International Journal of Literature and Arts

Volume 12, Issue 3, June 2024

  • Research Article

    Chinese-English Translation of Curse Words in A Dream of Red Mansions: Literal Versus Free Translation

    Yang Chen*

    Issue: Volume 12, Issue 3, June 2024
    Pages: 34-41
    Received: 16 April 2024
    Accepted: 6 May 2024
    Published: 17 May 2024
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    Abstract: This research paper delves into the translation strategies for curse words from Chinese to English within the context of literary works, specifically focusing on "A Dream of Red Mansions," a classic Chinese novel. The study acknowledges the cultural aversion to curse words due to their offensive nature and association with negative emotions. Howeve... Show More
  • Research Article

    Narrating Violence and Its Attendant to Trauma in Immaculée Ilibagiza’s Left to Tell

    Abimbola Afeyisetan Ayo-Afolayan*, Emmanuel Babatunde Omobowale

    Issue: Volume 12, Issue 3, June 2024
    Pages: 42-51
    Received: 21 April 2024
    Accepted: 6 May 2024
    Published: 24 May 2024
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    Abstract: The Rwanda genocide has spawned a great deal of new literary works that draw inspiration from its experience. Specifically, over the last three decades, violence and trauma are vital contributing thematic focuses in Rwandan post genocide literary works. This study was therefore designed to examine the representations of the experiences of the victi... Show More
  • Research Article

    In Search of the "Other" into the Night: A Study of the Double in a Polyphonic Perspective

    Ana Lúcia Macedo Novroth*

    Issue: Volume 12, Issue 3, June 2024
    Pages: 52-68
    Received: 16 January 2024
    Accepted: 2 February 2024
    Published: 30 May 2024
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    Abstract: From the perspective of psychology, the individual becomes conscious of or rethinks about themselves in the relationship with their double, represented artistically through conflicts that constitute the human psyche. From the perspective of the philosophy of language, especially the Russian scholar Mikhail Bakhtin, the double consists of the fear o... Show More
  • Research Article

    The Indeterminate Palimpsest of the Arabian Nights and Its Unlimited Mirror Effects

    El Mostafa Chadli*

    Issue: Volume 12, Issue 3, June 2024
    Pages: 69-79
    Received: 6 April 2024
    Accepted: 7 May 2024
    Published: 30 May 2024
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    Abstract: The text of the Thousand and One Nights has been the stuff of dreams for generations, throughout the Arab and non-Arab Orient, and since the XVIIIe century throughout Western Europe, thanks to L. Galland's translation, based on a popular Egyptian edition. Since then, there have been countless translations and compilations of a legendary text that h... Show More