Journal of Literary Studies

(The TQCC of Journal of Literary Studies is 0. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-06-01 to 2024-06-01.)
The Language of the Gukurahundi Genocide in Zimbabwe: 1980-19877
Gukurahundi in Zimbabwe: An Epistemicide and Genocide6
Subversive Verses: How Ndebele Musicians Counter-Framed the State Propaganda on The Gukurahundi Genocide3
Dystopian Ecologies: Thinking about South African Ecocriticism through a Comparative Reading of Henrietta Rose-Innes’s Green Lion and Alettie van den Heever’s Stof [Dust]3
Gukurahundi, Media and the “Wounds of History”: Discourses on Mass Graves, Exhumations and Reburials in Post- Independent Zimbabwe3
The Emotional Well-being of African Wives: Perceiving the Generalised Resistance Resources (GRRs) in Stress Management by Co-wives in Lola Shoneyin’s Novel The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives2
Gender Mainstreaming in Peacebuilding and Localised Human Security in the Context of the Darfur Genocide: An Africentric Rhetorical Analysis2
Romanticising the “Boer”: Narratives of White Victimhood in South African Popular Culture2
Life Writing During a Pandemic: Making Sense of the “New Normal” in Lockdown Extended: Corona Chronicles (2020)2
Being Human in a Time of Catastrophe: African Feminism, Feminist Humaneness, and the Poetry of Joyce Ash2
The Effects of an Unplanned Pregnancy in the Post-Independence Shona Novel: “De-Womanisation” or Women’s Empowerment?1
A Zulu king in conversation with the world: Translational and transcultural strategies in Chaka (1981) by Thomas Mofolo1
Media, Minority Discourses and Identity Politics in Post-Genocide Rwanda1
Pandemic Literatures and Being Human in Times of Mass Infection and Catastrophe: Some African Perspectives1
Mimetic Presuppositions: On the Epitextual Responses to Two Poems in English by Marlene van Niekerk1
Unburying Silences: Trauma and Recuperative Narrative in Zoë Wicomb’sPlaying in the Light1
Introduction: Reading Post-Apartheid Whiteness1
Power and the Prison: A Foucauldian Perspective on Herman Charles Bosman’s Cold Stone Jug and Willemsdorp1
History and Literature: Magic Realism and Italian POWs in a South African Novel1
Mitshimbilo (“Wanderlust Disease”): Africa’s Future in Zakes Mda’s Sculptors of Mapungubwe and Two of Ben Okri’s Novels1
Ecocritical Concerns in Select Afrikaans Narrative Works: Critical Perspectives1
Food, Masculinity and Gender-based Violence in Sally Andrew’s Recipes for Love and Murder (2015)1
Nostalgic Dystopia: Johannesburg as Landscape afterWhite Writing1
A Mesh of Strange Strangers in Juliana Spahr’sWell Then There Now(2011): An Exploration of Timothy Morton’s Ecological Thought1
From Connemara to Gukurahundi Genocide of the 1980s in Zimbabwe1
Made in Cato Manor: Ronnie Govender and the Fight to Preserve a Personal/Public Space1
“Policing Borders”: Extermination and Relocation of Insects in Three South African Texts1
Imagined Identity and Human Rights in the Post-pandemic World of Lauren Beukes’s Afterland1
Editorial Note1
Doing Literature Now1
Anxious Competition: Exploring the Poetic Imaginarium of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Malawi0
The Anticipation of #MeToo in J.M. Coetzee’s Disgrace0
Twitter Diary and COVID-19 Survival: The Case of @acielumumba0
London and the Spectre of Anarchy: Chesterton’s The Man Who Was Thursday as Urban History0
The Role of Prostitutes in the Political Economy of Corruption in Ben Mtobwa’s Pesa Zako Zinanuka and Dares Salaam Usiku0
Lookin Back: James Ogude in Conversation with Ben Okri: 26 April 2014, University of Pretoria, South Africa0
Unveiling Jane Eyre: Space Escape and the Construction of Subjectivity through a Foucauldian Lens0
The Art of Astonishment: Reflections on Gifts and Grace, by Alice Brittan0
Contemporary Literary and Cultural Theory: An Overview, by Jeffrey Di Leo0
Reflections of Tartarin of Tarascon in Araba Sevdası in the Context of Impressionism0
Solipsistic breakthroughs or stymying collectives? Historical duels in August Wilson’s Radio Golf.0
A Weberian Reading of Henry James’s The Ambassadors0
Dream as a Journey of Self-discovery in Ben Okri’s “Dreaming of Byzantium”0
Genocidal Action and Framing in Vera's The Stone Virgins0
Refiguring in Black, by Tendayi Sithole0
White Bread and Whitewashing: Whiteness and Food in Marlene van Niekerk’s Triomf0
n Voelvlug oor die ontwikkeling en die gebruik van Kaapse Afrikaans (Kaaps) in Afrikaanse dramas0
The Rhetoric of Shimon Wincelberg’s Resort ‘76 and the Aesthetics of Atrocity in Drama of the Holocaust0
Dystopian Futures: Ugandan Science Fiction and Post-Apocalypse Contagions0
Redaksionele nota0
The (De)Colonial Praxis: Confronting Present-Day Dilemmas of Transforming Knowledges and Societies in Kopano Matlwa’s Spilt Milk0
Editorial Note0
Draft-dodgers in 1980s South Africa: Styles of Liminality and Lostness0
Robotic Narrative, Mindreading and Kazuo Ishiguro’s Klara and the Sun0
Norman Ajari Book Review0
Enjoying the Symptom: David Foster Wallace’s Brief Interviews with Hideous Men0
Trauma and the Dialectics of Recuperation in Abdulrazak Gurnah’s By the Sea0
“Their Skin Is Black”0
Translating Taboo: Blasphemy in an Afrikaans Translation of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales0
Contagion, a Futurist South African Climate Crisis and a Hidden Drug Pandemic in Mohale Mashigo’s Intruders: Short Stories0
Decolonising Adamastor: From The Lusiads to Thirteen Cents0
Redaksionele nota0
Call for Papers0
Women Navigating the Climate Catastrophe: Challenging Anthropocentrism in Selected Fiction0
Literêr-teoretiese benaderings tot literatuurstudie in die tagtiger- en negentigerjare0
Intensification of Biopolitical Strategies: Governing Bodies’ Treatment of Apocalyptic Zombification in Max Brook’s World War Z0
Editorial Note0
Die tempteerbare oog: Opstelle oor die werk van Marlene van Niekerk, deur Marius Crous (redakteur)0
The Typewriter’s Tale: Re-Exploring the Historical Figure of Henry James through Fiction0
Countering Mind-forg’d Manacles in Ben Okri’s The Freedom Artist (2019)0
Culpability and Nature-Nature Infractions in Select Poems in Tanure Ojaide’s Narrow Escapes: A Poetic Diary of the Coronavirus Pandemic0
Monstrous Bodies as Cultural Text0
Writing the Elusive Narrative of Soweto-Based Community Theatre, 1984–19940
The Multispecies City in McCarthy’s Suttree and Duiker’s Thirteen Cents0
Redaksionele nota0
LGBTQ+ Literature in the West: From Ancient Times to the Twenty-First Century, by Robert C. Evans0
Struggle Handshakes and UDF Rasta Colours: White Imaginings and the Appropriation of the Struggle in South African Post-Apartheid Youth Literature0
Corruption in Contemporary Nigerian Poetry: A New Historicist Perspective0
Terror Terroir: Building Disruptive Possibilities in Ivan Vladislavić’s The Folly0
Into our Labours: Work and its Representation in World-Literary Perspective, by Neil Lazarus0
Ahistorical Rhetoric: Oil, Ethnicity and Genocide in South Sudan0
Wagar and Motley “Archaic” Vestiges: A Postmodernist Reading of Contemporary Somali Fiction0
Manga: A Critical Guide by Shige (CJ) Suzuki and Ronald Stewart0
Editorial Note0
Mapping Abjection: Dissecting Racial and Sexual Boundaries in Mark Gevisser’s Lost and Found in Johannesburg0
Literary Gerontology Comes of Age: A Poetic Language of Ageing (2023), edited by Olga V. Lehmann and Oddgeir Synnes0
Editorial Note0
Negotiations of Anxiety in the Discourses of Melanie Klein and Edgar Allan Poe0
“A New Race of Immortals”: A Posthumanist Reading of “Poe Posthumous; or, the Light-House”0
Writing a South African Pandemic Moment: Inequality and Violence in The Lockdown Collection0
Literature and the Battle against Covid-19 in Zimbabwe: A Study of Flight Mlambo’s Digital Verse0
“Race”, Language and Xenophobia in Joseph Conrad’s “Amy Foster”0
Defying Stereotyping Hutu People in The Rwandan Genocide in The Film, Kinyarwanda (2012)0
The Gender Performances of Margaret Atwood’s Aunt Lydia in "The Testaments"0
Redaksionele nota0
Representations and Rhetoric of Genocide in African Popular Cultures0
An Anzalduan Reading of Ben Okri’s In Arcadia (2002)0
Blackface on the South African Stage0
The Construction of Identities0
My Silver Stripes and Other Poems, by Maletšema Ruth Emsley0
Unveiling Neocolonialism in Sino-African Relations0
Reconsidering Literatures: Directions in South African Literary Studies0
Eliot and Beckett’s Low Modernism: Humility and Humiliation, by Rick de Villiers0
Post-Apartheid Same-Sex Sexualities: Restless Identities in Literary and Visual Culture, by Andy Carolin0
Rethinking the Concept of Double Consciousness in Du Bois’ The Souls of Black Folks (1903)0
A Decolonial Reading of Ronnie Govender’s “Over My Dead Body”0
Intermedial Reflections on Analogue Photography and Digital Visuality in Moxyland0
Complicity and Responsibility in Contemporary African Writing: The Postcolony Revisited by Minna Johanna Niemi0
The Witness of Poetry: Holocaust Representation in Abraham Sutzkever and David Fram0
Self-Defence and Battered Woman Syndrome in a Selected isiXhosa Short Story0
Redaksionele nota0
Poetics of the Medial State of Emily Dickinson’s Persona0
Apartheid’s Patriarchies in Decline: White Masculinities in Damon Galgut’s The Promise0
Contemporaneity, Religious Instruction and Music in Dryden’s “A Song for St. Cecilia’s Day” and C.S. Lewis’The Chronicles of Narnia*0
Victims and Survivors: An Exploration of Abuse against Women and Possibilities for Women Empowerment as Portrayed in Selected Zimbabwean Literary Texts0
Agitations for Self-Identification and (Re)presentation in Selected Tshivenda Poetry0
Redaksionele nota0
Editorial Note0