Search results

You are looking at 1 - 10 of 104 items for :

  • Refine by access: All content x
Clear All
Abstract only
The Garlic Flower in Bram Stoker’s Hermeneutic Garden
Jemma Stewart

This article explores the use of floral symbolism within Gothic fiction of the fin de siècle. Taking as a basis the language of flower anthologies popularised throughout the nineteenth century, it investigates how this notoriously unstable floral language filtered through into the popular Gothic fiction at the end of the century. Whilst authors of Gothic may have adhered to existing codes and associations pertaining to particular flowers, they also destabilised traditional meaning, and introduced a new floral lexicon into the popular imagination. The article primarily considers Bram Stoker’s Dracula in an attempt to locate floral significance through consideration of the production and widely discussed political agenda of the text. Through a close reading of Dracula’s garlic flower, the article asks whether there might be a Gothic language of flowers situated within the narrative that bears comparison with other Gothic fictions of the period and beyond.

Gothic Studies
Open Access (free)
The Politics of Infectious Disease
Duncan McLean and Michaël Neuman

environment, particularly when subsequent developments are considered. The dominant medical paradigm of the day deemed that miasma , essentially foul odours, was responsible for the propagation of illness. While this resulted in the ostentatious display of various aromatic herbs, garlic and so on, improved ventilation – be it in courtrooms, prisons or poor urban dwellings – was largely ignored. Compounding the problem was the subsequent establishment of property taxes based on the number of windows in

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Rafał Borysławski

discussion of transformative fear in three Exeter Book riddles: XII Hund Heafda (R.86), solved as ‘One-Eyed Seller of Garlic’; Gryrelic Hleahtor (R.33), solved as ‘Iceberg’; and Nama Min is Mære (R.26), solved as ‘Bible’. Riddles and memory There are several dimensions in which riddles are related to memory, and these may have both narrative and mnemotechnic aspects. First is the sense of memory as the experience of remembering: if our memory of something or someone is the only presence of what is tangibly absent, then Old English riddles exemplify this

in Riddles at work in the early medieval tradition
Catherine Brookes

-douce . ‘ Doucement ’ he says. Make mixing your mayonnaise a sensual experience and add the oil slowly, softly . You will need: Un jaune d'oeuf: a yellow of egg . An egg yolk Moutarde forte : Dijon mustard Huile d'arachide : A light, edible oil like peanut oil D'ail : Fresh pressed garlic

in Perspectives on contemporary printmaking
Abstract only
Folklore and fiction – writing My Swordhand Is Singing
Marcus Sedgwick

C: They are hurt or destroyed by sunlight, and thus: D: They sleep in coffins by day, usually filled with earth from their homeland E: They are killed by staking through the heart F: They are afraid of holy things: holy water, crosses, etc. G: They are repelled by garlic

in Open Graves, Open Minds
Steve Sohmer

attributed to Jews since the Middle Ages, which perhaps derived from the garlic in their diet. Garlic was unknown in England before the mid-sixteenth century. ‘Reek’ as a noun is a synonym for foetor , a Latin word that retains its original form in English. In her Blood Relations Janet Adelman wrote that Jews ‘are generally depicted throughout the Middle Ages as physically

in Reading Shakespeare’s mind
Abstract only
Material methods for exploring food and cooking
Sarah Marie Hall, Laura Pottinger, Megan Blake, Susanna Mills, Christian Reynolds, and Wendy Wrieden

taste buds, for example: Most of my cooking dishes are not changed, but I add some different herbs, the garlic, and some vegetables. So it has changed a little bit for me, yeah. [My family] noticed the garlic, they enjoyed it. (Interview, April 2018) It's changed a little bit … some of the ingredients, and added something new to our Chinese recipes. (Interview, June 2018) Moreover, we decided it was best that these interviews were conducted by Laura, who attended the classes alongside our participants

in Mundane Methods
Louis Rawlings

they spotted a cucumber or a bunny Or piglets, cloves of garlic, lumps of salt, It was Megarian, grabbed, sold-off that very day. Now these were merely local; country customs. But then some young kottabos-players got to drinking And went to Megara and stole the whore Simae-tha. And then the Megarians, garlic-stung with passion, Got even by stealing two whores from Aspasia. From this the origin of the war broke forth On all the Greeks: from three girls good at blow-jobs. And then in wrath Olympian Pericles Wrought lightning and he thundered and turned Greece upside

in The ancient Greeks at war
Lester K. Little

conditions from every part of the city streamed into the centre to join in a vast procession to accompany the toe to the cathedral. When the toe was placed on the main altar, Lord Anselm of San Vitale, a canon of the cathedral and the bishop’s vicar, approached the altar and bent to kiss the relic. As he did so, though, he was made suspicious by a strange odour and quickly told this to the clerics standing about him. They gathered in close and leaned forward to examine the relic, only to find that they had been duped, for the ‘toe’ was nothing other than a clove of garlic

in Indispensable immigrants
Carol Chillington Rutter

‘with “virgin crants and maiden strewments”’ (p. 161) 2 – the garlic wreath Van Helsing gives her for a necklace. Vampirised, undead, a wraith in white who speaks a twisted salacious love language, she walks on Hampstead Heath where, it’s reported by the Westminster Gazette , a number of ‘tiny tots’ have been lured away at sunset by a ‘bloofer lady’. Their ‘grubby

in Doing Kyd