Category: Oral Presentation


Sound and Vision: The Inspiration of Rothko

Mark Rothko (1903-1970) was an American painter, most closely identified with the abstract expressionist movement. Many of his best-known works appear to be very simple, with a singular rectangular shape of a solid color covering most, if not all, of a very large canvas. Some viewers find these works deeply moving and profound, while others


Assessing Taxonomy of Educational Objectives in Teachers Essay Grading Style

The primary responsibility of teachers is to inculcate and impart knowledge onto the learners entrusted in their care. The learning process sets out its educational objectives, which are to be achieved through the teaching and learning activities conducted in and around classrooms. The Bloom’s taxonomy of educational objectives, with some modifications over the years; and


Documentary As Autoethnography: A Case Study Based on the Changing Surnames of Women

In the autoethnographic research method, researchers analyse their own subjectivity and life experiences, and treat the self as ‘other’ while calling attention to issues of power. At this juncture, the researcher and the researched, the dominant and the subordinate, individual experience and socio-cultural structures can be examined. As an emerging filmmaker I have made the


Metaphysical vs Historical Truths in Yaffa Eliach’s Hasidic Tales of the Holocaust

Yaffa Eliach’s Hasidic Tales of the Holocaust bases itself on the centuries-old oral tradition of Hasidic storytelling, a tradition that highlights faith, love, and optimism. Hasidic tales are didactic, inspire to action, and in their very telling are an act of faith. Miracles feature regularly and events that seem unlikely are commonplace too. Hasidic storytelling


A History of the Sublime in Art and Its Relevance and Importance to Community Art Practice

This paper discusses the development of ideas of the sublime from the Greek philosopher Longinus in the second century, to the categorisation of the sublime as a distinct aesthetic philosophical theory by Burke and Kant within the Romantic movement of the eighteenth century. The paper will further assess the development of the theory of the


The (Hi)Story of the Encounter: The Historical and the Personal in Nicolas Bouvier’s The Japanese Chronicles

The Japanese Chronicles is a travel narrative by Swiss writer Nicolas Bouvier (1929-1998), who uses a narrative strategy blending the historical and the personal. Bouvier’s style favours the exploration of the “Other” through the anecdote of the encounter. The (hi)story of the encounter constitutes the framework of The Japanese Chronicles, a book organized in significant


The Hero and the Shadow Deconstructing Ideology and Identity in Anglo-Boer War Film and Drama Series Narratives

How does the predominant myth of a society influence the narratives told by its popular culture? That is the key question the author asks in this paper concerning the ideological representation of the hero archetype in selected films and drama series set during the Anglo-Boer War, also known as the South African War of 1899


Different Histories, Different Narratives: ICT Uses as “Habitus”?

History forms narratives, narratives form media uses? My presentation will address this question drawing on a research conducted on social media. The latter examines the way two LinkedIn discussion groups, held by Greek and French migrants respectively, make use of this platform. The comparative approach raises the question of habitus (Pierre Bourdieu), in its global


Journalism Ideology in Practice at a South African Public Radio Station

The core functions of journalism form part of a certain belief system or ‘ideology’ concerning journalism. Most journalists and journalism educators are trained in elements of this ‘belief system’ and therefore they practice in the industry according to their own ‘journalism ideology’. Although social media has led to more power being placed in the hands


Mythologizing One’s Own History Through Narrative: Francis Coppola’s Tetro

Since 2007, Francis Coppola has been pursuing a more independent, low-budget mode of filmmaking, and the results have been some of the most personal films of his career. _Tetro_ (2009), Coppola’s first film from an original screenplay since 1974, centers on the troubled relationships between two estranged brothers–both aspiring playwrights–and their brilliant but emotionally crippling