P&O to 1840

than concentrated in Belfast as happened later. As prices rose in the last quarter of the century, and especially during the Napoleonic Wars when the peak of prosperity was reached, capital accumulation went on apace. 4 Though dependent to a large extent on the English economy, the importance of the Atlantic trade gave Irish entrepreneurs familiarity with distant markets and incidentally

in Flagships of imperialism
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National cinema and unstable genres

their criteria of relevance and the priorities within any given issue reflected relatively narrow and particular areas of interest. In this context, Movie Paperbacks published monographs on auteurs such as Jean Renoir, Claude Chabrol, 2 CAPITAL AND POPULAR CINEMA Jean Vigo, François Truffaut, Roberto Rossellini, Michelangelo Antonioni, John Ford, Allan Dwan, Luis Buñuel and Eric von Stroheim. Cameron’s reply to Willemen and Johnston’s proposal to devote a volume to Terence Fisher was, accordingly, that he (Cameron) would ‘take a little convincing that there is

in Capital and popular cinema
Real and imagined boundaries between metropole and empire in 1920s Marseilles

empire for Marseilles, and the centrality of Marseilles for the empire. Yet the easy movement of imperial subjects into, within and across the spaces of the city conveyed another message. The Catholic conservative George Valois called Marseilles ‘a colonial city, ... [like] a capital of the French colonial empire’. 74 But the city’s undoubted economic significance was not so readily translated into cultural capital. Rather, the identification of Marseilles with the colonies became a handicap, virtually disqualifying the

in Imperial cities
The intestinal labours of Paris

1  The belly and the viscera of the capital city Gilles Thomas The good city of Paris is known only on its surface; if the hand of God were to tear away the skin, bristling with houses, that covers the entrails of the ground within a circumference of twenty leagues, our eyes would be terrified by these subterranean revelations, these formidable arcana that the sun will never enlighten, these marvellous treasures stashed away by the miserly centuries, and that no eye can see, no hand remove. We walk, we laugh and we play on a carpet composed of remarkable things

in Bellies, bowels and entrails in the eighteenth century

3 The celebrations in the capital The proclamation had been made; now the actual work of organising the Festival with all its complex constructions and detailed movements of materials and people could begin. Obviously the celebrations in the capital were to be the most spectacular of all, and the plan of his design for the Festival which David presented to the Convention immediately after Robespierre’s speech of 18 Floréal (7 May) begins with a passage of purple prose to set the mood. ‘Scarcely has dawn broken when the sound of martial music is heard from all

in Robespierre and the Festival of the Supreme Being

4  Gavin Smith Rethinking social reproduction in an era of the dominance of finance capital Social reproduction is a very vague and undefined concept; it includes directly or indirectly every social event so that it becomes impossible to analyse it separately from the accumulation/development process. (Mingione 1983: 312) With the rise of neoliberal regimes in both the global North and South, the social dimension of capitalist reproduction has come under severe attack.1 Various reasons for this have been put forward, from the increased demands of unionised

in Western capitalism in transition
Money, Commerce, Language, and the Horror of Modernity in ‘The Isle of Voices’

Money, not merely as subject in literature but also in its very form and function, exhibits qualities of spectral evanescence, fetishised power over the imagination, and the uncontrollable transgression of boundaries and limits, which closely parallel the concerns and anxieties of Gothic literature. Yet it is in the writings of economic theorists and commentators on market society like Adam Smith and Karl Marx that these Gothic anxieties about money are most clearly articulated. Stevensons short story ‘The Isle of Voices’, read in the context of his comments on money in his other writings, is one of the few fictional texts which uses these properties of money to create what might be called a ‘financial Gothic’ narrative, which nevertheless has insights and implications for the narratives of capitalist modernity in general.

Gothic Studies
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Re-Reading European Trash Cinema (1988–98)

Discussion of the horror film fanzine culture of the 1980s and early 1990s has been dominated by an emphasis on questions around the politics of taste, considerations of subcultural capital and cultism in fan writing, and processes of cultural distinction and the circulation of forms of capital. Sconce‘s concept of paracinema has come to shape the conceptual approach to fanzines. The aim of this article is to refocus attention on other areas of fanzine production, providing a more nuanced and richer historicisation of these publications and the ways they contributed to the circulation, reception and consumption of European horror film. Focusing on the fanzine European Trash Cinema (1988–98) I propose a return to the actual cultural object – the printed zine – examining the networks of producers converging around, and writing about, Eurohorror films and related European trash cinematic forms, as well as the contents within the publication itself.

Film Studies
Biting into the Global Myth

This article discusses the manner in which the vampire fiction of contemporary Ukrainian author Halyna Pahutiak enters into a dialogue with the global vampire discourse whose core or ‘cultural capital’ finds its origins largely in Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula (1897). Through discussion of thematic, stylistic, and structural similarities and differences between Pahutiak and Stoker’s portrayals of the vampire myth, my paper sheds light on the conscious mythmaking strategies that Pahutiak employs to return the vampire symbolically from the West to Eastern Europe where it originated, and reassess the core characteristics of the Dracula myth.

Gothic Studies
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Goth Subcultures in Cyberspace

While Goths tend to be neglected in more mainstream media, they are thriving as part of online communities as part of the phenomenon of net.Goths. This paper considers some of the recent manifestations of such subcultural activities online, especially in relation to the practice of demarcating the boundaries of participation through displays of cultural capital (such as music and fashion), and aspects of communication that have emerged on the Internet such as ‘trolling’. The overarching concern of this paper is to explore some of the ways in which defining a subculture virtually may reinforce activities of the group in other environments.

Gothic Studies