International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

The Theme of Universality in the English Literary Text and Criticism
Dr. Filza Waseem

This review paper aims to sensitize teachers and educationists about the theme of universality which is present in the English teaching texts and criticism. The metanarratives of English language and the canonical literary texts carry the universalist theme and can have hegemonic effects on non native learners’ identity and subjectivity. The unicentricism and positivism of the universalist theme can be deconstructed to expose the opposite perspective through a critical pedagogy.

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