Category: Literary Studies / All genres/ Theory


Time and Elegiac in the Later Poetry of Andrew Young

The poetry of Andrew Young (1885–1971) has most usually been contextualized within the landscapes of his adopted home in the county of Sussex, and the Anglican church to which he turned in later life. While turning points seem to characterize Young’s career, his later work is indebted to a long-held commitment to the exploration of


A Comparative Study of Greek and Roman Mythologies With Special Reference to Excerpts From Ovid’s ‘Metamorphoses’ and Riordan’s ‘Percy Jackson’

Ovid’s Metamorphoses is a collection of poems chronicling the history of the creation of the world, consisting of fifteen fully constructed Books with over 100 poems. Over the years, Metamorphoses has inspired other great writers including Dante, Chaucer and Shakespeare himself. Percy Jackson and the Olympians is a mythological fiction series by Rick Riordan and


“Struggling to Translate”: Jenn Marie Nunes’s Retranslation of Li Qingzhao’s “Ru Meng Ling” as Feminist Translation

The interplay between gender studies and translation studies has expanded the gender dynamics in translation beyond the plane of textual materiality. The intersectional studies of gender and translation acquire a more symbolic role of representing the gender structure between the source text that occupies a masculine, privileged position and the translated one that inhabits a


Intermedial Elements: Building Identity and Selfhood

The given paper is a case study of intermedial elements used to build distinct cultural identities and the image of selfhood in W. S. Maugham’s novel The Moon and Sixpence (1919) set in England, France, and Polynesia. The peculiarities of intermedial language used by the writer to enlarge the contextual field of his literary artefact


Reading Kenji Miyazawa after 3.11: Region, Utopia, and Resilience

Interpretations of Miyazawa Kenji’s work have gone through several iterations since his death: from virtual obscurity he was recovered as an author of children’s literature and poetry, and, in the postwar, his writing was appreciated for its incorporation of Buddhist themes and Miyazawa himself became synonymous with provincial Japan. After the 3.11 earthquake, tsunami, and


International Circulation of Newspaper Novels: British Empire, Japan, and the Yubin Hochi Shimbun

Japanese newspaper novels emerged as a genre in the latter half of the 19th century. In 1886, the Yubin Hochi Shimbun (YHS), a hitherto primarily political newspaper, declared that it would print novels in order to internationalize its readers. The editor Morita Shiken had visited Europe and America to learn how to run and edit


Annotation and Practice of Reading: The Tale of Genji and Kakaisho

The Tale of Genji, by Murasaki Shikibu, is the most famous Japanese classic novel and the world’s oldest existing novel by a woman. My paper sheds light on the heretofore understudied Kakaisho, an earliest annotation of The Tale of Genji, written by Yotsutsuji no Yoshinari, in the late 14th century. Kakaisho is characterized by its


The Spatiotemporal Dimension of “After” in Samuel Beckett’s Endgame

In After Fukushima Jean-Luc Nancy examines the nature of the Fukushima nuclear disaster through what he terms “the equivalence of catastrophes” which involves “the complexity of interdependent systems (ecological or economic, sociopolitico-ideologic, technoscientific, cultural, logical, etc.).” Thinking that this “equivalence of catastrophes” is closely connected with “finality itself – aiming, planning, and projecting a future