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Auto/ethnography: A Pathway to Share the Story

This paper discusses a research methodology that provided a pathway to venerate my professional and personal experiences as a white teacher living and learning in black communities.

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Published online: January 22, 2016

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Culture, Critics, and the Classroom: The Dynamics of Textual Choice

This study traces literary canon formation in action, substantiating the view that textual richness explains why some texts continue to be studied in meaningful ways across critical paradigms.

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Published online: January 22, 2016

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From Roguery to Gentility: Concept of Property and Social Order in Daniel Defoe’s "Moll Flanders"

This paper discusses the concept of property and social order in Daniel Defoe's female-centered novel, "Moll Flanders."

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Published online: January 15, 2016

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The Poetics of the Possible: Arnold Schoenberg and Thomas Mann

Despite their feud regarding Mann's "Doctor Faustus," Thomas Mann and Arnold Schoenberg had grappled with the same aesthetic problem and both succeeded in finding equally compelling, if very different, solutions.

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Published online: December 22, 2015

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Iran’s Perspective on Naturalistic Writings and a Binary Oppositional Analysis of Chubak’s “Antari Ke Loutiash Morde Bud” (1949)

This paper addresses the naturalist features of Sadegh Chubak's short story by exploring the text's binary parallels: humane/animal, liberty/determinacy, god/human, and id/ego.

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Published online: December 22, 2015

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A Reflection on the Innovative University: Changing the DNA of Liberal Arts Education

This paper postulates on various alternatives that the traditional liberal arts genome could adopt to survive and flourish within a depressed economy and an ensuing “adapt or die” educational paradox.

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Published online: December 22, 2015

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Can e-Assessment Be the Key? Moodle Testing System: A Case in Study

This paper introduces the phenomenon of e-assessment: its definition, its features, its advantages, and its pitfalls using the Moodle testing system as a case in study.

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Published online: December 22, 2015

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Hacktivism, Interrupted: Moving Beyond the “Hacker Ethic” to Find Feminist Hacktivism

In moving away from the typical "Anonymous model" of hacktivism, my intention is to create a larger framework for understanding who hacktivists are and how they impact socio-political change.

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Published online: December 14, 2015

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A Semiotic Analysis of the Yurt, Clothing, and Food Eating Habits in Kazakh Traditional Cultures

This paper studies the culture of nomadic peoples as an avenue for exploring the present and past Kazakh culture.

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Published online: December 14, 2015

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The Art of Fortification of Albrecht Dürer

This paper considers Dürer's design of a fortified city and examines his new approach to creating a fortified city that led to city plans of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

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Published online: December 14, 2015

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