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L'Art Noir: The Perfidy of Images in Film Noir

This is an exploration of the deployment of art in American film noir as a duplicitous narrative device, with intentions ranging from confusion through deceit to destruction.

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Published online: February 23, 2017

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Irregular Immigration, Regularisation, Integration, and Transnational Activities: The Case of Brazilians in Europe

Brazilian immigrants choose irregular migration in European as a survival strategy to stay in the country and make investments while resisting regularization.

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Published online: February 23, 2017

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A Conceptual Framework for Researching Emergent Social Orderings in Encounters with Automated Computer-Telephone Interviewing Agents

This article argues that virtual telephone agents, due to their technological restrictions, unwittingly impose institutional restrictions on interactions through peculiar conversational turn-taking management.

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Published online: February 21, 2017

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Intergenerational Language Maintenance and Attitudes of the Argentinean Diaspora in Australia

Extant research examining community languages reveals that the family is the most prominent variable for language maintenance, use, and identity.

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Published online: February 16, 2017

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On the Significance and Possibilities of Establishing Rhetorical Education in China’s Undergraduate English Major Curriculum

This study illustrates the role rhetoric, as a discipline of study, plays in the education of China’s undergraduate English major students and the possibilities of establishing the discipline.

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Published online: February 13, 2017

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The Humanities: A Two-, Three-, Four-, and Five-Part Invention

This paper is an adaptation of a plenary address given by Barbara Eckstein at the Fourteenth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities in June 2016.

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Published online: February 3, 2017

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The Saga of the Water Tower: Chinese Diaspora in Practice

This articler examines how the microcosm of the prominent Lau family of the Water Tower in Southern China reflects the macrocosm of the history of modern China and Chinese diaspora.

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Published online: December 5, 2016

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The Silence that Will Not Speak: Asian American Women’s Narrative of Resistance in Grace M. Cho’s Haunting the Korean Diaspora (2008) and Joy Kogawa’s Obasan (1981)

This study shows how silence can strategically function as both a form of oppression and a coping mechanism to trauma in two Asian American women writings.

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Published online: December 5, 2016

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Education Is for Mortals: Perspectives from Dewey and Heidegger

Dewey (education) and Heidegger (mortality) both give guidance for understanding humanities education in our technology-driven age. Education is for mortals.

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Published online: December 2, 2016

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Vectors of Grace: Thomas Pynchon’s Reimagined Technology and the Digital Humanities in Against the Day

This article explores connections between the use of technology and mathematics in the fiction of Thomas Pynchon and issues in the digital humanities today.

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Published online: December 1, 2016

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