Volume 18 (2021)
Volume 17 (2020)
Volume 16 (2019)
Volume 15 (2018)
Volume 14 (2018)
Volume 13 (2017)
Volume 12 (2016)
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Volume 10 (2015)
Volume 7 (2014)
Volume 6 (2013)
Volume 5 (2012)
Volume 4 (2012)
Volume 3 (2010)
Volume 2 (2009)
Volume 1 (2008)

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Journal Short Name: CLLS
First issue: 2008
Publication frequency /date: biannual (June and December)
Articles per issue: 12
APC: 4000000 Iranian Rial (after final acceptance of the article 16 USD - confirmation date July 2021)
Review: Double-blind Peer-review
Review duration: 4-6 months
Open Access: Yes
License: Creative Commons, BY-NC
Archiving: Internal Archival structure (SBU), DOAJ
Original Article
Manifestation of Hafez's Divan on Lorca's Poems

Soudabeh Bashizadeh

Volume 19, Issue 28 , July 2022, Pages 15-34


  IntroductionOne of the main reasons for the error in the formation of relative clauses (RC) by Persian language learners who are learning German is the use of the relative pronoun to construct RC in German. In German, the relative pronoun agrees in both gender and number with the word it refers to, while ...  Read More

Original Article
The Role of Topological Studies in Language Teaching: A Study Based on Error Analysis in Constructing Relative Clauses

Kaveh Bahrami Sobhani

Volume 19, Issue 28 , July 2022, Pages 35-54


  IntroductionOne of the main reasons for the error in the formation of relative clauses (RC) by Persian language learners who are learning German is the use of the relative pronoun to construct RC in German. In German, the relative pronoun agrees in both gender and number with the word it refers to, while ...  Read More

Original Article
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

Original Article
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

علمی - پژوهشی
Shakespeare and the Holy Quran: Religious Tragedy of Hamlet and Evolution of Soul in Renaissance Man

fahimeh Khalili Teilami; Jalal Sokhanvar

Volume 19, Issue 28 , July 2022, Pages 103-126


  William Shakespeare, the Renaissance Dramatist, Influenced by the Bible, the Middle Age-Crusade-Renaissance relationship between England and Islam, and knowledge of Latin, with religious debates, inaugurates a new Islamic discourse in the tragedy of Hamlet based on the Holy Qur'an. In his discourse, ...  Read More

Original Article
ْThe shortened copy of- Validating a Motivational Self System Questionnaire for EFL Learners

shokouh Rashvand Semiyari; majid Ghorbani

Volume 19, Issue 28 , July 2022, Pages 127-148


  Introduction: Since motivation plays a considerable role in education in general and in learning foreign languages in particular, presenting a measurement instrument that could better reflect relevant self-imagery seems necessary. This study was conducted to validate a four-scale Second Language Motivational ...  Read More

Original Article
The Terroristic Narrative of The Mass Media in the Wake of 9/11 Attacks: A Baudrillardian Reading of Don DeLillo’s Falling Man

Amir Riahi Nouri; Ali Salami

Volume 19, Issue 28 , July 2022, Pages 149-168


  Introduction: The present article surveys Don DeLillo’s Falling Man so as to attest to the political resistance against the narrative of horror effected by the mass media in the wake of the terrorist attacks of September 11th 2001. The researchers are inclined to read DeLillo’s novel in the ...  Read More

Original Article
A Comparison of Persian Translations of the Picture Book of "The Giving Tree": From the Perspective of the Interaction of Non-Verbal Elements

Amir Hossein Zanjanbar; Naimeh Ameri Feleihi

Volume 19, Issue 28 , July 2022, Pages 169-198


  Introduction: Non-verbal elements are the invisible conduit for transmitting the personal ideology of the translator and other translators idiots (art director, editor, publisher, etc.). Due to a large number of translations of Silverstein's "Giving Tree" from English to Persian, and the various readings ...  Read More

Original Article
The Reflection of Ideological and Anti-ideological Discourses in V.S. Naipaul’s A Bend in the River

Hoda Shabrang

Volume 19, Issue 28 , July 2022, Pages 199-218


  IntroductionThe key terms “hegemony” and “counter-hegemony” were first suggested by Antonio Gramsci to describe the soft power in the hands of the ruling system. In Gramsci’s definition, hegemony is related to those discourses in which the ruling system’s values are ...  Read More

علمی - پژوهشی
An ‘Intra’textual Reading of David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas

Alireza Farahbakhsh

Volume 19, Issue 28 , July 2022, Pages 219-246


  Introduction: Like intertextuality, intratextuality is an important notion in textual analysis and narratological studies. It does not deny functional and conceptual similarities with intertextuality, which is a more familiar narratological term. While intertextuality seeks interconnectedness among hypertexts ...  Read More

Original Article
A Bourdieusian Study of Food and Socio-cultural Identity in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus

Maryam Moein Kharazi; Kaihan Bahmani

Volume 19, Issue 28 , July 2022, Pages 247-270


  IntroductionCulinary literary criticism is a new field that has gathered interest among many scholars around the world. The cultural significance of gastronomic representations in literary texts is usually interconnected with the issues of gender, race, and class. The current study examines the relationship ...  Read More

علمی - پژوهشی
Studying Spectrum Analysis in Fiction: Historical Residues in Thomas Pynchon’s V. and The Crying of Lot 49

Mahdi Nezami; Farid Parvaneh

Volume 19, Issue 28 , July 2022, Pages 271-290


  Spectrum analysis revolves around the cultural works of the past that is due to the frequency and the residues of the past events. Spectrum analysis of the selected two novels, V. and The Crying of Lot 49, by Thomas Pynchon in the light of Michel Foucault’s Discourse Analysis and Jean Francois ...  Read More

On the Effect of Hard, Soft, Reciprocal, and Virtual Scaffolding Types on Iranian EFL Learners' Reading Strategy Development

Noushin Asadipiran; shahram Afraz; Ayatollah Razmjoo

Volume 17, Issue 24 , June 2020, , Pages 63-99


  The present study was designed following a scaffolding principle of sociocultural theory (Wood, Bruner & Ross, 1976) with an attempt to investigate the role of the four scaffolding techniques, namely Hard, Soft (Saye & Brush, 2002), Reciprocal (Holton & Clarke, 2006), and Virtual (Yelland ...  Read More

ارزیابی کتاب‌های آموزش زبان از منظر فرهنگ و جایگاه زبان انگلیسی به عنوان زبان بین‌المللی

Sasan Baleghizadeh; سلماز آقازاده

Volume 17, Issue 24 , June 2020, , Pages 121-144


  در دنیای امـروز که ضرورت دانستن زبان انگلیسی برای انجام تعاملات بین فرهنگی امری غیرقابل انکار است، آموزش و یادگیری زبان انگلیسی باید همـراه بـا درنظر گرفتن ارزش­هـای ...  Read More

جستجوی مکان و خویشتن؛ بررسی داستان گل‌های زوال پاتریک مودیانو از منظر ژئوپوئتیک

Fatemeh Sokout Jahromi; محمدحسین جواری; الله شکر اسداللهی

Volume 17, Issue 24 , June 2020, , Pages 171-187


  چکیده: ژئوپوئتیک، نظریه‌ی نوظهور نقد ادبی و هنری ست که به اهمیت و نقش مکان در آثار ادبی و هنری می‌پردازد. ژئوپوئتیک رویکردی باز و بینارشته‌ای‌ست. این رویکرد علاوه بر ...  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

Abjection, the Abject, and the Formation of Masculine Identity in Shakespeare’s Hamlet: A Kristevan Perspective

Rakhshandeh Nabizadeh-Nodehi; Shideh Ahmadzadeh Heravi

Volume 17, Issue 24 , June 2020, , Pages 307-326


  Abstract In Shakespeare’s portrayal of madness, mind and body are not considered as binary opposites; on the contrary, they appear to be closely intertwined. A number of the most memorable characters in Shakespeare’s dramatic works suffer from mental disorders. A study of these characters’ ...  Read More

Original Article
One should Tell the Unvarnished Truth: Meta-historical Romance in Wrinkle’s Wash

Zahra Taheri

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 30 July 2022

  Introduction: despite the popularity of realistic historical novel in the nineteenth century, especially in works by Sir Walter Scott, as the prime genre for the representation of bourgeois class and its value system, it is the postmodern version which has surpassed its ancestor and put this literary ...  Read More

Original Article
A Content Analysis of the Grammar of Iranian Junior High School ELT Textbooks (Prospect) Based on Pedagogical Grammar Approach

Mohammadhossein Khani; ٔNegar Davari Ardakani; Fatemeh Bahrami

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 12 September 2022

  Introduction: Textbooks are the basis of school education and the main sources of information for teachers and students. Many researchers emphasize on the fact that textbooks have a lot of problems and shortcomings in terms of social, cultural, educational and linguistic aspects. Grammar teaching is ...  Read More

Original Article
Simulation and Modulation: Emotional Narrative in Louise Erdrich’s The Round House

Ladan Mokhtarzadeh; Zahara Jannessari Ladani; Negar Sharif

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 12 September 2022

  Introduction: The present study examines Louise Erdrich's novel The Round House in the light of Patrick Colm Hogan’s affect notions of narrative concerning the emotional experiences of the subjects. This paper attempts to trace the concepts of affect, emotional narrative, eliciting conditions, ...  Read More

Original Article
Criticism of functional equivalent and formal equivalent in Bobzin's Quranic translation Along with the comparison of the translation of "Surah Qadr" with the translation of Rückert and Rudi Paret

Fatemeh Khodakarami

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 12 October 2022

  With the beginning of the 20th century and the continuation of the scientific and investigative attitude in the field of Islamology in the 18th and 19th centuries, orientalists and Islamologists started scientific and practical translation of the Qur'an. The translation by Hartmut Bobezin, a German orientalist ...  Read More

Original Article
Ghetto and Punitive Containment: A Reflection on Caryl Phillips’s The Nature of Blood

Bahareh Nilforoshan; Bakhtiar Sadjadi; Fariba Parvizi; Farid Parvaneh

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 06 November 2022

  Introduction: Reading contemporary fiction through diverse disciplines appears to be a substantial part of narrative studies in particular and literature in general providing a tenable framework of interdisciplinary discourses of knowledge to study and explore fiction. Caryl Phillips’s The Nature ...  Read More

Original Article
Electronic Literature and Multimodal Web-Fictions

Hanieh Zaltash; Farid Parvaneh; Narges Montakhabi Bakhtvar

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 13 November 2022

  IntroductionThe inauguration of electronic literature is highly entwined with the evolution of digital media, in a sense that it is called “digital born,” which refers to the works of art that are created on a computer and meant to be read on a computer. Multimodal web-fictions, also known ...  Read More

Original Article
Reconstruction of Subjectivity: Spatial Reproduction and Geo-Mental Narrative in Inaam Kachachi’s The American Granddaughter

Mahshid Namjoo; Leila Baradaran Jamili

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 20 November 2022

  Introduction: This research aims to investigate the effects of geography in the reconstruction of subjectivity and also shows that there is a mutual relationship between spatiality and subjectivity. The theoretical framework is mainly based on Henri Lefebvre’s theories of space which represent ...  Read More

Original Article
Chaos and Butterfly Effect in Game of Thrones by George Raymond Richard Martin

Atieh Momenzadeh; Bahman Zarrinjooee

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 27 November 2022

  Game of Thrones is the first book of Song of Ice and Fire series by American author George Raymond Richard Martin; a fictional-epic story set in the realm of Westeros. The main line of story is the struggle and war to reach the Iron Throne, during which several other stories are born. What distinguishes ...  Read More

Original Article
The role of different foreign language teaching methods on the level of language anxiety and the effectiveness of anxiety control empowerment courses on the evolution of language learners' learning patterns

Leila Shobeiry

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 11 December 2022

  Introduction: In the present study, we investigated how the type of teaching method can affect the level of language anxiety of foreign language students. The purpose of this research is to find the answer to the basic question of how to use the best teaching method in the language class by controlling ...  Read More

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