WRoCAH Journal - Issue 2


‘The True Life is not Reducible to Words’: The Disintegration of Language in Post-Millennial American Fiction

‘The True Life is not Reducible to Words’: The Disintegration of Language in Post-Millennial American Fiction Ruth Daly, School of English, University of Leeds enrd@leeds.ac.uk Access PDF ‘For last year’s words belong to last year’s language And next year’s words await another voice.’ T.S. Eliot, ‘Four Quartets’[1] Don DeLillo’s Point Omega and Cormac McCarthy’s The Road are set in the ...

The Development of the Qaṣīda in al-Andalus

The Development of the Qaṣīda in al-Andalus David harrison, School of Philosophy, Religion, and History of Science, University of Leeds Harrisonde.uk@gmail.com Access PDF The qaṣīda, or ode, has a long history within the Arabic poetic tradition reaching back to the jāhiliyya.  It is a poetic form which has been continually repurposed to suit the poet’s aims, often political in nature, ...

Sensing the Shoal: Film and Lyric in the Anthropocene

Sensing the Shoal: Film and Lyric in the Anthropocene Julia Tanner, School of English, University of Leeds j.r.tanner14@leeds.ac.uk Access PDF A shoal of fish moving in mesmeric unison; a haul of fish torn from the sea and dumped on the deck of a fishing trawler.  What can these shoals tell us about our own position in the world in the ...

Political Manoeuvring in the Norman Kingdom of Sicily: Civitate and Carinola in the Development of the South-Italian County

Political Manoeuvring in the Norman Kingdom of Sicily: Civitate and Carinola in the Development of the South-Italian County Hervin Fernández-Aceves, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds Ms11hfa@leeds.ac.uk Access PDF One the of most interesting documents concerning the social and political history of the Norman Kingdom of Sicily can be found in the first instance in Giuseppe Del Giudice’s appendix ...

Male Models: Fatherhood and Gentleman-Making in the Victorian Bildungsroman

Male Models: Fatherhood and Gentleman-Making in the Victorian Bildungsroman Victoria Clarke, School of English, School of History, University of Leeds en14vjc@leeds.ac.uk Access PDF Marianne Hirsch identifies several classifications for the Victorian Bildungsroman, or ‘novel of formation’: a linear narrative blending biography with social commentary – the youthful protagonist learning the ropes – and culminating in the reconciliation of the self ...

Translation Strategies for Long Sentences in Public Speech, Using a Chinese Translation of a Public Speech by President Obama as a Case Study

Translation Strategies for Long Sentences in Public Speech, Using a Chinese Translation of a Public Speech by President Obama as a Case Study Long Yang, School of Languages, Cultures and Societies, University of Leeds mlly@leeds.ac.uk   Access PDF In written language, English sentences are usually longer than Chinese sentences, while in the spoken language, people tend to prefer using short ...

Editorial

Editorial Welcome to issue 2 of the WRoCAH Student Journal.  When I first heard that WRoCAH did not have its own journal, I was surprised. It seemed obvious that an organisation as founded on collaboration as WRoCAH would have leapt at the opportunity for a collaborative journal.  In truth, they did leap at it, rather taking me by surprise when ...

Book Review: Sam Edwards, Allies in Memory: World War II and the Politics of American Commemoration in Europe c. 1941-2001 (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2015).

Book Review: Sam Edwards, Allies in Memory: World War II and the Politics of American Commemoration in Europe c. 1941-2001 (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2015). Harriet Beadnell, Department of History, University of York Heb533@york.ac.uk Access PDF Even as the Second World War was taking place, memorials to honour American soldiers were being constructed in Britain and France.  The story of this ...

A Body, a Nation: The Enigma of the Body and Nation in T.S Eliot and Wyndham Lewis

A Body, a Nation: The Enigma of the Body and Nation in T.S Eliot and Wyndham Lewis Sheik Begum, School of English, University of Leeds en15slb@leeds.ac.uk Access PDF Julia Kristeva in Revolution in Poetic Language suggests that the body is ‘always already involved in a semiotic process’[1]; the body is a complex site for cultural discussion and this can be ...