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Carl Jung’s Archetypes in Malayalam Film: A Case Study on The Film ‘Urumi’
Movies are the visual- auditory symbolic narrative that explains the living reality of people. Films employ Carl Jung’s concept of archetypes-prototypical characters. This research provides an insight about the theory of archetype based on the assumption that archetypes resides deep inside human min...
Cycle Construction and Character Development in Central Algonkian Trickster Tales
Sentiment, Mood, and Performing the Past: James Hurley's Re-enactment of “Just You” in Twin Peaks: The Return
This essay challenges the critical notion of David Lynch as a “trickster figure” in his approach to Twin Peaks. David McAvoy points to Lynch’s employment of “boring” sequences in The Return as evidence of him “trolling” his fanbase, invoking Sianne Ngai’s theory of the “stuplime”—the clash of the st...
Inheritance: fraternal relationships tested
The death of a parent or parents and the settling of the inheritance confront siblings with fraternal conflicts of their early childhood. The sharing of money and assets will reveal archaic drives, fraternal complexes and the imprint of archetypes. Since money is often equated to an individual’s per...
History of Lince, Inca and White. The perception of social change in Amerindian traditions
Este artículo retoma los principales argumentos planteados por Lévi-Strauss en Histoire de Lynx (1991) acerca del Descubrimiento de América y los primeros contactos entre amerindios y españoles. El autor resalta el aporte innovador de Lévi- Strauss al abordar las situaciones de contacto a través de...
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Witold Gombrowicz on romantic myths
Problem romantycznych mitów zajmuje bardzo ważne miejsce w twórczości Witolda Gombrowicza. Mówiąc o stosunku pisarza do romantyzmu, wygodniej byłoby właściwie używać określenia: romantyzmy. W istocie bowiem w romantycznych uwikłaniach pisarza da się dostrzec wyraźny kontrast pomiędzy kontestowaniem...
"Hitting a straight lick with a crooked stick": Humor and the subversive in three novels by Zora Neale Hurston
Zora Neale Hurston is a controversial figure, equally praised and criticized for her representation of African-Americans; while some critics emphasize her ebullience and celebration of Black culture, others call her fiction stereotypical and essentialist. Observing the workings of the recurrent humo...
Ambivalence and Ambiguity in The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
This close reading of the text highlights how Miss Jane, in her double role as protagonist and narrator, shows considerable ambivalence towards friend and foe alike, with the result that the apparently transparent ideological meaning of entire episodes is blurred by what some critics have merely put...
Epidicus by Plautus
Epidicus, a light-hearted comedy by Plautus about the machinations of a trickster slave and the inadequacies of his bumbling masters, appears here in both its original Latin and a sparkling new translation by Catherine Tracy. Epidicus, the cunning slave, is charged with finding his master’s illegiti...
« In the American Grain »
The proposed article is an introduction to the debate between Ralph Ellison and Stanley Hyman on the relationships between black modern North American literature, and black North American folklore. The central issues of this 1958 polemic are introduced, (does Afro-American culture employ archetypes...
What can ethnic literature do? Moments of textual truth and external strategies in John Edgar Wideman’s work
Roland Barthes’ notion of emotional “moments of truth” in literature can be a starting point for the study of the powers of literature, and more specifically of “ethnic” literature in the United States. John Edgar Wideman’s Reuben will serve as our point of entry, because of the intense wealth of em...
Respectus Philologicus, 2011 Nr. 19 (24)
CONTENTS I. PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS Michał Mazurkiewicz (Poland). Sport versus Religion... 11 Natalia А. Kuzmina (Russia). Poetry Book as a Supertext... 19 Jonė Grigaliūnienė (Lithuania). Possessive Constructions as a Purely Linguistic Phenomenon?... 31 II. FACTS AND REFLECTIONS Aleksandras Krasnovas...
Les techniques dans la pensée narrative
Techniques in narrative thought.All narrative forms, from earliest to newest, treat of techniques. For the latter are part of real world that every story must integrate to interest an audience. But in some literary genres, techniques are involved in the framework of the story. Some of them are prese...
Our human relationship with coyote is old, sometimes magical but lately polarized and complex. Archeological evidence shows coyote (Canis latrans) displayed ubiquitous distribution across the continent for over 1 million years (Wang, Tedford and Antón, 2010). Through this, coyote has witnessed the r...
The Poetological Introspection of the Modern Poet (with Reference to the Lyrical Poetry of Yulia Kokoshko)
This article considers two recently published books by Yulia Kokoshko, a poet from Yekaterinburg, Under the Bridge and over the Bridge (2016) and Dusk. Sweet Milkman (2018). The books are interesting because they are dominated by poetological issues and the author mainly focuses on the phenomenon of...
Cautionary Tales: Making and Breaking Community in the Oil Sands Region
I consider data from Cree and Métis history, ethnology, and mythology to focus on three transformative modes (integration, disintegration, and media- tion) in relation to concepts of community. I develop an allegorical fantasy of oily monsters, tricksters, and their appetites arising from liquid com...
Trickster in Huarochirí’s Manuscrit: the cases of Cuniraya Huiracocha, Huatiacuri and Pariacaca
In this paper, I claim that Cuniraya Huiracocha, Huatiacuri and Pariacaca, which are lacking subjects, act as tricksters under the form of huacchas to obtain a particular object of desire through which their lack becomes fulfilled: Cuniraya Huiracocha tries to keep the maiden Cahuillaca, which leads...
The marginal novel e la novela del sicariato: representations of violence in Brazil and Colombia
À luz da proposta de Antonio Candido, em “A dialética da malandragem”, e de João Cezar de Castro Rocha, em “A dialética da marginalidade”, este estudo tem a intenção de apresentar a figura do malandro brasileiro paralelamente ao marginal da sociedade pós-moderna, através da obra Cidade de Deus (2002...
The Aesthetics and Ethics of the Absent Subject in the Novels of Tom McCarthy
Résumé en anglais : This study engages with the novels and theory of the English author and artist Tom McCarthy, specifically the novels Remainder (2005), Men in Space (2007), C (2010) and Satin Island (2015), as well as his works of theory, Tintin and the Secret of Literature (2006) and Typewriters...
The dimensions of astute intelligence and deception in cultural heritage
Este artículo revisa las representaciones referidas a la figura folclórica del trickster y a la figura griega de Mễtis, como imágenes dialógicas y símbolos transculturales y bifrontes, vinculados con una inteligencia astuta capaz y con sus habilidades para deconstruir las representaciones comunes y...
Natalie Zemon Davis and his critics
Recién iniciado el año, el cuatro de enero, se publicó en el Reino Unido el último de los libros de esa espléndida historiadora que es Natalie Zemon Davis: Trickster Travels: In Search of Leo Africanus, A Sixteenth-Century Muslim Between Worlds. Ya me he referido al volumen en otra ocasión, recomend...
DO POEMA À CANÇÃO: O LIRISMO COLOQUIAL EM CASTIGO PRO COMBOIO MALANDRO, DE ANTÓNIO JACINTO
In a context of resistance, in 1948, under the aegis of the colonial regime, several writers have come together to oppose the oppressive context of colonization through the Movement of the New Intellectuals from Angola - the MNIA, whose motto is the cry “Let's discover Angola”. Among these intellect...
Identifying the Ministry of Ripperdá Un trickster between the reason of the state and the borobonic reinforcement
Ang Dalumat ng Panahon at Espasyo sa Mga Traki ng Dulangan Manobo
This paper introduces the duyuy nga traki “narrative chants” of the Dulangan Manobo, one of the least-documented subtribes of the large Manobo tribe inhabiting most of Mindanao. It attempts an interpretation of their concept of time and space as expressed, implicitly or explicitly, in these traki. T...
Creating a Coyote Cartography: Critical Regionalism at the Border
This article develops and deploys critical regionalism as a theoretical framework that enables a comparative transnational critique of North American border regions. Taking its lead from developments in the field of Postwestern Studies it incorporates critical metaphors drawn from Deleuzian philosop...