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33 1 Ii Basil and No Name I have not thought it either politic or necessary, while adhering to realities, to adhere to every-​day realities only … Those extraordinary accidents and events which happen to few men, seemed to me to be as legitimate materials for fiction to work with … as the ordinary accidents and events which may, and do, happen to us all.1 (Wilkie Collins, dedicatory letter, Basil, 1862 [1852]) A defensive tone is apparent in Collins’s dedicatory letter to his second published novel, Basil: A Story of Modern Life (1852), as he goes to some

in Creating character
C. E. Beneš

Here follows part three , which discusses how Genoa ( Janua 1 ) came to be called by that name. This part has four chapters: the first chapter presents the opinion of those who say that it was named Janua firstly after the Janus who built it , and secondly after the Janus who enlarged it. The second

in Jacopo Da Varagine’s Chronicle of the city of Genoa
The ambivalence of queer visibility in audio- visual archives

 175 10 NAMING, SHAMING, FRAMING? The ambivalence of queer visibility in audio-​visual archives* Dag m ar  Brunow T his chapter looks at the dynamics of visibility and vulnerability in audio-​ visual heritage. It analyses how film archives in Sweden and the UK, following their diversity policies, address and mobilise the notion of queer, recognising and making visible queer lives, history and cinema, and how they negotiate the risks of increased visibility. In this approach, the archive is positioned as an object of analysis, shifting the focus on the archive

in The power of vulnerability
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those where he adapted material or provided dialogues: Ruy Blas (1947) directed by Pierre Billon, Les Enfants terribles (1950) by Jean-Pierre Melville (inspired by Cocteau’s 1929 novel of the same name), La Princesse de Clèves (1960) by Jean Delannoy, and Thomas l’imposteur (1965), by Georges Franju, made after Cocteau’s death. Also included in this list are texts and commentaries for Jiri Trnka’s The Emperor

in Jean Cocteau
Shakespeare, Harington and onomastic scatology

I William Camden’s encyclopaedic tour de force, Britannia, was published in Latin in 1586. In his scrapbook supplement to the volume, Remaines of a Greater Worke, Concerning Britaine (1605), he devotes no fewer than five separate chapters to naming and nomenclature. In his explanation of naming, which precedes dictionary definitions of

in Between two stools
Republicanism,exclusion, and the name of king in Nathaniel Lee’s Lucius Junius Brutus

309 Chapter 15 ‘The Name of King will light upon a Tarquin’: republicanism, exclusion, and the name of king in Nathaniel Lee’s Lucius Junius Brutus Lisanna Calvi A s Odai Johnson had it in an article on Nahum Tate’s Richard the Second, ‘[t]‌here’s little cryptic about Lee’s treatment of the expulsion of tyrants’.1 Indeed, Lee’s Lucius Junius Brutus: Father of His Country, first performed in 1680, exclusively revolves around the ousting of Rome’s last king, Tarquinius the Proud, and the rise of a republican regime, led by Lucius Junius Brutus. The premiere of

in From Republic to Restoration

insignificant appendices to Great War memorials. Can we throw any light on the intensity of the British experience between 1914 and 1918 by focussing on one extraordinary phenomenon: the urge to ‘join up? The dead of earlier wars, except here and there those of the South African War - the Boer War - of 1899-1902, were not commonly honoured with municipal memorials. If their names appear anywhere, it is likely to be on regimental memorials or on the walls of parish churches or cathedrals, as in the case of the twelve officers, two

in 'At duty’s call'
Evading theology in Macbeth

 142 8 ‘A deed without a name’: evading theology in Macbeth James R. Macdonald In the Life of Samuel Johnson, James Boswell records a conversation on April 8, 1779 among the guests at Allan Ramsey’s house whose subject apparently turned to Macbeth. Dr. Johnson opined that Shakespeare’s witches ‘are beings of his own creation; they are a compound of malignity and meanness, without any abilities: and are quite different from the Italian magician. King James says in his Daemonology, “Magicians command the devils: witches are their servants.” The Italian magicians

in Forms of faith
Islam and the contestation of citizenship

3 Race by any other name: Islam and the contestation of citizenship And now what will become of us without Barbarians? Those people were some sort of a solution. (Cavafy, 1967) In an increasingly politically and economically unified and internationalist Europe, how does a new European culture define itself? The process of selfdefinition, creating zones of exclusion within Europe, may be one way, especially if those zones are located within ethnicities and religions. Islam has historically occupied the liminal zones of a “secular” but historically Christian

in Postcolonial minorities in Britain and France

Used on its own, ‘Jesus’ is not a term of address frequently used in the Bible. As it is a common name among Jews, it is necessary for the Gospel writers to address ‘Jesus’ by either adding his origin, ‘of Nazareth’, or to attribute some of his specific titles, such as ‘Lord’, ‘Saviour’, ‘Son of God’. In fact, the name ‘Jesus’ on its own, sometimes accompanied by a special title, is used as a direct form of address only by demons and people outside the circle of Jesus’s direct disciples. For contemporary Jews, ‘Jesus’ therefore has no

in Aspects of knowledge