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Nordic Journal of Literacy Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Nordlit     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Norsk Lingvistisk Tidsskrift     Open Access  
Norsk litteratur­vitenskapelig tidsskrift     Open Access  
Nottingham Medieval Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Nouvelles Études Francophones     Full-text available via subscription  
Novos Olhares : Revista de Estudos Sobre Práticas de Recepção a Produtos Midiáticos     Open Access  
NUDOS : Sociología, Teoría y Didáctica de la Literatura     Open Access  
Nueva ReCIT : Revista del área de traductología     Open Access  
Nueva Revista del Pacífico     Open Access  
Nuevo Texto Crítico     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Nuit blanche     Full-text available via subscription  
O Eixo e a Roda : Revista de Literatura Brasileira     Open Access  
ÖDaF-Mitteilungen     Hybrid Journal  
Odisea : Revista de Estudios Ingleses     Open Access  
Oficios Terrestres     Open Access  
Ogigia : Revista electrónica de estudios hispánicos     Open Access  
OKARA Jurnal Bahasa dan Sastra or Journal of Languages and Literature     Open Access  
Olho d'água     Open Access  
Olivar     Open Access  
Ondina - Ondine     Open Access  
Orbis Litterarum     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Palimpsesto : Revista da Pós-Graduação em Letras da UERJ     Open Access  
PAN: Philosophy Activism Nature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Papers on French Seventeenth Century Literature     Full-text available via subscription  
Papers: Explorations into Children's Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
PARAFRASE : Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Cultural Studies     Open Access  
Paragraph     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Parergon     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Paroles gelées     Open Access  
Partial Answers: Journal of Literature and the History of Ideas     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Passage - Tidsskrift for litteratur og kritik     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Passagens     Open Access  
Pecia     Full-text available via subscription  
Pensares em Revista     Open Access  
Periférica. Revista para el análisis de la cultura y el territorio     Open Access  
Perspectives Médiévales : Revue d’Épistémologie des Langues et Littératures du Moyen Âge     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Philip Roth Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Philologia Estonica Tallinnensis     Open Access  
Philologica Canariensia     Open Access  
Philosophy and Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29)
Phonica     Open Access  
Pleine Marge     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Ploughshares     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Plurentes. Artes y Letras     Open Access  
Poe Studies     Partially Free   (Followers: 2)
Poetica     Full-text available via subscription  
Poetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Polifonia     Open Access  
Poligramas     Open Access  
Postmodern Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Poznańskie Studia Polonistyczne. Seria Językoznawcza     Open Access  
Poznańskie Studia Slawistyczne     Open Access  
Pragmalingüística     Open Access  
PragMATIZES : Latin American Journal of Cultural Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Prague Journal of English Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Prairie Schooner     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Prassi Ecdotiche della Modernità Letteraria     Open Access  
Pratiques : Linguistique, littérature, didactique     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Pretexts : Literary and Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Profetik : Jurnal Komunikasi     Open Access  
Publications of the English Goethe Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Quaderni d'italianistica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Quadrant     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Quarterly Essay     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Quarterly Journal of Speech     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Question     Open Access  
Quêtes littéraires     Open Access  
Qui Parle : Critical Humanities and Social Sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Quiroga : Revista de Patrimonio Iberoamericano     Open Access  
Recherches & travaux     Open Access  
reCHERches : Culture et histoire dans l'espace roman     Open Access  
Recherches germaniques     Open Access  
Red Cedar Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
REDD : Revista de estudios del discurso digital     Open Access  
Redis : Revista de Estudos do Discurso     Open Access  
Reinardus     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Relacje Międzykulturowe : Intercultural Relations     Open Access  
Remate de Males     Open Access  
Renaissance Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 52)
Renascence : Essays on Values in Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Res Humanitariae     Open Access  
Res Rhetorica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Research and Innovation in Language Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Research in African Literatures     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Reseñas CeLeHis     Open Access  
Respectus Philologicus     Open Access  
Restoration: Studies in English Literary Culture, 1660-1700     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
RETORIKA : Jurnal Bahasa, Sastra, dan Pengajarannya     Open Access  
REVELL - Revista de Estudos Literários da UEMS     Open Access  
Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Revista Binacional Brasil - Argentina: Diálogo entre as ciências     Open Access  
Revista Chilena de Literatura     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Revista de Culturas y Literaturas Comparadas     Open Access  
Revista de Estudios Hispánicos     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Revista de Estudios Norteamericanos     Open Access  
Revista de Estudos Culturais     Open Access  
Revista de Filología Alemana     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista de Filología Románica     Open Access  
Revista de Filología y Lingüística de la Universidad de Costa Rica     Open Access  
Revista de Lenguas para Fines Específicos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista de Letras     Open Access  
Revista de Letras Norte@mentos     Open Access  
Revista de Llengua i Dret     Open Access  
Revista Desenredo     Open Access  
Revista Diacrítica     Open Access  
Revista do GEL     Open Access  
Revista Espirales : Revista para a integração da América Latina e Caribe     Open Access  
Revista Garrafa     Open Access  
Revista Guará : Revista de Linguagem e Literatura     Open Access  
Revista Hispánica Moderna     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Revista Iberoamericana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Revista Internacional de Culturas y Literaturas     Open Access  
Revista intransitiva     Open Access  
Revista Investigações     Open Access  
Revista Lengua y Literatura     Open Access  
Revista Língua & Literatura     Open Access  
Revista Mídia e Cotidiano     Open Access  
Revista Prâksis     Open Access  
Revista Signos     Open Access  
Revista Surco Sur     Open Access  
Revista UNINTER de Comunicação     Open Access  
Revue Akofena     Open Access  
Revue de recherches en littératie médiatique multimodale     Open Access  
Revue des études slaves     Open Access  
Revue Internationale des Francophonies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revue Romane     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
RiCognizioni : Rivista di Lingue e Letterature Straniere e Culture Moderne     Open Access  
River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative     Full-text available via subscription  
Rocznik Ruskiej Bursy     Open Access  
Romance Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Romance Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Romanische Forschungen     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Romanische Studien     Open Access  
Romanticism on the Net     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Room One Thousand     Open Access  
RUDN Journal of Language Studies, Semiotics and Semantics     Open Access  
RUDN Journal of Studies in Literature and Journalism     Open Access  
RUS : Revista de Literatura e Cultura Russa Universidade de São Paulo     Open Access  
Russian Journal of Linguistics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Russian Language Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Russian Literature     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Russian Studies in Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Sananjalka     Open Access  
SARE : Southeast Asian Review of English     Open Access  
Sartre Studies International     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Scandinavistica Vilnensis     Open Access  
Scando-Slavica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Schulz / Forum     Open Access  
Scientific Study of Literature     Hybrid Journal  
Scripta     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
SEL Studies in English Literature 1500-1900     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Selçuk Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi Dergisi (SEFAD) / Selçuk University Journal of Faculty of Letters     Open Access  
Semiotika     Open Access  
Seoul Journal of Korean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Sewanee Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Shakespeare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Shakespeare Bulletin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Shakespeare Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27)
Shanlax International Journal of Arts, Science and Humanities     Open Access  
SHAW The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Siglo XXI : Literatura y Cultura Españolas     Open Access  
Signo y seña     Open Access  
Signs : International Journal of Semiotics     Open Access  
Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 47)
Sillages critiques     Open Access  
Sintesis     Open Access  
Sirena: poesia, arte y critica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Slavia Antiqua. Rocznik poświęcony starożytnościom słowiańskim     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Slavia Meridionalis     Open Access  
Slavica Revalensia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Slavistica Vilnensis     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Slověne : International Journal of Slavic Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Social Dynamics: A journal of African studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Social Interaction : Video-Based Studies of Human Sociality     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Socio-anthropologie     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
South Asian Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Southern Literary Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Southern Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Southern Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Sprache und Literatur     Full-text available via subscription  
Stanislavski Studies     Hybrid Journal  
Storytelling, Self, Society : An Interdisciplinary Journal of Storytelling Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
StoryWorlds : A Journal of Narrative Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Studi Francesi     Open Access  
Studi Magrebini : North African Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
Studia Anglica Posnaniensia     Open Access  
Studia Aurea : Revista de Literatura Española y Teoría Literaria del Renacimiento y Siglo de Oro     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Studia austriaca     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Studia Azjatystyczne     Open Access  
Studia Białorutenistyczne     Open Access  
Studia Celtica Posnaniensia     Open Access  
Studia Iberystyczne     Open Access  
Studia Iranica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Studia Litteraria et Historica     Open Access  
Studia Metrica et Poetica     Open Access  
Studia Neophilologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Studia Pigoniana     Open Access  
Studia Romanica Posnaniensia     Open Access  
Studia Rossica Gedanensia     Open Access  

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  • From sacred geometry to an old man: on the figure of the Father in
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      Abstract: Abstract Dante was exempt from the 15–16th century Renaissance humanists’ general distrust of the medieval heritage. Among many other factors, one reason for this was the experience of shared Florentine pride and destiny. In his time, Michelangelo was considered one of the best-qualified Dante-experts. Already in his lifetime (and with his knowledge), the literature began to thoroughly explore the influence of his predecessor on Michelangelo’s sculptures, paintings and poems. The paper discusses a new aspect of this influence. It seeks an answer to the question of how the representations of God can nevertheless be radically different in the Commedia and the ceiling fresco of the Sistine Chapel. How sacred geometry (the circles of the Trinity) is transformed into a vigorous old man, who directs the events of the creation like an aerial acrobat. The answer may be found in the Platonic theology and cosmology of Ficino’s Academy, which is the continuation of the Christian trend represented by Dionysius the Areopagite and Eriugena. The Father is in motion because, along with the world and man, He also creates himself; in contrast with the “outsider” claim of ego dominus et non mutor; he is also part of the “concert”.
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  • Patrick White and the agency of literary masks

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      Abstract: Abstract Prominent in the final works of Patrick White, the Australian 1973 Nobel Prize laureate, is a vital admission of one’s inevitable dependence on one’s community. Yet how can a writer not only convey this message but also rally his readers towards a recognition of this notion' Moreover, how can a writer reach out of the pages to promote a change of mores in a society generally devoted to the pursuit of glorified, romantic individualism' A close reading of White’s last works points to his use of literary mask-narratives, and particularly mask-characters that embody and reflect social values while being debunked themselves at the same time. By activating these characters, the readers become responsible participants of the outcome of these characters’ actions, and may perhaps view them differently, enough to lead to an eventual alteration of the values they exhibit.
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  • The rhetoric of factuality and fictionality in Julian Barnes’s the noise
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  • Point of view in Alice Munro's “Runaway”: A cognitive study

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  • Overpopulation and cognitive mapping of freedom: Jonathan Franzen’s
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  • “Men separate from women and domesticity”: empire builders, coolie
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  • Narrating the Holocaust: a focalization reading of Michael Chabon’s
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  • Towards a theory of nonhuman narrative

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      Abstract: Abstract Nonhuman narrative refers to the representation of events with participants of nonhuman entities. It entails four broad categories: narrative about natural things, such as animals, plants, hills, rocks, water, and salt; narrative about supernatural things, such as gods, goblins, demons, and monsters; narrative about artificial objects, such as cloth, coins, chairs, ink, and toys, and narrative about artificial humans, such as robots, clones, and machines. The nonhuman entities take on the roles of narrator, character, and focalizer in a narrative text, and thus, perform three functions, namely, the telling, acting, and observing functions. An exploration of nonhuman narrative not only enriches the existing narrative theory, but also makes it more comprehensive and goes beyond anthropocentrism. Against the backdrop of the nonhuman turn, this paper proposes a theory of nonhuman narrative and reconsidering human—nonhuman relations so as to engage a larger organic sphere.
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  • The rhetoric of literary fairy tales and their contextual receptions: a
           case study of “The Little Match Girl” and “The Happy Prince”

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      Abstract: Abstract Traditional concept of plot calls for an integrated and holistic reading of narrative texts. However, the singular way for narrative fiction to convey thematic messages via story-telling makes room for the ambiguity that some specific textual signals may be designed by the author to serve other purposes than the plot and the explicit theme. This is quite manifest in literary fairy tales, which are often claimed to be targeted at dual audience and tend to produce competing readings in the process of their worldwide transmission. Examining the divergent receptions of H. C. Andersen’s “The Little Match Girl” and Oscar Wilde’s “The Happy Prince,” and taking insights from Dan Shen’s theoretical discussion of “the covert progression,” this paper aims to associate such competing readings with the specific rhetoric of the literary fairy tale which incorporates diverse textual signals in the seemingly simple and fanciful form: these textual elements not only can be woven into the fairy tale plot to enrich its textual complexity, but also can form an independent track of signification paralleling that of the plot development, in which story events and characters serve other functions than what they do in the plot.
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  • L’arte di ogni tempo nel commento visivo di Tom Phillips
           all’Inferno dantesco

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      Abstract: Abstract Con questo saggio si cerca di far vedere come l’artista britannico Tom Phillips abbia creato una sorta di iper-testo universale col suo commento figurato dell’Inferno dantesco. In esso l’aggregazione e la citazione di centinaia di testi e immagini (antichi, moderni e contemporanei) posti all’interno della verbalità dantesca ha permesso di realizzare un viaggio mentale che, attraverso una rete di ambiguità analogiche e connettive tendente all’infinito, si trasforma in una neverending story. Così, invece che di fronte a un tradizionale e vincolante commento all’opera medievale, l’osservatore/lettore si trova preso nel giro di un ‘piacere di leggere’ che sconvolge e ri-combina senza soste, in un palinsesto sempre rinnovabile, i segni della vita reale, della vita immaginata, della vita scritta e della vita dipinta.
      PubDate: 2022-03-22
       
  • (Selbst-)Zerstörung der Schuld—Chance der Entschuld(ig)ung: Schuld und
           Schulden in der Lyrik von Attila József

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      Abstract: Abstract The article examines the questions of guilt and debt in the Hungarian poetry of the late modern period, notably in the poetry of Attila József. An important characteristic of the concept of guilt in the modern era is that it unites the question of morality with that of the economy. This connection is confirmed by a current problem in the field of cultural studies: The German terms Schuld (guilt) and Schulden (debt) are viewed by recent cultural history research as significant driving forces and preconditions for cultural processes (both relate to shortages and errors which must be remedied, evened out, effaced or indeed generated or multiplied) which give rise to social and historical ties and determinations. This research attempts to formulate cultural strategies and solutions for dealing with the problem of unrestrained growth and the moralisation of debt. My article examines these issues as a problem of language (the language of poetry). Whilst Attila József ’s poetry does address the need to search for opportunities to forgive—both morally and financially—and to break the determining ties of moral and financial indebtedness, József believes this is only possible by implementing a certain manner of speech or a type of language whose forgiveness of debt and guilt alike as well as its liberating effect cannot be achieved by strategies, methods or practices.
      PubDate: 2022-03-07
       
  • The tragic complexity of Purgatory

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      Abstract: Abstract The text is part of a broader study on the perception of tragic perspective compared with our contemporary tragic sense. In addition to have a particular narratological relevance, the persistence of tragic level in the second cantica of the Comedy produces a decisive effect in Dante’s discourse, and proposes a different meaning of Allegory. One of the results of this investigation concerns the dramatic language, which is determined where Dante’s allegorical representation takes place, whereas the Allegory itself is forbidden by the variables of the tragic discourse, and is impossible to realize. However, the tragic perspective of the second Cantica is not constant, as in Hell, and it has its specific climax, marked by the acceleration of the time, the space of waiting, the crisis of salvific destiny, wich, in the arc od Dante’s narration, bind the characters to doubt and to need to overcome the tragic and irresolvable condition of being without destiny.
      PubDate: 2022-03-02
       
  • Détonnants voyageurs

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      Abstract: Abstract Après avoir dressé une brève esquisse des grands types de déplacements qui unissent l’Afrique à l’Europe et à l’Amérique, et qui appellent une série de récits spécifiques, cet article envisage Les Coqs cubains chantent à minuit (2015) de Tierno Monénembo et Al Capone le Malien (2011) de Sami Tchak comme deux romans francophones qui questionnent les paradigmes littéraires de la mobilité depuis et vers l’Afrique. De cette manière, on montre comment, tout en renvoyant au schéma—classique aux XIXe et XXe siècles—du voyage d’un Européen en Afrique, le roman de Tchak l’ébranle à l’aide des cadres de la globalisation et d’un hédonisme fastueux, qui mettent notamment à mal la question de l’exotisme. De façon complémentaire, le roman de Monénembo se voit appréhendé comme une relecture de la mobilité qui existe entre l’Afrique et l’Amérique, et qui est historiquement liée à la traite négrière. On détaille ainsi comment, par la figure d’un Africain qui cherche ses origines à Cuba, ce roman désamorce lui aussi l’exotisme et propose plus largement une réflexion sur l’identité composite que supposent les flux transatlantiques. Ultimement, ces deux romans se voient rapprochés dans leur capacité à jouer du voyage pour figurer l’interdépendance des littératures francophones d’Afrique subsaharienne et pour, de facto, instituer la globalisation de celles-ci comme une relation au monde at large.
      PubDate: 2022-02-26
      DOI: 10.1007/s11059-022-00624-2
       
  • Alterity and divergence: reflections on interculturality via Levinas and
           Jullien

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      Abstract: Abstract The three kinds of differences distinguished in Emmanuel Levinas’ thinking, along with François Jullien’s relevant elaborations, are utilised to distinguish three ways of contemplating interculturality: “distinction” treats different cultures as different parts of a unity, “strangeness” sees the other culture as exotic and heterogeneous, and “alterity” views the other culture as an ethical object that can never be captured by the subject. However, there are significant differences between Levinas and Jullien’s philosophies. The former emphasises the priority of the other over the self, while the latter emphasises reflection of the self through the other. On the one hand, in cross-cultural communication, “the intelligible common,” the ultimate purport of divergence, can balance the asymmetry between the self and the other in Levinas’ thinking. On the other hand, Levinas’ ethics is also a necessary complement to the idea of divergence: according to Levinas, divergence is bound to occur when the self takes on responsibility for the other. The two strands of thought need to be reconciled and practised in real life Only by returning to the simplicity and complexity of life can Levinas and Jullien’s thoughts be activated. Correspondingly, cross-cultural communication based on alterity and divergence should also be expanded from mere cognitive understanding to living practices. A cross-cultural life will not only expand a subject’s freedom and range of possibility but also work as a strategy to resist capitalist globalisation and its consequences of homogenisation and uniformisation.
      PubDate: 2022-02-24
      DOI: 10.1007/s11059-022-00618-0
       
  • Debatable genre: comparative poetics in the wild animal stories of Ernest
           Thompson Seton and Shixi Shen

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      Abstract: Abstract Taking the wild animal story as a debatable genre across cultures, this article examines the poetics of wildlife representation in Ernest Thompson Seton’s Wild Animals I Have Known and Shixi Shen’s major works, especially The Dream to Make a King. The study incorporates a comparison of the forms and degrees of anthropomorphism, narrative empathy, generic assumptions in writing about animals, and environmental implications across cultures. It is argued that Seton’s wild animal stories, based on the zoosemiotic observation of animals’ lives, enact a zoopoetic notion of multispecies co-authorship, whereas Shen’s stories, developed as a culture-specific variation of the genre, endorse ecoambiguity with taxonomic categories of humans and nonhumans, and of the fantastic and the realistic, frequently blurred and dissolved into one another. The comparative poetics of the selected wild animal stories not only bring to light the aesthetic complexity of this literary genre across cultures, but also illustrate the ethical ramifications of representing wildlife in the midst of the sixth mass extinction.
      PubDate: 2022-02-03
      DOI: 10.1007/s11059-021-00616-8
       
  • Do you need foreknowledge about Bulgakov and Woland' Making Juliane
           Blank’s comics adaptation parameters more flexible

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      Abstract: Abstract Adaptation (case) studies have long been criticized for their lack of theoretical basis and/or analytical tools that could make the observations of their authors more transferable to other, comparable case studies. Substantially younger than film (adaptation) studies, the prospering discipline of comics (adaptation) studies can boast, since 2015, the existence of Juliane Blank’s Literaturadaptionen im Comic: Ein modulares Analysemodell (Comics Adaptations of Literature: A Modular Analysis Model). It is this 404-page book that gave rise to the present article, with a threefold aim: (1) to acquaint a larger audience with Juliane Blank’s comprehensive parameter set for studying comics adaptations of literary works; (2) to elaborate on this set and regroup the parameters into several clusters, in order to make them more practically useful (also for, e.g., translation scholars, scholars of narrative cohesion and those interested in reading experiences); and (3) to introduce some possible case studies—one about foreknowledge—on four comics adaptations of Mikhail Bulgakov’s Master and Margarita, which may benefit from the (regrouping in) clusters presented in (2).
      PubDate: 2022-01-24
      DOI: 10.1007/s11059-021-00615-9
       
 
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