Category: IICAHDubai2016


The Art of Justice: Woman Holding a Balance

The Roman goddess of Iustitia (Justice), the blindfolded woman equipped with sword and scales, who impartially delivers human fate in this life and the next, seems almost a timeless figure. And as the image of order in judgment, she is the most universally recognized icon of fair rule and good government. The origins of the


L.A. Streetwalkers: Female Artists Telling Stories on the Streets

This presentation will examine the practice and artwork of three female street artists’Annie Preece, A Common Name and Anna Drumm’who currently live in Los Angeles and illegally put up work on its streets. Their practice varies in material, aesthetic and narrative content but shares a strong ideological commitment to authentic communication, a raw energy and


The Disharmonized Space in Postcolonial Memoirs: The Case for Said and Achebe

This research paper will attempt to understand how space is integral in the formation of the colonial/postcolonial subject through the memoir of Edward Said’s Out of Place, and Chinua Achebe’s There Was a Country and give justice to their spatial reality. The paper will respond to the primary texts through a focused theoretical understanding of


Can My Art Do Me Justice? A Feminist Reading of Hend Al-Mansour’s Works of Art

Many outsiders of Saudi society have misconceptions of that culture, especially when it comes to issues of women, gender roles and expectations. Due to unfair representation of women in Western media, many would assume that Islam is a patriarchal religion that oppresses women. The ideology of gender roles and expectations that is represented in Hend


The Contemporary Art Market in Istanbul

Istanbul has been a city that has the most active role in culture and art area in Turkey from past to present, hosted developments that have occurred in the field of traditional and contemporary Turkish art. Especially, with the rise of the number of gallery, museum and institutions that support art in recent years in


Jesus in Films: Representation, Misrepresentation and Denial of Jesus’Agony in (Apocryphal) Gospels

Since the discovery of cinematographe in 1895, Jesus has been presented for the silver screen. This representation correlates with the development of visual and sound recording. The development of technology made the representation of Jesus on cinema co-evolves into a discourse about His humanity and divinity, as in film The Gospel According to St. Matthew


Virtue-Based Compatibility of Business and Profession

It is widely believed that ethical obligation in business is owed to stockholders, who are the investors but in the practice of a profession such an ethical obligation is owed to clients or community. The apparent conflict in the nature of ethical obligation is clear but it is also true that both business and profession


Confronting Liminal Spaces: Iconography, Gender, Justice, and the Case of Perumal Murugan’s “One Part Woman”

In this paper, I examine the thematics of justice in the controversy surrounding Tamil writer Perumal Murugan’s novel One Part Woman. The work was attacked by right-wing organizations, for its portrayal of an obsolete ritual associated with the Tiruchengode Kailasanathar temple, which supposedly cast women worshipers in bad light. Subsequently, Murugan was forced into self-exile


Classical, Biblical, and Shakespearean Intertextuality in Eugene O’Neill’s Desire Under the Elms

This paper will explore Classical, Biblical, and Shakespearean intertextuality in Desire under the Elms (1924), a tragedy by the American playwright Eugene O’Neill. The play is adapted from Classical plays or Greek mythology with reference to Oedipus, Phaedra, Medea, etc. It also alludes to the Bible through the names of its major characters and their


Anti-Coloniality in Ali Ahmad Bakatheer’s Mismar Juha and Imberatoriyya Fil Mazad

Ali Ahmad Bakatheer (1910-1969) wrote a number of plays which dealt with some of the nation’s pressing issues. One of these issues is colonialism. He believed that the theatre can be used to address these issues, enlighten the masses to the dire consequences of colonialism, and awaken within them the call for liberation and anti-colonialism.


The Gestalt of Book Design

A book is more than the sum of its parts. The main ingredients of a book ‘the text, image and paper, or other materials’ are combined by designers in various ways. The book as an end product, provides a further experience than the sum of these raw ingredients. The Gestalt Theory was introduced by Wertheimer,


Of Memory and Justice: Revising History as an Act of Justice

Although Aristotle has maintained that memory ‘is of the past,’ yet, it does not belong solely in the past, as it can bring the past forward into the present. As Booth explains in Communities of Memory: On Witness, Identity, and Justice, memory ‘is woven into the continuity that we call identity__¬∂into our practices of justice’


UNHCR’s Self-Image: An Assessment of Its Corporate Identity and Corporate Image

Since companies and institutions in today’s world not only market their product and services but also themselves; increasing attention is given to their identity and image. This paper tackles the dimensions of corporate identity based on Melewar’s taxonomy in reference to the UNHCR bureau in Lebanon, and perceives the image of the organization on the


Indian Temples and Erotic Sculptural Art

Sex in the religious art of Indian culture presents an interesting subject. A sexual representation in Indian religious art is undertaken here to understand and explain the socio-cultural forces behind the seemingly anomalous situation. These idealistic hypotheses also explain why, in this particular period of history, there is such a vast outburst of sexual depiction.


Reading Uncle Tom’s Cabin as a Text of Non-Violence and Civil Disobedience

Recognized as a great anti-slavery narrative, Harriet Beecher Stowe’s 19th century novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin is often seen as more of a historical document today. Yet the way several of Stowe’s characters such as Mrs. Bird, Ophelia, and Uncle Tom himself confront the issues of slavery (or fail to) prophetically mirrors the positions of non-violence