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268 p. ; 26 cm.
Green Library
160 pages ; 23 cm
  • The literature of the supernatural
  • The numinous
  • The Gothic novel
  • Frankenstein
  • Poe and initiation into the sacred
  • The numinous aesthetic of Henry James
  • The daemonic in Dracula
  • The modern period
  • Analyzing the mysterium tremendum.
Are ghosts, vampires, and other forms of "haunted presence" related to universal religious instincts? Are emotions that play a part in religious ritual and narrative similar to those in classical works of Gothic fiction such as Dracula, Frankenstein, The Turn of the Screw , and the tales of Edgar Allan Poe? Haunted Presence: The Numinous in Gothic Fiction reveals the intersection of Gothic literature and contemporary theories about the psychology of religious experience, positing that the two share the concept of the numinous, the human response of awe in the face of the eternal. Varnado offers a fresh and audacious analysis of the literature of the supernatural by employing insights derived from the philosophy of religious experience. Ranging from the Gothic novel of the eighteenth century to ghostly tales from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Varnado frames ghost stories as ontological challenge to the reader. The challenge is not in the form of philosophical proposition, however. Rather it is in the form of feelings and emotions that maintain a connection with the sense of reality. It is this area of reality that Rudolph Otto called the numinous--the feeling of the supernatural--that stands at the center of Gothic literature. An understanding of this unique category of experience, aligned with its associated concept of "the sacred and the profane, " exposes the purpose of ghostly literature and demonstrates the enduring relevance of this mesmerizing genre.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780817358556 20160619
Green Library
310 p.

4. Unjust enrichment [2016]

lix, 415 pages ; 25 cm
  • Introduction
  • The nature of an action based on unjust enrichment
  • The remedy of restitution
  • Elements of unjust enrichment
  • The enrichment enquiry
  • At the expense of the plaintiff
  • The unjust enquiry
  • Negating juristic reasons
  • Mistake
  • Duress or illegitimate pressure
  • Undue influence
  • Failure of consideration
  • No intention to benefit the defendant
  • Policy-based reasons for restitution
  • Defences
  • Change of position
  • Other defences.
Unjust enrichment is one of the least understood of the major branches of private law. This book builds on the 2006 work by the same authors, which examined the developing law of unjust enrichment in Australia. The refinement of the authors' thinking, responding to novel issues and circumstances that have arisen in the maturing case law, has required many chapters of the book to be completely rewritten. The scope of the book is also much broader. It concerns the principles of the law of unjust enrichment in Australia, New Zealand, England and Canada. Major decisions of the highest courts of these jurisdictions in the last decade provide a fertile basis for examining the underlying principles and foundations of this subject. The book uses the leading cases, particularly in England and Australia, to distil and explain the fundamental principles of this branch of private law. The cases discussed are current as of 1 May 2016 although the most recent could only be included in footnotes.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781841133188 20161205
Law Library (Crown)
xxi, 316 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
This book explores scholarly challenges within the fields of Anglophone language, literature, and culture. The section focusing on language details issues falling within two areas: namely, language contact and the language-culture relationship, and stylistic and syntactic perspectives on the English language. The literature part investigates twentieth-century American, English, and Australian literature, dealing with both poetry and prose and discussing topics of identity, gender, metafiction, postmodern conditions, and other relevant theoretical issues in contemporary literature. The culture part treats theoretical approaches in cultural studies that are vital in today's cultural context, especially in Central European universities, the Irish language and culture, and contemporary cultural phenomena inspired by the growing ubiquity of technological intrusions into various fields of cultural production.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781443817516 20170327
Green Library
xx, 239 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Theoretical perspectives
  • The tort-crime interface
  • Policy and discretion
  • The connection tests
  • Overview of the coherence rationale
  • Statutory purpose
  • No loss damage : sanction-shifting and related claims
  • No loss or damage : illegal profits and earnings
  • A relational explanation : joint illegal enterprise cases
  • Conclusion.
This book examines claims in negligence arising from illegal conduct of the claimant. An array of public policy and other grounds have been advanced for resolving these claims, resulting in an area that is characterised by confusing and contradictory case law. The book analyses the various explanations put forward as the basis for illegality doctrine within a framework of corrective justice theory. Illegality law poses particular challenges for the corrective justice explanation of negligence law, as many illegality tests are based on public policy considerations external to the relationship of the parties. The book argues that the only circumstance where illegality doctrine should be applied to deny a claim is where this is necessary to preserve the coherence of the legal system. It develops the work of Ernest Weinribian corrective justice theorists to explain how the principle of legal coherence fits within the framework of corrective justice theory, and why legal coherence is the only valid conceptual basis for a doctrine of illegality. It also contains a detailed study on the scope of the coherence rationale and the principles that will determine its application.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781509906673 20170821
Law Library (Crown)
x, 262 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction
  • Subjectivity, objectivity, impartiality
  • Subjectivity and intersubjectivity
  • Making law
  • Judicial individualism and judicial independence
  • Conclusion.
Are judges supposed to be objective? Citizens, scholars, and legalprofessionals commonly assume that subjectivity and objectivity areopposites, with the corollary that subjectivity is a vice and objectivity is avirtue. These assumptions underlie passionate debates over adherenceto original intent and judicial activism. In Common Law Judging, Douglas Edlin challenges these widely heldassumptions by reorienting the entire discussion. Rather than analyzejudging in terms of objectivity and truth, he argues that we shouldinstead approach the role of a judge's individual perspective in terms ofintersubjectivity and validity. Drawing upon Kantian aesthetic theory aswell as case law, legal theory, and constitutional theory, Edlin develops anew conceptual framework for the respective roles of the individual judgeand of the judiciary as an institution, as well as the relationship betweenthem, as integral parts of the broader legal and political community.Specifically, Edlin situates a judge's subjective responses within a formof legal reasoning and reflective judgment that must be communicated todifferent audiences. Edlin concludes that the individual values and perspectives of judgesare indispensable both to their judgments in specific cases and to theindependence of the courts. According to the common law tradition, judicial subjectivity is a virtue, not a vice.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780472130023 20161108
Law Library (Crown)
xxii, 228 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction
  • The exchange capacity
  • Enrichment
  • Loss
  • Connections
  • Generalisations
  • Transactions
  • Qualification
  • Conclusion.
This book presents an account of attribution in unjust enrichment. Attribution refers to how and when two parties - a claimant and a defendant - are relevantly connected to each other for unjust enrichment purposes. It is reflected in the familiar expression that a defendant be 'enriched at the claimant's expense'. This book presents a structured account of attribution, consisting of two requirements: first, the identification of an enrichment to the defendant and a loss to the claimant; and, secondly, the identification of a connection between that enrichment and that loss. These two requirements must be kept separate from other considerations often subsumed within the expression 'enrichment at the claimant's expense' which in truth have nothing to do with attribution, and which instead qualify unjust enrichment liability for reasons that should be analysed in their own terms. The structure of attribution so presented fits a normative account of unjust enrichment based upon each party's exchange capacities. A defendant is enriched when he receives something that he has not paid for under prevailing market conditions, while a claimant suffers a loss when he loses the opportunity to charge for something under the same conditions. A counterfactual test - asking whether enrichment and loss arise 'but for' each other - provides the best generalisation for testing whether enrichment and loss are connected, thereby satisfying the requirements of attribution in unjust enrichment.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781782258391 20170717
Law Library (Crown)
301 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • Introduction (Michel Prum) -- Empire et Commonwealth -- Violence et corps noirs : (dé)construction des images de Marikana dans Miners Shot Down (Rehad Desai, 2014) et Night is Coming: a Threnody for the Victims of Marikana (Aryan Kaganof, 2014) (Annael Le Poullennec) -- Race, Empire et cartes postales. Une "ethnographie" du peuple zoulou (Gilles Teulié) -- Entre redressement des inégalités et réparation en Afrique du Sud : l'après- apartheid face à la mémoire de l'esclavage et de la discrimination raciale (Claude Carpentier) -- De la Rhodésie coloniale au Zimbabwe indépendant : les métamorphoses de la question raciale selon Doris Lessing (Thierry Vircoulon) -- Soldats indigènes d'Australie et de Nouvelle-Zélande durant la Première Guerre mondiale (Martine Piquet) -- Alexander Duff (1806-1878) : mission, éducation et système de castes en Inde (Claire Kaczmarek) -- Grande-Bretagne -- The Evolution of the Chinese Translations of The Origin of Species (Mingming Su) -- Pedigree, "petkeeping" et poésie : la sélection canine chez les victoriennes (Fabienne Moine) -- De l'évolutionnisme sociologique de Walter Bagehot (1826-1877) (Catherine Marshall) -- Un criminel-type en miniature ? La délinquance juvénile et l'expérience de Parkhurst, 1838-52 (Veil Davie) -- États-Unis -- Médicaliser la folle Émancipation, soigner la folie noire ? Le contexte d'ouverture du Central Lunatic State Asylum for Colored Insane en question (Élodie Grossi) -- "Playing with Race": la mise en scène des identités raciales au carnaval de la Nouvelle-Orléans (Aurélie Godet) -- Peut-on être un Juif arabe ? Débats historiques et actuels autour d'une identité polémique (Nadia Malinovich).
"Les races humaines n'existant pas (il n'y a qu'un seul "genre humain"), c'est bien d'imaginaire racial qu'il sera question dans cet ouvrage couvrant l'aire anglophone. De l'Afrique australe à l'Australie en passant par l'Inde, de la Grande-Bretagne aux États-Unis, du XIXe siècle au XXIe, les treize contributions de ce volume analysent les jeux identitaires complexes qui opposent les groupes humains, au nom de l'apparence physique du corps, ce qu'on appelle la "biologisation des rapports sociaux". Corps colonisés, corps ségrégués, corps enfermés pour folie ou délinquance, ou envoyés au front comme chair à canon, tous sont assignés à un destin de "race" et aussi de classe. Le livre prend divers chemins pour rendre compte de ces trajectoires : le cinéma sud-africain, les cartes postales coloniales, la fiction de Doris Lessing, la poésie victorienne ou les théories évolutionnistes."--Page 4 of cover.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xv, 213 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
In a context where cultural transformations have become a basic feature of modern life as people and nations are brought closer together, this book tackles transformations occurring within and across cultures of the English-speaking world in the fields of literature, painting, architecture, photography and films. It helps readers decipher those dynamic phenomena and situate them in a historical perspective. The articles move within and across cultures and mirror the broad range of approaches to cultural practices that have appeared in the past few decades. They provide readers with tools to work out the transformations these practices undergo and the new life and meaning this process infuses into cultures of the English-speaking world. This book can be useful to graduate and doctoral students as well as post-doctoral researchers working in film studies, cultural studies, art history, literature and creative writing. Its clear language and pedagogical approaches also make this volume accessible to the general public.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781443816427 20160604
Green Library
241 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
"La guerre a toujours eu une fonction importante dans l'élaboration d'une identité nationale au sein des sociétés humaines. La manière dont est mis en place le processus de violence collective a pour objectif l'unification des membres de la société et pour corollaire l'anéantissement de l'Autre. La justification de la prééminence d'un groupe sur un autre dans un contexte de propagande martiale obéit, par ailleurs, à des modalités spécifiques à la culture et au comportement des sociétés en guerre. Il s'agit dans cet ouvrage d'examiner la rhétorique diffusée par les promoteurs d'un conflit, fondée volontairement sur la différence « raciale », ainsi que les discours légitimant le déclenchement des hostilités qui visent à conférer le rôle de bouc-émissaire à l'Autre pour l'assujettir ou l'éliminer. C'est ainsi que procédèrent les Américains pour pacifier l'Ouest « sauvage » face aux Amérindiens, les Nazis, lors du début du deuxième conflit mondial en mettant leur prétendue « supériorité » aryenne en avant, ou encore, plus récemment, les Serbes lors des tristement célèbres « nettoyages ethniques » pendant les guerres de l'ex-Yougoslavie"--P. [4] of cover.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
v. : ill. ; 23 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
p. cm.
This is the first book-length publication devoted entirely to the study of the relation between English phraseology (i.e. the study of formulaic language) and culture. The contributions focus on particular lexemes (e.g. enjoy and its collocates), types of multiword units (e.g. proverbs and similes), use-related varieties (such as the language of tourism or answering-machine messages), and user-related varieties (such as Aboriginal English or African English).
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783110190878 20160528
Green Library
2 volumes ; 22 cm
  • volume 1. Exploring Europe/from Europe
  • volume 2. Exploring American shores.
Whether one thinks of the modern world or of more remote times, both seem to have been affected - if not moulded - by the interaction between the concepts of authority and displacement. Indeed, political and social sources of authority have often been the causes of major geographical displacements, as can be illustrated by the numerous waves of migration which have been observed in the past and which are still present today, such as the transportation of slaves from African to American coasts in colonial times. If displacement can often be understood as spatial displacement, it can also be synonymous with psychological, social, and even aesthetic displacement, for instance through different artistic means or through the use of stylistic discursive devices. Displacement also entails dis-placement, dis-location, as well as dislocation, or chaos. This suggests that the etymological meaning of the term authority, auctoritas, has to be highlighted, thus referring to the author of a particular work and to the different manifestations of the authorial persona in a work of art. This collection of essays in two volumes examines the relationships between the concepts of authority and displacement in the English-speaking world, without restricting the analysis to a particular area, or to the field of literature. Some essays do, indeed, deal with literature, from different spatial areas and temporal eras, while others look into these concepts from a more cultural or aesthetic point of view. Volume One, Exploring Europe/from Europe, includes essays on Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, John Ross's Second Exploration Voyage, Thomas Hardy's Jude the Obscure, in addition to investigations of Rose Tremain's novels, Disguise by Hugo Hamilton, and the cinematic adaptation of Conrad's Almayer's Folly by Chantal Akerman. The volume concludes with a study of two novels by the Anglo-Sudanese writer Jamal Mahjoub.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781443880947 20160619
Green Library
xiii, 276 p.
  • Preface PART ONE: PHILOSEMITIC REACTIONS TO JEWISH CRISIS 'Barbarism and Bigotry': Philosemitism from the Damascus Affair of 1840 to the Moroccan Crisis of 1859 'The Sympathies of All Good Men'-- Philosemitism from the Mortara Affair of 1858-9 to Roumanian Persecution in the 1870s 'An Unspeakable Injustice': Philosemitism during the Dreyfuss, Beilis, and Frank Affairs, 1894-1913 'The Inmost Heart of Hell'-- Philosemitism from the First World War to the Holocaust, 1914-45 PART TWO: A TYPOLOGY OF PHILOSEMITISM 'The Spirit of the Age': Liberal and Progressive Philosemitism 'The Greatest Debt': Christian Philosemitism 'The Age-Long Dream': Zionist Philosemitism 'The Glorious Inheritance': Conservative and Elitist Philosemitism EPILOGUE 'The Jewish Emergence from Powerlessness': Philosemitism in the Contemporary World, 1945 to the Present.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780333699508 20160528
This work is the first comprehensive study of philosemitism in the modern world. Philosemitism is admiration and support for Jews by non-Jews, especially during times of anti-semitic persecution. Although literally thousands of books have been written on antisemitism (including the Holocaust), only a handful have been written on philosemitism, and no other book has used original sources of a detailed and sweeping kind. This work discusses philosemitism in Britain, America, Australia and Canada during the century between the Damascus blood libel of 1840 and the Holocaust (with a further chapter on the post-1945 situation). The first part of the book examines the philosemitic responses of non-Jews, often among the most influential people of their time, to the persecution of Jews during the best-known antisemitic crises of the century from 1840 until 1945, such as the Czarist pogroms of the 1880s and the rise of Nazism. The second part of the book offers a typology of philosemitism, dividing it into liberal/progressive, Christian, Zionist, and conservative/elitist strands. The book is based almost entirely upon primary sources of the past. Philosemitism draws attention to a powerful and widespread movement which befriended the Jewish people during times of persecution, and which is all but unknown to most historians.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780333699508 20160528
Green Library
ix, 253 p. ; 24 cm.
  • What is the Anglosphere?
  • Empire, Venezuela and the "great rapprochement"
  • ANZUS, Britain and the "Pacific pact"
  • Suez, Vietnam and the "great and powerful friends"
  • Empire, Iraq and the "coalition of the willing"
  • The Anglosphere identity and its limit.
The Anglosphere refers to a community of English-speaking states, nations, and societies centered on Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States, which has profoundly influenced the direction of world history and fascinated countless observers. This book argues that the origins of the Anglosphere are racial. Drawing on theories of collective identity-formation and framing, the book develops a new framework for analyzing foreign policy, which it then evaluates in case studies related to fin-de-siecle imperialism (1894-1903), the ill-fated Pacific Pact (1950-1), the Suez crisis (1956), the Vietnam escalation (1964-5), and the run-up to the Iraq war (2002-3). Each case study highlights the contestations over state and empire, race and nation, and liberal internationalism and anti-Americanism, taking into consideration how they shaped international conflict and cooperation. In reconstructing the history of the Anglosphere, the book engages directly with the most recent debates in international relations scholarship and American foreign policy .
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780804772259 20160602
Green Library
xvii, 712 p. ; 25 cm.
Green Library
xi, 265 p., [2] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm.
  • Planning control : cartouches, maps and the Irish landscape, 1770-1840 / Glenn Hooper
  • African land for the American empire : the proto-imperialism of Benjamin Stout / David Johnson
  • Landscape, empire and the creation of modern New Zealand / Cheleen Ann-Catherine Mahar
  • Ireland in ruins : the figure of ruin in early nineteenth-century poetry / Sean Ryder
  • A hot place, belonging to us : the West Indies in nineteenth-century travel writing by women / Evelyn O'Callaghan
  • Undeveloped estates : Dominica and the landscape of the new imperialism / Peter Hulme
  • Reading romance, reading landscape : empires of fiction / Mary Condé
  • Landscape and the foreigner within : Katherine Mansfield and Emily Carr / Angela Smith
  • Streets, rooms and residents : the urban uncanny and the poetics of space in Harold Pinter, Sam Selvon, Colin MacInnes and George Lamming / Gail Low
  • The landscape of insurgency : Mau Mau Ngugi wa Thiong'o and gender / Brendon Nicholls
  • The garden and resistance in diasporic literature : an ecocritical approach / Cynthia Davis
  • Geographies of liberalism : the politics of space in Colm Toibin's Bad blood : A walk along the Irish border and The heather blazing / Conor McCarthy.
Green Library
xv, 290 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
This volume describes and celebrates the remarkable efforts of librarians, cataloguers and scholars who, enabled by generous financial support from foundations and universities, have identified, recorded and made available a vast corpus of literature.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780404635428 20160528
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
ix, 166 p. ; 24 cm.
  • From written record to legend - the "Receyt of the Ladie Kateryne" as retelling of the "Morte Darthur", Claire Vial-- influences of medieval thinking on the Gaelic world in Scotland, 16th century and later, Derick S. Thomson-- Jan van Vliet (1620-1666) and the study of Old English in the Low Countries, Kees Dekker. (Part contents).
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780859915083 20160528
The eleven essays in this volume are studies of specific instances of the influence and impact of the middle ages on Western life and culture from the sixteenth century to the present day. They cover a wide range of topics -literature, stylistics, lexicography, art, the cinema, philosophy, history and myth-making, oral traditions, feminist issues - and reflect the enduring influence of the middle ages on European art and life. Dr MARIE-FRANCOISE ALAMICHELis lecturer in English at the University of Paris IV-Sorbonne; DEREK BREWER is Emeritus Professor of English, University of Cambridge. Contributors: CLAIRE VIAL, DERICK S. THOMSON, KEES DEKKER, ERIC G. STANLEY, FLORENCE BOURGNE, RENATE HAAS, DEREK BREWER, LAURA KENDRICK, RENE GALLET, JAMES NOBLE, SANDRA GORGIEVSKI.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780859915083 20160528
Green Library


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