Troilus and Criseyde and Troilus and Cressida

For the last three decades or so, literary studies, especially those dealing with premodern texts, have been dominated by the New Historicist paradigm. This book is a collection of essays explores medieval and early modern Troilus-texts from Chaucer to Shakespeare. The contributions show how medieval and early modern fictions of Troy use love and other emotions as a means of approaching the problem of tradition. The book argues that by emphasizing Troilus's and Cressida's hopes and fears, Shakespeare sets in motion a triangle of narrative, emotion and temporality. It is a spectacle of which tells something about the play but also about the relation between anticipatory emotion and temporality. The sense of multiple literary futures is shaped by Shakespeare's Chaucer, and in particular by Troilus and Criseyde. The book argues that the play's attempted violence upon a prototypical form of historical time is in part an attack on the literary narratives. Criseyde's beauty is described many times. The characters' predilection for sententiousness unfolds gradually. Through Criseyde, Chaucer's Poet displaces authorial humility as arrogance. The Troilus and Criseyde/Cressida saga begins with Boccaccio, who isolates and expands the love affair between Troiolo and Criseida to vent his sexual frustration. The poem appears to be linking an awareness of history and its continuing influence and impact on the present to hermeneutical acts conspicuously gendered female. The main late medieval Troy tradition does two things: it represents ferocious military combat, and also practises ferocious literary combat against other, competing traditions of Troy.

Tami Amanda Jacoby

offers limited insight towards a feminist transformative agenda, not to mention the negative implications for the Middle East peace process of increased numbers of women willing to go to war. A major difficulty is that women’s entrance into male-dominated domains, such as military combat, reproduces the standard for citizenship in Israel that relies on the male citizen warrior as a role model. Feminist

in Redefining security in the Middle East
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Iraq videos from YouTube to WikiLeaks
Christian Christensen

, 1966) This assemblage of ‘human and nonhuman’ actors has also led to a convergence between media production and ‘networks of war’ leading to what Der Derian in 2009 (quoted in Fiore-​Silfvast 2012, 1966)  calls the ‘Military-​Industrial-​Media-​ Entertainment-​Network’. Within this network, ‘virtual warfare’ is created via a dense constellation of nodes, networks and feedback loops, with ‘examples of this feedback loop and convergence of domains’ including ‘how simulations used to train pilots are used as special effects in Hollywood movies and the way military combat

in Image operations
Irish and British feminist encounters in London during the Troubles
Ann Rossiter

selfless ‘Mother Ireland’ and of Mary, the untainted Virgin Mother of Christ, as role models for women, despite female participation at all levels of the national struggle, including military combat.2 Numerous battles have had to be fought over contraception, divorce, homosexuality and censorship. A battle royal is still being fought over the right to abortion, virtually unobtainable not only in the southern State, but also in Northern Ireland.3 It is hardly surprising, therefore, that many Irish feminists at home and ‘across the water’ in Britain concluded that any self

in The Northern Ireland Troubles in Britain
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Charlotte Yonge and the ‘martial ardour’ of ‘a soldier’s daughter’
Susan Walton

sublime, together with the belief that military combat not only fitted perfectly the Romantic definition of the sublime but transformed it into the ultimate experience. Such analyses tend to exclude women, who are relegated to an appreciation only of beauty rather than the sublime, and presuppose that they cannot partake in opportunities for transcendent knowledge, particularly those gained in the midst of battle. Yet Harari recognises the similarity between religious revelation and the idea of the sublime, though he assumes this no longer has relevance: ‘the sublime

in Martial masculinities
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Military operations
Michael Clarke

-Gaddafi rebels 0.24 Partially successful Unsuccessful 2014–2018 Iraq / Syria – air operations against ‘Islamic State’ 0.29 5 Totally successful Partially successful Total 38.45 6 Figure 4.1 British military combat operations since the Cold War 1  Figures from Malcolm Chalmers, in Johnson ( 2014 : 268), except

in The challenge of defending Britain
Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida and literary defacement
James Simpson

The main late medieval Troy tradition does two things: it represents ferocious military combat, and also practises ferocious literary combat against other, competing traditions of Troy. The competing forces, Greek and Trojan, of the later medieval account of the Trojan War are represented playing a zero-sum game, in which war is fought over the same territory that will

in Love, history and emotion in Chaucer and Shakespeare
Peter Murtagh

would end in a defeat for the Ottomans, resulting in Russian control of the Dardanelles and, more broadly, the entire eastern Mediterranean. Neither would allow this to happen and in January 1854, the French and British fleets were ordered through the Bosporus and into the Black Sea. The following month, Lord Raglan was appointed commander of a British expeditionary force. He was aged sixty-six and had not seen military combat since the Battle of Waterloo in 1815 in which he lost an arm. On 27 March 1854, France declared war on Russia; Britain followed the next day

in Irish journalism before independence
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New Sincerity and the performance of post-Soviet national identities
Molly Flynn

registration, the audience’s attention is drawn to the unreliability of the document’s testimony. We read that Batalov is unfit for military combat, according to official sources, but we are told by Batalov himself that the document was acquired through less than honest means. The letter from Batalov’s father, conversely, is presented to the audience as an object free from such duplicity. It appears as a genuine expression of longing, a testimony to one person’s actual experience of everyday life. Another document in Uzbek that genuinely characterizes what it claims to

in Witness onstage
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Redefining security in the Middle East
Tami Amanda Jacoby and Brent E. Sasley

, spaces that are conventionally understood to lie outside the range of military combat. Moreover, the discourse of ‘enlightened occupation’ that had sustained the legitimacy in Israeli public opinion of Israeli control over the West Bank and Gaza since 1967 was exposed during the intifada as oppressive and unjust. Additionally, the question arose about the degree to which military

in Redefining security in the Middle East