Studies in Aesthetics & Art Criticism <p>Part of Royallite Global, the journal, <strong><em>Studies in Aesthetics &amp; Art Criticism</em></strong> approaches the arts and aesthetic problems from a theoretical and interdisciplinary perspective, embracing study and practice in philosophy, English literature, comparative literature, art, music, theater and drama, art history, psychology, law, and related disciplines. The Journal encourages philosophically informed transdisciplinary study as well as the examination of non-traditional aesthetic themes. While the Journal does not publish criticism, it does welcome scholarly work on the purpose, value, and role of criticism in the arts, as well as pieces that investigate the philosophical or theoretical implications of individual works of art.</p> Royallite Global en-US Studies in Aesthetics & Art Criticism Form and content: Re-writing Ishinguro's ‘An Artist of the Floating World’ from new critical lens <p>Ishiguro has created a diverse range of characters, settings, and plots in his literary work, and he has worked in a variety of genres. He has created both female and male central characters with equal success. The role of memory in shaping characters' understanding of themselves has been a recurring theme. Ishiguro is also preoccupied with power and the consequences of authoritarian ideologies. <em>An Artist of the Floating World</em> is a Historical Fiction. It is set in Japan, between 1948 to 1950, after World War II. Masuji Ono is the novel's narrator and protagonist. He is an unreliable narrator, to a certain extent by his own admission, since he often confesses to memory lapses or uncertainty about the events he narrates. The novel assumes mostly a rational and forthright tone. It achieves emotional quality mostly through subtle means and by occasionally contrasting its controlled tone with moments in which the tone very briefly becomes more dramatic. Its mood is similarly calm, pedestrian, and even professional, but when describing the past, it often shifts abruptly. "The floating world" For instance, has a fantastic, fragile mood.</p> Adu David Tuffour Peter Fosu Anthony Oppong Michael Okyere Francis Nsiah Kubi Copyright (c) 2022 Studies in Aesthetics & Art Criticism 2022-08-10 2022-08-10 2 1