Journal Category: IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities

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Peer Review

  Editorial & Peer Review Process Initial Screening before peer review Before being sent for peer review, the Journal Administrator will first screen to ensure manuscripts fall within the journal’s scope and that they follow the Author Guidelines. Contributors are expected to submit their work in the structure and style of urbane, academic-quality English. The

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The Humanities and Fire

Author: Alfonso J. García-Osuna, Hofstra University & The City University of New York, Kingsborough New York, USA Email: [email protected] Published: February 4, 2022 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.8.2.06 Citation: García-Osuna, A. J. (2021). The Humanities and Fire. IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities, 8(2). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.8.2.06 Abstract Short article with no abstract. Keywords: humanity, humanism, humanities, humanist fire

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Jeet Thayil’s Narcopolis: A Testimony to Life in the Margins

Authors: Subin T. Daniel, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India Binod Mishra, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India Email: [email protected] Published: February 4, 2022 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.8.2.05 Citation: Daniel, S. T., & Mishra, B. (2021). Jeet Thayil’s Narcopolis: A Testimony to Life in the Margins. IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities, 8(2). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.8.2.05 Abstract Jeet Thayil’s Narcopolis

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Yinyangism: Rethinking Western Dualism Regarding Sex and Gender

Authors: Chinedu Nwadike, Spiritan University, Nneochi, Nigeria Chibuzo Martin Onunkwo, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria Onyinyechukwu Philip-Anusionwu, Independent Researcher, Nigeria Email: [email protected] Published: February 4, 2022 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.8.2.04 Citation: Nwadike, C., Onunkwo, C. M., & Philip-Anusionwu, O. (2021). Yinyangism: Rethinking Western Dualism Regarding Sex and Gender. IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities, 8(2). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.8.2.04 Abstract Much

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Graphic Queering of Mental Illness: Nagata’s My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness as Counter Discourse

Author: M. N. Shobitha, Ethiraj College for Women, Chennai, India Email: [email protected] Published: February 4, 2022 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.8.2.03 Citation: Shobitha, M. N. (2021). Graphic Queering of Mental Illness: Nagata’s My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness as Counter Discourse. IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities, 8(2). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.8.2.03 Abstract Eating disorders have been understood predominantly as a female malady

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Hemingway and Mussolini: A Study in Contrasts

Author: Anders Greenspan, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, USA Email: [email protected] Published: February 4, 2022 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.8.2.02 Citation: Greenspan, A. (2021). Hemingway and Mussolini: A Study in Contrasts. IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities, 8(2). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.8.2.02 Abstract The advent of the twentieth century brought with it a deep sense of historical discontinuity. The period confronted writers, artists and

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Resilience in Times of Need

Author: Jytte Holmqvist, University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom Email: [email protected] Published: February 4, 2022 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.8.2.01 Citation: Holmqvist, J. (2021). Resilience in Times of Need. IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities, 8(2). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.8.2.01 Abstract In these transformative times of interrupted lives, humanity has had to take a step back and subject its frantic, rushed existence

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IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities: Volume 8 – Issue 2

IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities: Volume 8 – Issue 2 Editor: Dr Alfonso J. García-Osuna Hofstra University and The City University of New York, United States Published: February 4, 2022 ISSN: 2187-0616 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.8.2 Articles Resilience in Times of Need Jytte Holmqvist, University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom Hemingway and Mussolini: A Study in Contrasts

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A Tree Crosses the City: The Unconventional Artistry of Miguel-Ángel Zapata

Author: Alfonso J. García-Osuna, Hofstra University & The City University of New York, Kingsborough, New York, USA Email: [email protected] Published: August 25, 2021 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.8.1.10 Citation: García-Osuna, A. J. (2021). A Tree Crosses the City: The Unconventional Artistry of Miguel-Ángel Zapata, 8(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.8.1.10

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The Qipao: The Carrier of Chinese Cultural and Philosophical Symbols

Author: Fung Kei Cheng, Independent Researcher, Hong Kong Email: [email protected] Published: August 25, 2021 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.8.1.09 Citation: Cheng, F. K. (2021). The Qipao: The Carrier of Chinese Cultural and Philosophical Symbols. IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities, 8(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.8.1.09 Abstract The qipao has become the symbol of identity for Chinese women. It is a tight-fitting dress

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Caged Bodies, Raging Minds, Dissident Voices: Alexandr Solzhenitsyn and Taslima Nasreen

Author: Ananya Bhattacharyya, Seth Anandram Jaipuria College, Kolkata, India Email: [email protected] Published: August 25, 2021 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.8.1.08 Citation: Bhattacharyya, A. (2021). Caged Bodies, Raging Minds, Dissident Voices: Alexandr Solzhenitsyn and Taslima Nasreen. IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities, 8(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.8.1.08 Abstract This paper aims to analyse the mental state of Taslima Nasreen and Alexandr Solzhenitsyn, writers

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The Luit in Bhupen Hazarika’s Songs: A Metaphor for Exploring Assam’s Linguistic and Ethnic Politics

Author: Jayashree Borah, Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi, India Email: [email protected] Published: August 25, 2021 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.8.1.07 Citation: Borah, J. (2021). The Luit in Bhupen Hazarika’s Songs: A Metaphor for Exploring Assam’s Linguistic and Ethnic Politics: An Eco-Conscious Approach. IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities, 8(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.8.1.07 Abstract The river Brahmaputra, also known as

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Deep Ecological Reading of Mahasweta Devi’s “The Book of The Hunter”: An Eco-Conscious Approach

Authors: Darshana Pachkawade, Pillai College of Engineering, New Panvel, India Email: [email protected] Published: August 25, 2021 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.8.1.06 Citation: Pachkawade, D. (2021). Deep Ecological Reading of Mahasweta Devi’s The Book of The Hunter: An Eco-Conscious Approach. IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities, 8(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.8.1.06 Abstract Deep Ecology is one of the newly emerging areas in ecocritical

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Exile and the Disabled Body in Randa Jarrar’s “The Life, Loves, and Adventures of Zelwa the Halfie”

Authors: Shahd Alshammari, Gulf University for Science and Technology, Kuwait Yasmeen Al-Askari, Independent Academic, Kuwait Email: Published: August 25, 2021 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.8.1.05 Citation: Alshammari, S., & Al-Askari, Y. (2021). Exile and the Disabled Body in Randa Jarrar’s “The Life, Loves, and Adventures of Zelwa the Halfie”. IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities, 8(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.8.1.05 Abstract This

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Contours of Resistance: The Postcolonial Female Subject and the Diaspora in the Punjabi Short Story

Author: Yubee Gill, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar (Punjab), India Email: [email protected] Published: August 25, 2021 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.8.1.04 Citation: Gill, Y. (2021). Contours of Resistance: The Postcolonial Female Subject and the Diaspora in the Punjabi Short Story. IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities, 8(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.8.1.04 Abstract Diaspora literature and theory offer significant critiques of traditional ideas

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The Effectiveness of Coloring in Reducing Anxiety and Improving PWB in Adolescents

Authors: Cindy Emanuela, Universitas Tarumanagara, Jakarta, Indonesia Monty P. Satiadarma, Universitas Tarumanagara, Jakarta, Indonesia Roswiyani Roswiyani, Universitas Tarumanagara, Jakarta, Indonesia Email: [email protected] Published: August 25, 2021 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.8.1.03 Citation: Emanuela, C., Satiadarma, M. P., & Roswiyani, R. (2021). The Effectiveness of Coloring in Reducing Anxiety and Improving PWB in Adolescents. IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities,

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Et Tu, Atticus!: The Hero of “To Kill a Mockingbird” and the Cold War

Author: Akiyoshi Suzuki, Nagasaki University, Japan Email: [email protected] Published: August 25, 2021 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.8.1.02 Citation: Suzuki, A. (2021). Et Tu, Atticus!: The Hero of To Kill a Mockingbird and the Cold War. IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities, 8(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.8.1.02 Abstract Against the background of the Cold War, this article rethinks the novel (1960) and film

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Netflix and Crime: Identification with the Characters of ‘La Casa de Papel’ Spanish Series

Authors: Afnan Qutub, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia Dina Marie, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia Samar Meer, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia Amira Alkurdi, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia Email: [email protected] Published: August 25, 2021 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.8.1.01 Citation: Qutub, A., Marie, D., Meer, S., & Alkurdi, A. (2021). Netflix and Crime: Identification with the Characters of

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IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities: Volume 8 – Issue 1

IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities: Volume 8 – Issue 1 Editor: Dr Alfonso J. García-Osuna Hofstra University and The City University of New York, Kingsborough, USA Published: August 25, 2021 ISSN: 2187-0616 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.8.1 Articles Netflix and Crime: Identification with the Characters of La Casa de Papel Spanish Series Afnan Qutub, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi

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: [email protected] 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: [email protected] 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: [email protected] 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: [email protected] 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: [email protected] 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: [email protected] 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: [email protected] 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: [email protected] 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: [email protected] 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: [email protected], [email protected] 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