International Journal of Literature and Arts

Volume 2, Issue 6, November 2014

  • Matteo Palmieri’s City of Life: The Original Idea of Three Opportunities for Salvation

    Alessandra Mita Ferraro

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 6, November 2014
    Pages: 230-239
    Received: 17 November 2014
    Accepted: 28 November 2014
    Published: 15 December 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijla.20140206.12
    Abstract: The Anglo-Saxon world has always devoted special attention to the Florentine humanist Matteo Palmieri (1406-1475). The Città di vita (The City of Life) represents the last, great creative effort of Palmieri, the moment when he was, to quote Marsilius Ficinus, a theological poet. Palmieri was aware of the heterodoxy of his poem and did not circulate... Show More
  • Political Satire in Abebe Tola’s “Yabe Tokichaw Shimutochi” and “Yabe Tokichaw Mitsetochi” Essays

    Yonas Adamu Chernet

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 6, November 2014
    Pages: 240-251
    Received: 5 December 2014
    Accepted: 17 December 2014
    Published: 22 December 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijla.20140206.13
    Abstract: In Ethiopian political situation peoples use different methods of literary works to criticize the government and to show some useful directions. These kinds of political criticism develop the culture of politics in the country. This study attempted to show one way of political criticism; using satire. The researcher selected appropriate essays that... Show More
  • The Struggle for Woman’s Place and Voice in Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre and George Sand’s Indiana

    Barbara Dell’Abate-Çelebi

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 6, November 2014
    Pages: 252-257
    Received: 9 December 2014
    Accepted: 23 December 2014
    Published: 31 December 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijla.20140206.14
    Abstract: The aim of my article is to uncover the deep semiotic relation existing between Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre (1847) and George Sand’s Indiana (1832), highlighting the proto-feminist elements that characterize both novels and drawing a comparative analysis of the two plots centered on the difficult journey of initiation of two young women physically... Show More
  • Evolutionary Jazz Improvisation - Jazz Harmony and Solo Improvisation Created by Means of Evolutionary Algorithms with Automatic Fitness

    Kjell Bäckman

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 6, November 2014
    Pages: 258-265
    Received: 22 September 2014
    Accepted: 18 December 2014
    Published: 6 January 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijla.20140206.15
    Abstract: This paper describes the Evolutionary Jazz Improvisation (EJI) system for creation of jazz harmony and jazz solo improvisations based on evolutionary algorithms with automatic evaluation. The evaluation function is implemented using score calculation based on specific events recognized in the chord progression and solo line, and alignment to differ... Show More