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The Contribution of Comparative Literature to the Humanities: Open Endings in the Picaresque

This paper underlines the importance of comparative studies in promoting intercultural dialogue and rejecting prejudices or preconceptions. In particular, it examines the relevance of open endings in the picaresque novel.

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Published online: August 26, 2015

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Moving Beyond Parody: How Carmen Boullosa Takes Violence Seriously in El complot de los Románticos (2009)

In Boullosa’s postmodern novel, "El complot de los Románticos," I argue that Boullosa moves beyond parody to condemn violence against women in Latin America.

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Published online: August 26, 2015

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African-American Women and the Impact of Slavery on Them in "The Third Life of Grange Copeland"

This is Alice Walker's first novel which explores many different points such as legacy of slaver, female bonding, and male friendship.

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Published online: August 26, 2015

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Creating Personalized Learning Opportunities in the Foreign Language Classroom: Integration of Online Resources into the Language Learning Process

Using weebly.com guarantees a personalized and differentiated approach to foreign language instruction and cultural learning. It offers a real-world meaningful language experience encompassing interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational forms of communication.

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Published online: August 26, 2015

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The French Revolution and Stendhal’s "The Red and the Black": Linking the Personal and the Political Using “Reacting to the Past”

The challenge of providing the historical background necessary to teach Stendhal’s "The Red and the Black" can be met by using the French Revolution game from “Reacting to the Past.”

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Published online: August 18, 2015

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Social Media Narrative in Communities of Resistance

Crucial to the success of the 2011+ Egyptian protests was recognition by protesters and their supporters of a shared social identity constituted in resistance to injustice.

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Published online: August 18, 2015

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A Holistic Study on Hegemonic Foreign Aid and Civil Society’s Fragility in Bangladesh

My research takes a holistic anthropological lens on history, economics, and psychology to analyze why Western aid to developing countries, such as Bangladesh, assists aid donors, rather than empowering recipients.

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Published online: August 18, 2015

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1968 Prague Spring and Sofia Summer

This paper looks at the events in Czechoslovakia in 1968, the Prague Spring, and its effect upon the Bulgarian political and social life in the summer of 1968.

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Published online: August 18, 2015

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A Transcendent View of Audience Participation in Theatre for Change

This study explores sociocultural problems in audience participation within Theatre for Change as inter-cultural community development strategy and offers the Emancipatory Change Model of community engagement as a possible solution.

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Published online: August 18, 2015

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Fact or Fiction: War Veterans' Oral Histories

This paper explores the political and societal power of "mythic" war stories. The oral historian needs to be able to ask questions of veterans’ narratives to find their reality.

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Published online: August 18, 2015

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