Research Papers/Topics in English And Literary Studies

Gender Complementary in the Novels of Ngugi W.

The work discusses African Eomanism in the works of Ngugi Was Thiong'o.

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Conflict as Content in William Shakespeare's Hamlet

Conflict is an element of tragedy. The concept of tragedy right from the classical period has generated a lot of criticism that many dramatists or playwrights consider it a fertile ground through which they contribute to literature. One of such dramatists is William Shakespeare whose universality in writing has hitherto influenced generations. Shakespeare’s Hamlet is a dramatic work that reflects parts of the Aristotelian concept of tragedy with an infusion of comic relief, a play -w...

Political and Moral Decay in the Drama of Emeka Nwabueze: A Reading of A Parliament of Vultures and Spokesman for the Oracle

Nigeria in few days from today will be fifty-five years existing as an independent entity. As a country, Nigeria has given birth to both military and civilian rule. In 1960, the British housewife in England called Nigeria our sovereign motherland in the national anthem given to us as a parting gift. The current anthem, put together by a committee of Nigeria intellectuals, invokes the father image. However, a critical examination of the happenings in the country reveals that Nigeria is a...

Social Criticism in Chimamanda Adichie’s The Thing Around Your Neck and E. C. Osondu’s Voice of America

ABSTRACT Criticism deals with the interpretation of literary texts. The major concern of this thesis is to criticize three aspects of the society in the short stories of Chimamanda Adichie and E. C. Osondu. These include family, marriage and leadership. Seven selected stories in each collection have been examined that are relevant to the interpretation and analysis of the objective  of  study.  To  criticize  these  three  aspects,  this  thesis  examines  Nigerian characters  in...

ALIENATION: THE ESTRANGED NEGRO IN WRIGHT’S BIG BOY LEAVES HOME

ALIENATION: THE ESTRANGED NEGRO IN WRIGHT’S BIG BOY LEAVES HOME.… a feeling that members have of belonging, a feeling that members matter to one another and to a group, and a shared faith that members’ needs will be met through commitment to be together. McMillan and Chavis (1986) Several issues have been used over the years as ingredients to spice up the Literature of the African Americans. These issues have been a constant and peculiar thematic blueprint in which African American writ...

RACIAL DISCRIMINATION IN A RAISIN IN THE SUN BY LORRAINE HANSBERRY

RACIAL DISCRIMINATION IN A RAISIN IN THE SUN BY LORRAINE HANSBERRY.This paper is an attempt to examine the issue of racism in Lorraine Hansberry's  A Raisin in The Sun. 

Womanhood and Identity in Lola Shoneyin THE SECRET LIVES OF BABA SEGIS WIVES

past few decades, African women scholars have weighed in on significant issues raised by feminists all over the world. With each new point of view, the knowledge base about the African woman’s life, thoughts and experiences continues to grow. This research explores female space and other aspects of the African woman’s social environment, re-examining questions of identity, womanhood and female empowerment in Africa by looking at Lola Shoneyin’s novel, The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s W...

Sophocles Oedipus rex: as a tool of understanding human psychology

Sophocles' universal classic, ever relevant to psychoanalysis in its continual development,dramatizes a gamut of psychodynamic factors, starting from the pre‐Oedipal to the Oedipal and post‐Oedipal. Shedding light on those psychodynamics, the current analysis of Oedipus rex character stands apart in three interlocking ways. First, it focuses nearly exclusively on the play'stext and not on the broader Oedipal myth in classical times. Secondly, supported a detailed examination of the initia...

THE CONCEPT OF HYBRIDITY IN WOLE SOYINKA’S DEATH AND THE KING’S HORSEMAN, THE STRONG BREED AND SAM UKALA’S IREDI WAR

ABSTRACTModern African drama is a relatively new idea that emerged as a result of colonialism within the past century. One of the prominent features of this new type of drama is hybridization which was a fusion of Western cultures and African elements. This research work, therefore, discusses the concept of hybridization in Modern African Drama, using Wole Soyinka’s Death and the King’s Horseman, The Strong Breed and Sam Ukala’s Iredi War as reliable study cases. Chapter one gives a gen...

HISTORICAL FLASHBACK

There is a thick connection between history and the future. History has a way of explaining the present and determining the future. There is no way we can keep shying away from our past and still want to get it right.  Elder P.O Edem is a creative writer and a brilliant storyteller. His story-telling skills and intuitive writing was brought to the fore in this short journey into our nation’s history. As an elder who has seen much of Nigeria’s chequered history, Elder...

THE SCRAMBLE FOR AFRICA: THE BRITISH EXPERIENCE IN NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN AFRICA

Abstract The late nineteen century saw a small group of the European powers involving in the division of Africa. It was yet at the primary level where a very petite group had the concession to have African land space. Between 1880 and 1900, ninety per cent of the African territory was partitioned amongst a hand full of European powers. Germany, Italy and Belgium had 2.5 million square miles of lands shared between them, France gained 3.5 million and Britain gained 5 million square miles ...

CROSS-GENDER JOURNEY MOTIF IN DANIEL BLACK’S THEY TELL ME OF AHOME AND YAA GYASI’S HOMEGOING

AbstractRepresentations of ‘Cross-Gender’ Journey motif means the marked difference(s) in ‘Cross-Gender’ experiences and challenges in diasporic milieu. Several studies have been carried out on journey motif, with little attention paid to ‘Cross-Gender’ journey motifs. This study focused on portraying how the patriarchal society in which both male and female genders find themselves tends to be the ultimate tool defining and creating in their psyche what strength cum weakness is, a...

TEACHING AND LEARNING OF THE THEME OF CORRUPTION IN CHINUA ACHEBE'S "A MAN OF THE PEOPLE" IN SECONDARY SCHOOL IN ANAMBRA EAST L.G.A OF ANAMBRA STATE

AbstractThe study dealt with the teaching and learning of the theme of corruption in Achebe’s A Man of the People in secondary schools in Anambra East L.G.A. of Anambra State. Four research questions guided the study. The literature review was done in four sub-headings: Conceptual framework; theoretical framework; review of empirical studies and summary of literature review.  The study adopted a survey research design.  The population of the study was all tertiary instituti...

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