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Gothic Studies
The place of religion
Karin Fischer

32 2 Social upheavals and discourses on Irish identity: the place of religion To understand the contemporary relationship between school and religion in the Republic of Ireland, and the policies and debates that affect it, one must take into account the wider changes at work in Irish society over the past forty years. The aim in this chapter is to offer an overview of these changes, of the place of religion in them and of the fluctuations in the dominant discourse on Irish identity, within the political sphere in particular. Many articles and books published

in Schools and the politics of religion and diversity in the Republic of Ireland
Leah Modigliani

Jeff Wall’s Picture for Women (1979) and The Destroyed Room (1978): colonizing the space of gendered discourse 1 In Vancouver in November 1978 when driving or walking past 1972 West Fourth Avenue, motorists or pedestrians might have been surprised to see a lightbox – a large illuminated photograph – of a ransacked woman’s bedroom shining through the Nova Gallery’s shop window (Figure 1). The photograph, centred between two sets of theatre-like curtains, seemed to emerge from the proscenium for its audience passing by. The artist carefully considered the

in Engendering an avant-garde
Bulletin of the John Rylands Library
Celestino Deleyto

an absolute quality ( 2005 : 9). Similarly, Yannis Tzioumakis argues that the distinction between independent and mainstream filmmaking is ultimately impossible to make both in terms of economics and aesthetics, and suggests that the term ‘American independent cinema’ is best understood as a discourse which is constructed indistinctly by filmmakers, producers, trade publications, academics and film critics, an object of

in The secret life of romantic comedy
Richard Cleminson

3 Early discourse on eugenics within transnational anarchism, 1890–1920 In his opening address to the 1919 conference of the Permanent International Eugenics Committee, the geologist, palaeontologist and eugenicist Henry Fairfield Osborn lamented the existence of a dire ‘political sophistry’ in his own country, the United States. The assumption that ‘all people are born with the equal same rights and duties’ had become entangled with the notion that ‘all people are born with equal character and ability to govern themselves and others.’1 Osborn went on to impress

in Anarchism and eugenics
Christina H. Lee

3 Spotting Converso blood in official and unofficial discourses Limpieza de sangre statutes were first founded on the principle that only people of unsullied Christian ancestry – that is, untouched by Jewish and/or heretical blood – had the innate capability to be truly faithful to the Christian religion and the Crowns of Castile and Aragón. They were enacted as a proscription targeted specifically toward Conversos who, in the minds of their advocates, had taken over royal, municipal, and ecclesiastical positions that should have gone to Old Christians

in The anxiety of sameness in early modern Spain
Martin Barker, Clarissa Smith, and Feona Attwood

books and films. In the Alien memories project (Barker et al ., 2015 ), the different age-classifications of the film could clearly have an impact on its availability to various age-groups, and the challenges that they might have to overcome to get a sight of it – as could the circulation of various kinds of associated merchandise and other paratexts. Whatever the complications and challenges, the declared goal was to generate a richly structured combination of data and discourses . The crucial tests of the method's usefulness would be twofold

in Watching Game of Thrones
Bulletin of the John Rylands Library
Representations of Lower-Class Voices in Ann Radcliffe’s Novels
Reema Barlaskar

This paper investigates lower-class voices within the context of anti-Gothic criticism, using Ann Radcliffe’s novels and early Gothic critic Joseph Addison’s essays to highlight the ways in which Radcliffe reassigns value to the Gothic aesthetic. It further emphasizes Radcliffe’s reconfiguration of domestic roles as she positions patriarchal figures as anti-Gothic critics, the heroine as reader of gothic narratives, and lowerclass voices and tales as gothic texts. The Mysteries of Udolpho and Romance of the Forest subvert critical discourse and its motif of servants’ contagious irrationality. In Radcliffe’s novels, ‘vulgar’ narratives as superstitious discourse do not spread fear to susceptible heroines, embodiments of bourgeois virtue, but demonstrate the ways in which fear is a construct of patriarchal discourse. Servants and country people, in turn, construct a pedagogy for reading gothic texts that permit heroines to deconstruct metaphors of ghostly haunting embedded in their tales and resist patriarchal hegemony and interpretative authority over gothic texts.

Gothic Studies