IAFOR Journal Category: IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities

B

Borges’s Library of Babel: Consciousness Assaults the Universe

Author: Alfonso J. García-Osuna, Hofstra University and The City University of New York, United States Email: [email protected] Published: December 31, 2022 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.9.2.07 Citation: García-Osuna, A. J. (2022). Borges’s Library of Babel: Consciousness Assaults the Universe. IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities, 9(2). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.9.2.07 Abstract Short article with no abstract. Keywords: Library of Babel, Borges, consciousness

D

Decipher Symptoms of Asperger Syndrome: Role of Early Intervention in Colin Fischer

Author: Preetha M Email: [email protected] Published: December 31, 2022 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.9.2.06 Citation: M, P. (2022). Decipher Symptoms of Asperger Syndrome: Role of Early Intervention in Colin Fischer. IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities, 9(2). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.9.2.06 Abstract Historically, few important writers have focused on the developmental disorders of their characters. In recent years, however, there has been

C

Cultural Expectations and Gendered Roles: Identity Formations in Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Lowland

Author: Damini Bhattacharya, University of Southampton, UK Email: [email protected] Published: December 31, 2022 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.9.2.05 Citation: Bhattacharya, D. (2022). Cultural Expectations and Gendered Roles: Identity Formations in Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Lowland. IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities, 9(2). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.9.2.05 Abstract Individual identities are not only a summation of one’s unique choices and experiences, but are also

V

Visual Disability and the Pursuit of Normality in Preeti Monga’s Biographical Novel The Other Senses

Authors: Kowsalya G., Bishop Heber College, India Dhanabal C., Bishop Heber College, India Email: [email protected] Published: December 31, 2022 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.9.2.04 Citation: Kowsalya, G., & Dhanabal, C. (2022). Visual Disability and the Pursuit of Normality in Preeti Monga’s Biographical Novel The Other Senses. IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities, 9(2). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.9.2.04 Abstract For Ancient Greeks, beauty

M

Mapping the Motif of the Wandering Jew in Salim Kumar’s Karutha Joothan

Authors: Jeslin Mery John, St Thomas College, India Asha Susan Jacob, St Thomas College, India Email: [email protected] Published: December 31, 2022 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.9.2.03 Citation: John, J. M., & Jacob, A. S. (2022). Mapping the Motif of the Wandering Jew in Salim Kumar’s Karutha Joothan. IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities, 9(2). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.9.2.03 Abstract The motif of

C

Cartographies of Difference: Inventing Difference in Amitav Ghosh’s The Shadow Lines

Author: Suravi Roy, Sidho-Kanho-Birsha University, India Email: [email protected] https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.9.2.02 Citation: Roy, S. (2022). Cartographies of Difference: Inventing Difference in Amitav Ghosh’s The Shadow Lines. IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities, 9(2). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.9.2.02 Abstract The central image in Amitav Ghosh’s novel The Shadow Lines (1988) is that of the “upside-down house”. The “upside-down house” was a

I

Is an Explanation a Reason?

Author: Paul Rastall, Independent Academic, UK Email: [email protected] Published: December 31, 2022 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.9.2.01 Citation: Rastall, P. (2022). Is an Explanation a Reason? IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities, 9(2). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.9.2.01 Abstract Are reasons and explanations the same things? The paper considers explanations and reasons in a range of contexts and identifies similarities and differences in

I

IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities: Volume 9 – Issue 2

IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities: Volume 9 – Issue 2 Editor: Dr Alfonso J. García-Osuna Hofstra University and The City University of New York, United States Published: December 31, 2022 ISSN: 2187-0616 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.9.2 Articles Is an Explanation a Reason? Paul Rastall, Independent Academic, UK Cartographies of Difference: Inventing Difference in Amitav Ghosh’s The Shadow

Editor’s Introduction

Welcome to the IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities – Volume 9 – Issue 1 Most of the authors that have contributed to this issue demonstrate a grounding on a critical model whose imprint on the major areas of humanist analysis is uncontested: feminist theory. Thus, several articles may seem to present similar types of

F

Fellini in Memoriam – The Absurdist Elements of Fellini’s Cinema as a Reflection of our Disrupted COVID-19 Reality

Author: Jytte Holmqvist, HBU/UCLan School of Media, Communication & Creative Industries, UK Email: [email protected] https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.9.1.11 Citation: Holmqvist, J. (2022). Fellini in Memoriam – The Absurdist Elements of Fellini’s Cinema as a Reflection of our Disrupted COVID-19 Reality. IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities, 9(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.9.1.11 Abstract The current COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the need to

T

The Beasts and the Beastly: Colonial Discourse and the (Non-)human Animals of Pantisocracy

Author: Md. Monirul Islam, Presidency University, Kolkata, India Email: [email protected] https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.9.1.10 Citation: Islam, Md. M. (2022). The Beasts and the Beastly: Colonial Discourse and the (Non-)human Animals of Pantisocracy. IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities, 9(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.9.1.10 Abstract In 1794 Coleridge and Southey made a plan to set up a utopian community on the banks

T

The Islamic Other in Post-9/11 America: Reading Resistance in Hamid and Halaby

Author: Pathik Roy, St. Joseph’s College, West Bengal, India Email: [email protected] Published: July 29, 2022 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.9.1.09 Citation: Roy, P. (2022). The Islamic Other in Post-9/11 America: Reading Resistance in Hamid and Halaby. IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities, 9(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.9.1.09 Abstract The terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York on 11th September,

T

The Incompetent Antagonism of Wit: A Study of Hamlet and Catch-22

Author: P. A. Shifana, St Thomas College, Kozhencherry, Kerala, India Email: [email protected] Published: July 29, 2022 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.9.1.08 Citation: Shifana, P. A. (2022). The Incompetent Antagonism of Wit: A Study of Hamlet and Catch-22. IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities, 9(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.9.1.08 Abstract Unique among other rhetorical devices, wit can appear complex and banal simultaneously. The

L

Literary Writing and Personal Identity in Borges and Pessoa

Author: Shlomy Mualem, Bar Ilan University, Israel Email: [email protected] Published: July 29, 2022 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.9.1.07 Citation: Mualem, S. (2022). Literary Writing and Personal Identity in Borges and Pessoa. IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities, 9(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.9.1.07 Abstract In a famous passage in “The Death of the Author,” Roland Barthes describes the writing process as embodying the

C

Can the “Mutelated” Subaltern be Free? Reading Friday’s Subversion in J. M. Coetzee’s Foe

Authors: Hemangi Bhagwat, University of Mumbai, India Tanya D’souza, University of Mumbai, India Email: [email protected] Published: July 29, 2022 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.9.1.06 Citation: Bhagwat, H., & D’souza, T. (2022). Can the “Mutelated” Subaltern be Free? Reading Friday’s Subversion in J. M. Coetzee’s Foe. IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities, 9(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.9.1.06 Abstract J. M. Coetzee’s 1986 novel

D

Dangerous Femininity: Looking into the Portrayal of Daphne Monet as a Femme Fatale in Walter Mosley’s Devil in a Blue Dress

Author: Prerana Chakravarty, Tezpur University, Assam, India Email: [email protected] Published: July 29, 2022 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.9.1.05 Citation: Chakravarty, P. (2022). Dangerous Femininity: Looking into the Portrayal of Daphne Monet as a Femme Fatale in Walter Mosley’s Devil in a Blue Dress. IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities, 9(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.9.1.05 Abstract The phrase “femme fatale” is a well-known

G

Gender Roles and Perceptions: The Refugee Experience and Political Agency in Susan Abulhawa’s The Blue Between Sky and Water and Against the Loveless World

Author: Farhan Ahmad, Akal University, India Email: [email protected] Published: July 29, 2022 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.9.1.04 Citation: Ahmad, F. (2022). Gender Roles and Perceptions: The Refugee Experience and Political Agency in Susan Abulhawa’s The Blue Between Sky and Water and Against the Loveless World. IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities, 9(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.9.1.04 Abstract The present study analyses the

R

Reimagining Witches in Contemporary Hindi Cinema: A Study of “Bulbbul” and “Roohi”

Authors: Riya Mukherjee, Department of English, S.S. Khanna Girls’ Degree College, University of Allahabad, India Suraj Gunwant, Department of English, Ewing Christian College, University of Allahabad, India Email: [email protected] Published: July 29, 2022 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.9.1.03 Citation: Mukherjee, R., & Gunwant, S. (2022). Reimagining Witches in Contemporary Hindi Cinema: A Study of “Bulbbul” and “Roohi”. IAFOR Journal

B

Becoming a Man: Construction of the Somali Raganimo in Maps

Author: Sehnaz Rofique Saikia, Gauhati University, Assam, India Email: [email protected] Published: July 29, 2022 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.9.1.02 Citation: Saikia, S. R. (2022). Becoming a Man: Construction of the Somali Raganimo in Maps. IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities, 9(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.9.1.02 Abstract In gender studies, the distinction between biological sex and the social aspect of gender is of

R

Reading Mom Lit: Feminism, Postfeminism and the Maternal Dilemma

Author: Srijanee Roy, Rishi Bankim Chandra College, West Bengal, India Email: [email protected] Published: July 29, 2022 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.9.1.01 Citation: Roy, S. (2022). Reading Mom Lit: Feminism, Postfeminism and the Maternal Dilemma. IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities, 9(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.9.1.01 Abstract The present paper intends to look at a genre of popular paperbacks, written by and about

I

IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities: Volume 9 – Issue 1

IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities: Volume 9 – Issue 1 Editor: Dr Alfonso J. García-Osuna Hofstra University and The City University of New York, United States Published: July 29, 2022 ISSN: 2187-0616 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.9.1 Introduction Welcome to this issue of the IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities Most of the authors that have contributed to

P

Peer Review

  Editorial & Peer Review Process Initial Screening before peer review Before being sent for peer review, the Journal Administrator will first screen to ensure manuscripts fall within the journal’s scope and that they follow the Author Guidelines. Contributors are expected to submit their work in the structure and style of urbane, academic-quality English. The

T

The Humanities and Fire

Author: Alfonso J. García-Osuna, Hofstra University & The City University of New York, Kingsborough New York, USA Email: [email protected] Published: February 4, 2022 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.8.2.06 Citation: García-Osuna, A. J. (2021). The Humanities and Fire. IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities, 8(2). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.8.2.06 Abstract Short article with no abstract. Keywords: humanity, humanism, humanities, humanist fire

J

Jeet Thayil’s Narcopolis: A Testimony to Life in the Margins

Authors: Subin T. Daniel, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India Binod Mishra, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India Email: [email protected] Published: February 4, 2022 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.8.2.05 Citation: Daniel, S. T., & Mishra, B. (2021). Jeet Thayil’s Narcopolis: A Testimony to Life in the Margins. IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities, 8(2). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.8.2.05 Abstract Jeet Thayil’s Narcopolis

Y

Yinyangism: Rethinking Western Dualism Regarding Sex and Gender

Authors: Chinedu Nwadike, Spiritan University, Nneochi, Nigeria Chibuzo Martin Onunkwo, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria Onyinyechukwu Philip-Anusionwu, Independent Researcher, Nigeria Email: [email protected] Published: February 4, 2022 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.8.2.04 Citation: Nwadike, C., Onunkwo, C. M., & Philip-Anusionwu, O. (2021). Yinyangism: Rethinking Western Dualism Regarding Sex and Gender. IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities, 8(2). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.8.2.04 Abstract Much

G

Graphic Queering of Mental Illness: Nagata’s My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness as Counter Discourse

Author: M. N. Shobitha, Ethiraj College for Women, Chennai, India Email: [email protected] Published: February 4, 2022 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.8.2.03 Citation: Shobitha, M. N. (2021). Graphic Queering of Mental Illness: Nagata’s My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness as Counter Discourse. IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities, 8(2). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.8.2.03 Abstract Eating disorders have been understood predominantly as a female malady

H

Hemingway and Mussolini: A Study in Contrasts

Author: Anders Greenspan, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, USA Email: [email protected] Published: February 4, 2022 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.8.2.02 Citation: Greenspan, A. (2021). Hemingway and Mussolini: A Study in Contrasts. IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities, 8(2). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.8.2.02 Abstract The advent of the twentieth century brought with it a deep sense of historical discontinuity. The period confronted writers, artists and

R

Resilience in Times of Need

Author: Jytte Holmqvist, University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom Email: [email protected] Published: February 4, 2022 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.8.2.01 Citation: Holmqvist, J. (2021). Resilience in Times of Need. IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities, 8(2). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.8.2.01 Abstract In these transformative times of interrupted lives, humanity has had to take a step back and subject its frantic, rushed existence

I

IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities: Volume 8 – Issue 2

IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities: Volume 8 – Issue 2 Editor: Dr Alfonso J. García-Osuna Hofstra University and The City University of New York, United States Published: February 4, 2022 ISSN: 2187-0616 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.8.2 Articles Resilience in Times of Need Jytte Holmqvist, University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom Hemingway and Mussolini: A Study in Contrasts

A

A Tree Crosses the City: The Unconventional Artistry of Miguel-Ángel Zapata

Author: Alfonso J. García-Osuna, Hofstra University & The City University of New York, Kingsborough, New York, USA Email: [email protected] Published: August 25, 2021 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.8.1.10 Citation: García-Osuna, A. J. (2021). A Tree Crosses the City: The Unconventional Artistry of Miguel-Ángel Zapata, 8(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.8.1.10