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'The White Man Laughs': Commentary On The Satiric Dramatic Monologues Of Gabriel Okara, Chukwuma Azuonye 2010 University of Massachusetts Boston

'The White Man Laughs': Commentary On The Satiric Dramatic Monologues Of Gabriel Okara, Chukwuma Azuonye

Chukwuma Azuonye

Examined in the present article are two early satiric lyrics of Gabriel Okara—“Once Upon a Time” and “He Laughed and Laughed and Laughed”—which are the products of the postcolonial cultural war environment in which the issues of modernity, alterity (otherness or difference) and afro-authenticity implicated in Achebe’s ripostes on the bigotry of the colonialist critic were central. The tone of this discourse amongst leading African intelligentsia was set in the 1930’s and 1940’s by four fellow south-eastern Nigerian writers in their semi-autobiographical blueprints for African cultural emancipation—Renascent Africa ((1937)) by Nnamdi Azikiwe (1904–1996 ...


The Path, Holly Butchyk 2010 Trinity College

The Path, Holly Butchyk

Holly Butchyk

No abstract provided.


The Setting Sun, Holly Butchyk 2010 Trinity College

The Setting Sun, Holly Butchyk

Holly Butchyk

No abstract provided.


‘Up These Hills To The Mountain Top’: Memories Of 'The Golden Sun' In Michael Echeruo's War Poems (Distanced), Chukwuma Azuonye 2010 University of Massachusetts Boston

‘Up These Hills To The Mountain Top’: Memories Of 'The Golden Sun' In Michael Echeruo's War Poems (Distanced), Chukwuma Azuonye

Chukwuma Azuonye

One of the leading voices among the first generation of post-independence African modernist poets of the twentieth-century, Michael J. C. Echeruo's second collection of poetry, Distanced (1975), is, unlike his better-known first collection, Mortality (1968), characterized by direct phrasing and open accessibility—in terms of imagery and other signifiers—to the general reader. Composed within the first four years (1970-74) after the end of the Biafran war of independence of 1967-1970, the nineteen lyrics that make up this collection look back with extraordinary candor and passion into the future of the Biafran experience, especially with regard to the problems ...


The Rhetoric Of Sacrifice, James W. Watts 2010 Syracuse University

The Rhetoric Of Sacrifice, James W. Watts

James Watts

No abstract provided.


The Spoils Of War, Rebecca Gould 2010 University of Bristol

The Spoils Of War, Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould

“The Spoils of War,” New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing (story about war and corruption in the North Caucasus, with critical introduction comparing the Chechen war to the Palestinian conflict) 82 (2011): 35-42.


Review Of The Calligrapher’S Secret By Rafik Schami, Rebecca Gould 2010 University of Bristol

Review Of The Calligrapher’S Secret By Rafik Schami, Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould

The Calligrapher’s Secret by Rafik Schami, Wasafiri: The Magazine of International Contemporary Writing 27 (3): 94-96.


Passing The Remote: Community And Television Viewing In Woobinda And La Guerra Degli Antò, Monica Seger 2010 College of William and Mary

Passing The Remote: Community And Television Viewing In Woobinda And La Guerra Degli Antò, Monica Seger

Monica Seger

This paper explores television-modeled narratives in Silvia Ballestra’s La guerra degli Antò, of 1992, and Aldo Nove’s Woobinda, of 1996. In so doing, it considers both the role of a text's author and the majority/minority reception practices that lead to its social imprint. For a definition of reception practices it turns to the work of media and reception scholars such as Henry Jenkins and Ien Ang.

Employing a soap-operatic narrative and respecting the viewing practices of a minority viewer group, Ballestra navigates contemporary TV language to shape receptive communities within, and outside, of her text. Nove ...


Review Of Stefani Engelstein, Anxious Anatomy: The Conception Of The Human Form In Literary And Naturalistic Discourse, Scott Abbott 2010 Utah Valley University

Review Of Stefani Engelstein, Anxious Anatomy: The Conception Of The Human Form In Literary And Naturalistic Discourse, Scott Abbott

Scott Abbott

No abstract provided.


Immortal For Quite Some Time, Part 2, Scott Abbott 2010 Utah Valley University

Immortal For Quite Some Time, Part 2, Scott Abbott

Scott Abbott

No abstract provided.


Immortal For Quite Some Time: Part One, Scott Abbott 2010 Utah Valley University

Immortal For Quite Some Time: Part One, Scott Abbott

Scott Abbott

No abstract provided.


Pool Party, Holly Butchyk 2010 Trinity College

Pool Party, Holly Butchyk

Holly Butchyk

No abstract provided.


Wordsworth And Milton: The Prelude And Paradise Lost, Colin McCormack 2010 Providence College

Wordsworth And Milton: The Prelude And Paradise Lost, Colin Mccormack

English Student Papers

No abstract provided.


The James Brothers And The Tragic Beauty Of Individualism, Corey Plante 2010 Providence College

The James Brothers And The Tragic Beauty Of Individualism, Corey Plante

English Student Papers

No abstract provided.


Disambiguating The Sublime And The Historicity Of The Concept, Vrasidas Karalis 2010 University of Sydney

Disambiguating The Sublime And The Historicity Of The Concept, Vrasidas Karalis

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

In his article "Disambiguating the Sublime and the Historicity of the Concept" Vrasidas Karalis explores the notion of sublime or sublimity as the field of colliding signifiers and of experiential frameworks in conflict. Instead of treating the traditional notion as a structural element of style of ideology, he analyses it from the point of its contextual validation and its very historicity: what makes sublimity emerge is the extra-lingual unease, the existential dysphoria of the world outside the text, as refracted through specific works of art. Such dysphoria is expressed through ungrammatical language or/and through the attempt in specific moments ...


The Chi Complex And Ambiguities Of Meeting, Paul Carter 2010 Deakin University

The Chi Complex And Ambiguities Of Meeting, Paul Carter

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

In his article "The Chi Complex and Ambiguities of Meeting" Paul Carter develops a discussion of interpersonal encounters by mobilizing an apparatus of references, ranging from Jean Genet to Lévinas, Derrida, Bachmann, Merleau-Ponty, and Arendt. The hypothesis is that meeting another person entails and subsumes a non-meeting; a resistance and a refusal. The article pursues the ambiguity at the heart of encountering the other through an investigation of the urban spaces that are allegedly designed to invite and facilitate meetings. The argument put forward is that these spaces are paradoxically designed to avert encounters. This is especially true in the ...


Ambiguity, The Literary, And Close Reading, David G. Brooks 2010 University of Sydney

Ambiguity, The Literary, And Close Reading, David G. Brooks

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

In his article "Ambiguity, the Literary, and Close Reading" David G. Brooks approaches the matter of literary ambiguity from two directions: firstly by presenting the question of what we might learn if we look at ambiguity not so much from the angle of the author as that of the reader, a question which may appear obvious and inoffensive on the surface, but which becomes intricate and captivating as Brooks, arguing that literary ambiguity cannot be discussed without attention to the idea of close reading, peels layer upon layer of commonsensical assumptions away from reading practice, to arrive at the point ...


Ambiguity, Children, Representation, And Sexuality, Catharine Lumby 2010 University of New South Wales

Ambiguity, Children, Representation, And Sexuality, Catharine Lumby

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

In her article "Ambiguity, Children, Representation, and Sexuality" Catharine Lumby considers current and historical scholarly and popular debates about the representation of children, including concerns about their sexualisation in such representations. The article begins by examining images taken by photographers in the Victorian era, including Charles Dodgson and Julia Cameron, and asks not only how the gaze of the photographer frames the child but how the child returns the adult gaze. Lumby seeks to problematize our understanding of the ways in which images "sexualize" children. Drawing on the work of James Kincaid, it examines discourses that frame children as, on ...


Ambiguity Now, Martin Harrison 2010 University of Technology Sydney

Ambiguity Now, Martin Harrison

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

In his article "Ambiguity Now" Martin Harrison focuses on the pivotal place which modernist critical theory ascribed to ambiguity in the definition of meaning and structure in poetry. In particular, Harrison considers the way in which the category of experience is deployed in the discourse of ambiguity but is limited to only certain narratives of so-called experience. Harrison argues for a contemporary practice less focused on ambiguity and more on notation and provisional structure, demonstrating key elements of such practice in the work of modern poets Leslie Scalapino and Frank Bidart and the poet-artist Alex Selenitsch.


The Phantom Returns: On Lilian Lee's Three Supernatural Stories, Min Gan 2010 University of Iowa

The Phantom Returns: On Lilian Lee's Three Supernatural Stories, Min Gan

Theses and Dissertations

This thesis, based on Green Snake, The Reincarnation of Golden Lotus and Rouge, three novels written by Hong Kong author Lilian Lee, discusses the respective supernatural heroines in relation to the Chinese folklore and to the Hong Kong status quo before the 1997 Handover, seeking to find the allegorical significance behind the heroines beyond the genre of fantastic.


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