Search Results

You are looking at 1 - 10 of 25 items for :

  • History of Ideology x
  • All content x
Clear All
Restricted access

Linda E. Mitchell

Through the analysis of three important texts—Gerald of Wales's Topographia Hibernica, the poem known as both The Song of Dermot and the Earl and The Deeds of the Normans in Ireland, and the 1367 Statutes of Kilkenny—this article seeks to demonstrate that characterizations of the Irish by the English during the first centuries of conquest and settlement established the Irish as differently gendered from the English. This is shown through the use of terms that define the Irish as sexually, socially, and culturally deviant, as unmanly and emasculated, and as legally and culturally inferior even to English women.

Restricted access

Mihail Evans

A number of histories of circumcision have recently been written and in them the case of A. E. Housman, along with a number of others, has acquired a certain prominence. This article reconsiders the existing evidence regarding Housman's circumcision and the various interpretations of it in the secondary literature before going on to examine a number of overlooked sources. While this writing around Housman's circumcision is not without positive results, it will be suggested via a consideration of Jacques Derrida's testimony regarding his own circumcision that the historian of sexuality needs also to contend with an inherent negativity and loss. The testimony provided by a recently uncovered poem on circumcision will prompt the suggestion that we should be wary of overemphasizing the individual example. In conclusion, the article argues that the problematic of Housman's particular case has pertinence because in regard to individual experience we can only ever write around the history of circumcision.

Free access

Boris Maslov

poem, while using the highest registers of inherited language, they had recourse to the Pindaric. 11 This article was prompted by the following questions: What happened to the Pindaric at the time of the ascendancy of anti-monarchical sentiment? How

Restricted access

African Dawn

Keïta Fodéba and the Imagining of National Culture in Guinea

Andrew W. M. Smith

The tattered 1950 edition of Poèmes africains reads rather differently than its postindependence reissue. Within the small pamphlet-like book is the first published poetic collection of Keïta Fodéba, 1 the prominent poet, director, and

Restricted access

“Till I Have Done All That I Can”

An Auxiliary Nurse’s Memories of World War I

Michelle Moravec

begins in the fall of 1918, when Clarke returned to nursing. It contains soldiers’ accounts of their injuries and drawings and poems by them, magazine clippings, newspaper articles, official photographs of the hospital and its staff, as well as candid

Full access

Marcos S. Scauso, Garrett FitzGerald, Arlene B. Tickner, Navnita Chadha Behera, Chengxin Pan, Chih-yu Shih, and Kosuke Shimizu

bridges of solidarity with their Chinese counterparts. One such gesture entailed attaching an ancient poem to the boxes shipped to the Hubei province that said: “different river, mountains, areas but wind and moon on the same sky.” This poem was originally

Restricted access

“And much more I am soryat for my good knyghts”

Fainting, Homosociality, and Elite Male Culture in Middle English Romance

Rachel E. Moss

, introduced 880 lines into the poem, is a plot device whose function is to put Guinevere (Gaynor) in a position where she is accused of murder. He could easily have been portrayed as a villain who falsely accuses the queen, but instead a few lines make it

Restricted access

Clarifying Liquidity

Keynes and Marx, Merchants, and Poets

Rolf Hugoson

spirits and / Are melted into air, into thin air.” 17 However, the solids do not appear in this Shakespeare quote, which is why I would like to suggest Moore could have been influenced also by his contemporary, Alfred, Lord Tennyson. In the long poem “In

Restricted access

Amélie Auzoux

, Larbaud observe la réalité nue et concrète des peuples qu’il rencontre. Contrairement à Vigny ou à Musset qui n’hésiteront pas à situer leurs œuvres dans une Espagne fantasmée, Larbaud situe ses intrigues dans les pays où il séjourne. 10 Ainsi les poèmes

Restricted access

Matthew Trundle

Steven Pinker discusses ancient Greek civilization only briefly at the beginning of his work, and simply to highlight the violence of heroes such as Achilles and Odysseus depicted in the Homeric poems. How do Pinker’s ideas relate to violence in