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Tytuł: Yoruba-Irish Literature: Intersection in the Language of Supernatural in Yeats and Soyinka
Autorzy: Akinlotan, Mayowa
Słowa kluczowe: Yeats ad Soyinka
Irish-Yoruba literature
literary intersection
Countless Cathleen
Death and the King’s Horseman
supernaturalism
death and life
Data wydania: 2018
Data dodania: 17-maj-2019
Wydawca: The University of Bialystok
Źródło: Crossroads. A Journal of English Studies 23 (4/2018), pp. 4-22
Abstrakt: The present paper aims at showing the intersection that Irish and Nigerian (especially the Yoruba) literatures share, particularly in the construction of the idea of supernaturalism, which is clearly exemplified in two of their most important works. No previous mention has ever been made of the convergence and divergence in the construction of the supernatural worlds in Yeats and Soyinka works, which are perfect metaphor for the two cultures representing Irish and African worlds. Using a descriptive textual analysis method textual evidence underpinning ideologies and narratives of the supernaturalism in these two worldviews are analysed. The paper shows, through the analyses of the language construing the idea of supernaturalism in Yeats’ Countess Cathleen (1892) and Soyinka’s Death and the King’s Horseman (1976), not only the similarities and dissimilarities in how Irish and Yoruba cultures conceptualise their worlds of supernaturalism but also how such a belief system is negotiated and operationalised in the real world.
Afiliacja: University of Texas at Austin
Nota biograficzna: Mayowa Akinlotan currently works with the Linguistics Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin, USA. His research interests cut across structural variation, new Englishes, sociolinguistics, corpus linguistics, syntax, language and literature, etc. His works have appeared in conference proceedings and different journals including English Today, Anglica, Token, GlottoTheory, Baltic Journal, etc.
E-mail: mayowa.akinlotan@utexas.edu
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11320/7825
DOI: 10.15290/cr.2018.23.4.01
e-ISSN: 2300-6250
Typ Dokumentu: Article
Występuje w kolekcji(ach):Crossroads. A Journal of English Studies, 2018, Issue 23

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