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Steven Earnshaw

’s behaviour is very much open to interpretation in relation to her drinking. Her predicament of ‘loneness’ seems far from self-​willed since a large part of the narrative is taken up with her expectation that James Madden will be the man for her and save her from the life of a spinster. This means that for much of the novel Judith Hearne pins her hopes on an ‘external’ validation of self while at the same time accepting the truths of Catholicism. This chapter attempts an analysis of the novel within this general view to see what connections might be made between Judith

in The Existential drinker
Steven Earnshaw

sympathy with, or colludes with, Hannah as a Christ-​like figure. While Hannah is not a practising Catholic, she is fully knowledgeable about it –​‘I have known my Bible well for many years’21 –​and would appear to accept Catholicism, such that her actions take place within the context of her religious belief, since she does not seriously question God’s existence, nor the existence and validity of the Church, as we saw Judith Hearne do in both those instances. In this sense we are back with Venichka in Moscow–​Petushki, and possibly Francis Phelan in Ironweed, as they

in The Existential drinker
Philip Nanton

‘unpatriotic’ while those he admires are invariably ‘titans’. He has pinned considerable hope and resources to his flagship project, the building of an international airport. 10 In a more personal civilising gesture, Gonsalves has chosen to publicise his Catholicism, has held audiences with three Popes – John Paul II, Benedict and Francis – and has published Diary of a Prime Minister ( 2010a ), which

in Frontiers of the Caribbean
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What does race have to do with the Yugoslav region?
Catherine Baker

explicitly racialised Islam. The conflation of historical myths about defence against Islam with contemporary transnational security discourses about terrorism and migration was widespread in post-Yugoslav Slovenia and, as they too built relationships with EU border security structures, the other successor states (Mihelj 2005 ; Petrović 2009 : 44–5). Tomislav Longinović, writing on 1980s–90s Slovenian identifications with Western Catholicism/‘Mitteleuropa’ and on interwar Yugoslav ideas of a ‘Dinaric race’, already reads ‘race’ and whiteness as

in Race and the Yugoslav region
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The life and times of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Mads Qvortrup

become almost mythological, and is well known even to less than avid readers of the European Canon. The story of the watch-maker’s son from Geneva who failed to return to his apprenticeship, when he found himself locked out of the city, and the tale of how he – a young man abandoned by his father5 – was taken in by Mme de Warrens, who converted him to Catholicism (and then seduced him!), is often retold. All this has become part of the tapestry of Western Kulturgeschichte. So too have the misdeeds of the famous and progressive educationalist who abandoned his own

in The political philosophy of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Memory, leadership, and the fi rst phase of integration (1945– 58)
Peter J. Verovšek

the war Adenauer’s wife was arrested and he was sent to a concentration camp. He was even condemned to die, but the American advance prevented the Gestapo from carrying out the sentence. 28 These experiences cemented Adenauer’s antimilitarism, his political Catholicism, his fear of the excesses of nationalism, and his rejection of the totalitarian tendencies ‘of the east.’ As part of his two Germanys thesis, Adenauer incorporated a historical narrative of the west as unified Abendland (‘evening’ or ‘western country’). The idea of a Christian west, whose mission

in Memory and the future of Europe
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Steven Earnshaw

utilised with respect to identity formation, can only refer to ways in which people as part of a group identity are ‘estranged’ or marginalised from mainstream, dominant identities such as ‘white’, ‘male’, ‘European’, ‘able-​bodied’, ‘heterosexual’, etc. It will be evident that these group identities do have a part to play, with the novels representing situatedness to varying degrees: gender intersects with drink in all of the novels, and particularly Rhys’s creations; Catholicism features heavily in The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne and Ironweed, while the

in The Existential drinker
David McGrogan

ecclesiastical control, required to bring about religious and cultural integration and equipped with apparatus of control. 112 Rulers became thereby the guardians of education and religious belief, and they were free to “plunder” Papal prerogatives accordingly. 113 Where Catholicism remained the established religion, this was a matter of expropriating institutions, their property, and their offices in order to prevent the intrusion of protestantism, and resultant regimes of inspection, oversight and censorship. 114 Where protestantism was adopted, more decisive

in Critical theory and human rights