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Gottschalk of Orbais and the predestination controversy in the archdiocese of Rheims
Matthew Bryan Gillis

the face of episcopal opposition and called Christians to repentance after decades of scandal and civil war. His attempts at Christianisation in Francia, however, failed and his doctrine of grace was condemned as heresy at Church councils in Mainz in 848 and then Quierzy in the archdiocese of Rheims in 849. Despite this condemnation, Gottschalk refused to recant and spurned episcopal authority in the process, showing himself to be a Carolingian rarity: an actual heretic in the flesh. He was severely punished and placed in perpetual monastic confinement, where he

in Hincmar of Rheims
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International Gothic in the Neoliberal Age

Over the course of the past twenty-five years, as neoliberal economics has transformed the geopolitical landscape, monsters have overrun popular culture. This book explores literary, televisual, filmic and dramatic works from distant and diverse countries. It traces the vampire's evolution from the nineteenth-century past of industrial capitalism to the neoliberal present's accelerated violence and corrupt precarity, and discusses the NBC television mini-series Dracula, perfectly encapsulating our own post-recessionary subjectivity. The book addresses state capitalism but turns readers' attention away from the vampire and towards the ghost, focusing on the ways in which such spectral figures have come to dominate new German theatre. On the biotechnology sector, the book presents three examples: cinematic depictions of the international organ trade in Asia, the BAFTA award winning three-part series In the Flesh broadcast in BBC3, and literary representations of the dehumanised South African poor. The book moves from the global to the local, and charts the ways in which post-2006 house owners are trapped in the house by the current economic situation, becoming akin to its long-term resident ghosts. The ghost estates, reanimated and reimagined by the Irish artists and film-makers, are shown to embody the price paid locally for failures in global economic policy. The preoccupation with states of liminality is encapsulated by showing that the borders of the nation state have become a permeable membrane. Through this membrane, the toxic waste of first world technology seeps out alongside the murderous economic imperatives of the neoliberal agenda.

Zombie pharmacology In the Flesh
Linnie Blake

Dominic Mitchell’s BAFTA award-winning three-part series In the Flesh was first broadcast on BBC3 in March 2013, with a second six-part series following in May 2014. Focusing on the return of the rehabilitated zombie Kieran Walker to his village in the rain-swept north of England, the series proffers a distinctively British take on the

in Neoliberal Gothic
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Helen Cowie

view nature in the flesh, or keen to supplement their knowledge, a proliferation of natural history books and periodicals made reading about nature more practicable. Literature on the natural sciences became easier to obtain from the 1770s onwards, as works of natural history circulated more widely. The Inquisition allowed foreign texts on the subject to enter the country relatively freely, at least

in Conquering nature in Spain and its empire, 1750–1850
Jeffrey Richards

his film career to become an interior decorator, earning considerable success in particular for remodelling the homes of the stars, many of them his friends and former colleagues. 7 Paramount cashed in on the desire of radio audiences to see their favourites in the flesh with a series of what were in effect musical revues, the Big Broadcast series, tuneful and entertaining reminders of the musical content of 1930s broadcasts. The Big Broadcast (1932

in Cinema and radio in Britain and America, 1920–60
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Life and work
Editors: Rachel Stone and Charles West

Archbishop Hincmar of Rheims (d. 882) is a crucial figure for all those interested in early medieval European history in general, and Carolingian history in particular. As the powerful Archbishop of Rheims, Hincmar shaped the times in which he lived, advising and admonishing kings, playing a leading role in the Frankish church, and intervening in a range of political and doctrinal disputes. But Hincmar also shaped how those times would later be seen by historians up to the present day, by writing historical accounts such as the Annals of St-Bertin, and by carefully preserving dossiers of material for posterity.

This book puts the archbishop himself centre-stage, bringing together the latest international research across the spectrum of his varied activities, as history-writer, estate administrator, hagiographer, pastorally-engaged bishop, and politically-minded royal advisor. For the first time since Jean Devisse’s magisterial studies in the 1970s, it offers a three-dimensional examination of a controversial figure whose actions and writings in different fields are often studied in isolation, at the cost of a more integrated appreciation. Combining research from recognised experts as well as early-career historians, it will be an essential companion for all those interested in the early medieval Frankish world, and in the history of early medieval Europe more broadly.

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Neoliberal gothic
Linnie Blake and Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet

nationally specific way, as a gothic exploration of neoliberalism’s exploitation of the global poor, whilst all affirm that our very humanity is being compromised by such capitalised acts of bio-violence. Linnie Blake’s chapter, ‘Catastrophic events and queer northern villages: zombie pharmacology In the Flesh ’, engages with similar themes, focusing on Dominic Mitchell’s BAFTA

in Neoliberal Gothic
Author: Laura Varnam

The church as sacred space places the reader at the heart of medieval religious life, standing inside the church with the medieval laity in order to ask what the church meant to them and why. It examines the church as a building, idea, and community, and explores the ways in which the sanctity of the church was crucial to its place at the centre of lay devotion and parish life. At a time when the parish church was facing competition for lay attention, and dissenting movements such as Lollardy were challenging the relevance of the material church, the book examines what was at stake in discussions of sanctity and its manifestations. Exploring a range of Middle English literature alongside liturgy, architecture, and material culture, the book explores the ways in which the sanctity of the church was constructed and maintained for the edification of the laity. Drawing on a wide range of contemporary theoretical approaches, the book offers a reading of the church as continually produced and negotiated by the rituals, performances, and practices of its lay communities, who were constantly being asked to attend to its material form, visual decorations, and significance. The meaning of the church was a dominant question in late-medieval religious culture and this book provides an invaluable context for students and academics working on lay religious experience and canonical Middle English texts.

C. E. Beneš

Christ—as stated above—about thirty-five years of the Lord after the Passion of Christ. At that time the princes of the apostles, Peter and Paul, were still living in the flesh at Rome. And thus it must be reasonably likely that the blessed Peter, who was pope when he heard that the city of Genoa had converted to the faith of Christ, sent a bishop to that city. For if the apostles sent bishops to more remote converted cities, it is both likely

in Jacopo Da Varagine’s Chronicle of the city of Genoa
Outdoor screens and public congregations
Ruth Adams

thing’. 72 Another, who had watched the royal wedding on screens in Hyde Park, claimed that she and her friends had actually felt ‘closer to the action watching it as part of a crowd than squashed by the side of the road watching a glimpse of it. I have never regretted not going to try and see them in the flesh’. 73 A third recalled the (perhaps surprising) intimacy that the event generated

in The British monarchy on screen