Month: April 2022


Maternal Love in the Blank: Charlotte Kann’s Pleasant Days in Life? or Theatre?

The masterpiece of German-Jewish artist Charlotte Salomon (1917-1943), Leben? oder Theater?: Ein Singspiel (Life? or Theatre?: A Song-play), has been considered an important piece of work by many art historians and scholars over the past decades. Its status as an autobiography is still under argument but given that Salomon suggested her work was her whole


USA Rural High School Students Creating Safe Spaces to Develop Community-Focused Techno-Social Projects

This paper describes a techno-social justice program (Scott, 2021) across six rural high schools in Arizona, USA between 2019 and 2021. We explore how students developed safe spaces in their classrooms while creating community-focused projects using technology. Projects included a website on environmental justice awareness, where visitors were encouraged to calculate their carbon footprint and


Identifying Ideologies of War and Peace in EFL Reading Material for Peace Education: Transitivity Analysis Within Systemic Functional Linguistics

Peace education has contributed to world peace, illuminating direct, structural, and cultural forms of violence and equipping individuals with information and experiences that help them develop the knowledge, skills, behaviors, and values required to promote peace. However, little research has been conducted by TESOL professionals into this realm. This study suggests that a useful form


Effectiveness of Digital Game-Based Learning on Academic Achievement in an English Grammar Lesson Among Chinese Secondary School Students

Previous studies have proven that the widespread implementation of digital game-based learning (DGBL) in educational practice can be potentially beneficial. To date, however, far too scant attention has been paid to its efficacy in English grammar learning in China. Therefore, the principal objective of this study was to examine the effectiveness of DGBL on Chinese


East Versus East: The Failure of Ilya Repin’s Parisian Café at the 1875 Paris Salon

The 19th century in Europe was characterized by the canonization and de-canonization of various painters. My paper deals with the failure at 1875 the Parisian Salon of a painting by the great Russian realist Ilya Repin (1844–1930), who exhibited a social genre work – a cafe scene – to a French audience for the first


The Mediatization of Folk Art: -A Narrative Study of Paper-Cutting in Fujian, China

Paper-cutting in China is considered a culturally-based interpretation.With a paradigm of folk culture built within it, paper-cutting creates civilization and documents history. “Mediatization” refers to a process of media and social change, and research on it focuses on the role that various media rings play in the process of social and cultural development. Developments in


Photopoetry as You Have Never Read/Seen Before: A Study of ʻAlāʼ ʻAbd al-Hādī’s Shagin [Sympathetici] (2003)

Pairings of poetry and photographs date back to the nineteenth century. However, the name photopoetry, was first used in Photopoems: A Group of Interpretations through Photographs (1936), photographed and compiled by Constance Phillips. Michael Nott (2022) defines photopoetry as “a form of photo-text that takes, for its primary components, poetry and photography” (p. 1). Rather


Exploring a Standardized Training Framework That Provides Individualized Student Experiences

Since modern workplaces and universities are becoming increasingly diverse, there is mounting pressure for universities to provide intercultural competency training for students. Various approaches for teaching intercultural competencies exist and are reliant on intercultural experts. Not all universities can provide intercultural experts to deliver training internally. Meanwhile, outsourcing to external trainings may not adequately address


Creative Storytelling in Art and Design From the Perspective of Interaction

In the practices of art and design, creativity is the most vital ingredient as its appearance is unpredictable, just like quantum leaps. Referring to the hyperspace theory, the 11 dimensions of space-time might show similar patterns with information exchanges. Therefore, I compare the “quantum entanglement” to the information loop of interaction. The relationships between arts