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: June 2013; 4(4)

June 2013

The fearful dream of the Gladneys: Death

  Everybody has some fears; however, death, the termination of the biological functions of a living organism, is probably the most feared thing for human beings. Nearly all people fear death but some of them fear excessively. They are obsessed with death and they feel it in every moment of their lives. They do not want to accept that they cannot do anything about dying and there is no...

Author(s): Sevilay Yavuz

June 2013

Dynamic organicism and the romantic imagination: Shelley’s vegetarianism as nonviolence

  This paper sets out to study the concept of ‘dynamic organicism’ in Percy Bysshe Shelley’s romantic vision of Vegetarianism. Dynamic organicism refers to an energetic and driving force instrumental in growth or change. It is a universal literary concept whereby the writer transcends the ordinary view of things, sees reality beyond the corporal frame of existence and through the imagination...

Author(s): Ewane George Ngide

June 2013

Reading kurunmi and ijaye as factual historical war dramas: A genre and text

  The Nigerian dramatic stage has been greatly enriched by the twin concepts of war and insurgence. Unlike the literatures derived from the Nigerian civil war that have been classified by critics as ‘Nigerian War Literatures’, plays written on war and insurgence have been generally misclassified as tragedy, historical plays, satire or any other popular genre. Such general classifications,...

Author(s): Tunji AZEEZ

June 2013

The paradox of nation and nationhood and the process of reconciliation in Bole Butake’s Family Saga

  This study addressed and captured the problem associated with the definition of a nation. It further demonstrated that the notion of nationhood in postcolonial Africa is unequivocally paradoxical; those who were on power had without any shame become dictators, tribalistic. They employed all forms of exploitative means to further colonize their citizens. This paper focused on the lack of patriotism and...

Author(s): Adamu Pangmeshi

June 2013

Ambanasom’s Son of the Native Soil and the Western Concept of a Tragic Hero

  The essay, “Ambanasom’s Son of the Native Soil and the Western Concept of a Tragic Hero” discusses the view that although African and Western Literatures are fundamentally different as they exhibit or represent radically distinct cultural values, they nevertheless share some common notions. The concept of a tragic hero is one of those convergent spots where the two literatures...

Author(s): Denis Fonge Tembong

June 2013

Postcolonial feminism: Looking into within-beyond-to difference

  Postcolonial feminism is a relatively novel wing of postcolonial feminine scholarship. Postcolonial feminism or ‘third world feminism’ emerged in response to Western mainstream feminism. Western feminism has never been heedful to the differences pertaining to class, race, feelings, and settings of women of once colonized territories. Postcolonial feminism rejects Western feminism on the ground of...

Author(s):   Raj Kumar Mishra

June 2013

Urdu in anglicized world: A corpus based study

  This paper aims to find out the variation in Urdu language due to language contact. It studies the use of English vocabulary in Urdu written language. The nature of the research is quantitative as well as qualitative as it examines the grammatical and domain-wise categories of English words used in Urdu and tries to determine the social factors that are the cause of this increase. It counts and calculates the...

Author(s): Muhammad Asghar, Zobina and Mahmood, Muhammad Asim

June 2013

Feminist discourses in Chenjerai Hove’s and Yvonne Vera’s selected nationalist narratives

  This paper demonstrated how Yvonne Vera and Chenjerai Hove’s selected works challenge the masculinized dominant nationalist version of history of the Zimbabwean liberation struggle against colonialism by foregrounding the black Zimbabwean woman’s ‘other’ struggles. Such a response to the biased nationalist narration has been to illuminate the other struggles that are women specific....

Author(s): Tendai Mangena

June 2013

Processes and source of linguistic knowledge: Explorations in the theories of language learning

  Children have an enviable capacity for acquiring competence in whatever language or languages they get exposed to and in a manner so rapid, so creative, so uniform, so systematic, so regular and indeed so easy compared with the mammoth task that they within a remarkably short span of time accomplish victoriously. This marvellous phenomenon unique only to humans has instigated scholars to propound various...

Author(s): Aladdin Assaiqeli

June 2013

Social critique in Bharati Mukherjee’s Jasmine

  The authors’ aim in this paper is to observe, examine and present the existing position of women and the problems they face both in India and abroad. Through the main character, Jasmine, the attempt is made to give a picture of women who suffer from man-made cultural and traditional prescriptions as well as sanctions which do not allow them live a life free from such constraints. The social issues that...

Author(s): Arjun Dubey and Shradha Srivastava

June 2013

An analysis of figurative languages in two selected traditional funeral songs of the Kilba people of Adamawa State

  Figurative languages are employed in performing arts as a medium of expressing thoughts, feelings and ideas implicitly rather than explicitly. This paper analyses rhetorical devices in two funeral songs of the Kilba people of Adamawa State of Nigeria. The two texts were subjected to analysis using the descriptive and discursive approach. The outcome of the analysis revealed that performing artists among...

Author(s): Emmanuel C. Sharndama and Jamila B. A  Suleiman

June 2013

Clash of conventionality and unconventionality: Quest for deliverance from the social alienation in Thomas Hardy’s Jude the Obscure

  The purpose of this study is to discuss the disgust of the two leading characters of Hardy’s Jude the Obscure in a context which shows their sense of alienation in the society. They view marriage as a hindrance to their happiness and, instead, prefer a love affair which, however, ends in their disgrace and misery. Hardy in fact tries to point his criticism to the Victorian society where the...

Author(s): Noorbakhsh Hooti and Mojtaba Jeihouni

June 2013

Writing “like” a woman: An analysis of The Fox by D. H. Lawrence

  This paper presents an analysis of The Fox – A Novella by D.H.Lawrence. It presents the conflicting interpretations of various critics, from the feminist point of view.  It also highlights Lawrence’s perspective of what it means to ‘write like a woman’ and how it is reflected successfully.   Key words: Writing like a woman, sexuality, textuality.

Author(s): M.G. Prasuna

June 2013

Assessing and evaluating continuing professional development

  “Learning is a never ending process”. The above quotation is so apt as the present day technological world is the eye witness. Continuing professional development (CPD) is a platform that provides practical guidance for a teacher educator for his learning and growth. This abstract focuses on how a teacher can become a trendsetter by evaluating oneself continuously for progressive...

Author(s): Deshmukh Samina Khan