Volume 17 (2020)
Volume 16 (2019)
Volume 15 (2018)
Volume 14 (2018)
Volume 13 (2017)
Volume 12 (2016)
Volume 11 (2015)
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
علمی - پژوهشی
1. Semiotic Study of the Subject of Transcendence

Nematollah Iranzadeh; Hamid Reza Shairi; Nasir Ahmad Arian

Volume 18, Issue 27 , February 2022, Pages 13-36


  This study examines the process of transcendental movement of the existential subject in the novel “The coin that Suleiman found” based on the existential semiotics approach Eero Tarasti and Shaieri. In existential semiotics, the subject is an actor who is constantly passing between Dasein ...  Read More

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2. Conception of Female Subjectivity in Speculative Novels: A Study of Octavia E. Butler’s Dawn & Parables

Vafa Keshavarzi; Sarah Catherine Ilkhani

Volume 18, Issue 27 , February 2022, Pages 37-56


  Defining female subjectivity has always been a challenge, from its modern conception by Sigmund Freud to its most recent analysis by contemporary feminist critics. Basing female subjectivity on an inherent lack in the psychology of Freud and later Jacques Lacan, promoted feminist critics like Luce Irigaray ...  Read More

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3. 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

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4. Migration, alienation or hybridity, The comparative study of The Enigma of the Return and The Gloppy Land

Dominique Carnoy-Torabi; Marzieh Khazaei

Volume 18, Issue 27 , February 2022, Pages 79-100


  Thanks to migration and mass media such as television and cyberspace, we live in a transnational and transcultural world where cultural and identity signifiers constantly come into contact and are interwoven. The offshoot is the formation of a new culture and identity no longer rooted in one land and ...  Read More

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5. Comparative Application of Lukács’ Concept of Class Consciousness in Houshang Golshiri's "The Conquest of Moghan" and Herman Melville's "The Story of Wall Street"

abdolbaghi rezaei talarposhti; Behzad Pourgharib

Volume 18, Issue 27 , February 2022, Pages 101-124


  From philosophy and politics to literary criticism, György Lukács paved the ground for the notion of "class consciousness."In the realm of comprehending the idea of "consciousness," there are genuine and false genres, making it impossible to grasp it precisely. However, the literature gives ...  Read More

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6. A New Look to the Manner of the Un/intelligible Female Gender Identity and Roles Construction in Selected Plays by Tennessee Williams

Niloufar Aminpour; Jalal Sokhanvar; Zahra Bordbari

Volume 18, Issue 27 , February 2022, Pages 125-144


  Judith Butler efforts to highlight the significant role of the cultural heterosexism in the construction of female gender identity and roles by referring to repetitive acts through abjection, continuity among sex, gender, and sexual desire, interpellation, and exclusion of female gender . Tennessee Williams ...  Read More

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7. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka ; a metaphor of a social reality

Saba Kazemian

Volume 18, Issue 27 , February 2022, Pages 145-162


  Metamorphosis, the most prominent work of Kafka (1833 – 1924), is one of the most controversial contemporary stories in 20th century Europe. After its publication in 1915, the story was the subject of debate for critics, and it was discussed from many perspectives. It narrates an imaginary event ...  Read More

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8. Problems of the Iranian German learners with learning the German language as a foreign language. An error-analytical examination of the German vocabulary of the Iranian German learners at level B of the CEFR

Sima Moghtader; Seyed Saied Firuzabadi

Volume 18, Issue 27 , February 2022, Pages 163-184


  The importance of words in speech and writing is so much so that in the absence of words, it would be impossible to talk, converse or communicate with others. At the same time, not every word will create or maintain a connection. Improper and misleading use of words may even lead to a loss of verbal ...  Read More

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9. Streaks of Pragmatic Moral Imagination in Post-postmodern Fiction: A Study of Deweyan Philosophy in Dave Eggers’ Heroes of the Frontiers

Fatemeh Esmaeili; Narges Montakhabi Bakhtvar

Volume 18, Issue 27 , February 2022, Pages 185-212


  Although a number of theorists, critics, and philosophers have acknowledged the recent ethical turn in the novel and literary criticism since the last two decades, the quiddity of illustrated morality remains vague and needs further research. Thus, the present article endeavors to evaluate the new moral ...  Read More

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10. The Objects of Return: Architectonics of Postmemory in Anne Enright's The Gathering

Shahriyar Mansouri; Hadi Shahi Gharehaghaji

Volume 18, Issue 27 , February 2022, Pages 213-238


  This part is to investigate Anne Enright's novel The Gathering in the light of postmemory. I argue that The Gathering is a post-mnemonic text in which not only postmemory is used by the narrator to preserve the past but also to reveal the post-mnemonic truth or untruth and this apocalyptic revelation ...  Read More

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11. Simultanéité de la Métamorphose et de la Modernité; Lecture jungienne de »Les Racines du ciel« de Romain Gary

Zahra Noroozi; Jafar Jahangir Mirzahessabi

Volume 18, Issue 27 , February 2022, Pages 239-264


  Le présent article est le résultat d'une étude du roman de Romain Gary, Les racines du ciel (1956), qui vise à fournir une critique psychologique de la simultanéité de la Métamorphose et de la Modernité du point de vue de Carl Gustav Jung. La Métamorphose ...  Read More

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12. Bypassing the horror of death by the use of feminine writing: a study of The Balcony by Genet

bahare saghazade; Bahman Namvar Motlagh

Volume 18, Issue 27 , February 2022, Pages 265-291


  The present study tries to investigate "femininity" and its relation to "death" in The Balcony by Jean Genet, with the help of Julia Kristeva and Maurice Blanchot’s views. These two concepts have always been abjected as "other" in the history of Western phallogocentrique thought. According to Hélène ...  Read More

1. 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

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

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

Zahra Taheri

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 29 August 2021


  This article focuses on the notions of postmodern sublime and its relation to meta-historical novels in Margaret Wrinkle’s prize-winning novel, Wash (2013), through the perspective of left thinkers. Using Lyotard, Hutcheon and Deleuze’s views, the writer tries to discuss how the American ...  Read More

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