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Madiha Aftab

This study analyses gender politics in Nawal el Sadawi’s play Isis through the lens of mirror theory of Jaques Lacan. Mirror theory pertains to the psychosis of the human subject in which subject is in an intense and alternatively adulatory or abusive relationship with the imago or the perfect image, that the subject sees in the mirror. The text abounds in psychoanalytic motifs like hysteria, paranoia, castration and incest that are indicative of the characters' psychosis. Moreover characters are designed as foils to one and other to cement the idea of the fragmented self in which both masculine and feminine halves constitute a single whole. This psychoanalytic approach to the text solves a conundrum present in most critical appreciations of the play: namely the diminished stature of the character of Isis especially after the balance of power shifts to the feminine order.

Fareeha Javed

Trends in teaching and learning of English as second language (ESL) have undergone a great transformation during the last century. The focus of ESL teachers is turning towards empowering their students to become independent learners beyond the classroom. Language educators have started realising the close link between language learning and content instruction. This concern has led to the adoption of content and language integrated learning (CLIL) instruction and cognitive academic language learning approach (CALLA) to improve the teaching and learning of ESL at all levels. During the last three decades, a number of practical models and theories have been developed that create connections between ESL learning and curriculum concepts. Teaching strategies being used in ESL classrooms have also developed over time and are rendered more importance in success in ESL teaching and learning. The current essay focuses on the topic of teaching and learning strategies used in ESL classrooms.

Saba Idris, Sadia Zulfiqar

This paper discusses the representations of Islam in Leila Aboulela’s fiction with reference to topography in her work. She has presented the mosque as the centre of London in Minaret (2005), made a dance studio the venue of Islamic zikr meeting in The Kindness of Enemies (2015), and shown Kassim praying at the end of a “dark alley” in “The Boy in the Kebab Shop”, from the collection of short stories Coloured Lights (2001). She has not changed the map of London, but rather presented it from a different angle, and has modelled her fiction on this perspective. This article discusses this representation of London and its effect on the characters and the ways in which this topography helps them to dissolve their stereotypes.

Sarah Abdullah, Khadija Shaukat

Looking back at Shakespeare in India before partition, one finds a dichotomy between the literary or academic Shakespeare and the vernacular one. Though works such as Gauri Vishwanathan’s have engaged with the politics that went into producing the academic Shakespeare as one of the codes of the British empire in India, the vernacular Shakespeare has not been processed much: either from the outside, from its difference from the original Shakespeare, or from within where differences in indigenous cultures and their resultant economies as well as artistic motivations determined the nature and level of engagement with the original. This paper looks at one such Urdu adaptation Safed Khoon by Agha Hashar Kashmiri looking at the process through which it subjected Shakespeare’s original King Lear to the process of erasure and overwriting refusing to let it work as a complicit of the colonial project.

Zakia Nasir

This research attempts to establish through the episteme of feminism a correlation between the gender-based phenomenon of power and how it results in discrimination, displacement and oppression of women. The selected novels by Nadeem Aslam, Season of the Rainbirds, Maps for Lost Lovers, and The Wasted Vigil encompass themes of female exploitation, othering and patriarchal hegemony, analyzed through global gendered discriminative power dynamics. This study intends to analyze the concerns, which affect women through the trajectories of gendered power. It aims to delineate the conflicts faced by women in androcentric cultures at the micro and macro levels to determine how power affects the lives of women.

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