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

Articles from Vol. 26, No. 1, April

A Study of Identity in Post-Apartheid South African English Literature (1): The Pickup by Nadine Gordimer/'n Ondersoek Van Identiteit in Die Suid-Afrikaanse Engelse Letterkunde Na Apartheid: The Pickup Van Nadine Gordimer
Abstract In examining aspects of identity in "The Pickup" (2001), Nadine Gordimer's latest novel this article indicates new trends in post-apartheid South African English literature as well. In the article it is indicated that identity has always...
Gossip as a Discourse genre/Skinder as Gespreksgenre
Abstract Gossip is one of the wide range of sub-categories of discourse genres in story-telling. It is one of the most common interactive forms of discourse in informal conversation, because it has its origin in the general inclination of man to...
Identity, Difference and Healing: Reading Beloved within the Context of John Caputo's Theory of hermeneutics/Identiteit, Verskil En Heling/heelwording: Belovedgelees Binne Die Konteks Van John Caputo Se Teorie Oor Hermeneutiek
Abstract John Caputo's interest in the human struggle towards healing/wholing is obvious in his contribution on the work of Foucault: "On not knowing who we are: Madness, hermeneutics, and the night of truth in Foucault" (Caputo, 1993:233-262)....
Protest against Social Inequalities in B.W. Vilakazi's Poem "Ngoba ... Sewuthi" ("Because ... You Now say")/Protes Teen Sosiale Ongelykheid in B.W. Vilakazi Se Gedig "Ngoba ... Sewuthi" ("Want ... Nou Se Jy")
Abstract Long before the National Party institutionalised apartheid in 1948, individuals and organisations tried to highlight the injustices of the colonial capitalist system in South Africa, but, as Lodge (1983:6) puts it, "it all ended in speeches"....
The Crucial Role of Literature in the Generation of Knowledge and Critical thinking/Die Kardinale Rol Van Letterkunde in Die Verwerwing Van Kennis En Kritiese Denke
Abstract This article addresses two major issues in education today: the generation and processing of knowledge and the crucial role of the humanities, literature in particular, in the development of students with individual world views and unique...
Who Killed Kesentseng? Cultural Knowledge and Narratological Analysis in the Interpretation of the Setswana Short Story "Ga le a Ka la Tswa" ("Doomed to Die before Dawn") by B.D. Magoleng/Wie Het Vir Kesentseng Doodgemaak? Kulturele Kennis En Narratologiese Analise in Die Interpretasie Van Die Setswana-Kortverhaal "Gale a Ka la Tswa" ("Gedoem Om Te Sterf Voor Dagbreek") Deur B.D. Magoleng
Abstract In this article the argument is put forward that although the criterial force in narrative texts is the fact that these texts are intrinsically narrative, there is a range of extra-narrative components which should also be taken into consideration...