Category: ECAH2017


In Search of Justice Narratives in Music Performances

Since the Indonesian independence era, the topic of justice has become the concerns of gamelan composers believing that music posseses power to deliver ideals that are deeply conceived by audiences. Through gamelan performances, they can criticize the misconduct of rulers, disagree with the management of natural resources, condemn the behavior of bureaucrats, and promote government’s


Writing of the History: Ernesto Rogers Between Estrangement and Familiarity of Architectural History

Ernesto Rogers was the key figure of the post-war Italian architecture. Architect, educator, writer, editor, he was a man of a great erudition and talent. As with many intellectuals of the post – Second World War Italy, he theorized history and used somewhat eclectically sources to promote his idea of continuity as a temporal model


Self-Reflection on Buddhist Dhamma Teachings Through Acrylic Paintings and Video Art: Experiential Approach of Understanding

This research aims to study the experiential method of learning and understanding of buddhist teachings on Truth or Dhamma through self-reflection of the artist creating acrylic paintings and video art. The qualitative research methodology was used in data collecting and analysis. The result of the research has shown that the experiential approach of artistic works


A Research of Self-Disclosure on Fanpage Creators of Illustration/Text in Taiwan

As technology evolves, gradually more virtual network platforms with innovative functions are being developed. Nowadays, the phenomenon of nearly every person having a personal mobile device, usually a smartphone, can be observed everywhere. Because the amount of information people receive has been increasing every day, reading habits are also changing. Compared with simple textual descriptions,


Life and Death in Verses – A Case Study: The Writings of Lili Kasticher, The Only Woman That Wrote in Auschwitz

This paper focuses on the unique works of a young woman named Lili Kasticher, written at the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp from April to November 1944. The possession of a piece of paper or a pencil stub was absolutely forbidden in Bireknau. Anyone caught with such contraband was immediately sentenced to death. Consequently, inmates at Auschwitz


Silesia and Oikology: What Knowledge of Home Does Silesia Offer?

The author addresses the problem of the philosophy of the Silesian home. Silesia is a borderland in Central Europe now located mostly in Poland, with small parts in the Czech Republic and Germany, whose cultural and political history was influenced by various traditions. The Silesian narrative of home, the unique Silesian oikology, brings us closer


Hybridity and Context in Sita Sings the Blues: Appropriate or Appropriative

Abandoned by her husband who was working in India, the cartoonist Nina Paley found Sita’s rejection by Rama to be a closer parallel to her experience than any Western myth. Her feature film, Sita Sings the Blues (2008), crafted over five years, is an animated musical featuring a hybrid Sita expressing herself through the voice


La Mise Hors Scène Screen Memory

Regarding mise-en-scène, in Antonin Artaud’s letter to theater critic, Benjamin Crémieux, Artaud candidly expressed that “mise-en-scène itself” could act as a safeguard to “another language”. Reading this today, it reflects well upon Jacques Rancière’s Les sorties du Verb. In Jean-Francois Lyotard’s essay, L’Acinéma (1973), Lyotard expands mise-en-scène to become motions inside and outside the borders


Centering Literature: Literature and the History of Environmentalism in Malaysia

Environmentalism in Malaysia, which has its roots in the British colonial administration, has evolved as a social and political force. Ranging from grassroots activists to ENGOs, the environmental movement is founded on the same aspirations: to increase environmental awareness, to preserve the environment and to ensure sustainable development. State-imposed constraints may be the Achilles’ heel


Justice Delayed? The Nkanu Igbo and the Nigerian Army Occupation: 1967-1970

The Nigerian-Biafran Civil War was savagely contested by both sides of the divide. The seceding Biafra had borne the brunt of the pogrom, the counter coup d’état that decimated its officer corps in Nigeria and the sporadic outbursts of sectarian and ethnic cleansing preceded the declaration of the Republic of Biafra on May 30,1967. In


Arthur Hugh Clough’s Amours De Voyage: A Poetic Account of the 1849 Siege of Rome

It is a cliché to say that we live in a time of political and historical uncertainty. Many commentators have quoted Yeats’ Second Coming (1919) as indicative of the atmosphere of the present: The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity… In this paper I would like to talk about Arthur


Can Design Underpin a Strong Wellbeing?

It is understood that involvement in creative activities can boost wellbeing, theories behind Art and Design can also be useful to do this. One can live the life you want or live the life you are given. This is a choice that can be affected by health, work, relationships etc. In the last few years


Treasure and Travesty: Refractions of Victorian Imperialism Through Selected Contemporary Literature

Racism is pervasive. Modernity shows that race broaches constant invocation, nearly becoming the standard for relations, internal and international. Moored in dominance and arrogance, the impact of race swelled uncontrollably during the imperial surge of the nineteenth century. Invasion, partition, and exploitation of Africa sowed its latent seeds and nurtured it into the irascible weed


Teaching History or Retelling Ancient Stories with Pictures: William Blake and the School Version of Virgil

History is not only told by words but also images and objects. This paper looks into the book illustrations of an early 19th-century British school book and their means and purposes for history education. The English poet and printmaker William Blake made a famous set of woodcuts for Dr. Robert Thornton’s “Pastorals of Virgil” (1821) which


The Medical Intelligentsia: Life in Post-Revolutionary Russia (Doctors Letters Material to N.A.Semashko)

In the State Archive of the Russian Federation there are many documents, containing doctors’ letters arrested by Cheka in 1919-1922 .The letters were addressed to N.A. Semashko, the People’s Commissar of Health Care of the Soviet Russia. It is more than 200 stories of the doctors and medical workers life during the Civil War and


Theorizing Narrative Space, Memory, and Everyday Present in Tarashankar Bandopadhyay’s the Tale of Hansuli Turn

Village life and community,their rituals and superstitions, the sense of belonging to the ‘place’ they live in, the events of history they observed as an individual and as a community, the thread of nostalgic moments interlace the several generations altogether. The past belongs not to Individuals but to the group who constantly redefined it as


Tapoi Katha: A Reconstruction of History Through an Odia Folk Travel Narrative

Considering the question of non-European travels and to rediscover a history on the least explored problematic of Intra-Asian travel by South Asian communities, it is important to both investigate this variety within their particular traditions and histories, and also work towards constructing larger theoretical paradigms that emerge out of the specificities of intra-Asian travel which


Art From Tibetan Buddhist Perspective

Art, divided into art works of fine art; and art objects of religion, where religion is largely defined, which includes world religions like Christianity and Buddhism, it also includes folk religions, or local religions. Amongst religion, some objects are treated as person, it, certainly has agency, but the agency is given within a particular context.


Postmodern Simultaneity Versus European History in Contemporary Travel-Writing

The XXIst-century metropolis is dominated by signs, an oppressive quantity of merchandised goods, quick changes and a distortion of traditional space and time. This paper aims to study how distance is suppressed and how simultaneity replaces history in the postmodern era through the work of Pico Iyer, Baudrillard and Umberto Eco. Space and time are


Representation of History in the Indian Graphic Novel: An Analytical Study of History Through the Frame of Graphic Narratives

This research paper attempt to explore how, through the amalgamation of images and words, India’s historical events have been represented within the frame of the graphic narrative and how these narratives serve to uphold the “history from below”, thereby providing counter narratives to the more dominant, so called “historical facts”. History in the graphic narrative


Business Name Signboards in the Area of Bang Lamphu: Analysis of a Linguistic Landscape

Business name signboards can shape the linguistic landscape of a business area and can create its identity. This study aims at analyzing distinctive features of the business name signboards in Bang Lamphu area by adopting Thom Huebner’s (2009) framework. It is found that, in terms of language, Thai business names outnumber others with the amount


Television Comes to Town – The Role of Television in National Identity Formation in One Post-Colonial Caribbean Nation.

The decolonisation movement that swept the British Caribbean and which saw all but five of the islands begin their move to self-government between 1962 and 1983, heralded a significant change in the political relationships with the metropole. It did little for the consciousness raising of the formerly colonial people to be independent. In order to


Contesting History: Revisiting Native American Identity Through the Narratives of Momaday and Erdrich

This paper will study the works of prominent Native American writers like N.Scott Momaday and Louise Erdrich to illustrate how their works have surpassed the boundaries of the mainstream American Literature in expressing “truths” about the past that conventional history cannot articulate. Analyzing how history in the Native American context is connected to ideas of


Looking for the Heart: From the History of Heart Transplant in the USSR

Despite the outstanding achievements of heart transplant in the experiment, the history of heart transplantation to patient in the USSR was surprisingly short. There were only three operations performed for 20 years. Why the attempts at a heart transplant surgery did suddenly terminate? The answer to this question is surrounded by mystery. Accordance with the documents


The Possession of Narratives: Telling and Transmitting Caste in Indian Folktales

This paper postulates that caste in India is not just a sociological category, or an existential reality, but has been historically constituted of narratives that shape both. It will elaborate this firstly, by offering a brief survey of the rich store of myths, fables and parables meant for the children that have emerged and been


Race and the Quest for Identity in Chimamanda Adichie’s Americanah

Stories matter. Many stories matter. Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign, but stories can also be used to empower and humanize. Stories can break the dignity of a people but stories can also repair that broken dignity.(Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie) In most of her works, Chimamanda Adichie, the Nigerian author sheds light on the


Untouched Voices: Dalit Women’s Autobiographies in Dalit History

This paper will engage with the idea of the self as a narrated, social identity, as this is explored and articulated in Dalit women’s autobiographical writing.The category ‘Dalit’ came into use sometime in the nineteenth century to denote the oppressed and exploited ‘untouchable’ communities of India, traditionally considered so ‘impure’ that they were ‘out-castes’; and