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Abin Chakraborty

attendant processes of otherizing narrative maneuvers that accepted Christianity and European—particularly English—standards as the norm. Such privileging necessitated the representation of India, the Mughal rulers, and its religious, social, and cultural

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Franziska Quabeck

is not the same as a general condemnation of war. Rather than rejecting violence altogether, the plays posit carefully-limited conditions for a just war. In the representation of warfare, unethical behaviour is the norm; almost all of the wars the

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William Nessly, Noel B. Salazar, Kemal Kantarci, Evan Koike, Christian Kahl, and Cyril Isnart

constructed identities that transcended dominant Japanese gender norms by acting out such roles as the tomboy and the masculine female. Moreover, Satsuka analyzes effectively the conflicting meanings of the Japanese word for “freedom,” “jiyū,” which draws from

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Beyond Colonial Tropes

Two Productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Palestine

Samer Al-Saber

Germany without having to carry identity cards. Conversely, on their visit to Palestine, German students were shocked at the limitations of Palestinian everyday life, such as the inability to travel freely or the need to adapt to local norms such as modest

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Nicholas F. Russell

the norm. Most of the cities and towns had many fine houses and were quite admirable. The great city of Nan-kang was said to be “well built, and populous”; Kau-yeu had “magnificent” suburbs, full of large, connected buildings; Whay-ngnan has

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Stepping through the Silver Screen

Austro-German Filmmaker, Bestselling Author, and Journalist Colin Ross Discovers Australia

Anne Rees

was comforted to learn, traditional gender norms remained unchallenged, the nuclear family was intact, and the evils of materialism were beyond reach. The “glamorous film stars…divorce rate, teen-agers and child delinquents” of her lurid imaginings

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Bilal Tawfiq Hamamra

political discourses, to oppose Western ideas and education (36). Many Palestinian young women, especially those who are living in rural areas, are still deprived of a university education. Traditional Palestinian social norms dictate this deprivation

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Sine Dolore

Relative Painlessness in Shakespeare’s Laughter at War

Daniel Derrin

teaching a starling to speak nothing but that name ‘To keep his anger still in motion’ (1.3.224). These are what Vincenzo Maggi would have called ‘laughable deformities’ of the norms of the adult male sapiens. However, there are levels of ignorance, too

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John of Lancaster’s Negotiation with the Rebels in 2 Henry IV

Fifteenth-Century Northern England as Sixteenth-Century Ireland

Jane Yeang Chui Wong

2 Henry IV in light of the historical context of early modern Ireland. As an indication of contemporary norms in such negotiations, Hugh O’Neill’s list of grievances is of particular importance. 14 The documents were composed during a ceasefire

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Captured by Texts

Travel Tales of Captivity in Rabbinic Literature

Joshua Levinson

analysis of this significant artifact, remarks that the “ideal concept of Greek love is transformed into a master-slave relationship that was in keeping with the social and sexual norms of Roman lovemaking.” He pays specific attention to the depiction of