English Language, Literature & Culture

Volume 7, Issue 4, December 2022

  • Competence in English Language Usage: A Tool for Self-sustenance, in Present Day Nigeria

    Olayinka Michael Irewole, Titi Deborah Adeyemi

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 4, December 2022
    Pages: 89-97
    Received: 31 March 2022
    Accepted: 20 April 2022
    Published: 11 October 2022
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ellc.20220704.11
    Abstract: The study investigated the need for competency in English language usage; a tool for self-sustenance in the present day Nigeria. To achieve this, the descriptive survey research design was adopted. The population for this study was made up of writer-preneurs in the areas of content developing, copywriting, affiliate marketing and other areas where ... Show More
  • A Probe into Absurdism in Edward Albee’s Play The Zoo Story

    Liang Jianhua, Zhuang Qing

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 4, December 2022
    Pages: 98-103
    Received: 19 October 2022
    Accepted: 28 November 2022
    Published: 8 December 2022
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ellc.20220704.12
    Abstract: As an American playwright who established his fame in 1960s, Albee finds his name and plays widely listed among critics’ hails and attacks. Liked or disliked, praised or condemned, original or posturing, he has played an undoubtedly essential role in the development of American play. This paper attempts to study Edward Albee’s style of Theatre of t... Show More
  • Typology and Meaning of Violence in Dashiell Hammett’s RED HARVEST and in Chester Himes’s THE BLIND MAN WITH A PISTOL

    Harouna BA

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 4, December 2022
    Pages: 104-112
    Received: 12 November 2022
    Accepted: 2 December 2022
    Published: 15 December 2022
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ellc.20220704.13
    Abstract: The hardboiled novel, a narrative that represents the investigation of crimes and its horror in the early twentieth century, enriched American literature with a new mode of representation and expression. Though violence is the cornerstone in American crime fiction, it should not prevent us from analyzing what does it really stand for in these novel... Show More