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Litnet Akademies : 'n Joernaal vir die Geesteswetenskappe, Natuurwetenskappe, Regte en Godsdienswetenskappe - Volume 5, Issue 3, 2008
Volume 5, Issue 3, 2008
Portrette van en gesprekke met vaders : die vader-dogter-verhouding in die werk van enkele vrouedigtersAuthor Marius CrousSource: Litnet Akademies : 'n Joernaal vir die Geesteswetenskappe, Natuurwetenskappe, Regte en Godsdienswetenskappe 5, pp 1 –17 (2008)More Less
Portraits of and conversations with fathers : the father-daughter relationship in the poetry of a few female poetsThis paper investigates the father-daughter relationship in the poetry of four canonised female poets in Afrikaans, namely, Elisabeth Eybers, Olga Kirsch, Lina Spies and Joan Hambidge. The theoretical point of departure is underpinned by views on sexuality and in particular the complex relation between father and daughter in the work of Freud, Lacan and Kristeva. Issues such as the admission to the Symbolic Order, the role of the mother as abject, and the importance of the male subject in the work of Freud and Kristeva with regard to sexuality is also discussed.Evident from the analysis is the fact that in the poems about the father-daughter relationship in the work of all four poets there is a strong preoccupation with religion and the role of the father as representative of the so-called law-of-the-father/Father.
Author Marlies TaljardSource: Litnet Akademies : 'n Joernaal vir die Geesteswetenskappe, Natuurwetenskappe, Regte en Godsdienswetenskappe 5, pp 18 –32 (2008)More Less
Under my thumb : the delicate syntacs of your throat. Krog in dialogue with Pablo PicassoMetatextual commentary on paintings by Marlene Dumas and Pablo Picasso is the theme of a number of ecphrastic poems in the section ""Skilderysonnette e.a."" (Painting sonnets and others) from Antjie Krog's volume of poetry Kleur kom nooit alleen nie (Colour never comes on its own). In a previous article the relation between two Dumas paintings and the Krog poems were discussed. This article focuses on intertextual relations between the series of sonnets by Krog and Picasso's etching number 313 of the 347 Suite. The sonnets are true sgraffito - the poet not only takes into account and deconstructs the etching as such, but, drawing on feminist technical terminology and feminist practices, also exposes the underlying subtext of the etching. The increasing degree of abstraction which is a feature of the poems could well be seen as an ironic appropriation of Picasso's most well-known painting technique, cubism.
Die meer "beskeie" opsies van 'n "buitestander" : M. Nienaber-Luitingh in die Afrikaanse literêre sisteemAuthor B.J. OdendaalSource: Litnet Akademies : 'n Joernaal vir die Geesteswetenskappe, Natuurwetenskappe, Regte en Godsdienswetenskappe 5, pp 32 –50 (2008)More Less
The more ""modest"" options of an ""outsider"": M. Nienaber-Luitingh in the Afrikaans literary systemA previous article (Van Coller and Odendaal, 2006) has shown that the ""outsiders"" of Dutch descent H.A. Mulder and Jan Greshoff were, for certain reasons, able to attain authoritative positions in the Afrikaans literary system. As poets and critics with a considerable reputation in the Dutch system, and regarded as representatives of what is considered to be an ""authoritative"" (colonial centre) system, they could also serve as patrons for pioneering authors (the writers of the Thirties; Etienne Leroux as one of the Sixties writers) in a young and new (previously colonial and peripheral) system. Furthermore, their associations with these pioneers, who soon gained canonical status in the Afrikaans system, contributed towards establishing their status in the Afrikaans system. But how does a foreigner, or an ""outsider"", join a literary system like the Afrikaans one if he or she does not have the necessary literary authority and status from the start? In this study we want to focus exploratively on a person upon whom such a lot fell, namely M. Nienaber-Luitingh, who did her most important work as a literator at the University of Natal (now the University of KwaZulu-Natal) in Pietermaritzburg.
Author Adele NelSource: Litnet Akademies : 'n Joernaal vir die Geesteswetenskappe, Natuurwetenskappe, Regte en Godsdienswetenskappe 5, pp 51 –68 (2008)More Less
Body, text and paratext in Antjie Krog's Body BereftThe cover of Antjie Krog's latest volume of poetry bears a confrontational photograph, by the internationally acclaimed photographer David Goldblatt, showing an ageing woman's naked upper body. This article will focus in the first instance on the cover and title as paratexts, and on how both cover and title act as thresholds of interpretation. The visual discourse of the cover photograph will be discussed, especially the manner in which the image/text converges with the naked ageing body as its subject. A second focus will be on selected poems which present the volume's central thematic concern, which Krog articulates as trying to find ""(t)he vocabulary of ageing : How did one master it? More importantly : Where did one find it? What did it consist of?"" (2007:39). This article will illustrate the implicit interaction between key poems and the image/text in the creation of a valid ""vocabulary of aging"".
Author Jannie PretoriusSource: Litnet Akademies : 'n Joernaal vir die Geesteswetenskappe, Natuurwetenskappe, Regte en Godsdienswetenskappe 5, pp 69 –93 (2008)More Less
The training and practices of the teacher as an artistIn this essay it is argued that education exhibits more of an artistic that a scientific nature, and that the educator should rather be an artist than a presenter following a specific recipe. The interactive, idiosyncratic nature of events within and about the classroom requires of the teacher to be able to take instant decisions with far-reaching implications. Harmonious, aesthetically satisfying classes of which all the components are seamlessly integrated are the commission of the pedagogic artist. Within this context the undergraduate training of teachers has shown shortcomings for decades. Teachers should be taught and allowed to put their own intuitive hallmark on educational events and in the process promulgate their own interpretations of reality. Revolutionary thought and action are required to improve the situation.
Nomades, oorlogmasjiene, Freud en The Doors : 'n skisoanalise van Alexander Strachan se "Visioen" (1984) met verwysing na Apocalypse NowAuthor W.P.P. AnkerSource: Litnet Akademies : 'n Joernaal vir die Geesteswetenskappe, Natuurwetenskappe, Regte en Godsdienswetenskappe 5, pp 94 –109 (2008)More Less
Nomads, war machines, Freud and The Doors : a schizoanalysis of Alexander Strachan's ""Visioen"" (""Vision"") with reference to Apocalypse NowIn the thought of Deleuze and Guattari, subjectivity is seen as a radical multiplicity which continuously transforms itself. Some literary texts can be read as portrayals of such a multiple and so-called nomadic subjectivity. I set out to read Alexander Strachan's short story ""Visioen"" (""Vision"") from his debut collection, 'n Wêreld sonder grense (A World without Borders) (1984), with a few Deleuze-Guattarian concepts in hand, and hopefully this schizoanalysis will show a way to a new reading of all Strachan's early texts. Francis Ford Coppola's film Apocalypse Now (1979) will be used as an important intertext throughout the discussion.
Naamgewingstrategieë in André P. Brink se Duiwelskloof en Devil's Valley : 'n vergelykende perspektiefAuthor Bertie NeethlingSource: Litnet Akademies : 'n Joernaal vir die Geesteswetenskappe, Natuurwetenskappe, Regte en Godsdienswetenskappe 5, pp 110 –125 (2008)More Less
Naming strategies in André P. Brink's Duiwelskloof and Devil's Valley : A comparative perspectiveAndré P. Brink, celebrated Afrikaans novelist in South Africa, often translates or reworks his own work into English. In 1998 he published the Afrikaans novel Duiwelskloof, as well as the English version with the title Devil's Valley. This contribution descriptionbes and analyses Brink's strategy regarding naming in both novels. The context of the novel and the typical Afrikaans naming strategies in the original Afrikaans highlight the challenges any translator faces when dealing with names that are embedded in language and culture, often ""meaningful"" and full of connotations and associations. Any attempt at anglicising the striking Afrikaans names in the English version is probably doomed to failure. Nevertheless, Brink manages reasonably well and the novel as a whole is still successful in English, but the onomastic content in the English version is not as successful as in the Afrikaans because of the impossible challenge of finding suitable equivalents for the particularly apt Afrikaans names. Brink employed various strategies, with varying measures of success, in trying to overcome these obstacles.
Author Terrence CarneySource: Litnet Akademies : 'n Joernaal vir die Geesteswetenskappe, Natuurwetenskappe, Regte en Godsdienswetenskappe 5, pp 126 –135 (2008)More Less
A Medieval Dutch text for the modern Afrikaans classroomDue to the fact that Afrikaans is such a young language with a young literary tradition, the Afrikaans classroom has no real equivalent to older texts like Chaucer or Shakespeare. The absence of these types of texts from the Afrikaans classroom may leave learners culturally and literarily impoverished. In an attempt to find a way to fill this gap this article proposes the use of Medieval Dutch literature like the plays Elckerlijc (Everyman), Walewein and Van den vos Reynaerde as a possible answer to an apparent need in especially the grade 12 Afrikaans classroom. What follows is a short discussion on the possible reasons why, and ways in which, a Medieval Dutch text can be adapted for classroom use by learners and teachers alike.