Abbreviation: Int. J. English Lit.
Start Year: 2010
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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... 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... 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,... 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... 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... 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.
DOI: 10.5897/IJEL2014.0586[Article Number: 13202B746106]
This paper attempts to describe the result of a data-based investigation of the phonology of the Basilectal Philippine English as a response to Tupaz’ (2004) challenge to conduct Philippine English studies that would describe not only the “educated English” (the acrolect and mesolect speakers), but the “linguistic practices of genuinely marginalized voices (the basilect speakers) in Philippine... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJEL2014.0580[Article Number: 9CF349146109]
The present scholar’s experiments in the class room related to the media using the print media while teaching English at the undergraduate level and the students’ enthusiastic response has been the source of inspiration for the present paper. Here is an effort to concretize unplanned language teaching experiment into a well planned, syllabus-oriented and academically productive package. Key words:... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJEL2013.0517[Article Number: C08CA9C45661]
Anita Desai mostly concerns the questions of survival and existence in her novels. She tries to understand and explore the machinery which subjugated and conditioned othering process. In the novel, Urdu poetry, and two women- Sarla and Imtiaz Begum- are othered through power. Power operates always in a network and extends its reach everywhere. The othering process is accelerated by power syndrome. It is a desire to rule... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJEL2014.0577[Article Number: 02D6BF945662]
No consensus has been reached on an umbrella term for covering various macro- and micro- transfer operations in translating in the field of translation Studies. Writers have offered a wide spectrum of terminologies of their own for the operations in the past decades. This paper first discusses the reasons for use of “strategy” from a dictionary-based translational perspective. Then, it deals with the global... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJEL2014.0578[Article Number: 2D3022B45663]
Bama is one of the first dalit women writers whose work has been translated into English. While ‘Karukku’ was personal in nature, ‘Sangati’ deals with the community at large: the community of Dalit women who are marginalized both on grounds of caste as well as gender. This paper looks at Bama’s ‘Sangati’ as a narrative of resistance and voicing. Bama loosely strings voices that... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJEL2014.0576[Article Number: 24FD13045664]
Kamala Suraiya (also known as Kamala Das or Madhavikutty) had made it clear to readers, critics and family that she do not want to be “categorized”. Das’s poetry have flung open its doors to let in, topics that women had kept decorously out (the boredom of marriage, the thrills of love, the pains of being a woman, of being a writer, the loneliness of being unloved, the joy of being in... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJEL2013.0545[Article Number: 15F3D2644681]
That long silence seeks to represent the plight of women especially Jaya Kulkarni (the main protagonist) in a given social structure, attempting to rigorously scrutinize the portrayed gender roles that impose social norms, expectations and traditions on the grounds of gender discrimination. The research paper presents Jaya’s submissive revolt against the constant psychological pressure of male superiority and... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJEL2013.0548[Article Number: 6A523CA44682]
The paper offers a postmodernist reading of Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five to verify the long-debated premise that postmodernism really departs from and even challenges the modernist philosophy. The state of epistemological skepticism that throws its shadows on our cognitive apparatus challenges the rationalist ideals; and the state of ontological uncertainty – both intratextually and extratextually... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJEL2013.0526[Article Number: 4D317F344683]
The abolition of religion as the illusory happiness of the people is the demand for their real happiness.» Karl Marx. Communism, in its chauvinistic fervor, often takes the form of a religious section not to say an orthodoxy in its own right. Paradoxically enough, in communism, the world is not there save as a mass of materials and it is for this reason in particular that it offers no room for deity at once. All... Read more.
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