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: 278

Table of Content: October 2013; 4(8)

October 2013

A meta-critical study of Akachi Ezeigbo’s perspectives on children’s literature in Nigeria: Narratology as scientific instrument, morality and didactics in analysis

  This paper conceptualizes the motif of morality as didactics in delineating the study of children’s literature in Nigeria. The work catapults the various tenets which govern the essence of literature and its social engineering devices. Children fictions and imaginary works have been employed by writers to propel the need to ‘do good’ and ‘shun bad devices’. From the time of Plato...

Author(s): Christopher Babatunde Ogunyemi

October 2013

A postmodernist study of Ijengen: The ritual drama of transition at Ode-Irele

  Indigenous societies survived through myths and folktales these were responsible for the cohesion that existed prior to the advent of colonialism and hybridization of western culture. Consequently, modern African writers could hardly do without these. African writers have a backup in their quest for creative ingredients and oral performances serve as veritable springboard for these materials. Wole...

Author(s): Segun Omosule

October 2013

W. B. Yeats’ Second Coming and its manifestation in the recent anti-peace movement in Bangladesh

  W.B Yeats’ poetry is rich in myth, symbols and imagery. His symbolic poems represent a variety of things. Yeats believed that ‘art and politics were intrinsically linked’ and used his writing to express his attitudes toward Irish politics as well as to educate his readers about Irish cultural history. His poems increasingly resembled political manifestos of the contemporary period. His...

Author(s): Rashadul Islam

October 2013

Harnessing multilingualism in Nigeria for development: The challenges and strategies

  The arbitrary and haphazard territorial boundaries imposed by the colonial masters in the last two centuries or so did not take cognizance of the people’s diversities before differentiating Nigeria and other sub-Saharan African states. As a result, the geo-political enclave now known as a country encompasses people with varying linguo-cultural identities. This has continued to have far reaching effects...

Author(s): Ogunwale, Joshua Abiodun

October 2013

The possibilities and limitations of literary translation: A review of J. Payne’s and Henri Clarke’s Translations of Ghazalyat of Hafez

  Literary translation has always been the matter of discussion among translation scholars. Some translation scholars state that that this special type of translation could be attempted somehow, provided that the literary translator, in addition to having linguistic knowledge of both source and target language and being familiar with the target culture, enjoys some literary creativity like that of the original...

Author(s): Behnam Ganjalikhani Hakemi

October 2013

Arabic narrative and secularism/secularization

  Secularism and secularization as concepts come to the arena of academic writing very early. This paper explores how secularism/secularization movement in Europe has changed the vision of the man and the masses towards life and religion. However, the focus here is on Arabic narrative and Islamic community and how a host of Arab writers are profoundly influenced with such western ideologies despite discrepancy...

Author(s): Al Areqi Rashad Mohammed Moqbel

October 2013

Aesthetics in William Shakespeare's Sonnets

  This study focuses on aesthetics in William Shakespeare's sonnets. It shows the dominant aesthetic aspects of the sonnets. It uses theories of intertextuality and semiotics in terms of aesthetics. Study of theories of Roman Jakobson (1896-1982) and Roland Barthes (1915-1980) regarding semiotics in Shakespeare's sonnets shows metaphors of the sonnets as aesthetic signs. This study presents how...

Author(s): Maryam Ebrahimi and Bahman Zarrinjooee

October 2013

Hybridity and trepidation of multiculturalism in Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s Of Love and Other Demons and Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness

  Limiting this analysis to the challenging issue of identity, this work intends to account for how hybridity implies a great sense of trepidation, “cultural anxiety”, othering and shadowy multiculturalism. Running against the contention that hybridity opens up horizons and fertile grounds of cultural negotiation, the author argues that hybridity does not resolve identitary questionings and enigmas...

Author(s): Arif Karima

October 2013

Nora in Ibsen’s A Doll’s House and Komol in Saratchandra’s Shesh Proshno: A comparative study from feminist perspective

  Andro-centric literature hardly focused on woman repression. Very few male writers could see woman sufferings in social phenomenon with woman eyes and thereby present their distresses in literary works. Saratchandra Chattaphadhyay and Henrik Ibsen are among the few celebrated writers who claimed overwhelming applause for presenting woman question in their works with a view to restructuring social construct...

Author(s): Md. Nesar Uddin

October 2013

The general views of Bamasaba of Eastern Uganda about their oral narratives and cultural songs

  In this study, the researcher investigated the functions, themes and the performance of the Bamasaba oral narratives and cultural songs. The researcher did that because he wanted to establish how these two genres of Literature relate to each other. The intention of the researcher was to show why the two need to be given equal treatment by the Bamasaba. In this study, the researcher investigated how...

Author(s): Willy Wanyenya