Volume 18 Contents

Introduction
Nicola Rehling

The Self, the Community and Nattion in 18th and 19th Centurry Literature

Homogenizing the Masses: American Republican Ideology and the Threat of intemperate democracy in Robert Munfords The Patriots (c. 1777)
Zoe Detsi-Diamanti

The Individual in the (Catholic) Mass: Restoration, Self and Community in Liturgy and Literature
Rosemary A. Peters

Narrating the Individual and the Community in Elizabeth Gaskells Cranford
Anna Koustinoudi

The Scapegoat in Hardys Tragic Novels: Revisiting Ancient Theory
Annie Ramel

The Individual, Modernity and the Emergence of Mass Culture

Mediating between the Mass and the Individual: Punch Caricatures of the Great Exhibition of All Nations
Adina Ciugureanu

The Paranoid Simulacrum in Surrealism: From Embracing Madness to the Mechanism of a Mental Illness as the Purveyor of Individual Meaning
Despina-Alexandra Constantinidou

Individuality, Subjectivity and Community in Mass-Mediated, Abstract Society

The Bohemian Iconoclast and the Corporate Giant: Julie Taymors Staging of Disneys The Lion King, or The Portrait of the Avant-Garde Artist as a Corporate Employee
Vagelis Siropoulos

Second-Generation West Indian Women, Television and the Dialogical Self
Kamille Gentles-Peart

Individuality, Embodiment and the Female Interpreter in Woman Times Seven and The Interpreter
Fotini Apostolou

Prepare for Glory: The Multiplication of the Digitally Hyperreal Hero in Frank Millers/ Zack Snyders 300
Giorgos Dimitriadis

Staging (Dis)Connections between the Individual and the Mass in Contemporary Literature: From the Pathological Mass in Person to the Globalized Subject
Stella Butter

Review Section

Helping Yourself to Heidegger
Reviewed by Ruth Parkin-Gounelas

Antonio Negris Empire and Beyond: The Reformation of the Lexicon of Modernity and the Imagining of a Postnational Imaginary
Reviewed by Mina Karavanta

Jameson, Fredric. Valences of the Dialectic. London and New York: Verso, 2009 (pp 625)
Reviewed by Sean Homer

Contributors