Abbreviation: Int. J. English Lit.
Start Year: 2010
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DOI: 10.5897/IJEL2013.0547[Article Number: 595589847759]
Mark Tully’s books, No Full Stops in India (1992) and Non Stop India (2011) are telling commentaries on the situation of post-independent India. Central to both books is the question of Indian ‘modernity’ or ‘development’ after independence, and in this regard they explore various aspects of Indian society, economy, politics and religion. The aim of this paper is to analyse how India has... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJEL2014.0623[Article Number: B500D5F47763]
The dream of a Nigerian English dictionary has recently been actualized. The academic body of teachers and researchers known as NESA recently published a dictionary of the Nigerian English. The corpus of words and expressions in the dictionary represents the meaning and pronunciation of words as used by Nigerians.As a headlamp into the major and minor languages spoken by a vast population of Nigerians, this article... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJEL2014.0630[Article Number: 8A7752847768]
This paper explores the tension between the human need for the form of story and the lack of structure in reality, and how such tension is presented and dealt with in Michael Ondaatje’s The English Patient. Proceeding in a fragmented, discontinuous, and cyclical narrative pattern, this late-twentieth-century postmodern novel shows no intention to tell a coherent, structured, meaningful story but confronts its... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJEL2014.0442[Article Number: 139B4D747771]
This paper ‘Migration, Disillusionment and Diasperic Experiences in Segun Afolabi’s Goodbye Lucille and A Life Elsewhere’ centres on the issues that have defined Nigerian migrants abroad. The paper seeks to identify the various regrets that have attended Nigerians’ quest for greener pastures abroad. It also focuses on the abandonment syndrome that has characterized the lives of Nigerian... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJEL2014.0598[Article Number: ED7953847774]
Researches on the canonization of Chinese literature in the English-speaking world focus on the canonization of a very limited sum of works such as Waley’s translation of Chinese poems, English translation of Han Shan poems and Liao Zhai Zhi Yi, etc. Till now, there have been no macro-researches on the canonization of Chinese translated literature in the English-speaking world. This paper explores the... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJEL12.073[Article Number: 5F9AEFB47779]
A humanistic and analytical approach has been applied to comprehend one important longing that is solitude, hidden at the bottom of the human heart. At heart every person is lonely and likes to be alone. A case has been made for this quaint social creature called the human. He is studied intrinsically to uncover the essential vacuum of his heart. On the other hand, three gloomy and poignant truths such as futility,... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJEL2014.0591[Article Number: 0ADD41C47300]
Ruskin Bond is considered to be an icon among Indian writers and children’s authors. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1999 for contributions to children’s literature. Ruskin Bond was born towards the end of the British Raj. a somewhat lonely childhood, marked by his parents’ divorce and his mother’s remarriage. India gets an exquisite reflection in his stores. This paper intends... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJEL2014.0621[Article Number: 9442BC947304]
Nigeria is Africa's most populous nation with a vibrant emerging theatre culture; the home movies. Currently, Nigeria is ranked the second largest producer of films in the world. Nollywood, as the home movies industry is called, has produced films in their thousands reflecting various aspects of the Nigerian culture and tradition. Prominent amongst such pre-occupations of directors and producers of Nollywood is the... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJEL2014.0634[Article Number: DEE0C7547306]
This paper seeks to present an understanding of Lucille Clifton's poetry through the theory of ecofeminism that finds a connection between the exploitation of nature and the oppression of women. According to ecofeminists, among all the human groups threatened by the devastation of the environment, women in particular are exposed to the greatest dangers. This can be seen in the births of deformed babies, miscarriages... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJEL2014.0642[Article Number: 6742A7647309]
The social institution of marriage and the culture of paying bride price are interlinked and form an important part in the lives of African men and women. Like other communities, the African society has its own series of events that take place before and after marriage such as the hunting of bride by going to the prospective bride’s hut before marriage and the inheritance of a widow and her family by the... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJEL2014.0528[Article Number: FBE26F947312]
South Asian women and in this context Indian women have always suffered subjugation and rejection in a chauvinistic society restricting them to a life of domesticity. However, by migrating to a foreign country as spouses and participating in the labour market to get education and to live for their children, women migrants experienced social and emotional emancipation and financial independence for the first time. This... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJEL2014.0614[Article Number: F5861DF47556]
The paper will explore what is Bildungsroman and its history and how this genre has been tackled distinctively by the third generation African woman novelists. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is unique in using the genre Bildungsroman. The political- historical background of the text Purple Hibiscus will be focused on as well as the development of the protagonist Kambili both physically and psychologically in each stage of the... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJEL2014.0617[Article Number: 3D8046A47560]
Sri Aurobindo, a man of the supramental plane of consciousness has found ‘Mantra’ to be the future of Poetry, the poetry which expresses the deepest spiritual reality. He discovers that poetry written from some higher plane of, what he calls, the Intuitive Mind Consciousness and Over mind Consciousness, the two uppermost planes of spiritual consciousness on the plane of Mind is the Mantra. Since man is yet... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJEL2014.0592[Article Number: 9A6C9A247561]
People have moved many a times from one place to another. Ideally such movements should be voluntary but it is not always so. There are several instances, in the history of mankind, of mass migrations to escape perceived prosecutions on the name of racial/ ethnic cleansing, political strategies etc. A few of these experiences, especially of the modern times, are well-documented and attracted people with the human... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJEL2013.0520[Article Number: AEC295146671]
This study investigated how textbooks influence learning experiences and aims to highlight the pedagogical implications of the incorporation of materials as the backbone of language-teaching programme. It analysed and evaluated a prescribed textbook (“Prose and Heroes” – a Compulsory English course book for intermediate classes in Pakistan), and explored the degree it benefited and... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJEL2013.0521[Article Number: C9234A946673]
The impact of a test on teaching and learning is commonly referred to as the washback effect. This study investigated the nature and scope of the washback effect from the Intermediate English examination on teachers and students of a public sector college in Pakistan. The research relied on qualitative approach utilizing interviews to collect data from six teachers and six students. The data... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJEL2014.0605[Article Number: DC4675746676]
The purpose of this study was to examine public second cycle primary school English as Foreign Language (EFL) teachers’ level of emotional intelligence (EI) and self-efficacy beliefs and the relationship between the two constructs. Forty- three randomly selected EFL teachers were taken as a sample of the study. To generate data and answer the research questions, the researcher... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJEL2014.0587[Article Number: 945F2D746678]
Caste identity is not just a question of consciousness; it is a matter of structure, of power. Can the category Dalit merely represent a perspective? Can it just be a standpoint? And what are the tools/ideas/texts that would enable a Dalit perspective? Can a Dalit perspective be divorced from the experience of being termed an untouchable? Untouchability is not a singular experience; what holds Dalits together... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJEL2014.0627[Article Number: 4BCCC3A46099]
Class stratification and efforts to bridge a gap between high and lower strata of society is among the chief aims of social Marxist writers. Strindberg's Miss Julie though labelled as a Naturalistic work possesses such strains of social Marxism and is to presented from this angle in this paper. Key words: social Marxism, Class distinction in Miss Julie, bridging the gulf between two classes. Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJEL2014.0418[Article Number: C9CA86946103]
Charles Dickens (1812 to 1870) is a foremost representative novelist of the Victorian era, a great story-teller and social reformer. A Tale of Two Cities has always been one of his most popular and best-loved novels. It is the second attempt on historical fiction by Dickens and French Revolution is his subject. Always interested in the interaction between individuals and society, Dickens was particularly inspired by... Read more.
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