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The journal is a platform where the possibility of bringing the intrinsic reverberations extracting its throbs from the milieu all around to the extent of maximum potency is uncompromisingly materialized. The journal gives an open firmament to the ideational maxims feasible to uplift the literary sensibility and anthropological acumen of the world we inhabit and endeavor at cementing the unflinching edifice for it. The journal, thus, publishes critically examined and scholarly wrought out writings, interviews, book reviews on literatures emerged or emerging from across the globe.The quality consciousness is of the prime significance this journal takes supremely cognizance of and works on fully open access philosophy.


Call for Papers: December 2019 Edition

Ad Litteram Journal invites scholarly papers for its December 2019 Vol. 4 on

Gospel of Equipoise: Searching Threads of Harmony

Entropy and equipoise rest on the opposite end of the material dialectic. The literary mind forever has been fascinated with the idea of equipoise on one hand and entropy on the other. While energy and matter, so assert the scientists, tend towards chaos and all systems drift to disorder, the literary mind is inclined to seek evenness and order. The ‘method in madness’ of Hamlet’s soliloquies is an expression of this quest for ‘balance’ where the surrounding reality threatens to overshadow the certainties that the inherited value-systems grant to the subjects.


As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world – that is the myth of the atomic age – as in being able to remake ourselves.

Mahatma Gandhi
Mahatma Gandhi,

How many things we held yesterday as articles of faith which today we tell as fables.

Michel de Montaigne
Michel de Montaigne,

I never feel lonely if I’ve got a book – they’re like old friends. Even if you’re not reading them over and over again, you know they are there. And they’re part of your history. They sort of tell a story about your journey through life.

Emilia Fox
Emilia Fox,

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.

Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou,

There’s so much grey to every story – nothing is so black and white.

Lisa Ling
Lisa Ling,

Every story I create, creates me. I write to create myself.  

Octavia E. Butler
Octavia E. Butler,

I learned, when I look in the mirror and tell my story, that I should be myself and not peep whatever everybody is doing.

Kendrick Lamar
Kendrick Lamar,

Man cannot remake himself without suffering, for he is both the marble and the sculptor.

Alexis Carrel
Alexis Carrel,

If a remake is not good, no one wants to see it and, again, it doesn’t hurt the original.

Sam Raimi
Sam Raimi,

When you do a remake, there’s a lot of pressure because people always love the original.

Indiana Evans
Indiana Evans,

If you take myth and folklore, and these things that speak in symbols, they can be interpreted in so many ways that although the actual image is clear enough, the interpretation is infinitely blurred, a sort of enormous rainbow of every possible colour you could imagine.

Diana Wynne Jones
Diana Wynne Jones,

A parable is both simple and very complex. It is a story on the surface; it’s a secret within.

Osho Rajneesh
Osho Rajneesh,

The protagonist of folktale is always, and intensely, a young person moving through ordeals into adult life. . . . and this is why there are no wicked stepchildren in the tales.

Jill Paton Walsh
Jill Paton Walsh,