Issue 19 (Autumn 2012): Reality/Illusion

Image by Marie-Claire Lacey

Robert Allan
I Refute It Thus

I refute it thus,
But what is this?
A simple stone disappears,
As animal and element kiss.

Heads, necks, sinew strain,
To see what can’t be seen,
Sages, saints, leaders and outlaws,
Influence, pollute, abstain.

The turkey has an off day,
The swan and pigment collide,
Flat, round, still, moving,
Feel ground beneath us sway.

I refute it thus,
But what is this?
Taxonomists categorise and Empiricists prove,
It’s nothing - of any fuss.

eSharp's 19th issue is themed Reality/Illusion. This issue collects number of articles that consider matters of fact and fiction, perception and imagination, as well as memory and recollection. We have included submissions from the social sciences, education, and the arts and humanities, focusing on history, literature, linguistics, film and theatre studies, and psychology. From American propaganda during the First World War to Swedish horror fiction, studies in language, translation, and encyclopaedic knowledge, to realism in fiction from Shakespeare to Aragonese film director Carlos Saura, we are very proud to present this issue that has inspired postgraduates from the United Kingdom, the United States, and Canada to submit a variety of work of such high standard.

eSharp continues to support and publish critical academic writing and provide opportunities for aspiring postgraduate authors to publish their work and acquaint themselves with the publication process. We welcome international and inter-disciplinary exchange of ideas, and emphasise the importance of the peer-review process for academic research.

Lead editors: Henna Karhapää, Fenghua Li, Nick Goodrick


McFadden, Paul American Propaganda and the First World War:
Megaphone or Gagging Order?
19 1 McFadden
Seymour, Laura Illusions of The Other’s Nature as My Own: A Critique of A
Theory of Embodied Cognition
19 2 Seymour
Rainey, Elizabeth Reality and Illusion: commonalities of perception in the search
for truth in selected texts, a linguistic approach
19 3 Rainey
Szilágyi, Anikó Invisible Authors and Other Illusionists: Hungarian Translation
in the First Half of the Twentieth Century
19 4 Szilágyi
Reardon, Kristina H. Portrayals of Childhood Innocence in Contemporary Israeli Fiction 19 5 Reardon
Cain, Eric Shifting Identities through Various Places:
Perceptional and Spatial Geographies of Horror Literature
and Andreas Roman’s Mörkrädd and Vigilante
19 6 Cain
Chapman, Anne

The reality of imagining the Holocaust: David Levinthal’s Mein Kampf

19 7 Chapman
Abdul Jabbar,
Wisam Khalid
The Subversive Homeric Reality in Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida 19 8 Jabbar

Brown, Kevin J.

Illusion, Reality, and the Pursuit of Justice and the Common Good

19 9 Brown 
Ardao, Sandra Dopico The Imaginative Gateway into a Psychological Realism:
A Study of Carlos Saura’s 1970’s Films
19 10 Dopico

Rasoamampianina, Vanessa Aliniaina

Scientific Knowledge versus Encyclopaedic Knowledge:
Which Aspects of Science to Present inside Encyclopaedias?

19 11 Rasoamampianina