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: 266

Table of Content: July 2011; 2(6)

July 2011

Tales from the Hard Side”: A French existentialist perspective on Haruki Murakami’s Norwegian Wood

  This paper employs the French existentialist philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre and Fyodor Dostoyevsky’sCrime and Punishment to analyse the classic Japanese novel Haruki Murakami’s Norwegian Wood. This paper explores the existential struggles of the main characters, Watanabe, Naoko, Nagasawa, Midori, Hatsumi, and Keiko, as they attempt to come to terms with the stresses of adolescent life in...

Author(s): Kieran James, Laurie James, Eunice M. James and Susan P. Briggs

July 2011

A state of complete simplicity in poetry and psychoanalysis

  Following the works of D. W. Winnicot and M. Balint on regression in psychoanalysis, this paper offers a discussion of states of harmony between self and other as these are expressed in poems by Whitman and Dante. An attempt is being made to demonstrate the emotional nuances expressed by poets in order to enhance psychoanalytic understanding.   Key words: D. W. Winnicott, M. Balint,...

Author(s): Moran Shoham

July 2011

“To those who feel rather than to those who think:” Sound and emotion in Poe’s poetry

  In his critical writings, Edgar Allan Poe stressed the importance of the impressionistic use of sound and emotion in poetry. This research quantifies Poe’s use of emotionally communicative sounds and demonstrates that he wrote in accordance with his expressed principles praising the use of pleasant and sad emotions in poetry and decrying the use of active ones. Poe’s poems were submitted to a...

Author(s): Cynthia Whissell