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Consortium’s worldview as it celebrates its tenth anniversary in November 2017. We thank the international community of scholars and practitioners that has contributed to the multilingual, interdisciplinary and cross-regional (cultural) dialogue promoted by

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Julianne Guillard

Ruth Nicole Brown. 2009. Black Girlhood Celebration: Toward a Hip-Hop Feminist Pedagogy

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Ian McEwan Celebrates Shakespeare

Hamlet in a Nutshell

Elena Bandín and Elisa González


The aim of this article is to analyse Ian McEwan's Nutshell, published in September 2016, as a modern rewriting of Hamlet in relation to the usual issues and themes previously tackled by the author throughout his narrative. The novel focuses on the love triangle involving Claude [Claudius], Trudy [Gertrude] and John Cairncross [King Hamlet] and narrates how the lovers plot the murder of the husband from the unusual perspective of a proto-Hamlet in the womb. Despite the fact that he is rewriting a Shakespearean work, the author remains faithful to his style and favourite topics, displaying the function of the family as destructive rather than constructive, conditioning the later development of the children and rendering them devoid of the affection needed. Similarly, Nutshell also depicts his recurrent configuration of mothers as authoritative and destructive, especially for the natural growth of their offspring.

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Ronald Aronson

When published, Sartre's Critique of Dialectical Reason appeared to be a major intellectual and political event, no less than a Kantian effort to found Marxism, with far-reaching theoretical and political consequences. Claude Levi-Strauss devoted a course to studying it, and debated Sartre's main points in The Savage Mind; Andre Gorz devoted a major article to explaining its importance and key concepts in New Left Review. Many analysts of the May, 1968 events in Paris claimed that they were anticipated by the Critique. But the book has had a very quiet 50th anniversary: it is now clear that the project has had little lasting effect beyond a narrow band of specialists. It has not entered the wider culture, has not been picked up beyond Sartre scholars except by one or two philosophically interested social scientists and feminist thinkers; and after the energy of 1968 wore off the Critique faded as well from the radar of political activists. This article asks and attempts to answer the perplexing question: Why? What became of the great promise of Sartre's project?

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Mary A. McMurray

Museum Exhibit Review Toy and Miniature Museum of Kansas City

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A Bar Mitzvah Year

Rethinking Ritual

Ilana Korber

roast chicken. We have an annual Passover seder and a Rosh Hashanah dinner attended by cousins who are married to non-Jewish men. We also celebrate Christmas with a tree, presents and an enormous roast goose lunch. One could conclude that we simply

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George Craig

and the Book , the first stone in the great edifice of writing that we are celebrating here. So: one unfamous person talking to another unfamous person in a room in Arts A, University of Sussex, years ago. But a habit had been started, and I was to see

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Reading Raewyn

Reflections on a Lifelong Inspiration

Sara Delamont

It has been 20 years since Raewyn Connell published The Men and the Boys ( 2000a ), which can be seen as the foundational text of boyhood studies. This journal is a good place to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of that book, and there are

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Interrogating Aspirations through Migratory Mobilities

Supurna Banerjee and Eva Gerharz

to be considered in its complexities and contradictions. 1 Rather than uncritically celebrating mobility, we consider it as a lens through which disruptions, inequalities, differential access, and the role of identities can be understood. The

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On Growing a Journal

A View from the South

Georgine Clarsen

Ten years of Transfers provides us with a moment to celebrate and a time to reflect on the confluence of choices and accidents that brought this journal to where it is today. Certainly, foremost among the deliberate moves to establish Transfers