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Issue Details: First known date: 2018... 2018 Wordsworth and Campbell - Mirranatwa and Hesse
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'In defending themselves against the ever-more aggressive encroachments of utilitarian, market-oriented, skills-based demands for cost-effective education and research, the humanities often fall back upon a claim for the intrinsic worth of some scholarly pursuits: forms of academic inquiry that are per se valuable and need no justification beyond themselves. The close reading of a poem, the detailed annotation of an ancient manuscript, the philosophical parsing of a concept, are said to be valuable per se, in and for themselves.' (Publication abstract)

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    y separately published work icon Southerly Violence vol. 78 no. 3 December 2018 16857182 2018 periodical issue 'Rarely has Southerly received so much high-quality material than in response to the call for work on the theme of Violence. In fact our poetry editor, Kate Lilley, requested we increase the extent of the issue to accommodate the volume of excellent work; hence this is a large issue that includes a wealth of poetry. The reasons for this abundance are too many. In literary terms, violence provides a readymade drama, an impetus for action and reaction, shock, emotion, transformation; from Milton’s War in heaven to Modernist aesthetics of shock to the contemporary thriller. literature also records more pervasive operations of violence including poverty, colonialism and other socially sanctioned cruelties of lived experience. Writing on violence provides testimony, a necessary record, and may enable catharsis. at the very least it is a mark, a signature of survival in the wake of violent events from an individual encounter to genocide. a deal of the work included also addresses issues of the anthropocene and the relation ships between human and non-human lives.' (Elizabeth McMahon, Editorial introduction) 2018 pg. 125-139
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