IUP Journal of English Studies

Articles from Vol. 13, No. 1, March

A Comparison of Teacher Feedback versus Students' Joint Feedback on EFL Students' Composition
IntroductionOver the past decades, writing pedagogy has shifted from the traditional product-oriented approach to a process-oriented approach (Graham and Sandmel 2011; Lee 2006). In product-oriented writing, the teacher sets students a writing topic...
Contemporary Eliotian Indian-English Poet P C K Prem
PC K Prem has carved a niche for himself in the Parthenon of Indian English Literature as a poet, fiction writer, and a literary critic of eminence. Modern culture makes man a mannequin, a figure in wax with feet of clay. There is no straightforward...
Ecocriticism in Indian Fiction
Introduction"Ecofriendly," "Eco-consciousness," and "Go Green" are some of the trending catchphrases for nearly a couple of decades. Unexpected natural calamities due to climate change, global warming, and pollution are the marked reason for the people's...
Focus
Resistance is a common referent in postcolonial theory and criticism. The dominant constructions of resistance in postcolonial studies include the refusal to accept or comply with authority and the use of force or violence to oppose the powers that be....
Metaphor, Force Dynamics, and Reactance in Postcolonial Literature: A Comparative Study
IntroductionThe present study brings cognition, language, and behavioral studies together by analyzing the conceptual metaphors that shape identities, different types of force dynamics, and reactance in Coetzee's (1986) novel Foe, Wright's (1986) short...
Representation of Existential Nightmare in the Novels of Andrea Levy
IntroductionExistentialism is fundamentally a philosophy which began as a popular movement in Europe right after the end of the Second World War. "It is mainly concerned with an individual person existing in the world, with the problems he has to face...
Stripping Illusions and Mirroring Realities: Ed Bullins, the Absurdist
Though the African American1 theatre has been a reality in America for one hundred fifty years, it attained its special identity in the 1960s when Amiri Baraka (formerly Le Roi Jones)2 demanded a Theatre "about" African Americans, "with" African Americans,...
Tennyson's Early Lady Poems: Maintaining Male Dominance with Female Masks?
IntroductionThe mute and stifled female voice had been denied freedom of self-expression for ages due to the long period of cultural and environmental conditioning. However, the Victorian Age (1837-1901) saw the rise of a more organized women's movement...
The Concept of Phoneme in Abhinavagupta's Tantraloka
IntroductionLanguage is an essence of human beings through which human communication takes place. In certain cultures in Africa, a newborn child is a kintu, a "thing," not yet a muntu, a "person." It is only through the act of learning a language that...
Vasant, the Muse of Sanskrit Poets: An Exploration
IntroductionThe seasons that are formed by the movements of cosmos and the rhythms of earth have a profound impact on mankind: they evoke our deeply set longings and aspirations, moods and feelings, and offering varied scenario from season to season,...
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