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Henk Driessen

in 1960–1961. This was the beginning of a lifetime commitment to the study of Maltese politics and religion. He received his PhD in 1962; a few years later his dissertation was published as Saints and Fireworks (Athlone Press, 1965). His early

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The Stigma of Emotions

Mary Wollstonecraft's Travel Writing

Lila Harper

Mary Wollstonecraft, the first writer to establish a coherent feminist assessment of her society’s treatment of women, in effect started the feminist movement as we know it today. Her Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792) was a landmark proclamation of women’s political/social rights.1 Less well known, however, is her Letters Written during a Short Residence in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark, an account of her 1795 travels in Scandinavia and an important text for understanding the situation of later nineteenth-century women travel writers.2 This book, Wollstonecraft’s last work before her untimely death, is a complex text. Here, Wollstonecraft tries to come to terms with her personal despair while securing her intellectual reputation. Additionally, this work established the travel genre as a form women could use to present themselves authoritatively in a narration and within a vocation. In essence, Wollstonecraft’s writing offered an invitation for women to participate in a narration of exploration, one very different from the traditional narration that required that the woman hold a fixed position and wait for experience to come to her. Instead, as Mary Morris indicates in her collection of women’s travels, Maiden Voyages: Writings of Women Travelers, travel narratives allow a woman to ‘be the stranger who comes to town’ (1993: xxii). At the same time, the public interpretation of Wollstonecraft’s life, an unusually public life for her time, provided warning signs for later women of the boundaries for behaviour which they could not ignore if they wished to maintain a level of social acceptance. As a result, Wollstonecraft’s own reception and reputation, the narration which others made of her life, delineated and established the boundaries of nineteenth-century women’s discourse.

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In Memoriam

John Urry, 1946–2016

Bob Jessop

, and John was the driving force behind our colleagues’ interest in these matters. John Urry was born on 1 June 1946. He was a student at Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School and then went to Cambridge University to study economics and politics at Christ

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Jackie Clarke, Melanie Kay Smith, Margret Jäger, Anne O’Connor, and Robert Shepherd

captivating city that has been my home for the past eleven years. My own academic work has also frequently focused on this historically and politically complex but culturally fascinating place, which is becoming one of the new tourism “hotspots” of Central and

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Gender, Curiosity, and the Grand Tour

Late-Eighteenth-Century British Travel Writing

Anna P.H. Geurts

inadequate” ( Dolan 2002: 9–11 ). Brian Dolan, for instance, in his wide-ranging study Ladies of the Grand Tour, paints a set of unprejudiced, open-minded, politically progressive travelers, eager to escape the restrictions imposed on them by British

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“Welcome to Divinity College”

Subjectification in Pilgrimage to the Iran-Iraq War Battlefields in Contemporary Iran

Mahshid Zandi

the battlefields, I show that RN dismantles the war as an enactment of the distant past, more specifically the Battle of Karbala. At the same time, it does not provide an extensive and coherent package of information about the political history and

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Linda Gruen

Gender itself is a complex and constantly evolving situation that cannot be divorced from its political and cultural setting. –Judith Butler, Gender Trouble Argentine visitor Eduarda Mansilla de García commented on the idea of

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Landscapes and Races in Early Twentieth-Century Peru

The Travels of José Uriel García and Aurelio Miró Quesada Sosa

Rupert J. M. Medd

knowledge ( Mariátegui 1926 ). To be more specific, the continuity of colonial forms of domination that Mariátegui identified remain central to today’s modern/capitalist/patriarchal/political/economic world system ( Adams and Mulligan 2003 ; Coronil 2008

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Making Friends of the Nations

Australian Interwar Magazines and Middlebrow Orientalism in the Pacific

Victoria Kuttainen and Sarah Galletly

consigning to it too much social or political value, as postcolonial literary theory arguably did, and requires an assessment of the different registers that framed the inscription and reception of these magazines’ heterogeneous contents. Although the

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Amy Cox Hall, Sergio González Varela, Jessica S.R. Robinson, Peter Weisensel, and David Wills

, the history known then, and the history we know now” (14). Not a typical travelogue writer, Goncharov does not generally concern himself with hard information about local history and politics. Rather, he presents his impressions and they necessarily