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Transnational harvest horror and racial vulnerability at the turn of the millennium
Sara Wasson

question of who owns tissue can be hotly contested, as seen in the case of John Moore v Regents of the University of California (1990). 23 Moore fought to have rights recognised to his cancer cell tissue that had been developed into a profitable immortal cell line. When it comes to transplantation, almost every country in the world has laws against selling solid organs (with the notable exception of Iran), and multiple international resolutions and guidelines condemn such transactions, including The Council of Europe Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine (1997

in Transplantation Gothic
The representation of incest in children’s literature
Alice Mills

Thompson, ‘Topics of stress and abuse in picture books for children’, Children’s Literature in Education 37 (2006), pp. 335–47 Stoltenberg, John, Christine Stark and Rebecca Whisnant (eds), Pornography and International Human Rights (Spinifex, 2004), pp. 400–9 Tatar, Maria, The Hard Fact of the Grimms’ Fairy Tales (Princeton University Press, 1987) Website

in Incest in contemporary literature
Zombie pharmacology In the Flesh
Linnie Blake

their sphere of influence … has got so much more normalized as part of national security expectations’, generating in turn increasing incidences of ‘justifiable torture’ scenarios in contemporary popular culture (Agence France-Presse, 2014 ). Simon’s human rights, like those of torture victims across the globe, have been denied not simply in the interests of national security

in Neoliberal Gothic
Towards an American ecofeminist Gothic
Emily Carr

, ‘human’ creation, ‘human’ activity, ‘human’ intelligibility and ‘humanrights. What is human nature changes – it can, and must. Likewise people. Fortunately, history has decided to give ‘Miss Williams’ the benefit of the doubt; the University of Arkansas reissued the novel in 2008. And just what, one must ask, has changed? Moody hypothesizes that ‘the

in Ecogothic
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Neoliberal gothic
Linnie Blake and Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet

forth a new discourse of human rights. 3 Thus, blending chivalric and contemporary romance, novels such as Horace Walpole’s foundational The Castle of Otranto (1764) would establish the mode’s lexicon of medieval castles and monasteries, lascivious clergy, disinherited aristocrats, Faustian pacts and secrets from the dark past that would enable successive generations to question

in Neoliberal Gothic
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From White Zombie to World War Z
Fred Botting

as China and India become the new economic superpowers (as the novel notes) does US imperialism turn on itself and a political morality disgusted at other countries’ excesses – pollution, oil consumption, human rights abuses – finds outlet. Other readings presented in the novel argue that zombies constitute an act of vengeance against the ‘First World’ allowing other economies to develop and

in Globalgothic
Lisa Lampert-Weissig

Jewish Volk are based not on recognition of human equality or universal human rights but on generalised conceptions of Jews and Judaism. As Marco Frenschkowski has put it, Ewers was ‘ein massiver Rassist’. 49 This is made clear through not only his fiction but such declarations on ‘racial equality’ as this: Thus appears to me the

in Open Graves, Open Minds
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German nuclear cinema in neoliberal times
Steffen Hantke

State and corporate power stems from another item on the ideological agenda, which announces itself with the signing of Inge Aicher-Scholl’s emblematic name to the newspaper advertisement that precedes the novel. The novel’s suggestion of possible human rights abuses at the hands of the State resonates with the call for eyewitnesses and their stand against the repression of

in Neoliberal Gothic
Diamonds and curious collectables in the fin-de-siècle fiction of Richard Marsh
Jessica Allsop

gold: the destructive public health, human rights, and environmental consequences of symbols of love’, Human Rights Quarterly, 30:1 (2008), 164–82 (p. 169). 16 M. O’Donoghue, Gems, 6th edn (Oxford and Burlington, VT: ButterworthHeinemann, 2006), p. 61. 17 S. Daly, The Empire Inside: Indian Commodities in Victorian Domestic Novels (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2011), p. 68. 18 Daly, Empire Inside, pp. 61, 66. 19 J. Plotz, Portable Property: Victorian Culture on the Move (Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2008), pp. 25–31. 20 R. Marsh

in Richard Marsh, popular fiction and literary culture, 1890–1915
National identity and the spirit of subaltern vengeance in Nakata Hideo’s Ringu and Gore Verbinski’s The Ring
Linnie Blake

the defeated Japan when, taking control of all aspects of Japanese social, cultural, economic and political life, America exercised its ‘desire to see the Japanese behave like USs (which by definition was good)’ (Lu, 1997 : 459). Such an unabashedly colonialist agenda encouraged the Japanese people to embrace US models of civil liberties and human rights, particularly those

in Monstrous adaptations