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The Powers of Were-Goats in Tommaso Landolfi‘s La pietra lunare (The Moonstone)
Keala Jewell

Jewell links the were-animals in Tommaso Landolfis novel La pietra lunare to population ecology in the 1930s. Landolfi imagines and narrates a were-population explosion in the specific historical context of the changes fascism brought to rural life when it favored a grain-based economy. When state policy attempts to manage grazing populations and the culture of transhumance, the uncontrolled growth of fast-breeding, broad-ranging, mountain-going were-goats in the novel puts the validity of fascist agricultural policy into question. When in secret at the full moon they couple monstrously and multiply, were-animals thoroughly challenge the effectiveness of discourses of controlled population management.

Gothic Studies
The paradoxes of sustainability and Michel Houellebecq’s The Possibility of an Island
Hannes Bergthaller

1 (1): 91–110. Ehrlich, Paul R. 1968. The Population Bomb. New York: Ballantine. Ehrlich, Paul R. and Anne Ehrlich 1990. The Population Explosion. New York: Simon and Schuster. Emerich, Monica 2011. The Gospel of Sustainability: Media, Market, and LOHAS. Urbana: University of Illinois Press. Foucault, Michel 1984. ‘What Is Enlightenment?’ The Foucault Reader. Ed. Paul Rabinow. New York: Pantheon, 32–50. Houellebecq, Michel 2000 [1998]. Atomized. Trans. Frank Wynne. New York: Vintage. Houellebecq, Michel 2006 [2005]. The Possibility of an Island. Trans. Gavin Bowd

in Literature and sustainability
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The Citizens’ Theatre (Glasgow), 1972, and Northern Broadsides (Halifax), 1995
Carol Chillington Rutter

(furniture, textiles, carpets, cigarettes, explosives) and all the support industries necessary to sustain industrialisation on that scale led to a population explosion in the city's workforce, housed in once-handsome tenements built in areas such as Gorbals that, even before the end of Victoria's reign, were simply overwhelmed. Glasgow took a double economic hit during the recession that followed the Great War and, a decade later, the Great Depression. By the 1930s Gorbals tenements made the housing that Sean O’Casey was writing about in The Plough and the Stars , in

in Antony and Cleopatra
The Guide to The Painter of Signs
John Thieme

mistaken to see Daisy as a surrogate for Indira Gandhi, when Raman thinks of her as a potent female ruler, reflecting that, ‘In her previous incarnation, she must have been Queen Victoria, or in a still earlier incarnation, Rani Jhansi, the warrior queen of Indian history’ (PS 65),81 there is a hint of such an identification. Earlier in what could be seen as a comic response to Mrs Gandhi’s attempt to curb the population explosion through wholesale vasectomies,82 he has thought that, ‘If she were a despotic queen of ancient days, she would have ordered the sawing off of

in R.K. Narayan