Literator: Journal of Literary Criticism, comparative linguistics and literary studies

Articles from Vol. 27, No. 2, August

Coverage of Issues Related to Language, in Particular Language Rights and Language Policy, in the South African Print media/Mediadekking in Die Suid-Afrikaanse Gedrukte Media Oor Taalverwante Onderwerpe, in Besonder Taalregte En Taalbeleidskwessies
The print media are both important and reliable barometers for determining the feelings and attitudes of the reading public. This information, compiled in an annual report to PanSALB, may assist in making various groups aware of their language rights...
History, Memory and Reconciliation: Njabulo Ndebele's the Cry of Winnie Mandela and Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela's A Human Being Died That night/Geskiedenis, Herinnering En Versoening: Njabulo Ndebele Se the Cry of Winnie Mandela En Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela Se A Human Being Died That Night
Abstract This article deals with two texts written during the process of transition in South Africa, using them to explore the cultural and ethical complexity of that process. Both Njabulo Ndebele's "The cry of Winnie Mandela" and Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela's...
Identificative Copulatives in Southern Ndebele: Evidence for Diachronic Postulations in Zulu (1)/ Identifiserende Kopulatiewe in Suid-Ndebele: Ondersteuning Vir Diachroniese Postulerings in Zoeloe
Abstract Identificative copulatives in Southern Ndebele: evidence for diachronic postulations in Zulu Southern Ndebele is the language with the smallest number of speakers of all eleven official languages of South Africa. It is thus not surprising...
In Stede Van 'N Psigoanalise: Narkotiese Ritmes Van 'N Onophoudelike Trom
Seminaarkamer: LitNet I Etienne ran Heerden se roman In stede van die liefde is 'n roman oor verglyding; oor geweld; oor artefakte en kuns; oor paranm'a; oor dwelmmisbruik; oor die familiewe-lewe; oor die okapi; oor selfmoord; oor kinderdiefstal--'n...
Male-Male Relationships in J.M. Coetzee's Disgrace (1)/Man-Manverhoudings in J.M. Coetzee Se Disgrace
Abstract Kochin (2002:8) makes the following interesting observation regarding the life of the main character, David Lurie, in Coetzee's novel, "Disgrace" (1999), and his observation will be explored in detail when analysing the novel, and in particular...
O, Griet! Skryf 'N Parodie: Twee Sprokies Op Die Maat Van 'N Opdrag
Grieljie en Hansie 'n Bos parodie Net nou die ander dag rock Grietjie en Hansie op by die McD's en lek hulle lippe af. Dis McFlurry tyd. En dis fokken laat. (Die son kom oor twee ure op en die Bos draai al klaar.) 'Fokkit!" se Grietjie. "McDonalds...
Parody as Hybridic Text: Research Report/ Onderwysstudente Se Parodiee as Hibridiese Tekste: 'N Navorsingsverslag
Abstract Parody can be seen as one of the techniques of self-referentiality through which a consciousness of the context dependency of meaning is revealed in an aesthetic way. This article explores the theoretical background of parody as literary...
Progress and Decline: Historical Dialect in Two Texts by Hans Magnus Enzensberger/Vooruitgang En Ondergang: Historiese Dialektiek in Twee Tekste Van Hans Magnus Enzensberger
Abstract The interpretation of history as a process of dialectical development has been one of the most important ideas of Marxist philosophy. Whereas earlier Marxists optimistically considered this process as steering inevitably towards a sociopolitical...
Rules: Litera Prizes for Creative Writing/ Reglement: Litera-Pryse Vir Kreatiewe Skryfkuns
The Editorial Board of Literator yearly awards two prizes for the best contributions for a calendar year in the section "Litera". These prizes will be known as the Litera Prizes for Creative Writing. Two prizes will be awarded, one for writers who...
Section for Creative writing/Rubriek Vir Skeppende Werk
Litera is a section for the publication of creative writing in all the languages that Literator usually caters for. Through this section the Editorial Board wants to present an integrated image of the diversity of new writing by South Africans. ...
Travels in Identity: Aspects of Place and Belonging in Novels by Elsa Joubert and Riana Scheepers/ Reise in Identiteit: Aspekte Van Plek En Hoort in Verhale Van Elsa Joubert En Riana Scheepers
Abstract An investigation into the experience of place and its changing nature in the story "Bloed" [Blood] (from Melk, [Milk] 1980) by Joubert and some stories from Scheepers' collection Die ding in die vuur [The thing in the fire] (1990) serves...