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


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

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


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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