English Language, Literature & Culture

Volume 5, Issue 2, June 2020

  • A Palimpsestic Reading of Female Identity in Chimamanda Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus

    Peace Sorochi Longdet

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 2, June 2020
    Pages: 53-59
    Received: 1 March 2020
    Accepted: 17 March 2020
    Published: 7 April 2020
    Abstract: This study examines female identity in the novel of Chimamanda N. Adichie using an eclectic model that combines African feminist theory and palimpsestic analogy. A critical reading of the text reveals that African women writers have a strong commitment towards the redefinition of female identity in literary texts. In terms of the major preoccupatio... Show More
  • The Self without the Other in Derrida’s Khora and Samuel Beckett’s The Unnamable

    Azita Zamani

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 2, June 2020
    Pages: 60-68
    Received: 10 April 2020
    Accepted: 5 May 2020
    Published: 18 May 2020
    Abstract: The present research investigates the parallelism between Derrida’s reading of Plato’s Khora and Samuel Beckett’s The Unnamable. Out of the rationality of logos, both resist being named and defined. Indeed, the complexity in their comprehension is due to their rejecting the rules and principles of language. As language constructs mentality, whateve... Show More
  • Deceptive Style of Writing in Ian McEwan’s Atonement

    Han Jie, Zhang Liming

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 2, June 2020
    Pages: 69-73
    Received: 8 May 2020
    Accepted: 22 May 2020
    Published: 9 June 2020
    Abstract: Ian McEwan, together with Martin Amis is regarded as the best-known and controversial contemporary British novelist. He has been regarded as a serious, objective writer who is interested in writing about obsessive behavior, sex and moral corruption. When Atonement appeared in 2001, it received widespread praise from the reviewers, especially in res... Show More
  • Study on Translated English Titles of The Tale of Shangri-La

    Lyu Liangqiu, Xue Jiayi

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 2, June 2020
    Pages: 74-78
    Received: 24 May 2020
    Accepted: 16 June 2020
    Published: 28 June 2020
    Abstract: A classical work of traditional Chinese literature, The Tale of Shangri-La, has received extensive attention among Chinese and Western translators, which is written by Tao Yuanming, an influential writer during the Eastern Jin Dynasty. In this work, Tao Yuanming depicted an ideal society where people’s life is simple, quiet and harmonious, far away... Show More