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(2016) - Journal articleThe 1609 edition of The Faerie Queene claims that the Mutabilitie Cantos, printed for the very first time, constitute part of a seventh Book of the poem, a “LEGEND OF Constancie.” This essay reads the figure of Meliboe in ...
(2015) - Journal articleAlain Badiou has argued that the England riots of 2011, in dialogue with societal upheavals around the world that same year, demonstrated fundamental crises in our governing social, economic and political discourses. Whilst ...
(2014-08) - Journal articleBefore the concretization of the ‘Colditz Myth’ in the mid-1950s, British cinema’s engagement with the POW narrative took unexpected generic forms. The Captive Heart (1946) and The Wooden Horse (1950) draw on the narrative ...
(2016-07-08) - Journal articleThe word ‘nostalgia’ was coined by the Swiss medical student Johannes Hofer in his 1688 Dissertatio Medica de Nostalgia, oder Heimwehe. Hofer’s treatise and Edmund Spenser’s 1595 poem Colin Clovts Come home againe exemplify ...