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Patrick Collinson

Chapter 7 . John Foxe and national consciousness W e all know what William Haller wrote about John Foxe and national consciousness in The Elect Nation, 36 years ago; and we can also rehearse the arguments deployed against his thesis by Katherine Firth, V. Norskov Olsen, and others.1 We know that Foxe was not a vulgar nationalist but a man of universal vision and ecumenical conviction, who believed himself to be living near the end of time. Reopening Haller after a few years, there is less about the elect nation than one remembered, and one suspects that ‘the

in This England
Steven Earnshaw

83 3 Jean Rhys and drunken consciousness (1929–​1939) Damned voice in my head. Jean Rhys published four novels across the 1920s and 1930s, all of which have a central protagonist who is female, usually existing as a kept woman or prostitute who is also frequently described as drinking alcohol. In all four novels the life of the woman ends in despair.1 The style of the novels is poetic, economical, and often fragmentary, with a theme common to all of them being that of the outsider status of women. Although the novels had some critical recognition at the time

in The Existential drinker
Sarah Browne

3 Finding their anger in consciousness-raising T hese early experiences became potent reasons to become a feminist activist only when shared with a small group of like-minded women. These small groups began to emerge in the late 1960s when women would meet to discuss the ways in which they felt oppressed by society. As in the USA and Europe, CR groups became the key entrée for most women who ‘joined’ the WLM in Scotland in the 1970s. Little is known about how these groups were organised and this chapter sheds light on to this process, describing the roots

in The women’s liberation movement in Scotland
James Zborowski

1 Point of view, consciousness and interaction The study of point of view in fiction is the study of the endless possibilities of the relationship between a fiction’s story-world, including the entities within that world, and the way that story-world is presented to (in fact, and at the same time, created for) the reader or viewer. This broad definition allows us to see that accounts of point of view concern themselves with issues beyond those to do with fictional characters but also helps to explain why characters, as among the most important elements of a

in Classical Hollywood cinema
Barrie Gunter

3 Emergence of brand consciousness There is compelling evidence that children have brand consciousness from an early age. As we will see, this fact has been confirmed by both academic and marketing industry research. While industry researchers have been interested in finding out which brands are best known and best liked among young consumers, and how brand awareness levels and preferences vary across different child age groups, academic researchers have been occupied more with finding explanations for why brand consciousness exists, the different forms it can

in Kids and branding in a digital world
Sharon Lubkemann Allen

Chapter 1 Ecc Urban contexts, urbane consciousness and the eccentric slant of modernisms Urban contexts, urbane consciousness Retracing urban/e dimensions of the modernist novel While modernism ranges far beyond the bounds of the city, it emerges from crises concentrated in urban centres and urbane consciousness. Modernist writers converge in St. Petersburg and Rio de Janeiro, Moscow and São Paulo, as in Paris, London, Lisbon, Prague, New York and other cities whose contours filter into their fictions. These cities concentrate publication venues, a reading

in EccentriCities
Marcel Stoetzle

sense of that word: not racism, but an element of ethnocentrism can be found in Du Bois’s position. Structure of the selected text Chapter 1 ‘Of Our Spiritual Strivings’ (7–14) 0 The crying of water (7) 1 How does it feel to be a problem? (7) 2 Shut out from their world by a vast veil (7–8) 3 Double-consciousness (8) 4 To merge his double self (9) 5 To be a co-worker in the kingdom of culture (9–10) 6–7 The disappointment with emancipation (10) 8 From

in Beginning classical social theory
Joshua Davies

115 3 Medievalist double consciousness and the production of difference: Medieval bards, cultural memory and nationalist fantasy Thomas Gray’s 1757 poem ‘The Bard’ sits at the centre of a complex network of medievalist cultural memory. Gray was an accomplished scholar and historian as well as poet, familiar with many works of medieval as well as Classical literature, and his poem was first published at his good friend Horace Walpole’s press at Strawberry Hill. An image of Walpole’s astonishing medievalist building is printed on its title page (see Figure  3

in Visions and ruins
Anne Quéma

In The Arcades Project, Benjamin explores the different aspects of nineteenth-century culture, in search of a historical reality to which people can awake in a revelatory act of political consciousness. However, the uncanny effects of his archival approach impinge on this revelatory and sublime process. Rather than revealing the political, economic, and technological latent content of the past, representations of the material object confront consciousness with the unfamiliar and abject forms of the repressed collective unconscious. The Gothic tropes of Benjamin‘s text are the traces of the melancholy haunting his concept of a demystifying revelation of historical and material truth.

Gothic Studies
Jodey Castricano

In Shirley Jackson‘s novel The Haunting of Hill House, the tropes of haunting, telepathy, and clairvoyance serve to remind us that there is more to alterity than the shattering of the autos. In Jackson‘s novel, these tropes lead us to reconsider what we mean by subjectivity for, beyond the question of consciousness, they also destabilize what Sonu Shamdasani refers to as the “singular notion of the ‘unconscious’ that has dominated twentieth century thought,” especially via Freudian psychoanalysis. By drawing upon Carl Jung‘s theory of synchronicity in relation to quantum theory, this paper argues that Jackson‘s novel challenges certain classical models of human consciousness and subjectivity as well as psychoanalytic models of interpretation.

Gothic Studies