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

Articles from Vol. 31, No. 3, December

Affordances of Form in Stanzaic Narrative poetry/"Affordances" (Die Bevoegdhede) Van Vorms in Strofiese Narratiewe Poesie
Abstract This article develops the notion that poetry is crucially distinguished from other forms of verbal art by its foregrounding of segmentivity, the spacing of language. If a measure is regarded as the smallest unit of resistance to meaning,...
A Narratological Perspective on Douglas Livingstone's A Littoral Zone (1991)/ 'N Narratologiese Perspektief Op Douglas Livingstone Se A Littoral Zone (1991)
Abstract This article explores aspects of the contemporary South African poet Douglas Livingstone's "A littoral zone" (1991) from a narratological point of view, leaning largely on Peter Huhn's narratological concept of the event and Rachei Blau...
Is There a Narrative Hidden in a Lyric Poem? Dutch Poets on Narrativity in Poetry: Robert Anker, Tomas Lieske, Leonard Nolens, Wlllem Van Toorn En Eva Gerlach/ Skuil Daar 'N Verhaal in 'N Liriese Gedig? Nederlandstalige Digters Oor Narratiwiteit in Die Poesie: Robert Anker, Tomas Lieske, Leonard Nolens, Willem Van Toorn En Eva Gerlach
Abstract This article is concerned with the views expressed by poets on narrativity in lyric poems. Contemporary poetic ideas and tendencies, such as the preference for longer poems, the use of sequences (sequential poetry) and cycles, are used...
Narrative Strategies in Sir Philip Sidney's Astrophil and Stella/Narratiewe Strategiee in Sir Philip Sidney Se Astrophil and Stella
Abstract In this article I suggest that historically lyric and narrative are not mutually exclusive categories. Focusing on the case of Sir Philip Sidney's sonnet sequence, "Astrophil and Stella", I argue that the fundamentally lyric form of the...
Narratology and the Study of Lyric poetry/Narratologie En Die Studie Van Liriese Poesie
Abstract This article provides a brief discussion of the theoretical and historical underpinnings of the study of narrativity in lyric poetry. As part of the justification of studying narrative aspects of lyric poetry, reference is made to contemporary...
Plotting the Lyric: Forms of Narration in poetry/Die Liriese Intrige: Manifestasies Van Narratiwiteit in Die Poesie
Abstract This article is based on the assumption that lyric poems generally share the fundamental constituents of story and discourse as well as the narrative act with narrative fiction in that they likewise feature a sequence of incidents (usually...
"Poetic Adventures": On the Relation between Narrative Structures and Poetic Elements in Two Dutch Long poems/"Poetische Avonturen": Over De Verhouding Tussen Narratieve Structuren En Poetische Aspecten in Twee Lange Gedichten
Abstract Studying two totally different poems, this article investigates the possible interaction between narrative structures and lyric aspects in the specific genre of the long poem. The analyses concentrate on the identifiable appearance of narrative...
Politics in Poetry: Epic Poetry as a Critique of Dutch culture/Politiek in Die Poesie: Epiese Poesie as Kritiek Op Die Nederlandse Kultuur
Abstract This article describes a Dutch volume of epic poetry, using a disciplinary strategy (concepts and devices from narrative studies) and a cultural analytical and rhetorical approach. The volume "Roeshoofd hemelt" by Joost Zwagerman (2005)...
Then, Sooner, I Give Credence to the Tale: On Some Narrative Texts by Martinus Nijhoff/Dan Hecht Ik Eer Geloof Aan Het Verhaal: Over Enkele Narratieve Teksten Van Martinus Nijhoff
Abstract With short lyrical poems being the poetical standard nowadays, long story-telling poems can be seen as a provocative genre. Characterisfics of modem epic poems can be explored by examining a brief and a story-telling poem by Martinus Nijheff....
Wallace Stevens's Use of Narrative Markers in Harmonium/Wallace Stevens Se Gebruik Van Narratiewe Merkers in Harmonium
Abstract In this article Wallace Stevens's first published volume of poetry, "Harmonium" is examined in order to demonstrate that by his deployment of narrative markers in key poems of the collection his quintessentially modernist lyrics challenge...
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