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The House by the Church yard
W. J. McCormack

. Personal, literary and military histories converge in these few names. The first of the author’s family to reach Ireland had been a Charles de Cresserons (sic) who fought for King William at the Battle of the Boyne (1690). When the Williamite régime had been consolidated in both England and Ireland, it gave rise to a whig oligarchy deserving in its arrogance the scorn heaped upon

in Dissolute characters
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Unburying Japanese figurality
Charles Shirō Inouye

Shintō to National Learning ( kokugaku ) to State Shintō to Science. Needless to say, the similar cultural trajectory of both was toward the sublimated horror of total war. In the decades between the First and Second World Wars, an age when Japan sought racial purity, national unity and military invincibility, semiotic extravagance was dismissed as ero guro nansensu

in Globalgothic
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Conflict Gothic
Marie Mulvey-Roberts

marginality and whose bodies are overlaid with fear and danger. The title of the final chapter, ‘The Vampire of War’, echoes the phrase, ‘the fog of war’, alluding to the difficulty of decision-making in the midst of conflict. 3 This expression goes back to Carl von Clausewitz, the Prussian military analyst, who declared in his monumental book, On War (1832): ‘War is the realm of uncertainty.’ 4

in Dangerous bodies
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From White Zombie to World War Z
Fred Botting

with questions of empire, cultural transition, nation and migration, a novel that may or may not be postcolonial, magical realist or, even, gothic: Salman Rushdie’s Shame ( 1983 ). Shame tells the story of Indian independence and partition, focusing on the political ramifications and hard realities of military and religious power in a newly formed Pakistan. But that is one of its storylines. It also spins a fabulous

in Globalgothic
Julieann Ulin

military success of Mac Murrough and his foreign forces, Giraldus’s history records the depiction of Ireland as a land under attack by the ‘invasion of the strangers’. 11 On 18 October 1171, unnerved by the military successes of Strongbow, King Henry II landed in Ireland. In the literary and historical record, Mac Murrough’s invitation to King Henry II precipitates the violent and destructive presence of

in Open Graves, Open Minds
The painful nearness of things
Lisa Mullen

own two feet as a whole man. Powell’s handwritten screenplay emphasises the triumph of his reintegrated subjectivity: ‘He looks just like any happy man with two feet … No longer outside the world, but in it: no longer talking to a man in uniform, but with him, as an equal.’ 22 The importance Powell placed on this moment of bodily reintegration becomes clear when the film’s final scene is compared to the climax of Balchin’s novel, in which Sammy can’t find the strength he needs to unscrew a vital component of the bomb and is forced to ask for help from the military

in Mid-century gothic
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E.J. Clery and Robert Miles

mutual dread. The rest is surrounded by an ocean forming extensive bays, and including vast insular tracts, * in which our military expeditions have lately discovered various nations and kingdoms. The Rhine, issuing from the inaccessible and precipitous summit of the Raetic Alps, ‡ after a moderate flexure to the West, flows into the Northern Ocean. The Danube, poured from the easy and gentle elevation of the mountain Abnoba

in Gothic documents
Situating The Beetle within the fin-de-siècle fiction of Gothic Egypt
Ailise Bulfin

military campaign. In 1896 Punch magazine commented upon Kitchener’s endeavour with a cartoon depicting the shade of General Gordon warning a martial John Bull to ‘Remember!’ (presumably, to remember Gordon’s disastrous fate in Khartoum; see figure 7.1), and this further illuminates the relationship between Marsh’s text and contemporary politics – the use of the Gothic to suggest the threat of resistance to the British imperial project. This chapter, then, endeavours to elucidate in detail the submerged but significant connections between these disparate events in order

in Richard Marsh, popular fiction and literary culture, 1890–1915
Representing organ trafficking in Asian cinemas
Katarzyna Ancuta

. The cells can only be found in the genome of one ethnic group, currently fighting a rebellion in Eurasian Zone 7, but the military readily obliges and supplies Dr Azuma with a large quantity of ethnically appropriate research material. A lightning bolt striking Dr Azuma’s lab revitalises the dismembered body parts, which combine together into humans. Although most of the

in Neoliberal Gothic
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David Annwn Jones

most extended and emphatically phallic description of male costume in Udolpho is of a hunter ‘whose gun was slung across his shoulders, the […] horn hung from his belt, and in his hand was a small pike, which, as he held it, added to the manly grace of his figure […] he wore a faded military uniform; sandals were laced on his broad legs, and a kind of short trowsers hung from his waist. His hat

in Gothic effigy