Sabah Zaib

Sabah Zaib
IELL, · University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan

PhD (English) Scholar

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Introduction
I am interested in Subaltern Studies Research approach. My M.Phil. study is all about subaltern people of rural areas of Sindh, Pakistan. I'm also interested in structuralism, post-structuralism, modernism and postmodernism and I explore these theoretical trends in literary works. Moreover, my another research interest is ethical and predatory publishing field. I am working with four scholars from four different countries on the project of "Ethical and Predatory Publishing".
Additional affiliations
August 2016 - present
Institute of English Language and Literature,
Position
  • Visiting Faculty
Description
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August 2016 - December 2017
IELL,
Position
  • Visiting Faculty Assistant
March 2014 - January 2017
Institute of English Language and Literature
Position
  • Researcher
Education
March 2014 - January 2017
University of Sindh
Field of study
  • English Literature

Publications

Publications (16)
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ABSTRACT: The paper qualitatively provides a post-structural analysis of Shahraz’s short story, A Pair of Jeans under the implementation of Barthesian five codes’ theory. The paper aims to decode the hidden voices of the target story and follows Barthes’ theoretical framework as‘text is a galaxy of signifiers that can be unfolded and understood thr...
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To re-conceptualize the process of construction of subordination in the lives of the women of rural Sindh, this paper analyses two contemporary stories (both fictional and real stories) of the women with reference to the history of Sindh. These stories represent the women as second sex who willingly or unwillingly subordinate to the male dominated...
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This study examines the experiences of how a sample of 30 researchers in Europe and Asia express their perceptions, describe their experiences and navigate the challenges of predatory publishing. Most of the respondents commented on lack of experience of researchers and also the desire for quick publishing as reasons why inexperienced researchers u...
Conference Paper
This qualitative study provides stylistic analysis of a famous Hindi song's lyric, “Baby ko bass pasand hai”. This lyric seems to challenge the cultural norms of Haryana society. To encode the social message hidden in the style/language of the lyric, I analyze the chosen lyric at phonetic, and semantic level. Following textual analysis, this paper...
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Alice Walker’s The Colour Purple (1982) represents the journey of Celie’s life from oppression to self-discovery. From 1982 to 2017, the novel has been studied several times from several different perspectives excluding modernism in the novel. Rather, the intensive reading of the text shows that the novel embodies some literary aspects/elements of...
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The present paper explicates the underlying structure of the title chapter of Sara Suleri's memoir Boys Will Be Boys (2003). Though interesting yet complex, the selected text creates difficulty for the novice readers to understand the theme of the narrative. Therefore, to make the text understandable for the naïve readers, the paper applies Barthes...
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Kamila Shamsie’s “Burnt Shadows” (2009) provides a fragmentary account of some most important socio-politic historical events through the journey of a hibakusha, Hiroko Tanaka. This Pakistani English novel is written in a new literary style which creates difficulty for the novice readers. Though the novel has been analysed from several perspectives...
Research
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It is a book review recently published in ARIEL, 2015.
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This paper aims to recreate the interest of readers in subaltern studies.
Book
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This publication gathers several studies from different social sciences domains to discuss the concept and practices of Quality of Life.
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ABSTRACT: In this paper we propose an analysis of Qaisra Shahraz’s Pakistani English short fiction entitled Zemindar’s Wife in the light of different theoretical visions of the critics (Guha, 1982; Spivak, 1988; Young 2003) of Subaltern Studies. Subaltern Studies, a critical approach to uplift downtrodden and browbeaten, challenge dominant discours...
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The present research applies Roland Barthes structural theory of five codes on The Optimist (2007), a short story by Bina Shah, a promising Pakistani fiction writer of the younger generation. The present study qualitatively examines the selected story in the light of five codes. The study includes brief critical premises of The Optimist and then th...

Questions

Questions (72)
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Hello everyone,
Kindly support your answers with the reference of research.
Awaiting to your response,
Regards,
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Dear all,
Please suggest me materials for teaching listening and speaking skills at tertiary level to ESL learners. Further give your suggestions for assessment.
I am looking forward to your responses.
Regards,
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I want to explore narrative strategies applied by an author in a novel. Here narrative strategy means narrative techniques (point of view, setting, plot, characterization, style etc.). Do you think, is there any difference between the terms technique and strategy? Kindly share your valuable ideas with me.
Regards,
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"Silence is an inability of voices to find expression." (Olsen, 2003)
Olsen is a feminist writer who defines various types of silence including strategic silence, unnatural and authorial silence etc. in literary writing. How would you understand her above mentioned definition of silence?
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Dear all,
In literary research we analyse literary pieces in the lights of different theories. We analyse the text with the help of a fixed theoretical framework. But, this overall analysis seems subjective and other researchers may arise the question of reliability of findings. So, how should we solve this matter especially in literature research field.
Awaiting for your response.
Wishes,
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Dear all,
Kindly give me your opinion about the usefulness of reading Shakespeare's Hamlet in 21st century. B.S (English) students at my university sometimes argue that "why do they study this novel? Is it beneficial for 21st century students?
Kindly share your critical opinions and critical reasoning about this question.
Regards,
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Dear colleagues,
I'm teaching the subject of English Drama to BS students. I first planned to start reading and critically explain the important lines from original text of drama. But this plan is unworkable in my class. I have a large class of more than 150 students. Some students take interest in class and a few are dissatisfied with this teaching way. I want to change this teaching approach to make my teaching effective. Kindly assist me with your suggestions.
Thanks,
Sabah
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Dear all,
Kindly share your personal experiences regarding the uses and benefits of ResearchGate.
Looking forward to your responses.
Wishes,
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If we have such in-text reference, so what do you think? Will we cite Hoare or both (Glare and Hoare) in Reference List?
I'm looking forward to your quick responses.
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I am doing research on the concept of subalternity in rural women of Sindh. I collected data from literature (fictional stories) and real life (life story interviews). I applied the method of deconstruction to analyse the data. To be honest to my study and to achieve replicability I presented the data analysis process. I mean I presented the process of coding with textual references and major and monior themes, textual clashes, etc.
During the analysis of this data, I took help from a researcher to assess my coding process. It means I used inter-coder.
Now, my external is suggesting me to discuss the inter-coding reliability. Kindly assist me that how should I discuss it with issues of agreement , disagreement, etc.
Awaiting for your response.

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Projects (3)
Project
The original title I suggested was "Navigating the challenges of predatory publishing for the sake of ethics". Today (2017-12-26) I modify the title. The research paper on 'Ethical and Predatory Publishing' has been successfully published; but we are still facing issues that affect us greatly. What I now want to focus on is 'GIFT PUBLISHING'. Do you expect a reputable regional or international center to encourage gift publishing? Would you expect to be told that you have to abide by such an unthinkable practice? What would be your reaction?
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it is my M.Phil research project. My purpose of this study is to voice the voiceless by analyzing subalternity of rural women of Sindh. To carry on my project, I selected four stories two from fiction and two from real life.