Journal of Critical Studies in Language and Literature https://www.jcsll.gta.org.uk/index.php/home journal of crJournal of Critical Studies in Language and Literature (JCSLL) is a bimonthly double-blind peer-reviewed "Premier" open access journal that represents an interdisciplinary and critical forum for analysing and discussing the various dimensions in the interplay between language, literature, and translation. It locates at the intersection of disciplines including linguistics, discourse studies, stylistic analysis, linguistic analysis of literature, comparative literature, literary criticism, translation studies, literary translation and related areas. It focuses mainly on the empirically and critically founded research on the role of language, literature, and translation in all social processes and dynamics. en-US jcsll@gta.org.uk (Claudia Davis) support@gta.org.uk (Claudia Davis) Sun, 30 Jun 2024 00:00:00 +0000 OJS 3.2.1.1 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 Book Review: Moser, K. (2024). Fake News in Contemporary Science and Politics. A Requiem for the Real? Palgrave Macmillan https://www.jcsll.gta.org.uk/index.php/home/article/view/280 <p>When the conditions are right, there are ideas and concepts that ignite and burn with such intensity that they outshine any others of the same time period. Fake News in Contemporary Science and Politics presents a very good example of what its author, Keith Moser, describes as infodemic, “or the increasing inability of a large segment of the population to distinguish between reality and its ubiquitous misrepresentation on a plethora of divergent screens.” In this context, the current volume is meant to send a wake-up call regarding the consequences of this constant transmission of information ad infinitum that may affect our existence on this planet and even lead to a misinterpretation of democracy and its basic grasp on reality.</p> Dan Manolescu Copyright (c) 2024 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://www.jcsll.gta.org.uk/index.php/home/article/view/280 Sat, 29 Jun 2024 00:00:00 +0000 A Post-Darwinian Fable: Canine Narration in The Call of the Wild https://www.jcsll.gta.org.uk/index.php/home/article/view/281 <p>The paper reads Jack London’s <em>The Call of the Wild</em> as a post-Darwinian fable that challenges the anthropomorphism and sentimentality in the notoriously charged genre of the animal fable. London’s post-Darwinian representation of canine narration in an evolutionary continuum seeks to deconstruct the inherent hierarchy embedded in the fable. Through a reconciliation of the animal fable’s internal and external conflict, London aims to draw an ethical critique of amoral aspects of social Darwinism that underlies the American industry culture at the turn of the century. The remapping of humanity/animality, progression/regression, and the society/the wild within a bispecies environment for coevolution embodies London’s endeavor to rescue the reputation of the genre of fable from a conventional naturalist mode. London’s proclaimed vigor and science in the critique of animal fable further aspire to redeem the feminized professionalism of writing.</p> Xin Zhang Copyright (c) 2024 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 https://www.jcsll.gta.org.uk/index.php/home/article/view/281 Sat, 29 Jun 2024 00:00:00 +0000