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can discern the emergence of a growing political consciousness among female writers who begin to explore the revolutionary ideals as a potential basis of power for American women in the public sphere. 10 Murray herself contributed to this debate emphasising the didactic role of a “virtuous and well regulated theatre” (2: 227) which would offer American citizens models of rectitude and propriety. She recognised the power of theatre in “forming the opinions and manners of a people” and vehemently declared the need to “supply the American stage with American

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when he approaches India and describes them separately, by highlighting the peculiarities of that world.4 Africa is a space-time continuum of peculiarities (deserts, exotic animals, monsters, people who live twice as long as us or who dwell in the ground, etc.), 3 Bielski knew of America’s existence; what is more, he knew its size and that for some reason “it is considered a fourth of the world” (461v). “However, let’s notice the passive form [ECB and PB], which makes someone else responsible for the

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writing or in his literary writing, which will be discussed next. It is certainly not the case that he has rejected his country of birth though he has had an uneasy relationship with some aspects of Dutch society and 100 Chapter 3 culture. This contrasts with his appearances in Germany where audiences and literary figures as described by Jeroen Vullings are warm and respectful towards the writer and his work. Nooteboom’s travels took him around Europe as a young man, then to the Caribbean, and his travel journalism funded trips to America, Africa, Japan

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, emphasis mine). In the Coldplay video, Beyoncé is part Bollywood star and part Indian goddess, but the clear fascina- tion of her Indian viewers within (and outside of ) the video narrative is with her image, an irony underscored by the fact that although she is African American, her light skin and bleached hair are signs of a white beauty standard that is reinforced in global consumer culture by advertisements for fairness creams and a host of other cosmetic bleaching products, and these have also flooded the Indian market.8 Equally damaging is the “careless

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presented an intrinsic ambiguity: it was a space fraught with dangers, and it was the primordial space, the pristine fruit of creation, still uncontaminated by man, hence invested with the sacred power of the Garden of Eden. This polarity gives rise to two, apparently opposite, visions of America, which are, in reality, interconnected. This chapter looks at the colonial imagina- tion of the New World as an inextricable paradox, which held the promise of what men and women had always desired and, at the same time, the means to wipe out the best of what they had

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Anglo- American trend who assume reality to be a product of a process of lin- guistic determinism, that is, that humans’ perception of the world, their own thoughts, are determined, thus constrained, by language. Thereby language becomes a means of control as it is assumed that men regulate it and imprint their own perception which is to say they build a reality for men and women alike but contemplating their own experience exclu- sively. Confronted with the absence of an authentic non-misogynistic language, women have to use a language unsuitable to describe

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compliance, but with queer impertinence. The QP III conference gave rise to papers, conversations, perfor- mances, and resolutions which we recognize as stemming from a queer disposition. Each of the categories or concepts which structure this volume has been imbricated with queer and transformed by queer. Perhaps the 2 Kathleen O’Mara and Liz Morrish most compelling example of the impact of Queer Theory, even beyond queer activism, is told through the case of Caster Semenya, the South African runner. In 2009, after her victory in the 800 meters at the World

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Missionary Society, who was professor of Islamic studies at Glasgow University and the American University of Beirut; and Duncan Black MacDonald, who was not a missionary himself but devoted his life to the training of missionaries, teaching them to respect Islam at Hartford Theological Seminary, Hartford. Religious or faith-based institutes that specialized in oriental studies are the Institut de Belles Lettres Arabes, founded in Tunis by the Missionaries of Africa in 1926, now the Pontifical Institute for the Study of Arabic and Islam in Rome, and the Dominican

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records.67 In 1895, athletes representing LAC were soundly beaten by those of the NYAC, trained by Murphy, who won all eleven events. American reports were more than a little condescending in recalling that the English performances had ‘furnished so little food for enthusiasm’. The score showed that ‘the home team led the visitors in speed and strength and skill and endurance’ and the writer concluded that ‘The word defeat but faintly describes the catastrophe’. Montague Shearman cited hot weather and the ‘superior system of training and coaching which is in

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, & Ivanuš Grmek, 2005), South Africa (Wolhuter et al., 2012), Sri Lanka (Mangaleswarasharma, 2017), the Netherlands (Canrinus & Fokkens-Bruinsma, 2009), Norway (Tjomsland et al., 2009), South Africa (Cross & Ndofirepi, 2015), the United Kingdom (Malderez et al., 2007), the United States (Pop & Turner, 2009), and Turkey (Akbayır, 2003). Apart from single studies from different countries, evaluative papers on this subject also exist. For instance, Heinz (2015) provided a systematic and conceptual review of empirical research studies from 23 countries on five