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    • Reading Shakespeare in the context of his own time 

      Alam, Zerin (BRAC University, 2010)
      This paper is an attempt to study Shakespeare in the context of his own age. Drawing on critical research in New Historicism and Cultural Materialism, I have attempted to show how the social practices of Elizabethan Age ...
    • Fantasy and the Jonsonian Masque 

      Jabeen, Farrah (BRAC University, 2010)
      This paper highlights Jonson's portrayal of contemporary psychology of fantasy where absurd ideas vanish and the positive aspects of reality and beauty exist. To portray this “paradoxical” approach to fantasy, Jonson took ...
    • Denaturalizing shakespeare : a feminist appraisal of Antony and Cleopatra and taming of the shrew 

      Chowdhury, Rukhsana Rahim (BRAC University, 2010)
      This article argues that despite reflecting the age-old man-made ideas about race, gender, female sexuality and power, Shakespeare‟s plays suggest themselves to be at odds with patriarchal gender assumptions. The chosen ...
    • Sexism in language 

      Ahmad, Naufela Nafisa; Khan, Naira (BRAC University, 2010)
      This paper aims to examine the various forms of sexism that exist within languages. Over the years sexism has been weaved into the language system so subtly that people end up submitting to sexist views without even realizing ...
    • Undoing the dimorphic paradigm : a gender perspective 

      Anwaruddin, S. M. (BRAC University, 2010)
      By investigating two aspects of gender studies—the definition of gender and the denial of third-ness in the long-established gender dimorphic paradigms—the paper argues that binary gender categories need to be deconstructed. ...
    • Specific language impairment - when only language becomes difficult 

      Sultana, Asifa (BRAC University, 2010)
      Specific Language Impairment (SLI) is a language disorder that primarily affects oral language selectively. This impairment is not any sudden loss; rather some children are born with this disability. The impaired children ...
    • Context in communication : analysis of Bengali spoken discourse 

      Banerjee, Sanjoy (BRAC University, 2010)
      This study intends to explore the pattern of discourse Bengali people use while conversing. The researcher hopes that analysis of spoken discourse would help develop materials to teach speaking skills to EFL (English as ...
    • Different strokes for little folks - the need for a different methodology for primary English education in Bangladesh 

      Ara, Shaheen (BRAC University, 2010)
      Bangladesh‟s need to be a part of the global community has manifested itself in the government‟s implementing compulsory English learning at various levels of education. However, writing samples of tertiary level Bangladeshi ...
    • Between garrulity and utility - the impact of talk shows 

      Huda, Roohi Andalib (BRAC University, 2010)
      This paper seeks to highlight the increasingly meaningful role that the television talk shows have acquired over the last few decades. In the West where the talk show featured first, it created a profound effect on the ...
    • English for today, for classes 9-10 : an empirical study 

      Hossain, Mohammad Elius (BRAC University, 2010)
      This study is concerned with the evaluation of the English textbook currently used for classes 9-10 of secondary schools in Bangladesh. Our students‘ level of English proficiency in all the four skills – reading, writing, ...
    • Problems Bangladeshi learners face in pronouncing certain English phonemes 

      Mostafa, Tamanna (BRAC University, 2010)
      Bangladeshi EFL (English as a Foreign Language) learners, very naturally, are expected to face problems in pronouncing certain phonemes of English since English is a stress-timed language as opposed to Bangla which is a ...
    • An elusive home : Rachel Calof, indoors and out 

      Peleg, Kristine (BRAC University, 2010)
      Rachel Calof’s Story: Jewish Homesteader on the Northern Plains (Ed. J. Sanford Rikoon, Indiana University Press, 1995) is a first-person memoir of farming in North Dakota from 1894-1917, based on Rachel Calof‟s Yiddish ...
    • Thomas Chatterton and Barry MacSweeney : the influence of anxiety 

      Mortuza, Shamsad (BRAC University, 2010)
      The influence of Thomas Chatterton on Barry MacSweeney is well documented. The Newcastle born ―underground‖ poet MacSweeney thought that his poetic career resembled the unsung genius of the late eighteenth century, Thomas ...
    • Teaching English at the primary level in Bangladesh : present status, issues and challenges 

      Sultana, Dilruba (BRAC University, 2010)
      Communicative English was introduced in Bangladesh in 1996. Communicative English is a modern approach in which a way of spontaneous learning is implied. In this method students are encouraged to practice four basic skills ...
    • Reading Shakespeare today : or, sixty years after 

      Zaman, Niaz (BRAC University, 2010)
    • From "Now-here" to "Nowhere" : the spatial aesthetics of postmodernism 

      Islam, Syed Manzoorul (BRAC University, 2010)
      With the waning of the age of modernism, time has ceased to have a primary role in shaping people’s psychological and cultural expressions. Time has given way to space and a new understanding of spatiality, which has been ...
    • Facebook : utopia, dystopia or heterotopia 

      Zaman, Tabassum (BRAC University, 2010)
      Social networking sites (SNSs) like Facebook, Friendster, Orkut, Hi5, and MySpace have accelerated and changed the meaning of communication for millions of computer users around the world. The growing number of people ...