IJOHMN (International Journal Online of Humanities) 2020-06-04T10:28:55+00:00 Editor Open Journal Systems <p>International Journal Online of Humanities (IJOHMN) is bi-monthly, open access, peer-reviewed journal. The journal is published by Smart Moves publications. The main objective of IJOHMN is to provide an online platform for the researchers. The journal had been granted &nbsp;ISSN No <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">2395-5155</a>&nbsp;in the year 2014. IJOHMN&nbsp;first issue was published in December 2014 since then it is continuously publishing quality research papers. &nbsp;The journal is published by SMART MOVES publications, Bhopal, India.</p> <p><strong>Aims and&nbsp;Scope&nbsp;for publication:</strong></p> <p>The primary objective of IJOHMN is to offer an online open-access platform for international researchers.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong>IJOHMN aims to publish research papers in theoretical and thematic approaches to English Language, Literature, Linguistics, ELS and English Language Teaching and related subject areas.</p> <p><strong>PORTICO</strong></p> <p>IJOHMN is preserving open access e-journals with Portico, ensuring that their content will be secure and available into the future. Portico functions as a “dark archive”. PORTICO&nbsp;provides a permanent archive of electronic journals.</p> <h3 align="left"><strong>DOI Crossref</strong></h3> <p><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> IJOHMN&nbsp;</a>is a member of the&nbsp;DOI&nbsp;Crossref, USA. Crossref (formerly styled CrossRef) is an official Digital Object Identifier (DOI) Registration Agency of the International DOI Foundation. It is run by the Publishers International Linking Association Inc. (PILA) and was launched in early 2000 as a cooperative effort among publishers to enable persistent cross-publisher citation linking in online academic journals.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Interpellating Hyphenated Medusas: Pearl Cleage's Chain and Rhodessa Jones' Big Butt Girls, Hard Headed Women 2020-06-04T10:28:55+00:00 Dr. Naeema Abdelgawad <p>Here they are, returning, arriving over and again, because the unconscious is impregnable. They have wandered around in circles, confined to the narrow room in which they've been given a deadly brainwashing. You can incarcerate them, slow them down, get away with the old Apartheid routine, but for a time only. As so as they begin to speak, at the same time as they're taught their name, they can be caught that their territory is black.</p> <p>Hélène Cixous, "The Laugh of the Medusa" 1975, p. 877</p> <p>Monomaniac phallic acculturation aligns femininity with whatever attributes repudiated by the masculine world. A male is deemed to be the locus of power and restraint within the family, as well as, its representative in the outer world. In contradiction, a female is commonly associated with passivity, masochism and narcissism. This phallogocentric notion is originated in a misogynic patriarchal ideology that gives rise to the leitmotif of female otherness. The perception of gender boundaries is necessary for males who promote their logic of dualism through incarcerating females into only two fixed metaphors: Angel or Mad. Pearl Cleage<sup>1</sup> and Rhodessa Jones<sup>2</sup> in their plays <em>Chain</em> (1991) and <em>Big Butt Girls, Hard-Headed Women</em> (1990), respectively, press against the externally and internally imposed boundaries confining the African American feminine expression. Theirs is a concurrent issue which gives a collective redefinition of sisterhood; they do not only seek helping black females, but also any female to transcend the downgrading destructive oculocentric, patriarchal ideologies deadening females’ spirit and capability of choice. Coinciding with Louis Althusser’s quest of the way ideology functions in society, the article attempts to explore the metaphorised representation of females through an Angel/Mad binary as well as to examine the prejudiced Freudian psychosexual interpretation of females created by patriarchal Ideological State Apparatus in the context of the Althusserian concept of interpellation. &nbsp;</p> 2020-06-03T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Identity Crisis of Lyndall in Schreiner’s The Story of an African Farm 2020-06-04T10:28:55+00:00 Dr. Ramesh Prasad Adhikary <p>In this research paper, the researcher explores how the female identity was in crisis in the colonized Africa. Olive Schreiner’s The Story of an African Farm is taken as a primary text to explore the exploitation of colonizers by interpreting it with the tool of postcolonial literary theory. African farm owners were displaced from their farm landscape by the colonizers. As a result, the farm workers have to face the problem of identity crisis. Englishmen were responsible for bringing Africans identity crisis. They struggle to establish their identity on the Karoo farmland. The main victims were women whose identity is determined in relation to the place. Their placelessness represents their identity crisis in the Karoo farm landscape. Women’s identity is connecting with the place. As a qualitative research, the researcher has extensively presents the crisis of identity of female in their own land when the colonizers seized their land.</p> 2020-06-03T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##