45 45 1 1 58 58 96 96 10.7227/BJRL.45.1.3 The adoption of Christianity in the Roman Empire
45 45 1 1 97 97 114 114 10.7227/BJRL.45.1.4 Byron and Hamlet
45 45 1 1 115 115 147 147 10.7227/BJRL.45.1.5 The John Rylands Megillah and some other ilustrated Megilloth of the
wa Majnūn and the Bodleian Nawāīof 1485: a
royal Timurid manuscript
37 37 1 1 263 263 527 527 10.7227/BJRL.37.1.13 Economic and social consequences of the Hannibalic
37 37 1 1 271 271 347 347 10.7227/BJRL.37.1.14 The land tax in
Cancer, modernity, and decline in fin-de-siècle Britain
-nineteenth century, British medical men discursively connected breast cancer to the industrial city and ‘forged strong linguistic associations between breast cancer and urban culture’. E. O’Connor, Raw Material: Producing Pathology in Victorian Culture (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2000), 61. However, elsewhere I have shown that Victorian practitioners were equally, if not more intensely, preoccupied by the relationship between cancer and rural space: A. Arnold-Forster, ‘Mapmaking and mapthinking: cancer as a problem of place in nineteenth-century England’, Social History
has analysed the influence of individual notaries’ linguistic
habits on the records ( Inquisitors and Heretics , pp. 83–106). Arnold has
analysed the different voices of the records, the balance between inquisitorial categorisation
and the excess of detail generated within each deposition (Arnold, Inquisition and
Power , chs 3, 4 and 5). In a parallel vein, Bruschi’s study, suggesting how to read
depositions, restored some agency to the person under interrogation and emphasised what she
called the ‘surplus’ of evidence provided
This essay explores the way in which Gothic tropes and metaphors manifest themselves in writing that is not recognisably classed as Gothic in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It argues that recent Gothic writing has exhausted the potency of such motifs and that criticism needs to re-examine the literature of modernity, in particular that of ‘High’ culture, and assess the way in which Gothic metaphor manifests itself therein. Ultimately the paper explores literature which troubles the traditional boundaries constructed between aesthetics and ethics found in nineteenth-century cultural discourse.
1932), p. 43.
Cox, Police and Crime , p. 22; cf.
Griffiths, To Guard My People , p. 2.
For an assessment see D. Arnold, Police Power
and Colonial Rule: Madras, 1859–1947 (Delhi,