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Showing 1 - 127 of 127 Journals sorted alphabetically
19 : Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
3L : Language, Linguistics, Literature     Open Access   (Followers: 33)
A Cor das Letras     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
a/b : Auto/Biography Studies : Journal of The Autobiography Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
AALITRA Review     Open Access  
Abgadiyat     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Abril : Revista do Núcleo de Estudos de Literatura Portuguesa e Africana da UFF     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ação Midiática : Estudos em Comunicação, Sociedade e Cultura     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ACME : Annali della Facoltà di Studi Umanistici dell'Università degli Studi di Milano     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Acquisition et interaction en langue étrangère     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Acta Baltico-Slavica     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Acta Humana     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acta Literaria     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Acta Neophilologica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acta Orientalia Vilnensia     Open Access  
Acta Universitatis Lodziensis : Folia Litteraria Rossica     Open Access  
Acta Universitatis Sapientiae     Open Access  
Actio Nova : Revista de Teoría de la Literatura y Literatura Comparada     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
AFRREV IJAH : An International Journal of Arts and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Akademos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Akra Kültür Sanat ve Edebiyat Dergisi / Akra Journal of Culture Art and Literature     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Aksara     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Aksara : International Journal of Indonesian Literature     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Alea : Estudos Neolatinos     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
ALED : Revista Latinoamericana de Estudios del Discurso     Open Access  
Aletria : Revista de Estudos de Literatura     Open Access  
Algazarra : Revista do Centro de Pesquisa Comunicação e Cultura : Barroco e Mestiçagem     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Alpha (Osorno)     Open Access  
Amasya Üniversitesi Fen-Edebiyat Fakültesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi     Open Access  
América sin Nombre     Open Access  
American Book Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
American Journal of Philology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
American Literary Realism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
American Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 35)
Anagramas : Rumbos y Sentidos de la Comunicación     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Anales Galdosianos     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Anàlisi : Quaderns de Comunicació i Cultura     Open Access  
Âncora : Revista Latino-Americana de Jornalismo     Open Access  
andererseits : Yearbook of Transatlantic German Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Aniki : Revista Portuguesa da Imagem em Movimento     Open Access  
Annales islamologiques     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ANTARES (Letras e Humanidades)     Open Access  
Anuari de Filologia. Llengües i Literatures Modernes     Open Access  
Anuario     Open Access  
Anuário de Literatura     Open Access  
Anuario Lope de Vega. Texto, literatura, cultura     Open Access  
Ao Pé da Letra     Open Access  
Appalachian Heritage     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Arabia     Open Access  
Arbitrium     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
arcadia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Archivum     Open Access  
Arethusa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Argumentation et analyse du discours     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Arizona Quarterly: A Journal of American Literature, Culture, and Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Ars Aeterna     Open Access  
Artelogie     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Arthuriana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Artl@s Bulletin     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Arts et Savoirs     Open Access  
Asia Minor Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Asiatic : IIUM Journal of English Language and Literature     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Atalanta : Revista de las Letras Barrocas     Open Access  
Atalaya     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ateneo Korean Studies Conference Proceedings     Open Access  
Aturá : Revista Pan-Amazônica de Comunicação     Open Access  
Australian Journal of French Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Australian Literary Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Australian Slavonic and East European Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Azalea: Journal of Korean Literature & Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Babel     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Bahasa dan Seni : Jurnal Bahasa, Sastra, Seni, dan Pengajarannya     Open Access  
Bahastra     Open Access  
Balkanologie : Revue d'Études Pluridisciplinaires     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Barnboken : Journal of Children's Literature Research     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Barnelitterært forskningstidsskrift     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
BASINDO : Jurnal Kajian Bahasa, Sastra Indonesia, dan Pembelajarannya     Open Access  
Belas Infiéis     Open Access  
Bergen Language and Linguistics Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Between     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Beyond Words     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Biblioteca Escolar em Revista     Open Access  
Bingöl Üniversitesi Yaşayan Diller Enstitüsü Dergisi     Open Access  
Biography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Black Camera     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Black Women, Gender & Families     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Boletim de Pesquisa NELIC     Open Access  
Book History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 154)
Bookbird: A Journal of International Children's Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Brazilian Journalism Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Bronte Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Brookings-Wharton Papers on Financial Services     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Brumal. Revista de investigación sobre lo Fantástico     Open Access  
Bulletin De L' Association Thaïlandaise Des Professeurs de Français     Open Access  
Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Bunron : Zeitschrift für literaturwissenschaftliche Japanforschung     Open Access  
Byron Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Byzantinische Zeitschrift     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Byzantion Nea Hellás     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Caderno de Letras     Open Access  
Cadernos de Letras da UFF     Open Access  
Cahiers Balkaniques     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cahiers d'histoire. Revue d'histoire critique     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Cahiers de civilisation espagnole contemporaine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cahiers de littérature orale     Open Access  
Cahiers de Narratologie     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Cahiers de recherches médiévales et humanistes     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Cahiers du Monde Russe     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Cahiers d’Études Germaniques     Open Access  
Cahiers d’études italiennes     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Cahiers d’Études sur la Représentation     Open Access  
Cahiers franco-canadiens de l'Ouest     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
caleidoscópio: linguagem e tradução     Open Access  
Callaloo     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Cambridge Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Carnets : Revue électronique d'études françaises     Open Access  
Carte Italiane     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Catedral Tomada. Revista de crítica literaria latinoamericana     Open Access  
CELEHIS : Revista del Centro de Letras Hispanoamericanas     Open Access  
Cervantes : Bulletin of the Cervantes Society of America     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Ceræ: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Chasqui. Revista Latinoamericana de Comunicación     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Children's Literature Association Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Chinese Semiotic Studies     Hybrid Journal  
Chinese Studies Journal     Open Access  
Chrétiens et sociétés     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ciencies. Cartafueyos Asturianos de Ciencia y Teunoloxía     Open Access  
Cipango     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Cipango - French Journal of Japanese Studies. English Selection     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Circe de clásicos y modernos     Open Access  
CLCWeb : Comparative Literature and Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
CLEaR     Open Access  
Cognitive Studies : Études cognitives     Open Access  
College Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Colonial Academic Alliance Undergraduate Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Colorado Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Communication and Culture Online / Komunikacija i kultura     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Comparative Critical Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Comparative Cultural Studies : European and Latin American Perspectives     Open Access  
Comparative Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 45)
Comparative Literature Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 40)
Comparative Mythology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Comunicação & Sociedade     Open Access  
Comunicação e Sociedade     Open Access  
Con Texte     Open Access  
Configurations     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Conradiana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Consonanze     Open Access  
Contemporary Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
Contemporary Pacific     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Contemporary Women's Writing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
COnTEXTES     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CoSMo | Comparative Studies in Modernism     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CR : The New Centennial Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Criando     Open Access  
Criticism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Criticón     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Cuadernos AISPI     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Ilustración y Romanticismo     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Rusística Española     Open Access  
Cuadernos LIRICO : Revista de la Red Interuniversitaria de Estudios sobre las Literaturas Rioplatenses Contemporáneas en Francia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuban Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Cultura de la República : Revista de Análisis Crítico (CRRAC)     Open Access  
Cultures et conflits     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cumhuriyet Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi     Open Access  
Current Narratives     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Current Writing : Text and Reception in Southern Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
De Signos y Sentidos     Open Access  
De Zeventiende Eeuw. Cultuur in de Nederlanden in interdisciplinair perspectief     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Diagonal : Zeitschrift der Universität Siegen     Hybrid Journal  
Dialektika : Jurnal Bahasa, Sastra, dan Pendidikan Bahasa dan Sastra Indonesia     Open Access  
Diálogos Latinoamericanos     Open Access  
Dialogues : An Interdisciplinary Journal of English Language Teaching and Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Dicenda. Cuadernos de Filología Hispánica     Open Access  
Diciottesimo Secolo : Rivista della Società Italiana di Studi sul Secolo XVIII     Open Access  
Dickens Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Didactique, Sciences Cognitives et Littérature     Open Access  
Diegesis : Interdisziplinäres E-Journal für Erzählforschung     Open Access  
DIGILEC : Revista Internacional de Lenguas y Culturas     Open Access  
Dil ve Edebiyat Araştırmaları     Open Access  
Discours     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Dix-Neuf     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Dixit     Open Access  
Diyalog Interkulturelle Zeitschrift Für Germanistik     Open Access  
Doblele : Revista de lengua y literatura     Open Access  
Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi Dergisi / Dokuz Eylül University Journal of Humanities     Open Access  
Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi GÜZEL SANATLAR FAKÜLTESİ (Yedi)     Open Access  
Drammaturgia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Dublin James Joyce Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Dutch Crossing : Journal of Low Countries Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
e-Journal of Linguistics     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
E-rea     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
e-Scripta Romanica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
e-Spania     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
e-TEALS: an e-journal of Teacher Education and Applied Language Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Early American Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Early Modern Culture Online     Open Access   (Followers: 36)

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Published by International Islamic University Malaysia Homepage  [17 journals]
  • Introducing Bangladeshi Writing in English: Emergence to the Present

    • Authors: Mohammad A. Quayum, Md. Mahmudul Hasan
      Pages: 1 - 8
      Abstract: In postcolonial literary criticism, Bangladeshi writing in English has not received the scholarly attention or the recognition it deserves. However, there is an irony here because colonial Bengal was perhaps the first among the British colonies to embrace English education and its people had early working experiences with the British. Moreover, this literary tradition claims some of the earliest writers of literature written in English outside the British and American canons. In the present time, it has gained renewed vibrancy as writers both in Bangladesh and in the diaspora, especially in the UK, have produced English works both in the original and in translation. Considering the rich background, sophistication and huge potential of Bangladeshi writing in English, in this article we will provide a historical overview and the varying strands of this literary tradition. As editors of this special journal issue, we will also attempt a general outline of the articles included in it and consider the main themes they explicate.  
      PubDate: 2018-07-09
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 1 (2018)
       
  • Images of Bangladesh in Niaz Zaman’s Novels

    • Authors: Sabiha Huq
      Pages: 9 - 24
      Abstract: Niaz Zaman, a renowned Bangladeshi writer in English, has employed realism in all three novels she has thus far written: The Crooked Neem Tree (1982), A Different Sita (2011) and The Baromashi Tapes (2011). Against the backdrop of Bangladesh at different points in time, Zaman’s novels focus on women’s struggles in ways that according to critics like Toril Moi, may seem to be a feministic realism in woman’s fiction. The worlds depicted in her novels differ in a variety of ways but not in focal themes, as she draws upon women’s experiences in pre‐ and post‐independence Bangladesh with a singularity of style, adhering to historical facts. Representation of regular lives with the most commonplace details like clothing, food, rituals, daily habits, etc. is sometimes mingled with romance, rebellion and accidents; and this blend infuses her stories with glorious and extraordinary journeys of ordinary women. Quite expectedly, imperfections of human life also become significant parts of such narratives of lived experiences, and that often becomes an aesthetic experience in Zaman’s fiction. The women in her novels are given as much moral strength as needed for women to become leading figures in events carried out single-handedly without the presence of men. This paper is an attempt at reading how Zaman has used her fictional work to depict an essentially Bangladeshi reality.
      PubDate: 2018-07-09
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 1 (2018)
       
  • The Silent Soldiers: A Postcolonial Feminist Study of Selina Hossain’s
           River of My Blood and Khaled Hosseini’s A Thousand Splendid Suns

    • Authors: Fahanaz Rabbani, Tazin Aziz Chaudhury
      Pages: 25 - 42
      Abstract: This paper attempts a postcolonial feminist interpretation of Selina Hossain’s River of My Blood and Khaled Hosseini’s A Thousand Splendid Suns to identify parallels between women protagonists – Boori, Mariam, Laila, Nita and Ramija – who grapple with political imbalance as well as social and sexual oppression in their respective conservative, patriarchal societies. Driven by nationalism as well as a desire for freedom, these Muslim women exhibit a passive resistance and embody the power of the socially and sexually oppressed as they traverse through pain and suffering in two war-torn countries, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. The resounding force of nature and folk and oral traditions in Hossain’s rural village, Haldi, echo the imagery used in Hosseini’s depiction of the bustling cities, Kabul and Herat. The significance of how women’s cultural and social identities and their critical minds in postcolonial countries are closely identified with the linguistic traditions and folk culture of their societies is also highlighted. In accordance with the norms of postcolonial feminism, the significance of women’s immeasurable sacrifices, as portrayed in the selected words, is examined and celebrated.
      PubDate: 2018-07-09
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 1 (2018)
       
  • The Blame Game: War and Violence in Dilruba Z. Ara’s Blame

    • Authors: Sanjib Kr Biswas, Priyanka Tripathi
      Pages: 43 - 58
      Abstract: Contemporary studies pertaining to the 1971 Liberation War of Bangladesh by South Asian women writers have ignited reinvestigation into the intensity of violence, rape and attribution of blame. Ethnicity based gendered violence in 1971 and the sudden shift in the attribution of the blame are some of the issues that have also been dealt with by a few Bangladeshi diasporic women novelists such as Tahmima Anam and Dilruba Z. Ara in their post-2000 novels written in English. Dilruba Z. Ara, a Swedish-Bangladeshi novelist, in her novel Blame (2015) emphasises that the blame game is a significant repercussion of war. Ara clarifies that Bengali people blamed Pakistanis for the 1971 genocide whereas Pakistanis blamed Bengali nationalists for not abiding by the Pakistani nationality. This novel, in the form of a Bildungsroman, is divided into three parts which narrate the journey of the female protagonist from the bondage of patriarchy towards a liberal life, her engagement in the war and her sexual victimisation in the same war. The mass killing of civilians, plundering of the country and victimisation of women do not end with the war; rather the blame game continues during the war resolution process. Courageous women in the war such as Ara’s protagonist Laila and her friend Gita are blamed for their own victimisation. In the context of how the blame game became an important tool to nullify gendered violence in the 1971 war, the paper intends to reread Ara’s novel Blame.
      PubDate: 2018-07-09
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 1 (2018)
       
  • Transplanted Gender Norms and Their Limits in Monica Ali’s Brick
           Lane

    • Authors: Md. Mahmudul Hasan
      Pages: 59 - 77
      Abstract: In Brick Lane (2003), Monica Ali describes both the spatial and metaphysical geography of Bangladeshi immigrants living in the diaspora in Britain. Face-to-face with immigrant anxieties as well as material constraints in the host society, diasporic patriarchy seeks to transplant gender norms of its country of origin and imposes domestic seclusion on women under its control. Against such a cultural backdrop, Ali depicts the problem of identity and gendered expectations of women in the diaspora. There is a persistent concern over women’s nomadic existence in patriarchal society and over their profound loss of confidence and cultural belonging. This specific, cultural pattern finds a concrete expression in Ali’s description of the transplantation of Bangladeshi gender ideology in London, as the novel unravels its limits and inefficacy in the postcolonial world of information technology.
      PubDate: 2018-07-09
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 1 (2018)
       
  • Unchaste Desires: Gender- and Identity-Related Disquiet in Monica
           Ali’s Brick Lane

    • Authors: Wigati Dyah Prasasti
      Pages: 78 - 92
      Abstract: This paper examines how patriarchal conduct in a Bangladeshi immigrant family living in London portrayed in Monica Ali’s Brick Lane (2003) has stimulated the unchaste desires of the main female character, Nazneen – a religious and culture-obedient wife and mother. When she needed to actualise herself as part of her journey to signify her identity, her husband played a dominant role in selecting a job perceived to be suitable for a housewife with limited knowledge about the world. As a devoted wife holding tightly to her religious and indigenous cultural values, she respected her husband’s decision by accepting the sewing job he settled on which could be carried out without necessarily leaving the house. This choice of work, the decision taken by the paterfamilias, unexpectedly brought her to a most romantic sexual experience. I argue that the decision has resulted in new complexities. The job sparked an affair, which introduced her to both an imagined world of romanticism and a horrific world of unchastity. The complex feeling of disquiet and helplessness at becoming affectionately involved with a young man supposed to be her business partner consequently shook her identity as a woman, a wife, a mother, a believer, and, in a diasporic sphere, an immigrant who upheld Bangladeshi customs and traditions.
      PubDate: 2018-07-09
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 1 (2018)
       
  • Negotiating the Politics of Power: Tahmima Anam's The Good Muslim and
           Women's Role in War and Nation-building

    • Authors: Farzana Akhter
      Pages: 93 - 107
      Abstract: In the grand narratives of the history of Bangladesh’s birth, women’s wartime experiences and their contributions have been pushed to the periphery to institutionalise male monopoly on the annals of war. Even the voices of those who had been sexually violated have been silenced. Only a line or two can be found in the official stereotypical grand narrative of the Liberation War about their sacrifice. In this paper, analysing the personal narratives of Maya and Piya, the two central characters in Tahmima Anam’s The Good Muslim (2011), I argue that although war mobilises women to be politically active, in the aftermath of war they are relegated to a subordinate status. Additionally, analysing Maya’s reversal of roles from an active participant to a reproductive agent, I reiterate that female and male participation in nation-building is regulated by socially constructed ideas of masculinity and femininity.
      PubDate: 2018-07-09
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 1 (2018)
       
  • Homed, Unhomed and Rehomed in Partition Stories of East Bengal/East
           Pakistan

    • Authors: Rifat Mahbub, Anika Saba
      Pages: 108 - 125
      Abstract: Taking three translated short stories with specific focus on “home,” namely Syed Waliullah’s “The Tale of a Tulsi Plant,” Abu Rushd’s “The Bone” and Ashraf Siddiqui’s “A House with a Pond” from Niaz Zaman’s edited book, The Escape and Other Stories of 1947 (2000), this paper will attempt to bring to light both the erasure and the enduring memory of the 1947 Partition of Bengal. We interpret “home” as a symbol of uprooting and enrooting for people crossing from the West to East Bengal within a volatile world of insecurity, loss and fear. While the stories do not directly engage with the grand and populist discourses of the 1947 riots, they represent an uncanny world-in-transition for Muslims trying to cross into East Bengal/East Pakistan to start a new life. We analyse the stories’ indissoluble relation between materiality and memory, necessary for the identity of the region’s collective posterity. In doing so, we employ Ananya Jahanara Kabir’s terms such as “postmemory” and “post-amnesia” to argue that the essay is our attempt to reclaim the literary memories of 1947, which shape the intergenerational identities of Bangladeshis.
      PubDate: 2018-07-09
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 1 (2018)
       
  • Kaiser Haq: Emerging Transnational Poet of Bangladesh

    • Authors: Tahmina Ahmed
      Pages: 126 - 143
      Abstract: This essay attempts to locate Kaiser Haq (1950-), the foremost Bangladeshi poet in the English language, in the wider arena of transnational literature. Transnational literature could be regarded as a movement away from diasporic and postcolonial writing. It is the production by poets and writers from various geographical locations and ethnicities who are united by their choice of creative medium, i.e. English. These poet-writers have lived and moved around in more than one nation and experienced a unique diversity in life which they depict in their writings. Globalisation and connectivity through technological development have led to an expansion of readers and availability of texts. Kaiser Haq says that ultimately any literary work is “bound to go on-line” (Ahmed) and he is ready to accept that. Haq’s famous poem “Ode on the Lungi,” illustrates how a poet can cross boundaries and appeal to a variety of people who share common concerns and viewpoints. In this poem, Haq effortlessly moves from a Bangladeshi man “swimming in a lungi/ abbreviated into a G-string” to a list of similar garments used by men of other nations and given other names. Finally, he uses it to criticise the hypocrisy and undemocratic behaviour of the Europeans and Americans. After discussing the concept of literary transnationalism, this paper will examine Haq’s poems to discover the features of transnationalism present in them.
      PubDate: 2018-07-09
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 1 (2018)
       
  • Interview with Niaz Zaman

    • Authors: Jackie Kabir
      Pages: 144 - 153
      PubDate: 2018-07-09
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 1 (2018)
       
  • Sanchita Islam: Art as a Cure

    • Authors: Elizabetta Marino
      Pages: 154 - 165
      PubDate: 2018-07-09
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 1 (2018)
       
  • Muslim Andalusia: New Insights into Linguistic and Literary Exchanges
           between the East and the West

    • Authors: Munjid Mustafa Bahjat, Tahraoui Ramdane, Abdul Shakour Preece
      Pages: 166 - 179
      Abstract: This paper offers a new perspective on the cultural relations between Arab Muslims of the East and Christians of the West, in medieval Iberia (known as al-Andalus by the Muslims) from 711 to 1031 C.E, identifying the benefits that emerged from such relations. Evidence has been extracted from primary historical sources, including the travel writings of Ibn Hayyan and Ibn Jubayr, along with other Western sources and writings born out of the academic exchange of ideas and literature between Muslim Spain and the European states of the time. The discussion also draws upon manuscripts and studies that transcend the stereotypical images of the victors and the defeated. The main thesis of this study argues that universal values and mutual respect between Muslim and non-Muslim communities of medieval Spain were in fact the norm and not the exception. It endeavours to show that literature, in all its forms, had a significant impact on the development and maintenance of harmonious, peaceful relations between Muslims and non-Muslims (mainly Christians). The paper highlights the synthesis between the Arabic and Spanish languages, between Arabic and European poetry and between Arab and European tales and stories. The findings contest the idea of a clash of civilisations and instead demonstrate how in medieval Spain, people of various creeds and cultures communicated and interacted successfully in spite of their religious and cultural differences.
      PubDate: 2018-07-09
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 1 (2018)
       
  • Professor Bashabi Fraser in Conversation

    • Authors: Saptarshi Mallick
      Pages: 180 - 195
      PubDate: 2018-07-09
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 1 (2018)
       
  • The Word-worker: An Interview with Smita Agarwal

    • Authors: Goutam Karmakar
      Pages: 196 - 213
      PubDate: 2018-07-09
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 1 (2018)
       
  • Exploring Relations: Tagore and Geddes, Bengal and Scotland

    • Authors: Debarati Bandyopadhyay
      Pages: 214 - 218
      PubDate: 2018-07-09
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 1 (2018)
       
  • MD Sharif Uddin, Stranger to Myself : Diary of a Bangladeshi in
           Singapore

    • Authors: Angus Whitehead
      Pages: 219 - 223
      PubDate: 2018-07-09
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 1 (2018)
       
  • Rabindranath Tagore, Gleanings of the Road [Pather Sanchoy].
           Trans. Somdatta Mandal

    • Authors: Kaiser Haq
      Pages: 224 - 225
      PubDate: 2018-07-09
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 1 (2018)
       
  • Syed Shamsul Haq, Two Novellas. Trans. Saugata Ghosh

    • Authors: Ananya Dutta Gupta
      Pages: 226 - 228
      PubDate: 2018-07-09
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 1 (2018)
       
  • Agnes S.L. Lam, Poppies by the Motorway

    • Authors: Natalie Liu
      Pages: 229 - 230
      PubDate: 2018-07-09
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 1 (2018)
       
  • Halimah Mohd Said, Kalaivani Nadarajah, Sivachandralingam Sundara Raja and
           Asma Abdullah, eds. History for Nation Building

    • Authors: Khairil Ahmad
      Pages: 231 - 234
      PubDate: 2018-07-09
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 1 (2018)
       
  • Jasbir Jain, Subcontinental Histories: Literary Reflections on the
           Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

    • Authors: Somdatta Mandal
      Pages: 235 - 237
      PubDate: 2018-07-09
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 1 (2018)
       
  • U.E. Charlton-Stevens, Anglo-Indians and Minority Politics in South Asia:
           Race, Boundary Making and Communal Nationalism

    • Authors: Shayamasri Maji
      Pages: 238 - 242
      PubDate: 2018-07-09
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 1 (2018)
       
  • Amritjit Singh, Nalini Iyer and Rahul K. Gairola, eds. Revisiting
           India’s Partition: New Essays on Memory, Culture, and Politics

    • Authors: Tej N Dhar
      Pages: 243 - 248
      PubDate: 2018-07-09
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 1 (2018)
       
  • Arunava Sinha, ed. Library of Bangladesh Presents Imdadul Haq Milan: Two
           Novellas .Trans. Saugata Ghosh

    • Authors: Dipankar Roy
      Pages: 249 - 255
      PubDate: 2018-07-14
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 1 (2018)
       
  • Little Things

    • Authors: Sohana Manzoor
      Pages: 256 - 264
      PubDate: 2018-07-09
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 1 (2018)
       
 
 
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