International Journal of
English and Literature

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. English Lit.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2626
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJEL
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 240

Table of Content: January 2014; 5(1)

January 2014

Redefining Group-man:An application of the “flexible phalanx” theory

Steinbeck’s earlier works, “The Vigilante” and In Dubious Battle are described with a tangibly cynical tone towards the nature of man, and the destructive potential of misguided “phalanxes.” However, his later works, The Grapes of Wrath and Cannery Row offer a positive and even hopeful view on the potential of these phalanxes. The reason for this shift lies within...

Author(s): Christopher Berardino

January 2014

Translating silence, transmitting faith: Personal and cultural understanding in Leila Aboulela's The Translator

This Article is Retracted.

Author(s): Alghamdi Alaa

January 2014

Irigarayan divinity and Tantric Yogic breath

This contribution offers a reading of Luce Irigaray’s recent works of Western thought in relation to Eastern yogic tradition of “breath”. Irigaray as a French feminist in her theories of ‘feminine divinity’ and ‘sexual difference’ relies on Eastern notion of ‘breath’. This paper aims to reveal the concept of ‘breath’ in the West and East. Unlike Tantric...

Author(s): Shiva Hemmati

January 2014

An evaluation of post-colonial African leadership: A study of Ayi Kwei Armah’s The Beautiful Ones Are Not Yet Born, and Chinua Achebe’s A Man of the People

This paper centers on how post-colonial African leaders in Armah’s The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born and Achebe’s A Man of the People have shifted from democratic leadership to an autocratic type of governance. The paper denotes a form of corruption that departs from cherished values and ideals of post-colonial Africa. The key method of this paper is textual analysis. The paper seeks to show the...

Author(s): Mavis Thokozile Macheka

January 2014

The theme of “alienation” and “assimilation” in the novels of Bharati Mukherjee and Jhumpa Lahiri: A socio – literary perspective

Words like “Expatriate” and “Diaspora” need no introduction in postcolonial literary scenario. Indian -iaspora, today, has emerged with the “multiplicity of histories, variety of culture, tradition, and a deep instinct for survival.” Indian Diaspora, though counting more than 20 million members world-wide, survives in between “home of origin” and “world of...

Author(s): Shilpa Shukla and Niroj Banerji

January 2014

“Tremulations on the ether”: The sublime and beauty in Graham Swift's humanist art

This paper aims at investigating the interplay of the sublime and beauty in Graham Swift’s attempts at communicating humanly and vividly with readers about human experience. In the author's works, both the sublime and beauty convey a sense of order and destabilisation. Both can be construed as  enlightening transitions. Sublime patterns of human transgression trigger a quasi-divine sublime revenge and...

Author(s): Nathalie Massoulier