This report is on contemporary processes related to horse breeding in Sakha (Iakutiia), northeastern Russia. I demonstrate the importance of the horse figure in the philosophy of the Sakha, a hunting and herding people of Siberia, as well as the parallelism between the diminishing utilitarian function of the horse and reinforcing symbolism in the post-communist context.
Ethnic Symbol in Post-Communist Sakha Republic (Iakutiia)
The Other Paul Muldoon
In this paper I argue that Muldoon’s recent Horse Latitudes (2006) rereads, in a way that corrects our misreadings, images of horses and horse-related images in his work, and that from this self-reading another Paul Muldoon emerges: the postmodern ironist we think we know will here give way to a poet of abjection and of ‘abject’ political sympathies, a figure it turns out was there all along.
What Kinds of Witness Does Literature Bear?
What follows is a personal exploration of some of the ways in which the language of literature can embody and exploit our complex, ambivalent attitudes to victim, perpetrator and bystander. I want to begin with W.H. Auden’s poem, Musée des Beaux Arts (1938), which is the source of my title.
The Infrastructure of British Equestrian Horse/Human ‘Partnership’
Rosie Jones McVey
apparently tight, dyadic relationship between horse and rider (described by my informants and equestrian ethnographers) as an infrastructural peculiarity, and to ask: What type of infrastructure supports this dyadic relationship? What organizes these
In August 2008, Georgia launched a large-scale attack to retake control
of South Ossetia, an enclave in the northern part of its territory
that had been trying to break away formally since the late 1980s. In
response, Russia bombed not only military but also civilian targets,
claiming that its intervention was meant to protect Russian citizens.
This quick escalation of events raised concerns about other unresolved
conflicts in the South Caucasus. In fact, within a few days, Russian
troops took control of South Ossetia and were ready to start a second
front in Abkhazia, another separatist area within Georgia.
turn my attention to two recent examples of art cinema, namely Béla Tarr’s The Turin Horse (2011) and Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin (2013), to which I will devote most of the remainder of this article. At one point, Smith makes the intriguing
Tomaz Šalamun, Pia Tafdrup, and Yehoshua November
6 poems from Tarkovsky's Horses (2006)
Walking Already I Feel Like an Old Man
Thomas Klikauer, Norman Simms, Helge F. Jani, Bob Beatty, and Nicholas Lokker
World War (Gdansk), two branches of the Imperial War Museum (London and Manchester), the Canadian War Museum (Ottawa), and the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. Robert M. Jarvis , Gambling under the Swastika: Casinos, Horse Racing
Travelling West by Rita Kelly (Arlen House, 2000) ISBN 1903631025 £7.99
The Water Horse: Poems in Irish by Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, with translations by Medbh McGuckian and Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin (Gallery Books, 1999) ISBN 1852352329 £8.95
Ad Infinitum: Gedichte und Epigramme; Poems and Epigrams; Dántaagus Burdúin by Michael Augustin; translated by Hans- Christian Oeser,Gabriel Rosenstock a thiontaigh go Gaeilge (Dublin: Coiscéim, 2001) £5
Helmut Norpoth and Thomas Gschwend
Picking winners in electoral contests is a popular sport in Germany,
as in many places elsewhere. During the 2002 campaign for the
Bundestag, pre-election polls tracked the horse race of party support
almost daily. Election junkies were invited to enter online sweepstakes.
They could also bet real money, albeit in limited quantity, on
the parties’ fortunes on WAHL$TREET, a mock stock market run
by Die Zeit and other media. As usual, election night witnessed the
race of the networks to project the winner the second the polls
where voters had cast their ballots closed. But in 2002, there was
also one newcomer in the business of electoral prophecy: a statistical
forecast based on insights from electoral research.