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Hannah Arendt’s Human Condition in Neil Simon’s Theater
(University of Kurdistan, 2019-03-01)
Neil Simon's plays, through their comic exterior, target serious social critique at the contemporary media-ridden culture of America. This research is a study of Simon's theater from the perspective of Hannah Arendt's ...
Historicity in Khaled Hosseini's <i>The Kite Runner</i>: Encountering History in Contemporary Afghanistan
(University of Kurdistan, 2020-09-01)
This research paper is an investigation of Khaled Hosseini's seminal fiction The Kite Runner from the perspective of New Historicist approach of reading a literary work. The concepts of history and discourse, recurrently employed by Foucault, Montrose, and Greenblatt, provide the theoretical background of the present research. The plot of the novel is devoted to presenting a vivid picture of the socio-cultural conditions of Afghanistan at the period of war and crisis. During the time, many wars and conflicts were imposed upon Afghanistan for the interests of foreign powers. Russia invaded Afghanistan, and it ended up in Taliban war, hunger, uncertainty in the subjects' lives, and refugees question. Russian army had destroyed the village, school, and natural resources of Afghanistan while America indirectly dominated there to support the Taliban against Russia in the cold war period. The Kite Runner including historical facts about Afghanistan's multi-layered conditions, let the readers face the true nature of war, terrorism, and Taliban in the country. Exploring the cultural crisis and ethnic conflict represented in the novel is conducted in a close association with the New Historicist's concept of “textuality of history and historicity of text"....
Language Kingdom in Shakespeare's <i>King Lear</i> and Edward Bond's <i>Lear</i>
(University of Kurdistan, 2019-09-01)
This paper aims to investigate the role of language as a form of political and social control, and a vehicle for power and domination in Shakespeare's King Lear and Edward Bond's Lear on parallel bases. Foucault's famous ...