Journal of Literary Studies

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

Articles from Vol. 30, No. 3, September

Artefaktuele Geheue in Alastair Bruce Se Post-Apokaliptiese Roman Wall of Days
Summary In this article I analyse Alastair Bruce's novel Wall of Days (2010) within the framework of post-apocalyptic fiction. An overview is given of the development of post-apocalyptic fiction as a subgenre of science fiction and dystopian literature....
Between Past and Future: Temporal Thresholds in Narrative Texts
Summary This article is concerned with time and temporality in human experience as well as in narrative representation. The focus is directed at the representation of thresholds, threshold experiences, borders and boundaries in narrative texts,...
Beyond the Canon: Whither Beyond?
Summary Within a history of the deployment of the term "canon", the author of this article investigates the possibility of an extra-canonical literature and the role of heritage and the futuristic in literature through reweaving by appropriation....
Editorial note/Redaksionele Nota
1 Review Section The editors of JLS/TLW have decided to replace the review section with a review essay section and announcements of new books, thereby achieving two objectives. Firstly, we hope to provide authors with the opportunity of developing...
"Love Is a Losing Game": Textual Games in Milan Kundera's "The Hitchhiking Game"
Summary A couple who indulge in a tongue-in-cheek game of pretence soon discover that role-play can, in fact, reveal more about themselves--their real selves--and their partner, than it conceals. What begins on a whim as an indulgent and innocent...
Synecdoche and Allegory in the Filmic Record of the Memory of African Genocide in John le Carre's the Constant Gardener
Summary This article shows that the filmic depiction of the death of Tessa Quayle, a social activist portrayed by Rachel Weisz, is a memorialised historical allegory of genocide caused by deliberate and lethal clinical trials of drugs conducted...
The Archaeology of Rock Art and Western Philosophy
Summary The article aims to excavate some layers of Western philosophy in order to see how far Western thinkers can illuminate aspects of prehistoric rock art. It will focus on David Lewis-Williams's neuropsychological and shamanistic theory of...
Traumatised Narrators in Hisham Matar's Novels
Summary This article concerns the child-protagonist narrators, Suleiman and Nuri, of Hisham Matar's two novels In the Country of Men and Anatomy of a Disappearance respectively. Noting how their traumatised experiences relate closely to the writer's...
Versions and Subversions of Islamic Cultures in the Film the Stoning of Soraya M
Summary The aim of this article is to explore the idea of versions and subversions of narrative constructions and reinterpretation of Islamness or Muslim cultures from an analysis of the film The Stoning of Soraya M. This will be done by focusing...
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