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Tracing relatedness and diversity in the Albanian–Montenegrin borderland
Jelena Tošić

4 Travelling genealogies: tracing relatedness and diversity in the Albanian–Montenegrin borderland 1 Jelena Tošić Oh, you come from our relatives in Albania. Welcome, welcome. Our door is always open to you. Are you hungry? Please stay for lunch. How are our relatives? Send them kind regards and tell them that we are looking forward to seeing them again soon. Come, stay for lunch. My son will be here in a minute. (cited from fieldnotes) This astonishingly warm welcome was immediately followed by a breathtaking moment. When Rustem – my co-traveller – and I

in Migrating borders and moving times
Jan Broadway

Chapter 5 . Genealogical history I n the age of Elizabeth I genealogy was not simply the province of antiquaries and heralds. It was broadly recognised that aristocrats and the gentry had a personal, legitimate interest in promoting and preserving their lineage, and this interest could significantly affect the political, financial and marital fortunes of a family. In 1570 a double marriage was proposed between Mary and Frances – daughters and co-heirs of Henry, lord Berkeley – and Sir Philip and Sir Robert Sidney – the nephews of the earls of Warwick and

in ‘No historie so meete’
Natalya Vince

1 Nationalist genealogies Men in hooded cloaks On 1 November 1954, a series of co-ordinated bomb attacks, assassinations and acts of sabotage took place in locations across Algeria. The targets were symbols of colonial repression – ­barracks and police stations – and its economic infrastructure – power stations, telecommunications and transport links. These seventy incidents were accompanied by a statement from a newly formed organisation calling itself the Front de Libération Nationale which demanded ‘The restoration of a sovereign, democratic and social

in Our fighting sisters
(Auto)biography in Sandra Kogut’s Um Passaporte Húngaro (2001) and Albertina Carri’s Los rubios (2003)
Charlotte Gleghorn

In his article ‘Nietzsche, genealogy, history’, Foucault argues for a decentred approach to the writing of history, which opposes versions of the past that proclaim a pure source, figure or identity ([1971] 1991: 76–100). Examining Nietzsche’s The Genealogy of Morals (1887), Foucault reiterates that Ursprung, to use the original German term, appears as an essentialist

in Hispanic and Lusophone women filmmakers
Jane Roscoe and Craig Hight

texts which have served as precedents for the texts discussed in the following chapters. Nichols has used the term ‘genealogical precursors’ to suggest the origins of the topography for a group of texts (Nichols, 1994 : 102). Obviously each mock-documentary has the potential to influence the creation of others ( This Is Spinal Tap , for example, is often cited by directors of more recent mock-documentaries as a direct source

in Faking it
Patrick Duggan

1 Trauma’s performative genealogy ‘Daddy!’ she screams. ‘Daddy!’ – Her voice is snatched away by the boom of the surf. Her father turns aside, with a word She cannot hear. She chokes – Hands are cramming a gag into her mouth. They bind it there with cord, like a horse’s bit […] Now rough hands rip off her silks And the wind waltzes with them Down across the beach, and over the surf. Her eyes swivel in their tears. She recognises her killers. (Aeschylus 1999: 15) On 22 February 2007 I read an article detailing the gang rape of a fourteen-year-old Iraqi girl and

in Trauma-tragedy
Martin MacGregor

6 Chapter 7 The spoken word The genealogical histories of Gaelic Scotland The genealogical histories of Gaelic Scotland Martin MacGregor INTRODUCTION: CONTEXTS FOR THE GENRE ‘Gaelic’ genealogical history is a convenient term to use to represent a genre of history writing which flourished between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries in the Scottish Gàidhealtachd, or Gaelic-speaking area. The genre consists of the histories of the specific clans to which their authors belonged or were connected; it employs English as its normal language, even though the

in The spoken word
Dafydd W. Jones

18 The fictions of Arthur Cravan 1 j On the genealogy of Arthur Cravan The legend of Arthur Cravan is a projection of the infinite onto the finite. There is a more than pragmatic motive to resist allowing reduction of the myth of Cravan into an abstraction if we are descriptively to recover, reclaim and recondition the poet-boxer from the myth and now the legend that appears so effortlessly to persist. Despite the apparent conformity of the legend to the model (the striding, breathing poet-boxer of 1911–18), it is by Cravan’s condition within the omnipotent

in The fictions of Arthur Cravan
Shifting dramaturgies and performances of truthfulness
Amanda Stuart Fisher

2 The genealogy of contemporary verbatim theatre: shifting dramaturgies and performances of truthfulness In the previous chapter, I examined how some key German documentary plays of the 1960s, The Deputy, In the Matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer and The Investigation, should be understood as forming a pre-history for the contemporary verbatim theatre that appeared in the UK, Australia, the United States and in other parts of the world in the 1990s. Written by a post-war generation of playwrights, with many of them directed by Erwin Piscator, these documentary

in Performing the testimonial
Abigail Susik

life, rather than art’s disappearance into life). In this initial section, I establish the context and background – the genealogy, if you will – of the French surrealist declaration of the war on work in 1925 in relation to the inter-war writings of surrealist theorists such as André Thirion, André Breton, and others. I also evaluate surrealism’s efforts in the 1920s and 1930s towards synergy with the proletarian cause despite their commitment to voluntary unemployment. While the surrealist discourse of

in Surrealist sabotage and the war on work