Essays

July 22, 2015

Culture and Gender Representation in Iranian School Textbooks

This study examines the representations of male and female social actors in selected Iranian EFL (English as a Foreign Language) textbooks. It is grounded in Critical […]
December 14, 2015

The gendered discourse of ‘equal opportunities for men and women’ in Iranian EFL textbooks

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the representations of male and female social actors within the subversive gendered discourse of “equal opportunities […]
May 21, 2016

Hosna as Bride of Desire and Revolutionary Par Excellence in Tayib Salih’s The Season of Migration to the North

Most readings of Tayib Salih’s Season of Migration to the North have focused on Mustafa Saeed and the nameless narrator, both male characters, and they have […]
June 20, 2017

Toward an Affective Problematics: A Deleuze-Guattarian Reading of Morality and Friendship in Toni Morrison’s Sula

It might sound rather convincing to assume that we owe the pleasure of reading the novel form to our elemental repository of physical perception, to our […]
May 20, 2018

Thomas Pynchon’s Against the Day: A Deleuzian Reading Of Pynchon’s Language

This study explores Pynchon’s mammoth novel, Against the Day, in terms of the minor practice of language as proposed by Deleuze and Guattari in their bookKafka: […]
May 21, 2018

From Tradition to Modernity: Nina’s Quest for Hybrid Identity in Manju Kapur’s The Immigrant

The paper explores the liberating power of Bhabha’s concept of hybridity in Manju Kapur’s novel The Immigrant. By concentrating on Nina’s immigration to Canada, the novel […]
May 20, 2020

The Portrayal of Islam and Muslims in Western Media: A Critical Discourse Analysis

With the realization of the promised global village, media, particularly online newspapers, play a significant role in delivering news to the world. However, such means of […]
May 20, 2020

Voices of girls with disabilities in rural Iran

This paper investigates the interaction of gender, disability and education in rural Iran, which is a relatively unexplored field of research. The responses of 10 female […]
May 21, 2020

An analysis of the cultural representation of disability in school textbooks in Iran and England

The paper details the findings of a study which focused on the analysis of the cultural representation of disability in school textbooks in Iran and England. […]