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Sartrean Self-Consciousness and the Principle of Identity

Sartre’s Implicit Argument for the Non-Self-Identity of the Subject

Maiya Jordan

(Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2006), 111–149. I defend pre-reflective accounts of self-consciousness against reflective accounts in Maiya Jordan, “Representation and Regress,” Husserl Studies 33, no. 1 (2017): 19–43. 12 According to the translucency of pre

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Alexander Jordan

Thomas Carlyle (1795–1881) is commonly remembered as the archnemesis of economics, which he notoriously dubbed “the dismal science.” This article, however, suggests that Carlyle’s ideas in fact had a considerable influence among economists during the decades following his death. Indeed, an array of economists cited Carlyle in criticizing self-interest, laissez-faire, and materialism, in suggesting that economic science ought to accord greater importance to moral and ethical factors, and in urging the “Captains of Industry” and the state to exercise paternal guidance over the working classes. In short, Carlyle’s writings shaped these economists’ understanding, portrayal, and critique of the previous generation of so-called “old” economists, as well as their self-understanding as self-professed “new” economists.

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Bryan Loughrey and Graham Holderness

In this issue, Critical Survey continues to represent international scholarship and research, and to broaden the horizons of scholarship. Featuring authors from Britain, the United States, Australia, Jordan, the Sultanate of Oman and the

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‘Shakespeare Had the Passion of an Arab’

The Appropriation of Shakespeare in Fadia Faqir’s Willow Trees Don’t Weep

Hussein A. Alhawamdeh

This article traces William Shakespeare’s echo in Willow Trees Don’t Weep (2014) by Fadia Faqir, a Jordanian/British novelist, to examine the function of Faqir’s appropriation of Shakespeare’s Othello (1604) and Cymbeline (1611) in creating

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Tony Roberts and Ian Parks

The Assay by Yvonne Green (Smith/Doorstop Books, 2010), 75 pp. ISBN 978-1-906613-14-3, £8.95.

No Apples in Eden: New and Selected Poems by John Lyons (Smith/ Doorstop Books, 2009), 64 pp. ISBN 978-1-902382-99-9, £9.95.

Lip by Catherine Smith (Smith/Doorstop Books, 2007), 64 pp. ISBN 978-1-902382-89-0, £7.95.

Bonehead’s Utopia by Andrew Jordan (Smokestack Books, 2011), 64 pp. ISBN 978-0-9564175-7-2, £7.95.

Open Plan by Graham Fulton (Smokestack Books, 2011), 64 pp. ISBN 978-0-9564175-6-5, £7.95.

Pavilion by Deborah Tyler-Bennett (Smokestack Books, 2010), 80 pp. ISBN 978-0-9560341-5-1, £7.95.

Dances with Vowels by Kevin Cadwallender (Smokestack Books, 2009), 120 pp. ISBN 978-0-9554028-6-9, £7.95.

Crucifixion in the Plaza De Armas by Martin Espada (Smokestack Books, 2008), 72 pp. ISBN 978-0-9554028-1-4, £7.95.

Our Common Ground edited by Peter Brooks and Lorna Parker (Silverdart Publishing, 2011), 160 pp. ISBN 978-0-9560887-5-8, £8.99.

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Katherine Hennessey and Margaret Litvin

around once more, recent struggles in Egypt, Libya, Syria, Iraq and Yemen (and their repercussions in Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria) have presented dramatic instances of eloquence, pathos, heroism and carnage. Syria’s civil war

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Edited by Bryan Loughrey and Graham Holderness

from across the globe. In this issue Hussein Alhawamdeh analyses Shakespearean appropriation in Fadia Faqir’s Willow Trees Don’t Weep (2014) to show how Faqir’s novel establishes a new Arab Jordanian feminist trope of the willow tree, metaphorically

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Matthew Zarnowiecki

other. Sonnet 116, the most famous of all, beginning ‘Let me not to the marriage of true minds’, fares better in June Jordan’s hilarious and vervy ‘Shakespeare’s 116 th Sonnet in Black English Translation’. A fair number of poets offer adaptations

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David Nicol

precedent. The printed text of Thomas Jordan’s The Walks of Islington and Hogsdon faithfully reprints Sir Henry Herbert’s licence at the end. See Gerald Eades Bentley, The Profession of Dramatist in Shakespeare’s Time, 1590–1642 (Princeton: Princeton

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Seeing Differences

Travellers to Ottoman Palestine and Accounts of Diversity

Uzi Baram

The divides between Israelis and Palestinians, Jews and Arabs, are well known. Scholarly and journalistic accounts of the differences in the land between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean fill shelves and are too numerous to list. Most implicitly assume an essential divide between the two peoples, exploring the diversity within the groups but not the categories themselves. That primordial position, one that envisions identities as innate and fixed through time, negates the history of personal and group dynamics. This article provides a line of argument against the primordial approach to ethnic identity in the Middle East. Similar to the anthropological quest to demonstrate the historical contingencies of skin colour for hierarchical groupings of peoples (Smedley 1999), the categories for the peoples of the Middle East can be grounded in historical processes to produce a critique of primordialism. Eric Wolf (1982) exposed identities, behaviours and peoplehood as existing in a matrix of global interactions and histories that developed over the last 500 years. Anthropologists have followed that pathway to investigate the history of groups in the Americas, Europe, sub-Saharan Africa, southern Asia and the Pacific region. Yet in a place with an abundance of history – some would say an overabundance of history – the groupings of Israelis and Palestinians, Jews and Arabs, are taken as givens. This article seeks to expose the volatile issues of groupings by employing a resource that contributed to the process of racialising differences.