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Abood) (Maha Alameen) Sun, 15 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0100 OJS 60 A Feminist Stylistic Analysis of Katherine Mansfield’s <p>There has always been a belief that women in general are treated oppressively, viewed as inferior to men and subject to personal and institutional discrimination. Since literature reflects the way people think and shows the relationship between linguistic choices and socially construed meanings, this paper tackles Katherine Mansfield’s “Miss Brill” through a feminist stylistic approach to find out how female characters are represented. It also aims to explore whether the writer of the text under investigation reinforces or challenges the stereotypical image of women by viewing them as inferior or equal to men. Conducting a feminist stylistic analysis, by utilizing Sara Mills’ (1995) model of analysis involves the employment of a three-tiered level of analysis i.e. the level of the word, the level of the clause and the level of discourse. From the analysis of the short story under investigation, it has been concluded that the way women are represented is socially influenced by the prevailing held beliefs that women are passive, submissive, dependent on men, inferior to and unequal to men.</p> Farah Hafedh Ibrahim ##submission.copyrightStatement## Sun, 15 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0100 Transformational Leadership for Department Heads at the University of Mohamed Seddik Ben Yahia, Algeria <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; This research examines the extent to which transformational leadership degree is existed in Algerian universities with a special focus on the head of departments at University of Mohammed Seddiq Ben Yahia, Algeria. In addition, it aims to identify the differences according to their personal and professional characteristics. Data were collected from 144 faculty members via a questionnaire form. SPSS software program is employed for data analysis purposes. Findings revealed a moderate degree of&nbsp; transformational leadership existence among head of departments. Furthermore, Faculty members decreasingly ranked transformational leadership dimensions as inspirational motivation, idealized influence, intellectual stimulation and individualized stimulation. Moreover, the study found insignificant differences in transformational leadership degree due respondents' demographics. Meanwhile, significant differences associated with seniority were revealed. Implications for Algerian universities are also discussed.</p> Raouf Kaouache, Ousila Yaiche, Jamal Aldin kaouache ##submission.copyrightStatement## Sun, 15 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0100 Suicides in Al-Kahla area <p>The problem of suicide is one of the social problems that have been still accompany human societies of different races and ethnicities, it is serious problems that threaten the society cohesion because it leads to the loss of some of its members, and is often an indicator of the disintegration of society and represents an individual and collective failure to adapt With social norms, values ​​and disciplines.</p> <p>The problem of suicide began in the district of Kahla, which we are dealing with In this study in the spring season of 2012 and escalated until it reached the end of the year to (11) cases in various regions of the judiciary. The study reached a number of results:</p> <ol> <li class="show">Suicides in Al-Kahla can in no way be considered a phenomenon (widespread and general), but are special cases and are few compared to the size of the population of the judiciary.</li> <li class="show">Suicides clearly reveal a defect in the systems (value - religious - social) surrounding individuals.</li> <li class="show">The results of the study revealed that most suicides are in the district of Al-Kahla (Most / Majority) Suicides were women or men who were illiterate or educated.</li> <li class="show">All cases dealt with are cases of suicide in young people or adolescents.</li> </ol> Saad Mohammed Ali Hamid ##submission.copyrightStatement## Sun, 15 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0100