Journal of Literary Studies

Journal of Literary Studies is a magazine specializing in Literature topics.

Articles from Vol. 19, No. 2, June

Border Crossings in Latina Narrative: Julia Alvarez's How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
Summary In spite of being labelled a postcolonial novelist, Julia Alvarez avoids becoming a spokesperson for a generalised US Latino/a experience in How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents (1991) and thus escapes the double bind of group identity,...
Imagining and Living the Exotic: A Context for Early Rhodesian Novels (1)
Summary The paper discusses some early Rhodesian novels within the context of nineteenth-century debates about the exotic and recent theories about exoticism. The exotic has various temporal and spatial locations that are always sites of desire...
Mongane Serote's to Every Birth Its Blood: History and the Limits of Improvisation
Summary South African jazz carries a burden of optimism. It is consistently identified with an ebullient elan vital that resists the monomania of apartheid ideology. Mongane Serote's novel To Every Birth its Blood (1981) sounds a cautionary note...
'N Ekologiese Perspektief Op 'N Nederlandse Sprokie Vir Letterkunde-Onderrig in Afrikaans
Opsomming In hierdie artikel word op 'n sprokie van Godfried Bomans, "De rijke bramenplukker", gefokus, om aan te toon hoe daar deur middel van sprokie-elemente aan hedendaagse omgewingswaardes van die samelewing aandag gegee kan word. Die intertekste...
The Problem of Representing "Truly" in Henry James's the Tragic Muse
Summary In The Tragic Muse (1978) Henry James offers a study of the ways in which acting and portraiture are unseated from a locus of transcendental signification by the fact that they are irretrievably and problematically cut off from origin and...
Towards the Understanding of the Modern Grotesque (1)
Summary Even though the grotesque may be seen as a phenomenon which transcends generic, theoretical and periodic categorisations, in this article the emphasis is on its significance as an artistic device which enables writers to expose, highlight...
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