Nebula

Articles from Vol. 6, No. 2, June

Before the Bunker
A 'bunker' called Martello Tower No 73 stands guard over the coastline of Eastbourne in East Sussex almost two centuries after it was originally built. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] A circular, semi-conical building policing the security of English...
Bird Citing: On the Aesthetics and Techno-Poetics of Flight
The first flash of a bird incites the desire to duplicate not by translating the glimpsed image into a drawing or a poem or a photograph but simply by continuing to see her five seconds, twenty-five seconds, forty-five seconds later--as long as the...
Companion Species under Fire: A Defense of Donna Haraway's the Companion Species Manifesto
According to Marianne Dekoven, Donna Haraway's "A Manifesto for Cyborgs," published in 1985, "signals the end of utopian feminist theory.... and the inception of postmodern feminist theory" (1694). Haraway argues that technology constantly challenges...
Disorderly Conduct: An Interrogation of Residual Sodomy Laws Five Years after Lawrence V. Texas
In Aug. 2007, Senator Larry Craig was arrested in the men's room at the Minneapolis Airport and was booked for violation of privacy and disorderly conduct for making sexual overtures toward an undercover police officer investigating complaints of lewd...
It's Still a Long Way Coming: The Importance of Humanizing the Same-Sex Marriage Discussion
August 1996. The incessant ringing of the telephone on his bedside table awakens David at 2:15 A.M.. Through his grogginess he is finally able to recognize his sister-in-law's voice and process her words: "There's been an accident." Chris has been...
Nights at the Airport
There are rules at the airport. You must not settle down for the night too early. The last plane leaves just after midnight so you must circle, hesitate, go for another circuit with your creaking trolley. It would never do to be seen as a regular....
"Put Not Your Trust in Princes": Fables and the Problematisation of Everyday Life
Fables is an ongoing comic book series published by DC Comics's mature-audiencetargeted Vertigo imprint. It has proven popular enough to warrant a spin-off companion series, a prestige-bound hardcover collection, and a script order for a television...
State Violence and the Writer: Towards the Dialectics of Intellectual Militancy in Transcending Postcolonical Nigerian Contradictions
Take justice In your hands who can Or dare, insensate sword Of power Outherods Herod and the law's outlawed ... Orphans of the world Ignite! Draw Your fuel of pain from earth's sated core --Wole Soyinka, A Shuttle in the Crypt,...
The Modern World through the Luminous Path of Prose Fiction: Reading Graham Greene's A Burnt-Out Case and the Confidential Agent as Dystopian Novels
What an absurd thing it was to expect happiness in a world so full of misery.... Point me out the happy man and I will point you out either egotisms, evil--or else an absolute ignorance (Graham Greene, The Heart of the Matter, 1948: 117) Graham...
The Prevalence of Hypokinetic Disorders among Workers in Tertiary Institutions in Ekiti State, Nigeria
Introduction Physical activity was enjoyed throughout everyday prehistoric life as an integral component of religious, social and cultural expression. Food supplies for the most part were plentiful, allowing ample time for both rest and recreational...
Voice of Protest against 'Universal Male Sexual Sadism': An Interview with Sarojini Sahoo
Sarojini Sahoo (b.1956) is a reputed Indian feminist and bilingual writer who has won the Orissa Sahitya Academy Award (1993), the Jhankar Award (1992), the Bhubaneswar Book Fair Award, and the Prajatantra Award. She writes in both Oriya and English...
Writing Irish Nationhood: Jonathan Swift's Coming to Terms with His Birthplace
"Swift can ... combine contraries of the most compelling kind." (1) Seamus Deane. "... the Janus-faced ambivalence of language ... in the construction of the Janus-faced discourse of the nation." (2) Homi K. Bhabha Echoing Bhabha's statement,...
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