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

Articles from Vol. 25, No. 1, April

Meer Dydelikhyt Oor Die Punch En Die Vis 'N Vergelyking Van Niggie, Daar's Vis in Die Punch En Eilande
Summary More clarity about the punch and the fish: A comparison of Niggie, Daar's vis in die punch and Eilande In this article, three novels published in 2002--namely Niggie by Ingrid Winterbach, Daar's vis in die punch by Jackie Nagtegaal and...
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Mitisiteit as Basis Vir Vergelykende Literatuurstudie, Met Verwysing Na Waterslangsimboliek
Abstract Mythicity as basis for comparative literature, with reference to water snake symbolism Mythicity can be defined as the deliberate intention of probing the numinous dimensions of human existence by means of literature, i.e. mainly narrative...
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Reclaiming Lost Ground-The History Play in Zulu
Abstract Reclaiming lost ground--the history play in Zulu This article briefly sketches the history of African-language literatures as initiated by missionaries and formed by Bantu education. Against this background the aim of this article is...
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Revisiting Reviewing: The Need for a Debate on the Role of Arts Journalism in South Africa
Abstract Revisiting reviewing: The need for a debate on the role of arts journalism in South Africa The assault on the editor of a publication at a South African arts festival by an artist who disliked a review of his concert again highlighted...
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The Butler in (the) Passage: The Liminal Narrative of Kazuo Ishiguro's the Remains of the Day
Abstract The butler in (the) passage: The liminal narrative of Kazuo Ishiguro's The Remains of the Day This paper considers Ishiguro's novel in the context of Victor Turner's work on pilgrimage, and seeks to interrogate the apparently fixed opposition...
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Translating Traces: Deconstruction and the Practice of Translation
Abstract Translating traces: Deconstruction and the practice of translation In this article I attempt to show that deconstruction and its practices should not be read as intimations towards plurality or relativism in translation, but should rather...
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Waterslangverhale in Afrikaans: Die Relevansie Van Mitisiteit
Abstract Watersnake stories in Afrikaans: The relevance of mythicity This article focuses on the reworking of the mythological motif of the water snake in Afrikaans literature. Water snake stories form part of the very first examples of Afrikaans...
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"Whither Am I Wandering?" A Journey into the Self-Mary Wollstonecraft's Travels in Scandinavia, 1795
Abstract "Whither am I wandering?" A journey into the Self--Mary Wollstoneoraft's travels in Scandinavia, 1795 To place the letters written by Mary Wollstonecraft from Scandinavia to her lover, Gilbert Imlay, besides the journal in epistolary form...
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