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G. W. M. Reynolds and The Mysteries of London
Rob Breton

, ‘Vengeance serves power equalisation. When individuals or groups endeavour to impose their will upon others, vengeance serves to correct them. Revenge is the social power regulator in a society without central justice.’ 77 The Republican, a sort of deus ex machina figure kept in waiting, does not seek vengeance, in part because he has accepted that republicanism is an alternative and better social-power regulator. He tells Richard that he forgives George Montague ‘From the bottom of my heart’ 78 for betraying him to the government for his political beliefs, and

in The penny politics of Victorian popular fiction
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The role of photomontage in the meaning-making of windfarm development
Jean Welstead

proposed new reality by the developer, the community, the regulators and the consenting body. This chapter explores the role of photomontage in the development of windfarms over the last quarter century in Britain, and how the production of such an image contributes to the meaning-making and ontology of a new windfarm. It links the trajectory of the development of windfarm photomontage with insights from ecocriticism, an academic discipline which reads environmental texts with and against literary and artistic works and has developed contemporaneously, gradually widening

in Extending ecocriticism
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Jonathan Bignell

by requiring attention to the conventions of signification in the medium. This matches educationalists’ arguments for children to study the media at school, learning ‘media literacy’, which comprises knowledge of genre, narrative codes and production processes. Critical discourse on Beckett’s television plays values their pedagogic strategies for teaching media literary to adults, paralleling the adult audience with children and paralleling Beckett’s plays with children’s programming. Parents, educators and regulators have argued that programmes for children should

in Beckett on screen
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Angela Lait

(Sennett, 1998 : 114). Similarly the phenomenon ‘recession’ has become the force by which bank executives, fund traders, government regulators and others distance themselves from the effects on individuals of their (in)action. So at the same time that business embraces fluidity, responsiveness and mobility for profit-making and claims this empowers the individual to self-manage and develop, its agents are

in Telling tales
S. H. Rigby

true friend. All men seek happiness but true happiness is not to be found in earthyly wealth, power or fame or in bodily pleasures. True happiness is to share in the perfect goodness of God, the self-sufficient regulator of the universe. Although it may seem that the wicked flourish while the innocent suffer, in fact, ‘good folk ben alwey strong and myghti, and the schrewes ben feble and desert and

in Chaucer in context