Transactional Reader-response Theory Chapter 6, Reader Response Criticism Critical Theory Today – A User-friendly Guide By – Lois Tyson

In Critical Theories Today – A User Friendly Guide (2006), Chapter 6, Reader Response Criticism, Lois Tyson presents, among other theories, the Transactional reader-response theory as the text having a strong allegiance with the reader and the interpretations made by the reader and further that the textual meaning can be determinate or indeterminate. She discussesContinue reading “Transactional Reader-response Theory Chapter 6, Reader Response Criticism Critical Theory Today – A User-friendly Guide By – Lois Tyson”

Postcolonial Criticism Critical Theories Today- a User-friendly Guide By – Lois Tyson

In Critical Theories Today- a User-friendly Guide (2006), Chapter 12, Postcolonial criticism, Lois Tyson delineates the creation of a double-identity and cultural-alienation through the severe deliberate intrusion of the colonizers to subjugate a people and culture. Tyson brings forth the seriousness of the consequences the colonies in the postcolonial phase face – even in theContinue reading “Postcolonial Criticism Critical Theories Today- a User-friendly Guide By – Lois Tyson”

Conceptualizing Simultaneity: A Transnational Social Field Perspective on Society By- Peggy Levitt & Glick Schiller The Transnational Studies Reader – Intersections & Innovations By – Sanjeev Khagram & Peggy Levitt

In Conceptualizing Simultaneity: A Transnational Social Field Perspective on Society, a chapterfrom The Transnational Studies Reader – Intersections & Innovations (2008), Peggy Levitt and Nina Glick Schiller identify the dynamics of how individuals act as entities to design the transnational structure with enduring migrant experiences in a social field. They elucidate the concept of socialContinue reading “Conceptualizing Simultaneity: A Transnational Social Field Perspective on Society By- Peggy Levitt & Glick Schiller The Transnational Studies Reader – Intersections & Innovations By – Sanjeev Khagram & Peggy Levitt”

The theme of Considered-Freedom in Toni Morrison’s Beloved By – Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison, in Beloved (1987), questions the very concept of freedom for the Negro community and demonstrates the various points where the meaning intersects and negates itself with ambiguous consequences. Nearly all the major characters face these consequences of a life that seems free yet, doesn’t really mean freedom. Her preoccupation with the Negro communityContinue reading “The theme of Considered-Freedom in Toni Morrison’s Beloved By – Toni Morrison”

“Home”as a Gateway to Life and not a Place of Turmoil in Beloved- By – Toni Morrison

In Beloved (1987), Toni Morrison brings forth a gruesome picture of predicament of the slaves in the Kentucky plantation through torture and subjugation of them by the whites then. However ‘home’ in the novel projects a picture of respite as well, in spite of all the chaos in the form of supernatural activity and unrest.Continue reading ““Home”as a Gateway to Life and not a Place of Turmoil in Beloved- By – Toni Morrison”

Personification of “Tigers” in Adrienne Rich’s Poem

Hello everyone. Please read my fourth article in the series of my literary reviews/criticisms. I published this in 2018 in a journal. Please read on. In Adriene Rich’s poem, Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers from her first collection of poetry, A Change of World, she portrays the tremendous turmoil, as well as, courage in the hearts andContinue reading “Personification of “Tigers” in Adrienne Rich’s Poem”

The Color of Water and The Sound of ‘Silence’

Hi all again. This is the third paper in the series of my literary reviews/criticisms that I published a few years back in a book of abstracts. So here we go. In The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother James McBride presents the compelling concept of “Silence” that seems toContinue reading “The Color of Water and The Sound of ‘Silence’”

‘Othering’ as an ‘extension of the self’ in Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club

Hello there everyone. This is my second post. Also this one’s the second in my series of short papers that I published elsewhere. When I look back at these papers, it reminds me of those days and nights that I spent writing so many of these, of course, like many of you do. So theseContinue reading “‘Othering’ as an ‘extension of the self’ in Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club”

Disillusionment, reality, hope and control in The Middleman

When I read Bharati Mukherji’s The Middleman and Other stories, I could relate with the varied experiences her characters are faced with. She is a second generation Indian-American writer. And by that I mean, her family is from India and that she is not a native American. Its a very common misunderstanding of the term,Continue reading “Disillusionment, reality, hope and control in The Middleman”