugue

her life. You feel it in the battles: she manages to rally a whole army around her, and once it’s all over, she loses everything. And then there are those visions. . . Joan’s visions are natural to start off with: wind, bells, doors, a stained-glass window which shatters. . . Except that it’s there to show that the ordinary can be extraordinary, and that you can believe one thing rather than another. I

in The films of Luc Besson
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Thinking with saints
Gareth Atkins

‘saints’: sculptures of Wycliffe, Calvin, Cartwright, Baxter, Howe and Whitefield in one aisle and Wesley, Watts, Owen, Hooker, Knox and Luther in the other.6 Still more expansive was the stained-­glass scheme masterminded by the first Principal, A. M. Fairbairn (1838–1912), and installed in the first decade of the twentieth century.7 The seventy men and women that comprised it broadcast an exuberantly ecumenical vision, pairing the prophet Amos with Plato and ranging from the New Testament, Latin and Greek Churches through the medieval and Reformation periods (both

in Making and remaking saints in nineteenth-century Britain
Cheshire on the eve of civil war
Authors: Richard Cust and Peter Lake

This book aims to revisit the county study as a way into understanding the dynamics of the English civil war during the 1640s. It explores gentry culture and the extent to which early Stuart Cheshire could be said to be a ‘county community’. It investigates the responses of the county’s governing elite and puritan religious establishment to highly polarising interventions by the central government and Laudian ecclesiastical authorities during Charles I’s Personal Rule. The second half of the book provides a rich and detailed analysis of the petitioning movements and side-taking in Cheshire during 1641-42. This important contribution to understanding the local origins and outbreak of civil war in England will be of interest to all students and scholars studying the English Revolution.

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Pastoral care in the parish church
Laura Varnam

feend hath nede to drawe lengere & braddere his rolle here; for it is ellys to lytel to wryten on alle þe talys tolde in þis cherch.20 The addition of ‘here’ makes the mapping of the exemplum on to ‘þis cherche’ even more emphatic; here in this church, Tutivillus would need a large scroll indeed to record all the idle speech of the parishioners. The formula was also used in a now-lost fourteenthcentury stained glass window given by Sir Hugh Hastings and his wife Margery to Elsing church, Norfolk. Hugh and Margery were represented in the window kneeling and holding a

in The church as sacred space in Middle English literature and culture
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Writing American sexual histories
Author: Barry Reay

The archive has assumed a new significance in the history of sex, and this book visits a series of such archives, including the Kinsey Institute’s erotic art; gay masturbatory journals in the New York Public Library; the private archive of an amateur pornographer; and one man’s lifetime photographic dossier on Baltimore hustlers. The subject topics covered are wide-ranging: the art history of homoeroticism; casual sex before hooking-up; transgender; New York queer sex; masturbation; pornography; sex in the city. The duality indicated by the book’s title reflects its themes. It is an experiment in writing an American sexual history that refuses the confines of identity sexuality studies, spanning the spectrum of queer, trans, and the allegedly ‘normal’. What unites this project is a fascination with sex at the margins, refusing the classificatory frameworks of heterosexuality and homosexuality, and demonstrating gender and sexual indecision and flexibility. And the book is also an exploration of the role of the archive in such histories. The sex discussed is located both in the margins of the archives, what has been termed the counterarchive, but also, importantly, in the pockets of recorded desire located in the most traditional and respectable repositories. The sexual histories in this book are those where pornography and sexual research are indistinguishable; where personal obsession becomes tomorrow’s archive. The market is potentially extensive: those interested in American studies, sexuality studies, contemporary history, the history of sex, psychology, anthropology, sociology, gender studies, queer studies, trans studies, pornography studies, visual studies, museum studies, and media studies.

Der Blaue Reiter and its legacies
Author: Dorothy Price

This book presents new research on the histories and legacies of the German Expressionist group, Der Blaue Reiter, the founding force behind modernist abstraction. For the first time Der Blaue Reiter is subjected to a variety of novel inter-disciplinary perspectives, ranging from a philosophical enquiry into its language and visual perception, to analyses of its gender dynamics, its reception at different historical junctures throughout the twentieth century, and its legacies for post-colonial aesthetic practices. The volume offers a new perspective on familiar aspects of Expressionism and abstraction, taking seriously the inheritance of modernism for the twenty-first century in ways that will help to recalibrate the field of Expressionist studies for future scholarship. Der Blaue Reiter still matters, the contributors argue, because the legacies of abstraction are still being debated by artists, writers, philosophers and cultural theorists today.