Moveable Type


2017-18: Peripheries (Volume X)

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"despite all our desperate, eternal attempts to separate, contain and mend, categories always leak."

                                                Trinh T. Minh-ha, Woman, Native, Other.

What does it mean to speak or act from the periphery? To what extent is the periphery a site of marginalisation or the arena for creative destruction? Is the periphery a space in which, as Trinh T. Minh-ha suggests, rigid and 'eternal' categories submit to leakage? Or is the very notion of a periphery itself a leaky category, constantly defying our attempts to definitively locate it? Such questions pursue with determined insistence the articles contained within the tenth volume of Moveable Type. Traversing through topics such as decolonisation, identity, the poetics of affect, the politics of borders and the recuperation of side-lined canons-the following interventions bring into focus the sheer polyvalence of what the idea of a periphery means for us today.

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Editor's Preface

Dana Ariel - Siting Language

Chelsea Haith 'I question why I understand what she has said': Language and Decolonial Justice in Koleka Putuma's Collective Amnesia

Joseph Hankinson - 'great words carrying the world" Intercultural Translation in B Kojo Laing's 'No needle in the sky'

Hana Teraie-Wood Buried Politics: The Ferryman, the Troubles and the Disappeared

Daniel Norman - Enlightening the Marginalised: John Thelwall and the Value of Laughter

Harvey Wiltshire 'False Spectacles' and 'Passion's Mist': Distorting Tears in the Poetry of John Donne


Dawn M. Gaietto - Encounters with her Presence: Relating with the Feral


Katherine Cheston on Bates, Bleakley and Goodman (Eds.), Medicine, Health and the Arts: Approaches to the Medical Humanities. (2015.)

Kosuke Fujiki on Todd Haines (Dir.), Carol. (2015.)

Alex Hewitt on Sebastian Barry, Days Without End (2016) and Alan Hollinghurst, The Sparsholt Affair (2017.)

Anthony Walker-Cook on Barbara Ravelhofer (Ed.), James Shirley and Early Modern Theatre: New Critical Perspectives

Lottie Limb on Madeleine Bunting, Love of Country: A Hebridean Journey (2016) and Allen, Groom, Smith (Eds.), Coastal Works: Cultures of the Atlantic Edge.

Noor Bhangu on Daljit Nagra, British Museum (2017.)

Natalia da Silva Perez on Tara Hamling and Catherine Richardson, A Day at Home in Early Modern England: Material Cultures and Domestic Life 1500-1700 (2017.)