List of Papers (Total 67)



La mort ou “la migration sans retour”? Une lecture thanatico-psychologique des romans de Maryse Conde

Dans notre communication, nous essayons de démontrer que Maryse Condé, écrivaine guadeloupéenne, fait de la mort un sujet important de discussion dans certains de ses romans. Elle nous y fait voir que la mort peut aussi bien être une source de révolte tout comme elle peut être un élément rassembleur surtout dans une communauté où les gens vivent repliés sur eux-mêmes. En même...





From centre-stage to the wings: the process of cultural adjustment in arrow of god and tess of the d’urbervilles

The essay examines culture and cultural adjustment in two novels—Arrow of God by Chinua Achebe and Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy. Using Edward Said’s theory on culture as a foundation, it compares the relative elasticity of a fictional, precolonial West African society, Umuaro, with the relative stiffness of a fictional Victorian society, Wessex. The essay pictures...

On the concept of the New Literature in the Chinese Language in the visual field of world literature

“Modern Chinese Literature” has many similar descriptions such as “Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature”, “Chinese Literature in the 20th Century”, and “New Chinese Literature”. The concept of “New Literature in Chinese Language” is a best choice to define it, especially in the visual field of world literature. “New Literature in Chinese” contains modern and contemporary...


Hawthorne’s reception of Byron

Among the many references to Byron in the Twice-Told Tales and Mosses from an Old Manse, the most elaborate and entertaining are found in “P.’s Correspondence,” first published in the Democratic Review, April 1845. References to Byron in “The Seven Vagabonds” (1833), “Passages from a Relinquished Work” (1834), “Sketches from Memory” (1835), “A Virtuoso Collection” (1842), “The...


Why we need binarism to go beyond it

In answer to the criticism of binary distinctions of the last decades, my theoretical argument in this paper is that on the cognitive level we are strongly in need of binarism. In my approach binarism is not identical with ontological dualism. It pertains to world orientation, because without the cognitive tools of differentiation life would be characterized by entropy. In order...