International Journal of Literature and Arts

Volume 4, Issue 5, September 2016

  • Alienating the Maternal Instinct in Bong Joon-ho’s Mother

    Ann Meejung Kim

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 5, September 2016
    Pages: 61-67
    Received: 21 July 2016
    Accepted: 15 August 2016
    Published: 25 August 2016
    Abstract: Bong Joon-ho’s critically acclaimed film, Mother, explores and complicates the idealized motherhood with its portrayal of a deeply troubled and violent mother. The heroine, the “mother,” is an herbalist in a provincial town whose life revolves around protecting her mentally challenged adult son. When he is charged with a murder that she believes he... Show More
  • Reading Derwent Water in Literature and Painting: From John Brown to Chiang Yee

    Jingdong Zhong

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 5, September 2016
    Pages: 84-89
    Received: 20 October 2016
    Published: 20 October 2016
    Abstract: This paper attempts to discuss the ways of examining visual and verbal representations of landscapes so as to strengthen the “self-knowledge” of adjusting the balance between human beings and nature. Through reading Derwent Water in literature and painting, the paper has a short study on the process of making a wonderful landscape, which is focused... Show More