Issue Five, Autumn 2007.

'The Individual And Society.'

Making Bodies. Liza Griffin. (Pages 1 to 14)

Liza Griffin has recently completed her PhD in geography at the Open University. She currently does research on environmental politics and is particularly interested in debates in cultural geography and political theory.

‘La parole aux négresses’ (Thiam, 1978): West African Women Writers and the Literature of Social Change.  Catherine Keating. (Pages 15 to 29)

Catherine Keating is a PhD student at the National University of Ireland, Galway. She completed an MA in French at NUIG which examined issues of feminism in the novel Segou by Maryse Conde. She is an IRCHSS scholar and her current research examines the evolution of the novel by West African women from Mali, Burkina Faso and Senegal.

The Significance of Social and Political Context: A Qualitative Study of Adults Bereaved During Childhood and Adolescence Due to the Northern Ireland Troubles. Damian McNally (Pages 30 to 46)

Damien McNally is politics graduate of QUB and this research was undertaken during completion of the M.Sc. in Social Research Methods with the Open University. His research interests are in the field of bereavement, specifically the longer-term bereavement experience of those affected by homicide and conflict. He is a member of the Management Committee of the WAVE Trauma Centre for over 4 years and is currently Chair. I work in the field of community relations in Northern Ireland.

The Immortal Self: Surrealist Alter-Egos. Rachael Grew. (Pages 47-59)

Rachael Grew is a postgraduate student at the University of Glasgow studying History of Art. Having completed an M.Phil. on alchemical imagery in the work of Remedios Varo and Leonor Fini, for her PhD she has turned her attention to the use of a single alchemical image - the androgyne - in the art of a wider variety of artists from the Symbolist and Surrealist movements. As well as alchemy and Surrealism her research interests include the Tarot and Surrealist costume design and the discourse between works produced by male and female artists. This paper has come from part of my PhD research.

War, Proportionality, and Noncombatant Immunity. Antony Lamb.(Pages 60 to 73)

Antony Lamb is currently a postgraduate student (M.Litt. candidate) in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Bristol. His research interests are issues to do with the ethics of war; more specifically, the moral justification of international laws concerning armed conflict. He also lecturers in philosophy at Coleg Gwent tertiary college.

For What is Identity Without a Stake in One's Country?  Richard Lee (Pages 74 to 84)

Richard Lee is a part-time PhD student in the Department of Literature at the Open University. His thesis examines the capacity of literature to supplement or interrupt historical representations of the Partition of India in 1947. His research interests include the Independence and Partition of India, gender issues in South Asia, historiography, trauma and memory, and post-colonial literature.

The Colonial Other in E.M. Forster’s A Passage to India. Zoé Lehmann (Pages 85 to 96)

Zoé Lehmann is a graduate of the University of Sussex, and is currently writing her dissertation for an MA in English Literature with the Open University. Her dissertation will explore supernatural stories of the late nineteenth century, and their relationship to moral preoccupations of the period.

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