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A study of Joris-Karl Huysmans’s literary according to Bourdieu’s theory and the influence of habitus.

Dominique Carnoy-Torabi; Marghrouri SHahrzad

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 25 September 2023


  Introduction: In the course of one’s life, a person constantly changes due to various environmental and social factors and inevitably adopts new frameworks. One of the most radical changes that a person experiences is the transformation of beliefs and the development of a new identity. In this ...  Read More

Personality Development Crises in The Room by Harold Pinter

Mahdi Javidshad; Morteza Jafari; Navid Maghsoud

Volume 19, Issue 28 , July 2022, , Pages 55-76


  Introduction: The Room, written in 1957 but published in 1960 is Harold Pinter’s first work and in a way includes the most frequently encountered theme of his other plays: an anxious and frightened character exposed to the possible threats of the external world emerging apparently from nowhere. ...  Read More

Social Engagement in Fiction in the Age of Semio-capitalism: The Case of David Foster Wallace

Kaveh Khodambashi Emami; Hossein Pirnajmuddin

Volume 19, Issue 28 , July 2022, , Pages 77-102


  Introduction: By the advent of late twentieth century many experts and critics stated that the novel has experienced “an aesthetic sea change”, one affected by an inherent “desire to reconnect language to the social sphere” (McLaughlin 54). Dubbed as “Post-postmodern”, ...  Read More

Narrative Aesthetics and Ethics in On Beauty by Zadie Smith

Fatemeh Pourjafari; leila Baradaran Jamili

Volume 18, Issue 27 , February 2022, , Pages 57-78


  The present study is based on the interaction between aesthetics and ethics and by focusing on the rhetorical narrative theory and the ethical philosophy it aims to investigate the aesthetic representation of ethics in On Beauty by Zadie Smith. On this account, this study relies primarily on James Phelan's ...  Read More

Examining the Concept of “Cosmopsis,” through a Pyrrhonist Approach in The End of the Road by John Barth

Bahman Zarrinjooee; Seyed Vahid Abtahi

Volume 17, Issue 24 , June 2020, , Pages 15-38


  John Barth, among postmodern American novelists, is apt to be called the reviver of Pyrrhonist tradition in the Twentieth century. In his creation of Pyrrhonist characters, he criticizes the American value system and the empty life of contemporary man in a broad sense. The End of the Road, Barth’s ...  Read More

Identity Knowledge and Identity of Posthuman Subjects in Cyberpunk Fiction

Hossein Mohseni; Kian Soheil

Volume 16, Issue 22 , March 2019, , Pages 77-98


  Cyberpunk is one of the latest genres in the development of science fiction. In it, characters deal with various cybernetic and technological advancements with futuristic affinities. In this genre, characters experience such futuristic advancements through a series of images and surface values. In the ...  Read More

A Study of the Concept of the Subaltern in Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake

Alireza Farahbakhsh; Rezvaneh Ranjbar Sheykhani

Volume 16, Issue 22 , March 2019, , Pages 165-190


  This article aims to investigate the different effects of the concept of the subaltern in the major characters of Lahiri’s The Namesake in terms of Gayatri Spivak and Homi Bhabha’s theories. One of the important and central issues in cultural studies and postcolonial literature, which has ...  Read More

The Artistic Creation of an Immigrant Artist in a Hybridized Atmosphere: The Interplay of Cultural Signs

Hoda Shabrang

Volume 16, Issue 22 , March 2019, , Pages 99-118


  Immigration experience is always accompanied by tension and conflict. In other words, the immigrant is always under a double paradoxical command. The host asks the immigrant to assimilate into its culture, yet simultaneously it orders him to keep a distance which results in the “paradox of assimilation ...  Read More

Identity /Otherness Duality and Redefinition of the Epic Genre

Dominik Carnox –Torabi; Monireh Akbarpouran

Volume 13, Issue 17 , October 2017, , Pages 79-99

  Imagology, as un approach in Comparative Literature for the study of images and representations of the alien ("other") in a literary work, may have a special relation with Epic genre; because only in this genre, representation of Other necessarily accompanies rejection, fear and exaggerated humiliation; ...  Read More

Language, Ethics, and Identity in Postmodern Theater

Narges Montakhabi Bakhtvar

Volume 13, Issue 17 , October 2017, , Pages 245-268

  Ethics has undergone huge changes in postmodernism as many playwrights of the era have tried to capture the deep interconnection between language and subjectivity. The present essay is an attempt to unravel the new ethical dicta set forth on the American and British stage from the 1960s to 1980s. The ...  Read More