Preaching, polemic and Restoration nonconformity

This book explores the religious, political and cultural implications of a collision of highly charged polemic prompted by the mass ejection of Puritan ministers from the Church of England in 1662, providing an in-depth study of this heated exchange centring on the departing ministers' farewell sermons. Many of these valedictions, delivered by hundreds of dissenting preachers in the weeks before Bartholomew's Day, would be illegally printed and widely distributed, provoking a furious response from government officials, magistrates and bishops. The book re-interprets the political significance of ostensibly moderate Puritan clergy, arguing that their preaching posed a credible threat to the restored political order.

Paul Blackburn reads Olson’s ‘Maximus, to Gloucester: Letter 15’

, ‘one or two longish things would be best’.2 There is other news: Blackburn has been asked to teach creative writing at Black Mountain College by Robert Creeley; Blackburn can get the people at Caedmon to come to Olson to do the recording; he’s trying to complete a review for the New Mexico Review. Details crowd in in the order of the moment, on the fly, there is a sense of urgency, of the necessity to get things done – ‘do answer this soon – need all assistance I can get to finish things up with any show of adequacy’.3 What follows through 1953 is an exchange of

in Contemporary Olson
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and academics across the British settler world. Despite growing bodies of work on imperial networks, postcolonial and transnational exchange, and the social construction of scientific knowledge, this is something that imperial historians, science studies scholars and university historians alike have long neglected. 22 Yet institutions and organisations were chief among the forces that

in Empire of scholars
Making race, class and inequalityin the neoliberal academy

Over half of England's secondary schools are now academies. The social and cultural outcomes prompted by this neoliberal educational model has received less scrutiny. This book draws on original research based at Dreamfields Academy, to show how the accelerated marketization and centralization of education is reproducing raced, classed and gendered inequalities. Urbanderry is a socially and economically mixed borough where poverty and gentrification coexist. The book sketches out the key features of Dreamfields' ethos before reflecting on the historical trajectories that underpin how education, urban space and formations of race, class and gender are discussed in the present. Academies have faced opposition for their lack of democratic accountability as they can set their own labour conditions, deviate from the national curriculum and operate outside local authority control. The book examines the complex stories underlying Dreamfields' glossy veneer of success and shows how students, teachers and parents navigate the everyday demands of Dreamfields' results-driven conveyor belt. It also examines how hierarchies are being reformulated. The book interrogates the social and cultural dimensions of this gift that seeks to graft more 'suitable' forms of capital onto its students. The focus is on the conditions underlying this gift's exchange with children, parents and teachers, remaining conscious of how value is generated from the power, perspective and relationships that create the initial conditions of possibility for exchange. Dreamfields acts as a symbolic and material response to the supposed failures of comprehensive education and public anxieties over the loss of nationhood and prestige of empire.

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The sense of an ending

– to everybody – to you.’11 Notably for Hervey it is his wife’s refusal to enter into dialogue, her disavowal of language, that drives him from his house. Of course it is the recognition that words mean something ‘to everybody’ that identifies language as a process of exchange in which access to some fundamental meaning finds itself replaced by a dialogic model in which the very transmittability of language guarantees its dislocation from the individual instance. This determination of narrative as a dialogic act is central to the Marlow texts which place, in both their

in Conrad’s Marlow
Books, bodies and the sensuous materials of the mind

identifiable with the early eighteenth-century practice of assembling collections of objects and curios – an undertaking which, with its emphasis on ‘buying, selling, exchanging, or stealing’, is ‘congruent with the activity that was defining the modernizing marketplace’.8 In conjunction with this public metaphor, grounded in the circulation of knowledge as goods, we find the private, inward-looking image of recording one’s reading in a commonplace book.9 Reading thus functions as an underlying, organising metaphor of Locke’s theory of identity formation, mediating between

in Imagining women readers, 1789–1820

advantage. Some wrote to ease the pain of separation, but others used their correspondence as a means to explore new avenues of exchange alongside a friendship conducted in person.2 When this practice of daily writing became a task of intellectual note, in general, the intensity of the connection increased as the correspondence moved from cheerful conversation to contemplative exchange. Before discussing the emotional world of the early modern letter-writer, we must acknowledge the emotional significance of the letter itself. As we have seen, the physical process of

in Women of letters
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animal identities. The second section of the book focuses on ‘Rethinking national contexts and exchanges’. As the above overview of conference activity has noted, there has been considerable recent interest in exploring the nineteenth century within a global context. It is by examining these links and exchanges that a much broader picture of the period emerges and the chapters in this section explore how various national contexts, including China, America, India, and mainland Europe support different versions of the

in Interventions
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activities. As a first step in implementing this plan, in 1979 he formed ESI London, principally as a means of exploiting British and NATO military markets, while $10 million worth of equity in ISC was also sold on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange. To run the British operation, Guerin recruited a member of the British establishment, Sir David Checketts KCVO, who following a distinguished career in the Royal Air Force had been Equerry to both the Duke of Edinburgh (1961–66) and Prince of Wales (1966–70). Throughout the 1970s, Checketts was Private Secretary and Treasurer to

in Ferranti: A History
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bedevilled with currency and trade problems that fuelled temptations to hyperinflation in some states and to deflation in others, neither of which was domestically or externally conducive to democracy succeeding. In deliberate contrast, the architects of the post-Second World War world believed that creating an international economy that was safe for representative democracy was crucial to the peace. The onset of the Cold War transformed the geo-politics of the Bretton Woods settlement, and the European economic crisis of 1947–48 revealed that the post-war pegged exchange

in Might, right, prosperity and consent