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Wonderful history from Gervase of Tilbury to Philippe Mousket
Victoria Flood

her aversion to the mass, ‘cum admiracione notato’ (‘noticed with amazement’) by the court. 101 The demon’s religious aversion is a site of wonder, to be contemplated, and resolved in the flight itself, figuring, as it does, a point of ejection from the religious and political community; and we might note here the multiple available uses of corporate worship to draw such boundaries, which were as political and social as they were religious. Gerald implies that we must distrust those for whom such occurrences, or impulses

in Fantastic histories

Postmodernism - the vast interdisciplinary debate on postmodernism and postmodernity of the 1980s and early 1990s - has been a crossroads for historical descriptions of the latter half of the twentieth century as well as for a variety of new philosophical, ethical and aesthetic perspectives. The texts assembled in this book emerge out of multiple, possibly incommensurable, paradigms and genealogies. In varying degrees, they all reflect on their own paradigm and genealogy; they all show awareness of other, "rival," paradigms and attempt to map them; they all mix theoretical concerns with the renewed attempt to engage with actuality. There is an emerging consensus around three points: firstly, any triumphal celebration of the postmodern against the modem is out of place; secondly, the relation between the modern and the postmodern is one of continuities as well as discontinuities; thirdly, the postmodern, in its relations of continuity with the modern, is here to stay. The book seeks to plot the ways in which a number of leading exponents of postmodern theory see the theoretical matrices of ten, fifteen, twenty years ago transmuting to address the new contemporary, the contemporary now; transmuting to serve new imaginations of our global present, of our ongoing intellectual and political work, and of a possible global future radically different from the present.

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also political theorists, sociologists, and philosophers turned to friendship to reimagine citizenship and political community. In Subtle Bodies , Ned and his college gang hope to ‘somehow generaliz[e]’ their friendship into a broader politics. In the next section of this Introduction, I show that, over the past four decades, there has been a far-reaching revival of critical interest in this very possibility. Friendship, community, and liberalism’s ‘crisis of citizenship’ Joris – the cynical lawyer whom Ned has the most trouble convincing to sign his anti

in The politics of male friendship in contemporary American fiction
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in previous chapters – but of the connection between the themes of political community, citizenship, and male friendship that the novel will explore (33). Because Marny’s academic specialism is ‘American colonial history’, Robert is keen to have his old friend on board to ‘take the long view’ and to interpret their project in Detroit within a broader historical context (53). In Chapter 1 , I explored how Roth’s American Trilogy also took the ‘long view’ of American democracy, connecting the politics of the 1990s to a series of earlier periods in US history

in The politics of male friendship in contemporary American fiction
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Sarah C.E. Ross
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Elizabeth Scott-Baumann

Friendship: Katherine Philips and Homoerotic Desire’, Studies in English Literature, 1500–1900, 46 (2006): 523–42 Andreadis, Harriette, ‘The Sapphic-Platonics of Katherine Philips, 1632–1664’, Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, 15 (1989): 34–60 Applegate, Joan, ‘Katherine Philips’s “Orinda upon Little Hector”: An Unrecorded Musical Setting by Henry Lawes’, English Manuscript Studies 1100–1700, 4 (1993): 272–80 Barash, Carol, English Women’s Poetry, 1649–1714: Politics, Community and Linguistic Authority (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996) 22 Further

in Women poets of the English Civil War
Fugitive community in Kunzru’s short stories
Peter Ely

‘negates’ community’ ( 1993 : 112). In his 2016 text The Disavowed Community , Nancy admits his deployment of the political nature of community in his original text The Inoperative Community was ‘not always coherent or clear’, but locates this problem as a fundamental component of political community itself: ‘A crucial paradox lies at the heart of this matter of community (and

in Hari Kunzru
Alain Chartier’s allegorical oneiropolitics
Lucas Wood

understanding, and is intended to offer the benefit of righteous exhortation more than to reprove others.] Care for the political community and for what its members have in common thus theoretically suffuses the entire text, ensuring continuity between its multiple levels of meaning, manipulating even its most intransigent characters like a benevolent puppeteer, and limning the ties that bind the estates, the nation, the narrator, the author, his readers and the ideal community to which they all

in Literatures of the Hundred Years War
Philip Roth’s I Married a Communist (1998) and The Human Stain (2000)
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indicates how the novel looks beyond filial bonds to consider what other kinds of ‘allegiances and affiliations’ might structure a life and a political community. Through their friendship, the novel ultimately calls into question Nathan’s notion of masculine independence, and his decision to live apart from the world. As well as noting the novel’s similarities to The Ghost Writer , critics have also pointed to the resemblance between Ira and the Swede in American Pastoral. Structurally, both characters appear to play comparable roles within their narratives and

in The politics of male friendship in contemporary American fiction
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Michael Chabon’s Telegraph Avenue (2012) and Jonathan Lethem’s The Fortress of Solitude (2003)
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different register of political potentiality. Post-utopian utopianism In elucidating this different register, I turn back to Derrida’s The Politics of Friendship (1997) and his suggestion that Aristotelian civic republicanism renders citizenship a militaristic form of fraternity, resulting in an exclusionary and repressive kind of political community. 15 In this regard, Derrida’s analysis shares an affinity with the work of Jean-Luc Nancy and Maurice Blanchot, who also sought to defamiliarise the idea of an ‘organic’ or ‘natural’ community constituted by a

in The politics of male friendship in contemporary American fiction
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John Baker
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Marion Leclair

vindicating the self by turning ‘self-love’ into a prompt to Christian charity and general benevolence; the playful exhibition or painful exploration of self-fragmentation through Augustan satire and diaries; the search through fiction for a symbolic solution to the problematic experience of inner division and discontinuity; the twin gestures, as the American and French revolutions confronted British selves with the spectacle of collective action, of Romantic retreat into nature and self, and radical effort at conjuring up a nationwide political community through public

in Writing and constructing the self in Great Britain in the long eighteenth century