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


Welcome to this issue of the IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities
The articles herein demonstrate resilience and strength of purpose in the face of this pandemic that has ravaged so much of the planet. It is hoped that the present volume will draw readers to the work of these researchers and motivate them to follow their scholarship in the future.


Death as Poetic Device in John Donne’s The Dampe
Nelya Babynets, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico City

The Normative Significance of Flatulence: Aesthetics, Etiquette, and Ethics
Karl Pfeifer, Monash University, Australia and University of Saskatchewan, Canada

Ethnic Democracy and the Case of Israel: A Parallel Reading of Sayed Kashua’s Let It Be Morning and Sammy Smooha’s “Ethnic Democracy”
Neha Soman, Bharathiar University, India
B. Padmanabhan, Bharathiar University, India

Place and Cultural Identity in Joaquin’s The Mass of St. Sylvestre
Mohammad Hossein Abedi Valoojerdi, University of Perpetual Help System Dalta, Las Piñas, Philippines

Rhetoric and Imagery of the Caracazo in La última vez and its Link to the Political Narrative of Chavismo
Luis Mora-Ballesteros, The City University of New York, Kingsborough, USA

Tidalectics: Excavating History in Kamau Brathwaite’s The Arrivants
Chinedu Nwadike, Spiritan University Nneochi, Abia State, Nigeria

Sylvia Plath’s “Daddy” as Autobiography
Najoua Stambouli, University of Sfax, Tunisia

Reality, “Fiction” and Psychorealising the Fictive
Kayode Olla, The Federal Polytechnic, Ede, Nigeria

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

Anna Maria George, Independent Researcher, Kerala, India

Teaching Gender Through Films on Sportswomen: Contrary Messages
Ankita Chakravarty, West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata, India

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

Gurpreet Singh, Punjabi University, Patiala, India
Sushil Kumar, Punjabi University, Talwandi Sabo, India

Editor’s Essay: The Blooms of Our Malevolence
Alfonso J. García-Osuna, Hofstra University and The City University of New York, Kingsborough, USA

A message from the IAFOR Board of Directors on the impact of COVID-19 on our activities.