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Gothic and the perverse father of queer enjoyment
Dale Townshend

Geraldine and Christabel herself, while the countless responses, parodies and rewritings that the poem occasioned would variously eradicate, intensify or reformulate the romance’s queer desirings. More recently, postmodern appropriations of the formal features of Gothic romance by, say, Angela Carter in The Passion of the New Eve (1977) or Jeanette Winterson in Sexing the Cherry (1989) would

in Queering the Gothic
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An ancient Egyptian Book of Genesis
Haythem Bastawy

. With this drop of ink at the end of my pen, I will show you the roomy workshop of Mr. Jonathan Burge, carpenter and builder, in the village of Hayslope, as it appeared on the eighteenth of June, in the year of our Lord 1799.’  35 Thus, the universe of the novel is created for the reader just as the biblical universe is created for Adam (and Eve). In this sense, Eliot takes on the role not only of the creator god of Egyptian mythology but also that of the biblical god of Genesis. On an even higher level and taking

in Victorian literary culture and ancient Egypt
The unknowable image in The Winter’s Tale
Chloe Porter

Genesis. 35 Trevilian’s Miscellany and Great Book , for example, include a series of illustrations of creation scenes, accompanied with extracts from Genesis. One page in the Miscellany shows the emergence of Eve from Adam’s rib, presenting a view of this scene as shown in The Holie Bible of 1568, but which was also copied in various forms in England in decorative schemes and textiles

in Making and unmaking in early modern English drama
Denis Flannery

was your year. Setting out to explain the workings of the closet as a major formative force in Western culture, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick had surprising recourse then to Esther, your biblical drama of 1689. And Alan Hollinghurst, the late twentieth century’s most striking new novelist of something called ‘gay life’, found time in 1990, between the publication of The Swimming-Pool Library (1988) and The Folding Star (1994), to translate what became known as your ‘most violent and most frightening play’, Bajazet (1672).2 Hollinghurst’s version, directed by Peter Eyre, was

in Alan Hollinghurst
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Take time
Nicholas Royle

remains the same you say. ( Love Itself in the Letter Box ) 3 It is thus the New Life which I see. Its aged face where eternal youth shines. Right in front of me and caught up in a rush. I saw that I was seeing time fall This emotion ( Eve Escapes ) 4 ✂ These openings cut. Quite randomly selected, they nonetheless already suggest a signature or idiom: the sense of something violent, in a rush, the frailty and vulnerability of the body and of memory, but also of the act or event of telling as such, an uncertain relation to time and

in Hélène Cixous
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J.W.M. Hichberger

and incorporated into the belief system of the ruling classes before 1914. This book attempts to chart the process of transformation in the images of the army and its soldiers from Waterloo to the eve of the Great War. Notes 1 W. M. Rossetti. Fine Art, Chiefly Contemporary , 1867 , p. 13. 2

in Images of the army
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Glennis Byron

darkness’ offers one of the earliest examples of globalgothic with an analysis of a global dance practice, ‘Ankoku butoh’ (‘dance of utter darkness’), first performed in Japan by Tatsumi Hijikata in 1959, on the eve of Japan’s signing of the US–Japan Mutual Defense Treaty. Butoh, Bruhm points out, is a dance devised in such a way that it is not delimited by a particular nationality or subjectivity while

in Globalgothic
The shadow of empire in devolutionary politics
Jimmi Østergaard Nielsen and Stuart Ward

recognising the symptoms diagnosed by The Times on the eve of the Jubilee: The popular imagination can no longer feed on the glories and wonders of empire or even on the evolutionary subtleties of the British Commonwealth of Nations. Nor, it has to be admitted, does the Britain of

in Scotland, empire and decolonisation in the twentieth century
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Malcolm Chase

admiral, ‘but as sure as we live, the days of trouble are very fast approaching, when there will be much contention, and much bloodshed, and changes out of all measure and human calculation’.3 Writing to Exmouth on New Year’s Eve, the Home Secretary was more optimistic: ‘Reports from our Friends are extremely satisfactory. In fact, The Queen has destroy’d Herself.’4 Yet the Christmas recess was suffused with anxious uncertainty. The abdication of the King could not be completely ruled out, still less his threat to dismiss Liverpool and invite the Whigs to form a

in 1820
Humanitarianism and the Victorian diplomat
Michelle Tusan

campaign to denounce what came to be known as the ‘Bulgarian Atrocities’ not long before Layard’s appointment. 2 Starting in late summer 1876 the public read reports in the press of the mass slaughter of Bulgarian Christian minorities by Ottoman soldiers on the eve of the Russo-Turkish War (1877–78). Advocates of the Bulgarian cause at home believed that Britain ought to take responsibility for the

in The cultural construction of the British world