Crossings: Volume 4 & 5 (2014)

Crossings: Volume 4 & 5 (2014)

Front Matter


Editorial Note


Special Feature


On Philosophy and Commitment: For a Philosophy of Action
Bernard-Henri Levy


Literature

Exile, Cosmopolitanism and the Diasporic Intellectual: The Example of Edward Said
Fakrul Alam


The Confessional Poetry of Robert Lowell: Artistry or Accuracy?
Shanjida Khatun Boksh


Using Graphic Novels to Teach English Majors in Bangladeshi Universities
ATM Sajedul Huq


Anglophone Interventions: A post-colonial analysis of translating Tagore’s Gitanjali poem “Aji Jharer Rate Tomar Abhisar” in English
Asif Iqbal


The Quest for Beauty in Rabindranath Tagore’s Poetry
Mohammad Shafiqul Islam and Rashed Mahmud


Distant Ties and Troubled Bonds in Trans-cultural Family Relations: A Reading of Jhumpa Lahiri’s “Unaccustomed Earth” and “Hell-Heaven”
Shirin Akter Popy


Darwin, Cognition and Literary Evocations of the Mind: The Case of Requiem for a Nun
Golam Rabbani


Lives Gone Astray: The Impact of Dysfunctional Families on Literary Characters
Sifat-E-Rabbani


Theater of Deschooling: Safdar Hashmi’s Conscientization Theater
Vellikkeel Raghavan


Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard in Bangladesh: A Study of the Cultural Implications of Dramatic Adaptation
Nadia Rahman and Tahmina Zaman


Amitav Ghosh’s The Shadow Lines as a political Novel
Nasihul Wadud


Strong Women in Rabindranath Tagore’s “Laboratory” and “Mussulmanir Galpa”
Niaz Zaman


Language


Impact of Personality on English Language Learning in Bangladesh
Tahmina Anwar


Evaluating the Evaluator: The Need for an Accurate Evaluation System for ELT Professionals in Private Universities
Shaheen Ara


Investigating undergraduate ESL learners’ readiness for autonomous learning
Ahmed Bashir


Teachers’ Awareness, Opportunities and Challenges of Adapting EFL Materials in Bangladeshi Universities
Md. Shayeekh-Us-Saleheen


Demotivation in English Language Courses: Exploration of Reasons and Suggestions
Nasreen Sultana


Book Reviews


Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century: Revisiting an Old Argument or Refashioning a Future?
Manzoorul Abedin


K. Anis Ahmed’s The World in My Hands: Pandu Indeed!
Golam Sarwar Chowdhury


Ray Kurzweil’s The Singularity is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology: Nearing Singularity
Shamsad Mortuza

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