Journal Category: IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities

Welcome to Volume 7 Issue 1 of the IAFOR Journal of Arts and Humanities

Dear Readers, We’ve arrived at a moment in history where humanist thought, or more exactly the humanist endeavour, must again migrate from bookish realms of detached abstraction to a place where it will act as arbiter and advocate in the substantive arena of everyday life and human interaction. Humanism must once more find ways to

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The Blooms of Our Malevolence

Author: Alfonso J. García-Osuna, Hofstra University and The City University of New York, Kingsborough, USA Email: publications@iafor.org Published: June 05, 2020 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.7.1.12 Citation: García-Osuna, A. J. (2020). The Blooms of Our Malevolence. IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities, 7(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.7.1.12

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Mapping Love for Land among Punjabi Peasants in the Colonial Era: A study of Sant Singh Sekhon’s Blood and Soil (1949)

Authors: Gurpreet Singh, Punjabi University, Patiala, India Sushil Kumar, Punjabi University, Talwandi Sabo, India Email: gurpreetgill498@gmail.com Published: June 05, 2020 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.7.1.11 Citation: Singh, G., & Kumar, S. (2020). Mapping Love for Land among Punjabi Peasants in the Colonial Era: A study of Sant Singh Sekhon’s Blood and Soil (1949). IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities,

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The No-Touch Taboos: An Understanding of Sexuality and Gender in the Indian Context

Author: Anna Maria George, Independent Researcher, Kerala, India Email: annus.maria@gmail.com Published: June 05, 2020 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.7.1.09 Citation: George, A. M. (2020). The No-Touch Taboos: An Understanding of Sexuality and Gender in the Indian Context. IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities, 7(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.7.1.09 Abstract The sensation of touch and the need for physical contact are fundamental in

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Reality, “Fiction” and Psychorealising the Fictive

Author: Kayode Olla, The Federal Polytechnic, Ede, Nigeria Email: kayodeolla@gmail.com Published: June 05, 2020 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.7.1.08 Citation: Olla, K. (2020). Reality, “Fiction” and Psychorealising the Fictive. IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities, 7(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.7.1.08 Abstract Readers of literature, listeners of music, appreciators of visual art – indeed, all recipients or “audiences” in any form of the

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Sylvia Plath’s “Daddy” as Autobiography

Author: Najoua Stambouli, University of Sfax, Tunisia Email: najoua.stambouli@gmail.com Published: June 05, 2020 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.7.1.07 Citation: Stambouli, N. (2020). Sylvia Plath’s “Daddy” as Autobiography. IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities, 7(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.7.1.07 Abstract Sylvia Plath’s Ariel collection of poems placed her among the United States’ most important confessional poets of the twentieth century. Almost all the

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Rhetoric and Imagery of the Caracazo in La última vez and its Link to the Political Narrative of Chavismo

Author: Luis Mora-Ballesteros, The City University of New York, Kingsborough, USA Email: lmballesteros@protonmail.com Published: June 05, 2020 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.7.1.05 Citation: Mora-Ballesteros, L. (2020). Rhetoric and Imagery of the Caracazo in La última vez and its Link to the Political Narrative of Chavismo. IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities, 7(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.7.1.05 Abstract The present paper is an

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Place and Cultural Identity in Joaquin’s The Mass of St. Sylvestre

Author: Mohammad Hossein Abedi Valoojerdi University of Perpetual Help System Dalta, Las Piñas, Philippines Email: hossein.abedi@perpetualdalta.edu.ph Published: June 06, 2020 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.7.1.04 Citation: Abedi Valoojerdi, M. H. (2020). Place and Cultural Identity in Joaquin’s The Mass of St. Sylvestre. IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities, 7(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.7.1.04 Abstract Nick Joaquin (Nicomedes Márquez Joaquín, 1917-2004) is widely

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Ethnic Democracy and the Case of Israel: A Parallel Reading of Sayed Kashua’s Let It Be Morning and Sammy Smooha’s “Ethnic Democracy”

Authors: Neha Soman, Bharathiar University, India B. Padmanabhan, Bharathiar University, India Email: nehasoman55@gmail.com Published: June 06, 2020 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.7.1.03 Citation: Soman, N., & Padmanabhan, B. (2020). Ethnic Democracy and the Case of Israel: A Parallel Reading of Sayed Kashua’s Let It Be Morning and Sammy Smooha’s “Ethnic Democracy”. IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities, 7(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.7.1.03

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The Normative Significance of Flatulence: Aesthetics, Etiquette, and Ethics

Author: Karl Pfeifer, Monash University, Australia and University of Saskatchewan, Canada Email: karl.pfeifer@usask.ca Published: June 06, 2020 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.7.1.02 Citation: Pfeifer, K. (2020). The Normative Significance of Flatulence: Aesthetics, Etiquette, and Ethics. IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities, 7(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.7.1.02 Abstract Proceeding on the basis of reports of a proposal in 2011 to criminalize public flatulence

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Death as Poetic Device in John Donne’s The Dampe

Author: Nelya Babynets, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico City Email: nelya.babynets@enp.unam.mx, babynets.nelly@gmail.com Published: June 06, 2020 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.7.1.01 Citation: Babynets, N. (2020). Death as Poetic Device in John Donne’s The Dampe. IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities, 7(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.7.1.01 Abstract John Donne’s theological as well as secular creations are impregnated with images and ideas

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IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities: Volume 7 – Issue 1

IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities: Volume 7 – Issue 1 Editor: Dr Alfonso J. García Osuna, Hofstra University and The City University of New York, Kingsborough, USA Published: June 06, 2020 ISSN: 2187-0616 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.7.1 Introduction Welcome to this issue of the IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities The articles herein demonstrate resilience and strength

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Editor’s Essay: Three Pigs and Some Goats

Author: Alfonso J. García-Osuna, Hofstra University, USA Email: ijah@iafor.org Published: November 20, 2019 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.6.2.11 Citation: García-Osuna, A. J. (2019). Editor’s Essay: Three Pigs and Some Goats. IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities, 6(2). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.6.2.11

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Memento Mori: A Positive and Contemporary Reflection Through Visual Art on a Life Spent Well

Author: Debbie Walter, Charles Darwin University, Casuarina, Australia Email: debdesignwalter@gmail.com Published: November 20, 2019 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.6.2.10 Citation: Walter, D. (2019). Memento Mori: A Positive and Contemporary Reflection Through Visual Art on a Life Spent Well. IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities, 6(2). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.6.2.10 Abstract “Memento mori”, a Latin phrase meaning “remember you must die”, is generally

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The Role of Anxiety and Anger in Wole Soyinka’s Samarkand and Other Markets I Have Known

Author: Charles Alex Patrick, Samuel Adegboyega University, Nigeria Email: charlespatrick282@gmail.com Published: November 20, 2019 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.6.2.09 Citation: Patrick, C. A. (2019). The Role of Anxiety and Anger in Wole Soyinka’s Samarkand and Other Markets I Have Known. IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities, 6(2). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.6.2.9 Abstract This is an examination of Wole Soyinka’s collection of poems

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A Shot in the Dark: Delogocentrism in Harold Pinter’s The Dwarfs and Luigi Pirandello’s Six Characters in Search of an Author

Author: Amrita S. Iyer, Independent Scholar, India Email: iyeramrita@gmail.com Published: November 20, 2019 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.6.2.08 Citation: Iyer, A. S.(2019). A Shot in the Dark: Delogocentrism in Harold Pinter’s The Dwarfs and Luigi Pirandello’s Six Characters in Search of an Author. IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities, 6(2). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.6.2.08 Abstract The advent of postmodernism and poststructuralism has

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A Multimodal Discourse Study of some Online Campaign Cartoons of Nigeria’s 2015 Presidential Election

Author: C. F. Akpati, Samuel Adegboyega University, Nigeria Email: akpatichibuzor@yahoo.com Published: November 20, 2019 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.6.2.07 Citation: Akpati, C. F. (2019). A Multimodal Discourse Study of some Online Campaign Cartoons of Nigeria’s 2015 Presidential Election. IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities, 6(2). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.6.2.07 Abstract This paper analyses different patterns of verbal and nonverbal meaning-making strategies in

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Women in Film Time: Forty Years of the Alien Series (1979–2019)

Author: Susan George, University of Delhi, India Email: george@jmc.du.ac.in Published: November 20, 2019 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.6.2.06 Citation: George, S. (2019). Women in Film Time: Forty Years of the Alien Series (1979–2019). IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities, 6(2). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.6.2.06 Abstract Cultural theorists have had much to read into the Alien science fiction film series, with assessments that

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Awareness and Usage of Social Media by Undergraduates in Selected Universities in Ogun State

Authors: Olubunmi Adekonojo, Federal University of Agriculture, Nigeria B. A. Ajiboye, Federal University of Agriculture, Nigeria T. D. Adekonojo, Federal University of Agriculture, Nigeria Email: bunmiade16@gmail.com Published: November 20, 2019 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.6.2.05 Citation: Adekonojo, O., Ajiboye, B. A. & Adekonojo, T. D. (2019). Awareness and Usage of Social Media by Undergraduates in Selected Universities in Ogun

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The “God, Where Art Thou?” Theme in the Literary Works of Auschwitz Survivors Ka-Tsetnik, Primo Levi and Elie Wiese

Author: Lily Halpert Zamir, David Yellin Academic College of Education, Israel Email: lilyzami@gmail.com Published: November 20, 2019 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.6.2.04 Citation: Halpert Zamir, L. (2019). The “God, Where Art Thou?” Theme in the Literary Works of Auschwitz Survivors Ka-Tsetnik, Primo Levi and Elie Wiesel. IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities, 6(2). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.6.2.04 Abstract This paper focuses on

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Naderi’s The Runner: A Cinema of Hope Amidst Despair

Author: K. Neethu Tilakan, Sree Kerala Varma College, India Email: neethutilakan@yahoo.com Published: November 20, 2019 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.6.2.03 Citation: Neethu Tilakan, K. (2019). Naderi’s The Runner: A Cinema of Hope Amidst Despair. IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities, 6(2). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.6.2.03 Abstract This article aims to read the film The Runner, by the critically acclaimed Iranian Director Amir

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From Anti-hero to Commodity: The Legacy of Kurt Cobain

Authors: Paul Ziek, Pace University, USA Mirjana Pantic, Pace University, USA Email: pziek@pace.edu Published: November 20, 2019 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.6.2.02 Citation: Ziek, M. & Pantic, M. (2019). From Anti-hero to Commodity: The Legacy of Kurt Cobain. IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities, 6(2). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.6.2.02 Abstract April 8, 2019, marked the 25th anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s death. Since

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The Philological Impact of Biblical Hebrew on the English Language

Author: Gloria Wiederkehr-Pollack, City University of New York, USA Email: Gloria.pollack@icloud.com Published: November 20, 2019 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.6.2.01 Citation: Wiederkehr-Pollack, G. (2019). The Philological Impact of Biblical Hebrew on the English Language. IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities, 6(2). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.6.2.01 Abstract This study focuses on the extensive but unacknowledged influence of biblical Hebrew on Western languages, especially

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IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities: Volume 6 – Issue 2

IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities: Volume 6 – Issue 2 Editor: Dr Alfonso J. García Osuna, Hofstra University, USA Published: November 20, 2019 ISSN: 2187-0616 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.6.2 Articles The Philological Impact of Biblical Hebrew on the English Language Gloria Wiederkehr-Pollack, City University of New York, USA From Anti-hero to Commodity: The Legacy of Kurt Cobain

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Editor’s Essay: The Return of the Nation

Author: Alfonso J. García-Osuna, Hofstra University, USA Email: ijah@iafor.org Published: June 26, 2019 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.6.1.10 Citation: García-Osuna, A. J. (2019). Editor’s Essay: The Return of the Nation. IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities, 6(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.6.1.10

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Memories and Mindscapes: An Intertextual Study of Haruki Murakami’s Norwegian Wood

Author: Edilberto C. Cruz, Al Musanna College of Technology, Sultanate of Oman Email: ruzedil@yahoo.com Published: June 26, 2019 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.6.1.07 Citation: Cruz, E. C. (2019). Memories and Mindscapes: An Intertextual Study of Haruki Murakami’s Norwegian Wood. IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities, 6(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.6.1.07 Abstract This study focuses on obligatory and optional intertextualities that are discernible

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Reintroducing Aliguyon Using Vogler’s Adaptation of the Monomyth Through a Game Development

Authors: Trisha Marie Cajita, De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines Dana Isabelle Campos, De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines Gabrielle Villapando, De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines Lorenzo Gutierrez, De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines Jeyson Taeza, De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines Email: jeyson.taeza@dlsu.edu.ph Published: June 26, 2019 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.6.1.08 Citation: Cajita, T. M., Campos,

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Colonial Administrative Integration of African Territories: Identity and Resistance in Nigeria’s Southern Cameroons, 1922–1961

Author: Reymond Njingti Budi, The University of Bamenda, Cameroon Email: budzi54@yahoo.com Published: June 26, 2019 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.6.1.09 Citation: Budi, R. N. (2019). Colonial Administrative Integration of African Territories: Identity and Resistance in Nigeria’s Southern Cameroons, 1922–1961. IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities, 6(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.6.1.09 Abstract British administrative policy in Africa, and particularly in Cameroon, was generally

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Ernest Hemingway and His Unconventional Role in World War II

Author: Anders Greenspan, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, USA Email: historianag@yahoo.com Published: June 26, 2019 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.6.1.06 Citation: Greenspan, A. (2019). Ernest Hemingway and His Unconventional Role in World War II. IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities, 6(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.6.1.06 Abstract While Ernest Hemingway is often viewed as one of the United States’ greatest writers, the heterogeneous features of

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Physical Reality, Language, and the Cinderella Problem

Author: Paul Rastall, independent scholar, UK Email: paul.rastall@googlemail.com Published: June 26, 2019 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.6.1.05 Citation: Rastall, P. (2019). Physical Reality, Language, and the Cinderella Problem. IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities, 6(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.6.1.05 Abstract This article identifies, and explores the nature of, a number of “explanatory gaps” between our conception of physical reality and our cultural