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


Welcome to this issue of the IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities
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 argument by foregrounding the victimisation of women in patriarchal society, but the diversity of cultural environments analysed makes for a variegated panoply of investigative prospects.


Reading Mom Lit: Feminism, Postfeminism and the Maternal Dilemma
Srijanee Roy, Rishi Bankim Chandra College, West Bengal, India

Becoming a Man: Construction of the Somali Raganimo in Maps
Sehnaz Rofique Saikia, Gauhati University, Assam, India

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

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
Farhan Ahmad, Akal University, India

Dangerous Femininity: Looking into the Portrayal of Daphne Monet as a Femme Fatale in Walter Mosley’s Devil in a Blue Dress
Prerana Chakravarty, Tezpur University, Assam, India

Can the “Mutelated” Subaltern be Free? Reading Friday’s Subversion in J. M. Coetzee’s Foe
Hemangi Bhagwat, University of Mumbai, India
Tanya D’souza, University of Mumbai, India

Literary Writing and Personal Identity in Borges and Pessoa
Shlomy Mualem, Bar Ilan University, Israel

The Incompetent Antagonism of Wit: A Study of Hamlet and Catch-22
P. A. Shifana, St Thomas College, Kozhencherry, Kerala, India

The Islamic Other in Post-9/11 America: Reading Resistance in Hamid and Halaby
Pathik Roy, St. Joseph’s College, West Bengal, India

The Beasts and the Beastly: Colonial Discourse and the (Non-)human Animals of Pantisocracy
Md. Monirul Islam, Presidency University, Kolkata, India

Fellini in Memoriam – The Absurdist Elements of Fellini’s Cinema as a Reflection of our Disrupted COVID-19 Reality
Jytte Holmqvist, HBU/UCLan School of Media, Communication & Creative Industries, UK