Document Type : Original Article


University of Garmian- English Department- Kalar- Garmian


   Literature of resistance occupies a large and wide space in the world literature and draws a great deal of interest and attention due to the nature of its content and message. In this respect, a vast rate of the Irish and Kurdish literatures is devoted to this aspect since the nature of their political, social, and cultural circumstances call for it. Taking these facts into consideration, this paper studies selected Irish and Kurdish poems from the psycho-cultural interpetation perspective. It supposes some ranges of resemblance between the contents and messages of the two poetries based on the similar multiple-sided conditions of the two peoples and their homelands. The article studies the mentioned poems using the Psychocultural Interpretation Theory because it is supposed that this theory is most suitable due to the reasons mentioned above. It is divided into three sections; The first section is an overview of the theory above along with some critics’ viewpoints concerning the theory and its suitability for such studies. The second one tackles cultural conflicts in both poetries, while the last section scrutinizes the selected poems from a psychological perspective. Using a number of the most modern sources, the studies concluded a number of points of resemblance and variance simultaneously, the most noteworthy among them is the sense of estrangement and not belonging at home that is felt and expressed by many poets from both sides. The article ends with the conclusions arrived at and the list of works cited.   


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