• Land in Literature
    Vol 6 No 1 (2022)

    This issue of Literary Cultures explores land as a literary theme in modern and contemporary works. The issue specifically focuses on literature wherein land may be interpreted as vulnerable or under threat. Every article has a unique perspective on the relationship between humans and land, the sometimes volatile aspect of this relationship and its textual representations. The aim of this issue is to encourage a nuanced conversation about how land is altered and affected by human behavior, and the way colonialism, industrialism, and socio-political structures have impacted our understanding of land. The issue will offer a unique way of looking at issues like climate change, rapid urbanization and the loss of land, by contextualizing them through the lens of race, warfare and economic and social disparities.

  • Land of Hope and Toil
    Vol 5 No 1 (2022)
  • Pop Perception
    Vol 4 No 2 (2021)
  • Longing to Belong
    Vol 4 No 1 (2021)
  • Coming of Age
    Vol 3 No 1 (2020)
  • Peripheral Voices
    Vol 2 No 1 (2019)
  • Seen and Heard
    Vol 1 No 2 (2018)
  • Reclaiming Identity
    Vol 1 No 1 (2017)

    This special issue of Literary Cultures explores questions of identity by engaging with literary texts from multiple locations and periods. Identity is difficult to define; for some, it might be a point of pride, something that’s preserved from generation to generation. For others, rebelling against conventions of identity is necessary and, even in liberal society, this is often a point of conflict. In contexts where communities or individuals face oppression, however, identity has further resonances. In cultures that have been stripped of autonomy, forced into diaspora or otherwise persecuted, identity can be seen as a vital resource, an anchor to a heritage unwillingly left behind. In contexts such as slavery and indentured labour, individuals and communities are separated forcibly from markers of their identity: language, culture, tradition.

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