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Postcards from the Edge of History

Narrative and the Sacralisation of Mormon Historical Sites

Hildi J. Mitchell

Since the 1980s, the anthropology of pilgrimage has moved away from its traditional focus on the exoticisms of non-Christian pilgrimage (e.g. Karve 1962; Rabinow 1975; Gold 1988) towards an analysis of pilgrimage in more familiar settings (e.g. Coleman and Elsner 1998). Partly as a result of this shift of ethnographic focus, recent anthropology of pilgrimage has also been marked by a shift of emphasis from a broadly structuralist approach informed by the influential work of Victor Turner (e.g. Turner and Turner 1978) towards a concern with the heterogeneity of the pilgrimage experience.

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Biography and Shakespeare’s Money

Portraits of an Economic Persona

Paola Pugliatti

corpus of texts that constitutes Shakespearean biography is simply ignored by the theoretical debate that has flourished since the 1980s. 12 Is this because writing a biography of Shakespeare is a self-justifying gesture? Or is it because the variety of

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Mohamed Enani

readers and translators paid relatively little attention to the sonnets, the past generation has brought a flurry of efforts. About six translations of the sonnets, each nearly complete, have appeared since the 1980s. 1 Each one tries to reproduce the

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Beyond Colonial Tropes

Two Productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Palestine

Samer Al-Saber

rehearsal, and in performance brought the audience closer to the story and its characters. 23 Hijazi said his intercultural approach to the text was inspired by a Midsummer production he saw at the Mülheim festival in Germany in the late 1980s, during his

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Donald H. Holly Jr.

share a common ancestor—the inquisitive tourist ( see Crick 1995 ; Frankland 1999: 71 ). Ethnographic writing has been subject to close reading since at least the postmodern turn in the field in the 1980s ( see Bruner 1986 ; Clifford 1988 ; Clifford

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The Corpus of London

(Dis)covering the Victorian City

David W. Chapman

may continue to exist in memory—we instruct our friends to “turn left where the old Holiday Inn used to be.” We recognize the effect of time on the city—the urban sprawl of the 1960s and 1970s, the revitalization of the city center in the 1980s and

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The Quest for the Sonnet

The Origins of the Sonnet in Arabic Poetry

Kamal Abu-Deeb

Epilogue (For the English Version of the Study) Sometime in the mid-1980s, I was working on a paper to be delivered at an international conference on the impact of Arabic literature on Western literatures. As I explored various possibilities

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Offshore Desires

Mobility, Liquidity and History in Shakespeare’s Mediterranean

Rui Carvalho Homem

since the 1980s, sometimes under the name of ‘spatiality studies’ – drawing on prior contributions ranging from phenomenology and existentialism through structuralism to theories of post- or late modernity. Despite the variousness of their intellectual

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Touring the Regions

(Dis) Uniting the Kingdom on Holiday

Hazel Andrews

on the outskirts of London, within the ring of the M25 motorway. Therefore, to refer to the imagined division as north of Watford is misleading, as this misses areas of the southeast of England. As Shields goes on to note, citing a 1980s article in

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Shakespeare and War

Honour at the Stake

Patrick Gray

September 11 terrorist attacks in 2001. 1 In the 1980s and 1990s, Shakespeare studies in the United States had been dominated by the aims, assumptions and methods of New Historicism. From an American perspective, these decades were a time of relative peace