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Performances of Death

Hunger Strikes, Discipline, and Democracy

Amanda Machin

“The hunger strike and the fast are reflective experiences, performances of death in which we see ourselves.” ( Grant 2019: 1 ) “We have now learned our power to starve ourselves out of prison, and this power we shall use.” (Christobel

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The “Transnational Business of Death” Among Somali Migrants in the Streets of Athens

Anja Simonsen

The Trade in Death in Contexts of Migration The year 2015 saw an increase in people without the necessary travel documents seeking protection in Europe from war, poverty, and other insecurities in countries such as Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq

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Sex and Death in Quebec

Female AutobioBD and Julie Doucet's Changements d'adresses

Catriona MacLeod

In comparison to the U.S. market, the trend for autobiographical sequential art arrived late within the history of the francophone bande dessinée. Its rising popularity throughout the 1990s and into the new millennium coincided, and to an extent connected, with another belated development in the French-language industry however: that of the growing presence of the female artist. This article considers the strong presence of life narratives in bandes dessinées created by women, before presenting a case-study examining the manipulation of the medium to an autobiographical end in Québécoise artist Julie Doucet's 1998 Changements d'adresses ['Changes of Addresses']. It considers how, in this coming-of-age narrative set first in Montreal and then New York, Doucet utilises the formal specificity of the bande dessinée to emphasise both the fragmentation and then reintegration of her hybrid enunciating instances. It further examines Doucet's usage of the life-narrative bande dessinée to oppose her representation from that of the disruptive male figures in her life, whose sexual presence in her personal evolution is often connected to images of dysfunction and death, finally suggesting via this examination of Julie Doucet and Changements d'adresses the particular suitability of female-created life narratives to feminist reappropriations of the francophone bande dessinée.

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The Queer Death of the Hanged Dog

The 1677 Execution of Mary Higgs’ Mongrel

Jennifer Lodine-Chaffey

that the neighbors bore her malice, the court found her guilty and sentenced her to death. 11 An account of the dog's and Higgs’ executions appeared in News from Tybourn that same year. Deemed hardhearted and unrepentant by the anonymous author

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It Begins and Ends with an Image

Reflections on Life/Death across Autobiography and Visual Culture

Paolo S. H. Favero

connection between photography and death, it builds on my own journey of grief and bereavement that followed the sudden death of my father. Despite being already in his early 80s, my father was a very healthy man. He passed away unexpectedly in the summer of

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Fates Worse Than Death

Destruction and Social Attachment in Timor-Leste

Gabriel Tusinski

importance of bodily injury and death over the destruction of material architectural structures. Despite the fact that house destruction has featured prominently in Timorese repertoires of violence—indeed, 5,000–8,000 houses were destroyed in violence between

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Anticipation and Episodic Time

Cheryl Mattingly

waiting for? Second, what kind of temporal horizon does this open up? My first question may seem odd. I have already announced that she is waiting for death and, soon after she joined the study, the oncologist delivered a definite time frame: two months

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The Lived Temporalities of Prognosis

Fixing and Unfixing Futures

Dikaios Sakellariou, Nina Nissen, and Narelle Warren

, who lived with motor neurone disease (MND), these tensions were foregrounded when the biomedically prognosticated early death did not arrive, highlighting both the reach of biomedicine as the hegemonic regulatory framework in the UK governing health

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Avoidable Deaths in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Quantifying Responsibility in Brazil

Alexandre de Paiva Rio Camargo and Eugênia Motta

about further contaminations and deaths, with new variants of the virus being monitored and the number of cases rising in many countries, but the economic effects continue to be felt and are expected to continue resonating into the future. The disease

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Narrating death

Affective reworking of suicide in rural Greece

Stavroula Pipyrou

This paper examines cases of suicide in rural Greece where the deceased have been provided with new affective narratives that detract from the circumstances of death. Living relatives redirect public attention away from the social taboo of suicide by reconfiguring affective stories that appeal to the local tool‐kit for dealing with unexpected death. Resultantly, the reputation of the family remains untainted by the connotations of immorality and insanity that suicide carries. Grabbing public attention, the affective story rouses sympathy for the victim and their family, whilst cultivating abhorrence towards a culprit, representing a final mark of respect to the dead person.