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Alberta Natasia Adji

Other affiliations: Airlangga University
Bio: Alberta Natasia Adji is an academic researcher from Edith Cowan University. The author has contributed to research in topics: Narrative & Fragmentation (computing). The author has an hindex of 3, co-authored 15 publications receiving 31 citations. Previous affiliations of Alberta Natasia Adji include Airlangga University.

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TL;DR: In the face of war and political crisis, fleeing a country seems to be the best choice to get on with life as mentioned in this paper. But among many refugee memoirs, so far young adult refugee texts have received little attenti...
Abstract: In the face of war and political crisis, fleeing a country seems to be the best choice to get on with life. Among many refugee memoirs, so far young adult refugee texts have received little attenti...

5 citations

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01 Aug 2019
TL;DR: The Shape of Water as mentioned in this paper is an example of a fantasy film that serves as a critique as well as a defiance against the widespread issues of rising bigoted slurs, immigration bans and racial resentment in the United States, which have occurred ever since the victory of Donald Trump in early 2017.
Abstract: Guillermo del Toro’s reputation as one of the world’s most esteemed filmmakers builds on fairy tale and horror-inspired films featuring monsters, such as Hellboy (2004) and Pan’s Labyrinth (2006). Not only is del Toro’s obsession with the fantasy genre often emphasized, it also incorporates the theme of embracing otherness, which is demonstrated through the allegory of monstrous entities in most of his works. As a Mexican director, del Toro strives to insert his status as “the other” in his movies. This article addresses Guillermo del Toro’s 2017 Oscar-winning film, The Shape of Water, through auteur theory with references to fantasy film principles. In a range of aspects, from visual style to its rooted themes, del Toro’s films make use of a distinctive set of features with dark green colour, special effects makeup, as well as the theme of resistance against oppression and marginalisation. Using The Shape of Water as a case study, the argument is that the film serves as a critique as well as a defiance against the widespread issues of rising bigoted slurs, immigration bans and racial resentment in the United States, which have occurred ever since the victory of President Donald Trump in early 2017. Indeed, del Toro’s triumphs at the 90th Academy Awards have solidified the importance of fantasy films as counter-narratives.

4 citations

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31 Jul 2018
TL;DR: In this article, the authors discuss the phenomenon of transformation from novel into film and eventually into augmented motion picture hinted illustrative book, and discover that it has changed the image of Indonesian art and literary world in which such prestigious legitimacy can now be achieved through commercial strategies.
Abstract: 9 Summers 10 Autumns (2011) is an inspirational autobiographical novel about a young man from a small city of Batu who later succeeded in pursuing his dream by working in the United States. The novel was written according to Iwan Setyawan’s life story and it has been made into a movie by the same name in 2013. Two years later, the movie was adapted into an augmented motion picture hinted illustrative book which is said to be the first kind to appear in Indonesia that combines novel, comic, app and film together. Somehow this phenomenon has also contributed to the rising trend of films adapted into books in Indonesia, such as Assalamualaikum Beijing (2015), What’s Up with Love? (2016), and others. This study caters for Iwan Setyawan’s strategy in achieving legitimacy in the arena of Indonesian Literature and his American Dream Ideals that are depicted within the book. The discussion is carried out within the perspectives of Pierre Bourdieu’s field of cultural production theory as well as sociology of literature approach in highlighting the phenomenon of transformation from novel into film and eventually into augmented motion picture hinted illustrative book. Later, the study discovers that it has changed the image of Indonesian art and literary world in which such prestigious legitimacy can now be achieved through commercial strategies, making it seem dynamic but at the same time questionable in its most authentic sense.

4 citations

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20 Aug 2018
TL;DR: In this paper, the authors addressed identity reconstruction through an analysis of two of the most prominent fictional works by one of the Chinese Indonesian young writers, Audrey Yu Jia Hui, through the poststructural concepts of Derrida's deconstruction, and also in relation to cultural studies views on identity.
Abstract: This article addressed identity reconstruction through an analysis of two of the most prominent fictional works by one of the Chinese Indonesian young writers, Audrey Yu Jia Hui. In encompassing the idea of identity rewriting, I addressed Hui’s second and third novels respectively, Mellow Yellow Drama (2014) and Mencari Sila Kelima (Searching for the Fifth Principle, 2015), through the post-structural concepts of Derrida’s deconstruction, and also in relation to cultural studies views on identity. The works were analyzed through close-reading technique. The novels were published during the Reformation (Reformasi) era, where politics had served to be a profound aspect that directed the cultural identity and social attitude of the society. In a range of aspects, from narrative structure to their deeper themes, Hui’s literary works were found to draw on a distinguishable set of strategies which enabled Hui to establish her own identity as someone who was liberated, culturally accepted and free to embrace local colors. This article also showed that Audrey Yu Jia Hui’s narratives have served as an acceptance of an individual’s multiple identities, which often depends on the problem at hand as well as the context of choices.

4 citations

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20 Jul 2018
TL;DR: In this paper, the authors tried to deconstruct the main characters' cultural identity in Rishi Reddi's short stories collection, entitled Karma and Other Stories, as the characters dealt with their lives as Indian diaspora in the United States.
Abstract: This article strives to deconstruct the main characters’ cultural identity in Rishi Reddi’s short stories collection, entitled Karma and Other Stories , as the characters deal with their lives as Indian diaspora in the United States The applied method is the close-reading technique This article employs Jacques Derrida’s deconstruction by tracing the binary opposition found within the seven short stories; later they are to be disseminated so that the true meanign can be revealed The article finds that (1) the emerging conflicts in the stories are caused by the strong ties of the protagonists toward Hinduism and Indian family tradition, with (2) their cultural identity has managed to align with modernity in the US, but (3) their ties to the core Hinduism and Indian principles will remain strong

3 citations


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TL;DR: Dollimore as discussed by the authors argues that critical theorists should strive to understand the contradictions within our lives and our literature and explore the daemonic power of the subjects that offend our sense of tradition.
Abstract: but the threat they bring to artistic culture. From his opening mockery of the literary establishment’s tendency to theorize the world in terms of desire or gender to his disapproval of those who venerate art while denying its validity in the same breath, Jonathan Dollimore has created an easily understood, albeit at times too theoretical, synthesis of the literary and the experiential in Sex, Literature and Censorship. His arguments on critical theory do not necessarily reject the concept of theory; rather, he argues that critical theorists should strive to understand the contradictions within our lives and our literature and explore the daemonic power of the subjects that offend our sense of tradition.

1,318 citations

01 Jan 2016
TL;DR: The structural semantics an attempt at a method is universally compatible with any devices to read and is available in the digital library an online access to it is set as public so you can get it instantly.
Abstract: Thank you for reading structural semantics an attempt at a method. As you may know, people have search hundreds times for their favorite books like this structural semantics an attempt at a method, but end up in malicious downloads. Rather than reading a good book with a cup of coffee in the afternoon, instead they juggled with some harmful bugs inside their laptop. structural semantics an attempt at a method is available in our digital library an online access to it is set as public so you can get it instantly. Our digital library saves in multiple countries, allowing you to get the most less latency time to download any of our books like this one. Kindly say, the structural semantics an attempt at a method is universally compatible with any devices to read.

122 citations