This article looks at how linguistic constructions influenced development of theatre in Uganda. It traces the relationship between the constructions, conceptualization, theory and practice of theatre in Uganda. The article avers that linguistic constructions led to negative perceptions, which led to apathy towards theatre and inhibited Ugandan theatre scholars and practitioners towards adequate theatre conceptualisation, study and practice. The inhibition curtailed development of appropriate approaches to theatre, vis-à-vis ability to recognise artistic value and capability to organise theatrical elements into a good theatre experience, which led to inadequate development of theatre theory, skills, techniques and practice. The article proposes an approach that can help build capacity of theatre practitioners and scholars for appropriate exploitation of the Performing Arts and feed into the government’s efforts of promoting the Creative Arts Industry (CAI) for employment creation, improved social intelligence and sustainable development.
REVIEW ARTICLE | Jan. 11, 2021
The Exploration of Academic English Vocabulary Teaching Model Based on POA
At present, domestic vocabulary teaching, including academic English vocabulary teaching, mostly adopts traditional teaching methods. The current situation is that students with limited academic vocabulary have low academic competence. It is English teachers who have the duty and responsibility to help students expand their academic English vocabulary. Guided by the Production-oriented approach (POA), this article manages to construct the teaching design of academic English vocabulary teaching and explores effective ways to enhance students’ academic English proficiency. This article finds that under the guidance of POA theory, academic English vocabulary teaching can more effectively stimulate students’ internal motivation, promote the completion of production tasks, enhance students’ sense of acquisition, and more accord with China’s foreign language teaching practice.
This article attempts to deal with nature as a recurrent theme in William Wordsworth’s poetry. He is one of the greatest romantic English poets. He views nature as a living entity that is a source of pleasure and education for him. He has given us sufficient heart-touching and beautiful poems that are the enduring treasures of romanticism, but only a few popular poems that reveal the growth and development of his love for nature, his concept of nature mysticism, joy in nature, universal love in nature, spiritual unity of nature, bond between nature and man, soothing influence and healing power of nature and nature’s teaching potentiality have been taken from the corpus of his vast works under consideration for the study. Most of his poems can be well understood and analyzed through a vigilant consideration regarding his treatment of nature.
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The Flux of Experience and The Aesthetic Transferential Psychology in Isidore Okpewho’s call me by My Rightful Name (2004)
The psycho-social approach implemented in the line of this narrative puts into view, the author’s undertaking of analyzing the rapport of the institutions of representations and the institutions of technology. Within this respect, the involvement of verbal text, throughout Okpewho’s dynamic to redefine the basic stylistic effects and the distinctive nature of systems that determine the forms of knowledge displays parameters of interrogation pertaining to the reality of the individual, issues of creation, significance, memory and figure. Thus, by transgressing conventional perception of written text, Okpewho moves beyond unconscious perception to ingrain, a formal and substantial relation as it regards intellectual representation. The object and the search of figures of consciousness that underline the scope of Call Me By My Rightful Name constitutes a psychoanalytical method stressing on a realm of self-reconnection and re-appropriation. Then, through a material truth and an objective reality, Okpewho attempts to withdraw the written cultural system superimposed upon oral traditional cultures. Therefore, the purpose of this article becomes an analytic method within which the emphasis is put on the how the values of truth of the individual as regard its cultural, social and linguistic context determine the unity of the concrete reality of the cognitive psychology and social organization of the African primitive traditions.
REVIEW ARTICLE | Jan. 22, 2021
An Analysis of Désirée’s Baby from Reader-Response Criticism
In this novel, Kate Chopin vividly described unfortunate suffering and miserable fate of Désirée and her baby with racism as background in the novel, Armand owed the negroid features to Désirée whose origin was obscure even if her skin was whiter than her husband. Kate Chopin unveiled the fact that racism penetrated in the society enormously influencing the mind, action of the individuals living in that environment. Désirée, Armand and the innocent baby were all the victims of the slavery. This work has received considerable attention in that it created suspense by breaking the expectation of the reader. This paper analyze the novel by employing reader-response criticism to Désirée’s Baby, from the background of history, the description of environment, the image of characters and the design of ending, so that readers will further experience the pleasure of creation.
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