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Justin A Joyce, Douglas Field, and Dwight A McBride
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Towards a contemporary aesthetic
Jonathan Dollimore

. If the rhetoric is similar – the need to defend Western civilisation against barbarism – the conditions of this war are so different as to be unimaginable for those like Hesse. A hastily formed international coalition against terrorism claims to proceed in the name of civilisation but it does not need – indeed is embarrassed by – the old humanist 38 Positions universals. We know how arrogant and unheeding Western humanism could be in relation to cultural and racial difference, not least within its own colonial and imperialist domains. That’s one reason why, in

in The new aestheticism
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Janet Beer and Bridget Bennett

twentieth century and the United States, seemingly, has been out of kilter with the international mood. For a period it seemed as if the special relationship had foundered. The events of 11 September 2001 have changed all that. At the time of writing, the revived and newly strengthened Anglo-American relationship is being redrawn as the Blair government continues to play an active 2 Janet Beer and Bridget Bennett role in support of President Bush’s call for an international response to terrorism. The special relationship appears to have re-emerged with a new agenda

in Special relationships
The representation of violence in Northern Irish art
Shane Alcobia-Murphy

” provides an affinity with “the murderers” and presents the viewer with a view of the Troubles as “monstrous” ’.25 That which is ‘monstrous’ is beyond comprehension: it is alien, barbaric and cannot be expressed in language. As such, McIlroy’s conclusion typifies the reaction to a Northern Irish atrocity and highlights the inability of language to either faithfully re-present the killing or encapsulate the resulting grief. In a paper entitled ‘The Spectacle of Terrorism in Northern Irish Culture’, Richard Kirkland argues that ‘it has been the traditional role of language

in Irish literature since 1990
Anu Koivunen, Katariina Kyrölä, and Ingrid Ryberg

the broad contemporary Western concerns about the fate of humankind in the midst of economic polarisation and insecurity, global terrorism, the rise of right-​ wing nationalism, fast technological development, artificial intelligence, the mass extinction of species, climate change, and the Anthropocene (Haraway, 2016). This general sense of being/​becoming vulnerable is amplified by social media, for instance by the Facebook safety check on occasion of various attacks, emergencies, and disasters, which is critiqued for its Western bias (McHugh, 2015). Such broad

in The power of vulnerability
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Reading SimCity
Barry Atkins

‘scenarios’ of SimCity 2000 that had demanded that the player deal with the after- chap5.p65 112 13/02/03, 14:23 Managing the real: SimCity 113 effects of recession, terrorism, flood, fire, or act of little green men in flying saucers. In SimCity 3000 there might be pre-designed maps featuring already established settlements, but there is no obvious equivalent to the missions or battles of more aggressive games, or the scenarios of its precursors in the series. If there is a form of narrative identifiable within SimCity, and the argument throughout this chapter is

in More than a game
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Elleke Boehmer

, 1989), pp. 35–67, and 109, respectively. On Fanon and gender, see the finely nuanced reading given by Madhu Dubey, ‘The “true lie” of the nation: Fanon and feminism’, differences, 10:2 (1998). See also McClintock, Imperial Leather, pp. 360–8; Bart Moore-Gilbert, ‘Frantz Fanon: en-gendering nationalist discourse’, Women: A Cultural Review, 7:2 (1996), 125–35; Kalpana Seshadri-Crooks, ‘I am a master: terrorism, masculinity and political violence in Frantz Fanon’, Parallax, 8:2 (2002), 84–98; Heather Zwicker, ‘The nervous conditions of nation and gender’, in Anne E

in Stories of women
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Disrupting the critical genealogy of the Gothic
Jenny DiPlacidi

of incest. 85 See Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar, The Madwoman in the Attic: The Woman Writer and the Nineteenth-Century Literary Imagination (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1984); DeLamotte; Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, ‘Toward the Gothic: Terrorism and Homosexual Panic

in Gothic incest