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: 257

Table of Content: January 2013; 4(1)

January 2013

Inevitability of arts from inter-textuality

  Kristeva coined the term, intertextuality in 1966, and since that time intertextuality has come to have almost as many meanings as its users. It is no small task for this paper to clarify what intertextuality means for Kristeva and her mentor/colleague, Roland Barthes before criticizing their concept of intertextuality and its application in interpretation. Because no rational and coherent concept of...

Author(s): Mohammad Khosravi Shakib

January 2013

Identity crisis- Indian English fiction of post 1980s

  Rapid developments in the fields of trade, market, commerce and telecommunication technologies, together with cultural confrontations at the global level are creating a paradigmatic shift in people's understanding of selfhood and identity. This paper makes a serious attempt to trace and map out the making of contemporary post-national identities within the sub continental cultural production of India and...

Author(s): Kanak Lata Tiwari

January 2013

Doris Lessing’s The Grass is Singing: Anatomy of a female psyche in the midst of gender, race and class barrier

  One of the founder mothers of feminism, Doris Lessing made her debut as a novelist with The Grass is Singing (1950). The novel examines the relationship between Mary Turner- a white farmer’s wife and her black servant. The novel does not unswervingly explore the feminist causes. Still, Lessing’s portrayal of Mary Turner warrants a closer examination because of the unique perspective...

Author(s): Mohammad Kaosar Ahmed

January 2013

A mythical interpretation of Yeats’ The Second Coming

  W. B. Yeats’ poetry is rich in mythical symbols and imagery. He gleans the religion and philosophy of different cultures and traditions to give his poetic oeuvre an aura of profundity. His seminal poetic work, The Second Coming, can be read in the light of the ancient Indian myth of Narasimha avatar, the hum-animal hybrid incarnation of Lord Vishnu. The idea of the second coming of Christ sounds very...

Author(s): Shweta Saxena