trained in our discipline: tap our constitutive ambivalence about the Enlightenment figure Man. Working through this figure might provide a better description of current environmental nightmares. Our condition, I argue: Earth stalked by Man. 1 Another
The Importance of the Dark, Star-Filled Skies in Urban Areas
. From the eighteenth century onward, lighting technology in Europe enabled humans to break the pattern of “working from dawn to dusk,” enabling humans to take the lead: “The day was lengthened out to every man's fancy” ( Bowers 1998: 3 ). Light also
Coetzee or the Possibility of Differend as Ethics
Matias, Daniel. 2017. “Wooden Man”? Masculinities in the Work of J. M. Coetzee (Boyhood, Youth and Summertime). New York: Peter Lang. xvi + 214 pp. $99.95 ISBN 978-1-43313-806-5 (hardback) 978-1-4331-3808-9 (EPUB) 978-1-4331-3807-2 (PDF) I begin
Stephen Poliakoff and the Archive
-proclaimed ‘Archive Man’ 17 – desire to become his family's archivist in Perfect Strangers is fuelled by a fragile document that had belonged to his mother: a scrap of paper upon which a family tree has been drawn by a child. Stephen explains to Daniel (Matthew
Where Is Constancy?
William A. Quinn
…incerto tempore ferme incertisque locis spatio depellere paulum [at random times and places they shift a bit] Lucretius, De Rerum Natura (II, 218–219) Chaucer’s ‘The Man of Law’s Tale’ is strange. In the Riverside edition, Larry D. Benson
A Very Tragical Comedy in One Act, possibly Two.
Mary Baine Campbell
Echo and Narcissus, or, Man O Man! is the only surviving fragment of an early dramatic work of Shakespeare’s, perhaps his first – some critics argue it was composed before he left home and saw his first play performed. It shows signs of immaturity in its stagecraft. (Though a well-funded contemporary production could work technological magic with the pool in which Narcissus sees his mirror image and, perhaps, hears his mirror voice. Or sees his mirror-voice.) Shakespeare would return to Ovid for material more than once in his career (Carroll, 1985), and his wry, choric clowns are often taken, as here, from folk culture, but the sense of imminent catastrophe evident in even the casual opening lines of his tragedies is missing in this early effort, as is the barely suppressed power struggle of the initial exchange in his first completed Ovidian comedy Midsummer Night’s Dream. Greenblatt has suggested that this fragment, apparently abandoned, was sketched by the young playwright during detention, as a display of nonchalance intended to frustrate an embittered Latin teacher (Shakespearian Negotiations, 1989).
Decolonizing Directions in Railway Mobilities
This article considers the railways as a decolonial option for moving toward mobility justice. It views the photographic artwork Trained Man by Ngalkban Australian artist Darren Siwes through a mobilities lens, considering how the artist plays with time and attends to space, making visible what colonial projects of protection and assimilation have attempted to erase. Attending to the truths and imaginaries that reside and move with Trained Man, it draws on the work of Aboriginal and Black artists, scholars, and activists to trace Australia’s past and present colonial history of training Aboriginal people into whiteness. It considers the railways as carrying “two lines of destiny” with potential moving in both colonial and decolonial directions. The article concludes by suggesting that shared spaces such as the railways open possibilities for mobilizing the decolonial project.
middle of a heated conversation . Enter Fool; he comes to middle of stage, in front of others. Addresses audience directly . FOOL: There was once a man who had three daughters. ( Gestures towards the tableau scene, makes a slight bow, and moves to exit
Marco Solimene, Mariann Vaczi, Paul Manning, Bozena Sojka, Stephen Quilley, Anna Zhelnina, and Aimar Ventsel
everyday life as meaninglessness, of being all in this – watching the paint peel – together. Paul Manning Trent University, Ontario References Ballard , J. G. ( 1967 ), ‘ The New Science Fiction ’, 1967 BBC interview with George McBeth, https
Lam Yee Man
Many people believe risk drives change. Environmental degradation, depletion of the ozone layer, and global warming all help advance global environmental development. However, why do some countries react promptly while some are slower to react to environmental risk? Reasons vary, but this article focuses on how the specific way risk was formulated and introduced in Hong Kong impeded drastic and swift environmental development. Tracing back to the time when the notion of pollution was first formulated in Hong Kong, this article argues that pollution was not defined as what it was. Instead, pollution was defined and introduced to the public as a problem of sanitation, turning pollution into a problem of categorization—a risk that could be easily resolved. This article contributes to the study of both pollution and risk by studying pollution as a social construct in the unique case of Hong Kong. A warning from Hong Kong—instead of addressing and resolving it, risk could be discreetly displaced.