International Journal of Literature and Arts

Volume 11, Issue 2, March 2023

  • Marxist Realism: Kobayashi Takiji and the Politics of Representation

    Michael Tadashi Sugimoto

    Issue: Volume 11, Issue 2, March 2023
    Pages: 56-64
    Received: 20 January 2023
    Accepted: 17 February 2023
    Published: 3 March 2023
    Abstract: This paper explores the cross-cultural dynamics and contradictions that surface when attempting to apply the universal claims of Marxist literary aesthetics to the particular case of a non-Western national tradition. More specifically, the key work of 1930s proletarian writer, Kobayashi Takiji (“The Factory Ship”) and his mentoring relationship to ... Show More
  • The African as Compared to European and American Film Adaptation: Some African Techniques of Film Adaptation from Novels

    Jean Bernard Mbah, Mofor Nkwette Zita Pierrette

    Issue: Volume 11, Issue 2, March 2023
    Pages: 65-71
    Received: 14 November 2022
    Accepted: 7 December 2022
    Published: 15 March 2023
    Abstract: Adaptation study is a sub-branch of comparative literature that makes the bond between literature and cinema. Both literature and cinema are two different media and each has its own language to convey meaning. This article studies the African techniques of film adaptation from novels such as Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to Biyi ... Show More
  • Julian Barnes' Novel “The Man in the Red Coat” in the Context of Intermediation

    Nina Dovgalenko

    Issue: Volume 11, Issue 2, March 2023
    Pages: 72-78
    Received: 2 January 2023
    Accepted: 14 March 2023
    Published: 24 March 2023
    Abstract: In the proposed article, the analysis of the novel by J. Barnes serves as a tool for raising the question of the prospects for the development of intermediality in the study of the relationship between verbal and musical literary texts. In the novel, manifestations of intertextuality are clearly expressed in the form of a genre synthesis of a novel... Show More
  • Ethno-Religious Crises and Terrorism as Bane of Economic Development and Good Governance in Contemporary Nigeria

    Adams Peter Akpo, Gabriel Ajor Eneji

    Issue: Volume 11, Issue 2, March 2023
    Pages: 79-90
    Received: 12 July 2022
    Accepted: 15 August 2022
    Published: 10 May 2023
    Abstract: The history of Nigeria is replete with ethno-religious crises and diverse acts of violence that have characterized its existence as a nation. Nigerian’s crises have taken an exponential dimension, from ethnic clientelistic tendencies to religious bigotry and now the new terrorism-killer herdsmen who go about as armed bandits and are kidnapping for ... Show More