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Suffering the Bite: Risking Complexity as an Approach to Philosophical History

In reading Robert Hooke's "Micrographia," (1665), I weave together theoretical and practical engagements with the complex practices of seventeenth century natural philosophy, and their current interpretation in undergraduate humanities courses.

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Published online: July 16, 2015

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The Role of Motivation and Cultural Background in Language Acquisition in the Bilingual Child: Case Study of Russian Heritage Speaker

Since language development is interconnected with motivation, this paper aimed to look at language acquisition in the bilingual child through the lenses of both motivational and cultural tenets.

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Published online: July 16, 2015

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Now and Future of Virtual Libraries and Education in Second Life based on Diffusion Theory

This study analyzes factors contributing to the adoption of virtual worlds by librarians and educators examined through a mixed methods research study using Diffusion Theory.

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Published online: July 16, 2015

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Penetrating Art: Creative Interventions in the Age of Internet Porn

This paper examines art that cultivates conscious awareness of the ways in which images structure our interactions with other human beings which helps mitigate the pervasive influence of Internet porn.

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Published online: July 16, 2015

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Media Consumption amongst First Generation Argentinean-Australians

Media researchers have explored how diasporic families introduce and utilize traditional and new media platforms into their lives.

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Published online: July 16, 2015

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Reinventing the Myth of a Traditional Chinese Martial Arts Hero in Industrial Society: The Story of Wong Fei Hung (1847-1925)

This paper investigates how the myth of Kung Fu grandmaster Wong Fei Hung has been constantly reinvented to address the changing political, social, and cultural realities of postwar Hong Kong.

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Published online: June 24, 2015

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Reclaiming the Existential Discourse of Suicide: Literary and Philosophical Approaches to Suicide and Why They Matter

Suicide has received renewed interest recently; ideation, causation, and prevention have taken center stage. However, these issues have eclipsed many of the existential questions raised by philosophical and literary approaches.

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Published online: June 24, 2015

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God on the Isthmus: Ibn Arabi and the Dynamic Nature of Faith

This paper examines the Islamic notion of humanity’s transcendent nature, superseding forms of religious devotion manifest in what Ibn Arabi terms the “God of Belief,” and implying multidimensional interfaith dialogue.

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Published online: June 24, 2015

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Experimental Narrative and Social Critique in the Works of Elena Quiroga

This article discusses Elena Quiroga’s postwar novels, examining the narrative strategies she used to allow her to deal with taboo subjects, despite the strict censorship in Franco’s Spain.

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Published online: June 24, 2015

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Ekphrasis and Its Multifaceted Nature: Ways of Its Usage in Literature and Cinematography

The paper addresses the phenomenon of ekhprasis as a multifaceted phenomenon paying particular attention to semiotic, literary, and filmic aspects of its actualisation.

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Published online: June 24, 2015

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