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Brian McFarlane

As distinct from those films discussed in the previous chapter, which directly ‘quote’ from Brief Encounter , there are many more that seem in various ways to echo the 1945 classic. One can’t of course know to what extent the filmmakers involved had Brief Encounter in mind, but the fact is that its essential scenario and its moral core still retain their emotional power, despite the shifts in cultural mores, irresistibly suggesting the long shadow it casts. Those titles to be considered here involve – to varying degrees – a

in The never-ending Brief Encounter
Repression in the Uyghur region now and then
Sandrine Catris

still appear to the state as irredentists in need of reform. In this chapter, I argue that although we see many echoes from the Cultural Revolution in today's Xinjiang, we would benefit from understanding today's campaigns, and perhaps imagine an end to them, by looking at the 1957–58 Anti-Rightist Campaign and its aftermath. The attacks on Uyghur cultural expressions and material culture, with the razing of mosques and Sufi shrines, the closing of mosques for religious practice, the disappearance of many books from circulation, the quasi-disappearance of veiling and

in The Xinjiang emergency
Laura Jeffery

5 Echoes of marginalisation in Crawley I hope it will be better for me there [in the UK]. Life here [in Mauritius] is hard. Here [in Mauritius] we work a lot for a little money, whereas there [in the UK] we will work a little for enough money. I hope to save a bit, to build my children’s future, to make a stable life. I’m sacrificing myself for my family. (Claude, a father in his forties born in Mauritius to a Chagossian mother) Displaced Chagos islanders’ experiences of marginalisation and mobilisation in Mauritius were examined in Part I. This chapter

in Chagos islanders in Mauritius and the UK
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The relief of distress
Virginia Crossman

4 Famine echoes: the relief of distress For the majority of Irish people, the experience of famine was a memory not a reality in the second half of the nineteenth century. For those in the west, however, where land holdings remained small and agriculture continued to be heavily dependent on the potato, periodic harvest failures and economic downturns meant that famine and disease remained constant spectres. The poor law could provide only limited protection against economic insecurity in these regions since rateable values were low and levels of poor relief

in Politics, pauperism and power in late nineteenth-century Ireland
1989 in historical perspective
Robin Okey

2 Echoes and precedents: 1989 in historical perspective Robin Okey The historical longue durée Echoes and precedents: 1989 in perspective The East European revolutions of 1989 offer a host of possibilities for enquiry. For political scientists they have meant the creation of new polities, where matters like rational choice or path dependency theory can be tested or the merits of alternative constitutional arrangements assessed. Economists have debated the permutations of ‘Big Bang’ or more gradualist schemes for the transition from a communist to a capitalist

in The 1989 Revolutions in Central and Eastern Europe
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From music hall to celluloid
Philip Gillett

The music hall reinvented itself as variety with sufficient success for new theatres to be built in the 1930s. The early days of the music hall were evoked nostalgically in Champagne Charlie and a string of films which followed. In the late 1940s, the cinema's debt to the music hall was evident in the Mancunian comedies and the Old Mother Riley series. Both were distinctive forms of British cinema, though their proletarian character means that they have received scant critical attention. The scenarios of Mancunian films, the characters of the stars and the low production costs resulted in a unique style of filmmaking which appealed to northern, working-class audiences. Two Mancunian offerings, Somewhere in Camp and Somewhere on Leave drew the largest audiences at the Majestic, Macclesfield, in 1942 and 1943 respectively. Home Sweet Home is a typical Mancunian product in its casting and scenario.

in The British working class in postwar film
James Pereiro

The article explores some aspects of the intellectual climate of the first half of the nineteenth century and the new ideas about race and national identity. These in turn help to explain contemporary changes in historical perspective, particularly in respect to the English Reformation. Disraeli‘s novels reflect the ideas of the time on the above topics and echo contemporary historians in their views on the Reformation, its causes, and the religious and social changes that it brought about.

Bulletin of the John Rylands Library
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Khaki Gothic and Comedy
Sunday Swift

On first glance, M*A*S*H (1972–83) might not be the ideal text for Gothic analysis. Aesthetically, the traditional dark castles surrounded by black forests in the moonlight are replaced by muted khaki and green canvas Army tents, and the tinny canned laughter punctuating the sardonic jokes echo longer than the terrified screams in the night. Gothic and war are uneasy bedfellows; it is the inclusion of comedy, however, that determines just how horrific the result can be. Using M*A*S*H as a primary example to explore what I refer to as Khaki Gothic this paper will explore how, utilising Gothic tropes, comedy can disguise, diffuse and intensify the horrors of war.

Gothic Studies
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Botany and Empiricism in The Mysteries of Udolpho
Rebecca Addicks-Salerno

In The Mysteries of Udolpho, characters practice science in home laboratories, libraries, green houses and gardens, using observation, instruments, and books to study botany, astronomy, and chemistry. By integrating these moments of everyday science into her novels - and making them integral to the development of her heroines - Ann Radcliffe presents a landscape in which both reason and sensibility are enlisted to gather and process information and create meaning in a way that echoed the popular scientific discourse of the day. To date, there has been no sustained study of Radcliffe’s incorporation of scientific practice and rhetoric into her Gothic novels. By looking closely at the scientific engagement within her texts, we can broaden the basis for understanding her work as a part of the broader culture that not only included, but was in many ways predicated upon the shifting landscape of science at the end of the eighteenth century.

Gothic Studies
Magdalena Figueredo
Fabiana Larrobla

Between 1975 and 1979, thirty-one unidentified bodies bearing marks of torture appeared at various locations along Uruguays coastline. These bodies were material proof of the death flights implemented in neighbouring Argentina after the military coup. In Uruguay, in a general context of political crisis, the appearance of these anonymous cadavers first generated local terror and was then rapidly transformed into a traumatic event at the national level. This article focuses on the various reports established by Uruguayan police and mortuary services. It aims to show how,the administrative and funeral treatments given at that time to the dead bodies, buried anonymously (under the NN label) in local cemeteries, make visible some of the multiple complicities between the Uruguayan and Argentinean dictatorships in the broader framework of the Condor Plan. The repressive strategy implemented in Argentina through torture and forced disappearance was indeed echoed by the bureaucratic repressive strategy implemented in Uruguay through incomplete and false reports, aiming to make the NN disappear once again.

Human Remains and Violence: An Interdisciplinary Journal