Session Descriptions

The Second International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities

To submit a proposal, please visit the Call for Papers area. Once accepted, presentations will appear in a table below. Final papers will be refereed and published in print and electronic formats.

Pamela Dale Ryan (South Africa)
"Never Mind the Future; Let's Get on with the Past": [Urging] 'The Mind to Aftersight and Foresight' - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper looks at the possibilities for imaginative writing to face the 'gaze of the future'. Disturbing the linear model of time and crossing the boundaries of the real are two among many narrative strategies with which to ponder a human future.

Rautenbach Christa (South Africa)
The Modern Day Impact of Customary Laws in South Africa - 30 min. Conference Paper
Two recent decisions of the High Court of South Africa dealt with the development of customary law of succession, which was transfixed by colonial laws and this paper will mainly deal with the modern day impact of these two decisions within the field of the customary law of succession.

Adolfo Cacheiro (United States)
"'Te di la vida entera': Market Rationality and Novelistic Form" - 30 min. Conference Paper
This conference paper investigates the relationship between form and content within the context of market based rationality in Zoe Valdes's "Te di la vida entera."

Prof Dana A. Williams (United States)
"Broad Sympathy:": Howard University's DuBoisian Approach to Blackness & The Humanities - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper details Howard University's approach to "blackness" in the Humanities.

Stephen Woolpert (United States)
"Ecological Thinking": A Bridge between Scientific and Religious Perspectives on Environmental Protection - 30 min. Conference Paper
I identify "ecological thinking" as a distinctive way of knowing and report specific ways of teaching and assessing it.

Angeles Sancho-Velázquez (United States)
"Hybridity All the Way Down"?: Music, Cultural Identity and Mestizaje in an Era of Globalization - 30 min. Conference Paper
Hybrid cultural phenomena are not opposed to notions of identity, purity, and authenticity. Rather, they exemplify the process of identity formation common to any tradition.

Dr. Elaine Toia (United States)
"Mirror Images in Edith Wharton's The Custom of the Country: Reflections and Self-Reflection" - 30 min. Conference Paper
In 'The Custom of the Country', Edith Wharton Uses mirrors and other reflecting surfaces to create a heroine, Undine Spragg, who is incapable of self-knowledge.

Lester L. Field (United States)
"Political Theology" in Late Antiquity: Historiographical Retrospect and Prospect - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper explores the historical origins, phenomenological boundaries, and historiographical prospects of "political theology" as an analytical category by which historians now measure Late Antiquity.

Dr. Uzoma Esonwanne (Canada)
"Race" and the Displacement of Affect: Subject Formation in Fugard's 'Master Harold' . . . and the Boys" - 30 min. Conference Paper
In Fugard's "Master Harold," Hally's accession to whiteness and mastery entails a violent displacement of affects associated with Sam, his surrogate father.

Ana E Lita (United States)
"Seeing" Human Goodness: Iris Murdoch on Moral Virtue - 30 min. Conference Paper
Murdoch’s view of ethics is analogous to a particular view of aesthetics. Hence the act of aesthetic appreciation involves the contemplation of particular others in a similar fashion - as “unique wholes.” We see the others as standing in sharp focus out of the rest of the world as we appreciate them for their own sake, morally speaking.

Dr. Paul D. Simmons (United States)
"The 'Human' and the Artificial Heart:: is a Cyborg a Man?" - 30 min. Conference Paper
The question to be addressed is whether biotechnology is, in the long term, a threat to what it means to be human.

Alan M Weinberg (South Africa)
'Every Thing is Sold': The Degrading Intrusiveness of Commerce, with particular reference to Shelley’s Queen Mab, Canto V. - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper explores, with reference to Shelley, the subjugation of humanity to a new yardstick, that of market value (as opposed to morality).

Gesa Zinn (United States)
'Exile,' 'Home', and 'Nostalgia' in Paintings and Poetry by the Romni Artist Ceija Stojka - Virtual Presentation
Exile-Writing in the work of Austrian Romni Ceija Stojka

Prof. Diane Middlebrook (United States) Lyndall Gordon (United Kingdom) Prof Nancy Miller (United Kingdom)
'Life Writing' and Its Vicissitudes - 60 min. Workshop
Three experienced biographers/memoirists sketch a range of issues pertaining to contemporary 'Life Writing,' and offer provocative views of the future of biography

Cynthia L Hunter (Australia)
The 'People in Between': Indonesia and the Failed Asylum Seekers to Australia - 30 min. Conference Paper
Failed asylum seekers address the agencies, governments and international bodies from whom they are alienated through agency and a politics of recognition.

Dr Michelle Loris (United States)
'Reading the Signs of the Times' : Cultural Studies, the Humanities and The Catholic Intellectual Tradition - Virtual Presentation
This presentation will discuss how the humanities, as the centerpiece of the Catholic Intellectual Tradition, might help the Catholic Church read 'the signs of the times' in light of the Gospel to better understand its role in the contemporary world.

Dr Ann Sullivan (New Zealand) Assoc Prof Dimitri Margaritis (New Zealand)
'We many Peoples make one Nation' or are we all one Nation? - 30 min. Conference Paper
'We many peoples make one nation' or are we all one nation? Nationalism and racism in New Zealand

Prof Elaine Crane (United States) Prof Esther Katz (United States) Dr Terry Collins (United States)
1918: The Beginning of the Twentieth Century - Virtual Presentation
The twentieth century began in 1918, the year the Great War ended. This panel will examine these conflicts and tensions from three perspectives: 1) The influenza pandemic of 1918; 2) a redefinition of the birth control movement to align it with anti-immigration forces; and 3) If the permanent deletion of ethnically German New York despite the fact that private banking houses and transatlantic shipping lines to the repertories of the Metropolitan Opera and Philharmonic Society, much of New York's metropolitan scene was the legacy of German-ancestry.

Jack Goody (United Kingdom)
- Plenary Session Speaker

Tom Nairn
- Plenary Session Speaker

Mary Kalantzis (Australia)
- Plenary Session Speaker

Juliet Mitchell (United Kingdom)
- Plenary Session Speaker

Ogbar Jeffrey O.G. (United States)
[Counter] Hegemonic Expressions in Hip-Hop: Police, the Prison Industrial Complex, Youth and Social Control - 30 min. Conference Paper
The prison industrial complex has been a salient feature of hip-hop narratives since the late 1980s. Inasmuch as hip-hop is a broad expression of politics, rappers offer perspectives ranging from romantic notions of authenticity to radical narratives of prison abolition.

Margaret Zeegers (Australia) Dr Pat Smith (Australia)
A Fifth Role of the Reader: Children and Young Adult Literature as Humanities - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper explores the possibilities of language arts in the context of the humanities as going well beyond otherwise limiting parameters of literacy and mechanical competence with written and spoken texts.

Prof. Bracht Branham (United States)
A Future for Achilles?: The Role of the Classics After Humanism - 30 min. Conference Paper
I will ask both why Nietzsche ultimately chose to abandon his project (i.e., We Classicists) and what we can salvage from his exemplary critique of the oldest discipline in the humanities.

Dr Suzanne Larson (United States) Patricia Paystrup (United States)
A Postmodern Epideictic Celebrating Human Aspiration and Achievements - 30 min. Conference Paper
Postmodern epideictic rhetoric presents celebrations of human aspirations and achievements as showcased by the Olympics and the many empowering images packaged by Oprah Winfrey.

Joseph Walsh (United States)
A Victorian Defense of the Humanities for the Twenty-First Century - 30 min. Conference Paper
An examination of nineteenth-century defences of classical literature and the liberal arts in education will show that Victorians arguments are equally applicable today.

Prof. Liana Cheney (United States)
Accademia Della Crusca: Arte e Impese - 30 min. Conference Paper
This presentation will analyze the style and iconography in some of the imprese used by the members of the Accademia della Crusca.

Michael Rosano (United States)
Action as Knowledge Contra Knowledge as Action:: An Analysis of Crito's Exhortation in Plato's Crito - 30 min. Conference Paper
Crito's exhortation of Socrates to flee Athens grounds Socrates' arguments for legal obligation. Crito's assumption that actions speak louder than words underscores the tension between citizenship and Socratic philosophy.

Robert W. Kelly (Canada)
Adhocracy and Transdisciplinarity: The Learning Culture of Contingency - 30 min. Conference Paper
How adhocratic organizational structure and transdisciplinarity form the pillars of a learning culture of contingency and inventiveness.

Janice A. Suchy Helfen (United States)
Adjusting Your Reading Program for Success - 30 min. Conference Paper
Four-Block is a program to improve reading skills for grades 1-3.

Charles B. Hennon (United States) Gary W. Peterson (United States)
Adolescents’ Identity and Family Processes: A Conceptual and Empirical Model - 30 min. Conference Paper
A theoretical model of adolescent identity developmental is presented focusing on the need for youth to balance autonomy and belongingness or connectedness. This presentation emphases the importance of family and parental influences that foster this balance of attributes as part of youthful identity development.

Dr Joseph P Wilson (United States)
Aeneas and the Temples: Ecphrasis and the Two Voices of the Poet - Virtual Presentation
A paper on Aeneas' experiences in viewing scenes in the temple of Juno in Book 1 of the Aeneid and the doors of the temple of Apollo in Book 6. The paper considers how the reading of the two scenes affects our view of the hero in light of the recurring trend to look at negative aspects of the hero in recent scholarly literature.

Dr Geoffrey W. Lummis (Australia)
Aesthetic Solidarity and Ethical Holism: Towards an Ecopedagogy - 60 min. Workshop
Specialisation in western science and technology has provided western polities with insight into universal processes, at the same time separating and objectifying much of the sensuous experience from our life-world. To survive globally, I contend that western humanity must develop a popular ecopedagogy that links western science with the sensuous ecosphere, our common heritage.

Robyn Gardner (Australia)
Affect and Autism: Convergence or Emergence in Philosophy and Biology and a New Limit Case for the Human - 30 min. Conference Paper
The paper examines new directions in neurocognitive research, with particular reference to autism, and considers the impact and implications for the human sciences.

Grant Duncan (New Zealand)
After Happiness: The Politics of Dis-content - 30 min. Conference Paper
A critical analysis of the government and popular psychology of 'happiness' in a discontented world.

Marie Steyn (South Africa) Prof Herman Strydom (South Africa) Dr Els van Dongen (Netherlands)
An Agenda for the Humanities: The Divide Between Developed and Developing Countries as Reflected in Victim Support Systems - Virtual Presentation
Comparison between support systems for victims of crime in developed and developing countries by means of case study to illustrate gap that exists within globalization

Dr Afaf Tourky (Australia)
Aging and Disability: A Person-centred Perspective - 30 min. Conference Paper
Strategies for improving independence and quality of life for elderly people with low vision.

Dr Cecile Leung (United States) Michelle Claire Chase (United States)
Alienation and Exile: In Le Clézio's Révolutions and Cheng's Le Dit de Tianyi - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper explores the works of Le Clézio and Cheng to show how their protagonists found an alternative way of defining their destiny, rejecting the two ways offered: to be the oppressor or the oppressed.

Joanne Massey (United Kingdom)
Altered Places: The Impact of the 1996 Manchester Bomb - Virtual Presentation
This paper examines how a sense of place has been created in the Millennium Quarter, Manchester, England. The area was devastated by an IRA bomb in 1996 and has consequently undergone intensive regeneration

Mohamed Zayani (United Arab Emirates)
Alternative Arab Media and the Paradoxes of Globalism - 30min Paper Presentation
This paper explores the paradoxes of what I call alternative media in the Middle East region and how these new media are renegotiating the dynamic relationship between the local and the global.

Joy Hendry (United Kingdom) Eric Ma (Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China) Keith Jamieson (Canada) Gordon Mathews (Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China) Bruce White (United Kingdom)
Alternative Identities, Possible Futures: Finding Global Place Beyond Nation - 90 min. Colloquium
Are new transnational identities challenging the dominance of the nation state? This session examines this question across a variety of groups and global locations.

Dr. Marinelle Grace Ringer (United States) John E. Beck (United States) Bill Schlientz (United States) Lia Steele (United States)
American English: Evolving or Dissolving Democracy? - 60 min. Workshop
According to many linguists, American English is the liveliest of all modern languages due in part to its ability to continuously change through its standardization of colloquialisms, malapropisms, even "errors."

Dr. Daniele Conversi (United Kingdom)
Americanization and anti-Americanism: Cultural Blowback? - 30 min. Conference Paper
After exploring the global impact of Anti-Americanism, the paper will speculate as to whether this universal trend can be conceived as a response to a common threat.

Dr. Theo Gonzalves (United States)
An End to Combat Operations: Imperial Historiography & the War on Terror - 30 min Conference Paper
This presentation examines how expressive forms of culture continue to inform and re-shape contemporary historiographies.

Dr. Jeanne Wolff Bernstein (United States)
An Illusion Of A Future: The Implications of Genetic Testing: Does It Help or Hinder the Survival of Humanity? - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper discusses the potential perils of genetic testing and how it may adversely affect the human need to form illusions, hopes and fantasies. In a society where a future can be genetically fore-told, human beings may no longer suffer from knowing too little but from knowing too much too soon.

Vangelis Intzidis (Greece) Georgios Prevedourakis (Greece)
An(other) Enemy: The Multimodal Representation of Otherness in Gaming Culture - 30 min. Conference Paper
Video game culture is characteristically comprised by modes of representation (images, discourses, genres and styles/voices) through which both the self and the other are imagined, constructed and articulated.

Dr Jennifer W. Gilmore (United States)
An Analysis of Computer and Telephone Usage in the New York City Metropolitan Area - Virtual Presentation
An analysis of computer and telephone usage by respondents of different races in the New York City Metropolitan Area.

Dee L. Clayman (United States)
Ancient Modernisms: "Make it old!" - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper investigates the dynamics of cultural transformation by exploring parallels between Modernism and the literary revolution in the period following the death of Alexander the Great (323 BCE).

William Michael Purcell (United States)
Ancient Techne for the Age of Technology: Rhetorical and Dialectical Techne as a Foundation for Learning - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper views the liberal arts that comprised the trivium, particularly rhetoric and dialectic, as technologies every bit as revolutionary as electronic technologies are today.

Prof. Takao Hagiwara (United States)
Animism of Cherry Blossom and Nose Art: D. T. Suzuki and the American Spirit - Virtual Presentation
D. T. Suzuki’s observations on the Japanese and the American spirits as expressed through the animism of cherry blossom and that of the “nose art” of the American bombers during WW II, respectively.

Prof. Abdel Mahdi Alsoudi (Jordan)
Anti-Americanism in the Arab World - 30 min. Conference Paper
There is certainly anti-Americanism sentiment throughout the Arab World. Why the Arabs hate America? What are the causes of these feelings?

Prof Calum Paton (United Kingdom)
Anti-Social Science: Social Science as Oxymoron - 30 min. Conference Paper
The paper revisits the divide between those who view social science as a means of understanding reality (and even progress) and those 'sceptics' who view it as theory more akin to literary criticism, for example in post-structuralism

Lisa Cooperman (United States)
Aquatopia: A Confluence of Art, Science, and the California Watershed - 30 min. Conference Paper
A Summer Institute for the Visual Arts undertakes collaboration with biologists and engineers to reimagine the fate of the San Joaquin River delta.

Thomas Moore Kane (United Kingdom)
Are We Having Fun Yet?: Happiness and its Implications For Political Studies - 30 min. Conference Paper
People commonly assume that politics should provide for collective happiness. This paper explores what happiness, is and how researchers in political studies must approach it.

Harold W. Baillie Ph.D. (United States)
Aristotle on This-ness: Materialism and Genetic Manipulation - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper will examine Aristotle's rejection of materialism in form of separability and This-ness to clarify the ethics and metaphysics of Genetic Manipulation.

Dr Mabel Deane-Khawaja (United States)
Aristotle’s Logos and Pathos in Cross-Cultural Contexts - 30 min. Conference Paper
Aristotle’s definition of the soul as human emotion, capacity, and attitude provides common ground to discover paradoxes and parallels that defuse the polemics of the past.

Bart Beaty (Canada)
Artisans in a Mass-Media World: Swiss Comic Book Publishers in a Globalized Context - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper specifically examines contemporary Swiss comic book publishers who challenge existing notions of the mass media by producing hand-made books.

Professor Richard Swaim (United States)
Artists as Worker: Art as Work: Artists as Knowledge Workers of the Future - 30 min. Conference Paper
I suggest that artists as workers point the way for work in Toffler's Third Wave and Drucker's knowledge society.

Dr. Sarah T. Rickson (Australia)
As a matter of fact...: Ways of Knowing the Human and Constructing Evidence in the Social Sciences - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper considers the debates around disciplinary domains and what “counts” as evidence. It is illustrated through a life history and issues of self, gender and aging across disciplines and types of evidence.

Neil Cochrane (South Africa)
Aspects of "History" in The Long Silence of Mario Salviati - 30 min. Conference Paper
The focus falls on aspects of "history" in a recent Afrikaans novel, The long silence of Mario Salviati. The literary text as a construct to create "social memory" is examined.

Prof. Bryan Brophy-Baermann (United States)
Assessing the Existence and Equality of Innocents: A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis - Virtual Presentation
Regarding terrorism, statements are made about the legitimate use of force. However, two questions are never asked: who are the innocent? are all innocents equal?

Professor Julia Gladstone (United States)
Assessing the Proper Protection Mechanisms for Bioinformatic Databases - 30 min. Conference Paper
An examination of database protection in the context of bioinformatics with a general focus on the Human Genome Project and its social, legal and ethical implications.

Dr. Rosa Linda Fregoso (United States) Herman Gray (United States)
At the Edge of Representation - 30 min. Conference Paper
This panel addresses the limits of representation and looks to music, media technologies, and performativity as a way of re-imagining social identities.

Dr David Baker (United Kingdom) Dr Philippa Sherrington (United Kingdom)
Atlanticism and Europeanism: Deconstructing the Blair Agenda on Europe - Virtual Presentation
An examination of the tensions caused in EU affairs by UK policy preferences revealed since the second Iraq war and during the process surrounding the Convention on the Future of Europe.

Glyn Daly (United Kingdom)
Autopoiesis and Excess: Militancy, Multitude and the Question of the Political - 30 min. Conference Paper
Through a critique of Luhmann's systems theory, the question of politics and excess in the contemporary world is explored.

R. Alden Smith (United States)
Babies on Hillsides: Population Control in the Ancient World as a Model for ‘Future, Human’? - 30 min. Conference Paper
The ancient Greeks and Romans practiced infanticide as a means of population control. Since modern ethicists such as Peter Singer (Princeton) have advocated this practice, it is entirely relevant to consider afresh what the ancient texts teach about it.

Violeta Kelertas (United States)
Baltic Postcolonialism and the Critics: An Analysis - 30 min. Conference Paper
The application of postcolonial theory to Baltic literatures and cultures will be surveyed and analysed, looking for connections to work done in other regions.

Michael FitzGerald (Australia)
Barbarians, Babel and the Respublica Literaria: Cosmopolitanism Now and Tomorrow - 30 min. Conference Paper
Considers recent political philosophies in their negotiation of the interruptive presence of the alien and the 'echo of Babel' - the horror subtending cosmopolitanism.

Prof Manfred Weidhorn (United States)
Bearings Found, Destination Lost: The Impact of Luther and Galileo on World Culture - Virtual Presentation
Traditional society is based on Revelation, Scripture, Tradition, Authority. Luther demolished the latter two, and Galileo made the other two irrelevant. We face the consequences.

Tessa Morrison (Australia)
Behind the Patterns and Designs that Cross Cultural Boundaries: Towards a Holistic Approach - Virtual Presentation
Using a multi-disciplinarily approach to the history of art makes it possible to develop an insight into the transference of designs and patterns across cultures.

Connie Marie Ross (United States)
Belief System Awareness: The Need for Humanity’s Awareness of Individual and Contrariant Belief Systems - 30 min. Conference Paper
Awareness that brings humanity closer to awareness of who and what forces have monopolies on individual belief systems and to validate others’ equally valid belief system.

Dr. Reine Dugas Bouton (United States)
Belonging to Another Place: Travellers in Italy - 30 min. Conference Paper
Italy is a place that lures Americans in such a magnetic way and this attraction translates to the work of travel writers like Frances Mayes, Barbara Grizutti Harrison, Tim Parks, Kate Simons, and others.

David Rhymer (United Kingdom)
Better Together: The Role of the Learning Community in Theological Education - 60 min. Workshop
Creating and supporting the learning community is a key factor in successful theological education, for both theological and educational reasons that are distinctive to this particular context.

Prof Aharon Shear-Yashuv (Israel)
Between Autonomy and Hetronomy - 30 min. Conference Paper
Being based especially on Jewish sources I shall discuss the tension between Reason and Revelation and the importance of heteronomous ethics.

Mark Lincicome (United States)
Beyond "Asian Values": Education and the Problem of Identity in the Asia Pacific - 30 min. Conference Paper
The history of globalization in the Asia Pacific during the past century has been marked by a series of failed attempts to fashion a regional identity based upon a common set of "Asian values." Is education part of the problem, or part of the solution to this dilemma?

Dr. Betsy Klimasmith (United States)
Beyond "Composition": Teaching Literature Through Writing at a Diverse Urban University - 30 min. Conference Paper
This presentation examines the role writing plays in deepening literary study for students at a diverse urban university.

Robert Gross (United States) Stephanie Hammer (United States) Gail Hart (United States) Theda Shapiro (United States) Erika Suderberg (United States)
Beyond Grief: Mourning the Humanities in Curricula, Research and Pedagogy - 90 min. Colloquium
Examining the role of grief, mourning and monument-building in the Humanities, and exploring ways research and pedagogy might move 'beyond grief.'

Linda Powers (United States)
Beyond Persuasion and Then Some: Invitational Rhetoric and Rogerian Strategy - 30 min. Conference Paper
As a mode of communicating, invitational rhetoric seeks to achieve understanding through the offering of perspectives and the creation of an environment of freedom, safety, value and openness.

Prof Mark Lawrence Kornbluh (United States) David Bailey (United States) Paul Turnbull (Australia) Renfrew Christie (South Africa) Marilyn Levine (United States)
Beyond the 'End of History:' Envisioning the Future of History in the Digital Age - 90 min. Colloquium
This international panel, composed of pioneers in the use of the internet for historical scholarship, will discuss four key avenues for the development of historical knowledge in the internet era.

Prof. Carol Leotta Moore-Schulman (United States)
Beyond the Veil: Imaging the Sonnets of Women Poets of the Italian Renaissance - 30 min. Conference Paper
A 21st century response from a visual artist and writer to the sonnets of women poets of the Italian Renaissance.

Dr. Wendy Sutherland (United States)
Black, White, and German: Afro-Germans and German Identity - Virtual Presentation
This paper explores the various stages of Afro-German identity development based on autobiographical texts written by Afro-German women.

John Bienz (United States)
The Body and the Ghost of the Real: A Humanistic Alternative to the Computational Mind - 30 min. Conference Paper
The basic diagram of conceptual blending presented by Fauconnier and Turner must be radically modified to avoid a regression to mind-body dualism.

Ben Jacks (United States) Annie Finch (United States)
Body Knowledge and Creativity: Reflections on Buildings, Poems, and Walking - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper examines issues of interdisciplinarity, the creative process, and body-centered knowledge by focusing on a collaborative teaching project between a poet and an architect.

James L. Schwar (United States)
Bridging the Macro-Micro-Level Rift: Applying the New International Political Economy to Gerontological Research in Castro’s Cuba - 30 min. Conference Paper
A study of health equity in Cuba illustrates the utility of new political economy in gerontological and other social science research.

Dr. Stanley Romanstein (United States)
Bridging the Relevance Gap: The State Humanities Council as a Link between the Academy and the Public - 30 min. Conference Paper
As humanists we talk about conveying the importance of our work to the public. In the United States, state humanities councils provide a vital means of doing just that.

Dr. William E. Carroll (United States)
Bringing Political Science into the Humanities, or Vice Versa: Studying Religion, Politics, and Conflict Processes - Virtual Presentation
This paper seeks to outline a teaching and research agenda that permits political science as a social science to incorporate the research and insights of the humanities.

Sandra Minter (Australia)
Bringing the Inside Out: Rape and the Female Body in Postcolonial Political Landscapes - Virtual Presentation
Scholars have explored Jewish rabbinical texts to elucidate the concept of the female body as Œhouse‚ They suggest the term Œhouse‚ is used in these texts as a substitute for the female body or more specifically as a euphemism for female sexual organs.

Richard Dean (Lebanon)
Building Moral Robots - 30 min. Conference Paper
Popular discussions of moral principles for artificial intelligence have focused on the content of the principles. I argue that such principles, regardless of their content, must be recognized and freely adopted by the (artificial) being’s own power of reason, rather than appearing as external constraints. In other words, such moral principles must be autonomously legislated.

Jim Coppoc (United States)
The Burden of the Spoken Word Poet: How a Movement Enters the Academy - Virtual Presentation
This paper gives a definition and historical perspective of spoken word poetry, provides tools to analyze and appreciate it, and gives it a useful place in the world of literary and critical pedagogy.

Claudia J. McCollough (United States)
But is it Relevant?: A Call for Action in the Humanities with a special Emphasis on the Discipline of Philosophy - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper calls for the strengthening of the position of the Humanities in the college curriculum through realizing and exemplifying their relevance.

Ronald Fedoruk (Canada)
Campfire Stories - 30 min. Conference Paper
An examination of the traditional influences and connections between orality, performance, imagery and narrative as they are applied in current and future communications media.

Ismi Arif Ismail (United Kingdom)
Career Development in Academia: The Dynamics of Culture, Agency and Identity - Virtual Presentation
Career development works towards the construction of identity. This process unveils the dynamics of culture, agency and identity.

Ken Westphal (United States)
The Centrality of Humanities Education in Rational Justification: Especially in Multiculturalist Perspective - 30 min. Conference Paper
A proper pragmatic account of justification is required in multicultural contexts. This account focuses the aim of education, and shows that it is central to epistemology.

Giedrius Viliu¯nas (Lithuania)
The Challenge Of Change: Developing the Concept of National Policy of Humanities and Social Sciences in a EU Accession Country - 30 min. Conference Paper
The paper will summarize the experience of developing the concept of Lithuanian national science policy in the field of humanities and social sciences in context of EU hss policy

Katharina von Hammerstein (United States)
Challenges of Cross-Culturalism, Past and Present: The Other in Peter Altenberg's "Ashantee" (1897) - 30 min. Conference Paper
An 1897 literary representation of European-African dialogue will serve as a stimulant to scrutinize current positions toward cultural multiplicity and human in/equality in the global age.

Paul Ady (United States) Ann Murphy (United States) Patrick Corrigan (United States)
Challenges of Teaching Humanities in a Global World: Acquiring News Media Literacy in a Global World—Redefining Global Pedagogy—A Canon of One's Own - 60min Workshop
1.(Ady) Helping students acquire news media literacy skills in the face of Big Media framing of information. 2. (Murphy) Disconnections between graduate school training of professors and the needs for humanistic teaching practices. 3. (Corrigan) How professors can help students claim their education by challenging them to choose their canon of significant texts

Prof. Deborah Anne Dooley (United States)
Challenging the Militarism of the Western Heroic Ideal: An Agenda for the Humanities - 30 min. Conference Paper
Analyzing the Old English epic "Beowulf" and the Sumerian poem "The Descent of Inanna," the paper problematizes the militarism of heroic values. The author argues that the academy, through study in the humanities, must offer students diverse cultural and gendered alternatives for the (patriarchal and patriotic) heroic ideal if we are to survive as human beings on the planet.

Robert Biton (United States)
Charter 77: The Reform and Dissidence movement in Czechoslovakia from 1968 to 1989 - 30 min. Conference Paper
Dissident movements convey unequivocal messages of respect for human rights and are effective in pressuring totalitarian regimes. This frequently facilitates transitions to governments founded on respect for human rights.

Prof. Haya Itzhaky (Israel) Dr Alan York (Israel)
Child Sexual Abuse and Incest: Culturally Sensitive Community-Based Intervention - 30 min. Conference Paper
Analysis of community-based intervention, culturally sensitive in nature, after cases of child abuse, much of it incestuous, in small town in Israel.

Mobo Gao (Australia)
Chinese Diaspora and Human Rights Discourse in the Media - Virtual Presentation
The paper discusses and analyzes e-media debates on the human rights discourse with special reference to the Chinese diaspora

Stephen Arthur Allen
Christianity and Homosexuality in the Music of Benjamin Britten - Virtual Presentation
Concerning the issue of human behaviour and its relationship to religion, relevant both now and in the future, in the music of Benjamin Britten.

Prof. Joseph Tharamangalam (Canada)
Claiming Development Studies for the Humanities: Development as Freedom - 60 min. Workshop
Development is increasingly seen as not just GDP growth, but the enhancement of human freedom and capabilities. It is argued that from this standpoint Development Studies can rightfully be claimed for the Humanities.

Prof. Bryan Rennie (United States)
Collaborative Research Communities: The Example of Zoroastrian Studies - 30 min. Conference Paper
An international collaborative team of scholars from different field would be suited, not only to treating the problems of Zoroastrian studies, but to a renewal of the humanities.

Associate Professor Dr. Su Kim Lee (Malaysia)
Colonial Imposition or Linguistic Empowerment?: Voices from the Outer Circle - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper will discuss the findings of a research study on the identities of ESL speakers in a post-colonial, multicultural society and responses towards the spread of English

Samuel G. Collins (United States)
Colonies on the Moon/Cyborgs on the Earth: Evolution and Emergence in Anthropological Futures - Virtual Presentation
An overview and critique of anthropological approaches to the future.

Nawar Al-Hassan Golley (United Arab Emirates)
Combating the Rhetoric of Oppression - 30 min. Conference Paper
Critical Theory should be introduced, albeit simplified, in all schools or colleges, especially in totalitarian systems, in order to prepare students to critical thinking in academic life.

Dr Adele Flood (Australia)
Common Threads: Identity and Narratives of Self - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper explores cultural meanings and understandings of the individual and reveals how individuals develop a cohesive sense of self through fragments of memory.

Dr Gretchen R. Norling (United States) Dr Nancy Harrington (United States)
Communication and Connectedness: Recapturing the Humanity in the Doctor-patient Relationship through Rapport-building - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper explores ways in which focusing on communication can facilitate the recapturing of humanity within the doctor-patient relationship by presenting a theoretical model of rapport-building and bridging the disconnect between science and humanity.

Dr Olga Velikanova (Canada)
The Communist Concept of the "Bright Future" - 30 min. Conference Paper
Paper studies the parameters of the Communist concept of the 'Bright Future" using Russian historical material.

Don Daiker (United States)
Composition as Humanity - 30 min. Conference Paper
Composition is usually considered a skill or an art rather than a humanity, but its teaching, as with literature and linguistics, explores how we communicate with each other and how our ideas and thoughts on the human experience are expressed and interpreted.

James Buzard (United States)
The Concept of Autoethnography in the Future of the Humanities - 60 min. Workshop
This workshop would consider the promises and pitfalls of "autoethnography" - the study or consciousness of social groups by members rather than outsiders - for future humanities research.

Professor Lois Taylor (United States)
Connecting Writing,Service Learning and Technology: ( Building Bridges with Bytes: An Intergenerational Service Learning Project) - 60 min. Workshop
Presenters will share strategies for the connecting of writing with Service Learning and Technology. The team will provide multimedia delivery through the use of powerpoint and CD ROM. Participants will have interactive opportunities for journal writing strategies during the session. Furthermore, presenters will demonstate ways for engaging students in the building of intergenerational "BUILDING BRIDGES WITH BYTES".

Dr. Kathy Pearson (United States)
Conservative Politics and their Impact on the Teaching of History: The Example of the Virginia Standards of Learning - 30 min. Conference Paper
The Virginia Standards of Learning reflect a conservative education agenda in both content and process. Their implementation represents a retreat from humanities- oriented history instruction.

Suzanne Elder Burke (United States)
The Contemporary Artist and the City: Urbanism, Identity, and Creativity - 30 min. Conference Paper
An examination of the plentitude of art in urban centers. This strong relationship between the artist and the city is due to the number of ways in which the city fosters the artist as an individual producer of art and as a participant in a global art culture and art market.

Dr. Lee Artz (United States)
Contemporary Cultural Hegemony - 30 min. Conference Paper
A review and assessment of "cultural hegemony" as an evaluative and predictive guide for contemporary global relations.

Dr. Carla Mettling (United States)
The Contemporary Mind and the Humanistic Tradition: Anne Carson's Way of Layering Complexity in Poetry - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper examines the patterns of thought in the work of contemporary poet Anne Carson, who takes well-known figures from the Western tradition and makes them operate both in their own original matrix and in the new Carson story of it.

Thomas Hale Fick (United States)
A Contested History: Creoles, Creolization, and the Future of Cultural Hybridity in the US - 30 min. Conference Paper
Creole Louisiana as the site of debates over nationalism, race, and identity in the US that have influenced/mirrored attitudes toward hybridity and global "Creolization."

Prof Michael Robert Gibson (United States)
The Cooltrain Stops Here: Combating Design-Driven Social Stratification - Virtual Presentation
The purpose of this paper is to enlighten its readers about overcoming the negative, socially divisive cultural consequences of “bad” graphic, industrial, fashion and interior design.

Dr Richard Knecht (United States)
Corporate Communication in the Classroom - 30 min. Conference Paper
The purpose of the proposed paper is to demonstrate how Professional Business Communication is structured and taught in an interactive setting at the University of Toledo.

Dr Katerina T. Frantzi (Greece)
Corpus Linguistics: What can it do with Terrorism? - Virtual Presentation
This work presents the application of corpus linguistics techniques to information retrieval in the area of terrorism.

Lannie Birch (South Africa)
Cosmopolitan Peasantry: Roy Campbell in Spain - Virtual Presentation
This paper offers some reflections on "modernist" impulses in the work and life of the South African poet, Roy Campbell.

Antoinette M. Knecht (United States)
Creating An American Success Story Through the Use of Positive Behavior Support - 30 min. Conference Paper
The proposed paper will discuss the role of positive behavior support in our culture and participants will be involved in creating their own P.B.S. (Positive Behavior Support) action plan for success.

Reginald Bassa (United States)
Creating Hybrid National Identities for Democratic Transition in Nations with Non-Democratic Traditions: Lessons from the German Cultural Nation - 30 min. Conference Paper
Political traditions associated with German social democracy is critical in maintaining relative congruence between its predominately cultural based national identity and stable democracy. More broadly our findings suggest the possibility of successful hybrid national identities, in which the cultural basis of the nation may remains largely intact but selective political traditions employed to largely curtail the most negative aspects of the so-called eastern version of nationalism.

Prof. Pam Dunne (United States)
Creative and Visual Arts: Agents of Transformation - 60 min. Workshop
An interactive workshop which explores the creative and visual arts including movement/dance, art, music, drama, photography and poetry in learning, transformation and personal growth.

Koeddermann Achim D. (United States)
Crisis and Recovery: What it Means to Orient Ourselves - 30 min. Conference Paper
Change and crisis, philosophically, allow to develop a "Renaissance" and reorientation. Pre-modern responses to catastrophe and convulsion allow to develop strategies for recovery.

Dr. Carl Schultz (United States)
Critical Realism in Postmodernism - 30 min. Conference Paper
Is any fruitful interdisciplinary dialogue between postmodern philosophy of science and postmodern religion possible or does the pluralism and localization of postmodern discourse place theologians and scientists into “near-complete epistemological incommensurability”? (VanHuyssteen)

Shawn C. Doubiago (United States) Proshot Kalami (United States) Roxanne Morgan (United States) Steven Blevins (United States)
Critical “I”: Pedagogical Power of Film in the Humanities - 60 min. Workshop
The aim of this workshop is to demonstrate pedagogical qualities of film in the formation of thinkers across the humanities disciplines.

Glenna S. Jackson (United States)
Critiquing Western Interpretation of New Testament Parables Via an African Context - 60 min. Workshop
This is a study of the application of African insights from rural, agrarian areas to western understandings of New Testament parables.

U G Hendrich (South Africa)
A Cross-Sectional Profile of Students' Learning and Study Strategies at a South African University of Technology - 30 min. Conference Paper
The aim of this research was to obtain insight into previously disadvantaged students' learning and study strategies at a tertiary institution in South Africa.

Dr Isabel Moutinho (Australia)
Crossing the Boundaries - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper examines a small corpus of contemporary European and Australian narratives, whose authors cross boundaries between types of writing previously considered non-fictional.

Dr. Zoe Petropoulou (United States)
Cultivating Humanity; Isabelle de Charrière: Security of an Impossible Dream - 30 min. Conference Paper
Charrière’s “Letters of Mistriss Henley published by her friend” explores a young woman’s search for identity in a world of reason, of conventions and of alienation. Cultivating humanity is the main character’s goal for women that lived after the French Revolution.

Peter Francis Rock (Australia)
Cultural and Linguistic Diversity: Australia and the Centrelink Response - 30 min. Conference Paper
Australia is a culturaly and linguistically diverse country. This presentation will examine the communication and delivery strategies adopted by Centrelink, the Australian Government's Service Delivery Agency.

Richard O. Clemmer (United States)
Cultural Conciliation and the Indigenous Imperative: The Bankruptcy of Nation-Statism and the Logic of Relocalization - 30 min. Conference Paper
I contend that indigenous peoples and their cultures should serve as models for the future and merit empowerment.

Dr. Toshiko Yokota (United States)
Cultural Diversity in Eighteenth-Century Japan: Buson, a Poet-Painter, and His Work - 30 min. Conference Paper
My paper shows a significant role of China in Yosa Buson (1716-1783), a Japanese poet-painter, and his work as an example of dynamism of cultural diversity in eighteenth-century Japan.

Stephen M Monye (South Africa)
Cultural Diversity: Boom or Boom to Humanity:South Africa in Perspective - 30 min. Conference Paper
Cultural diversity is used as a bulwark in human development and identity, in particular the development of the law and promotion of enjoyment of human rights.

Victor Savicki (United States) Laura Riolli (United States)
Cultural Identity and Occupational Stress - Virtual Presentation
This paper makes connections between cultural dimensions and occupational stress.

Dr Mary Edmunds (Australia) Dr Patrick Sullivan (Australia) Toni Bauman (Australia) Michael Bissell (Australia) Prof Mick Dodson (Australia)
Culture and Conflict: Rethinking the Theory and Practice of Ethnic and Indigenous Conflict and Conflict Management - 90 min. Colloquium
The colloquium interrogates issues of ethnically or culturally defined conflict, its conceptualisation, and its management; with questions for anthropology and for practitioners.

Elisabeth Ferrero (United States) Roberto Tagliaferri (Italy)
Curricular Transformation For Human & Ecological Sustainability - 30 min. Conference Paper
Curricular changes in methodology in higher education to bring about a sustainable future.

Dr Mio Bryce (Australia)
Cuteness Needed: The New Language/Communication Device In A Global Society - Virtual Presentation
This paper examines the significant role and implication of Japanese ‘cute culture’ in today’s local and global societies as an effective, powerful communication device.

Anne Bamford (Australia)
Cyber Culture and Identity: Issues in Belonging, Bullying and Being for Adolescents - 30 min. Conference Paper
U suk… Welcome to the world of cyber bullying where in a few minutes you can be spammed by an anonymous bully who will make your life hell. This is the reality of identity formation for adolescents in cyberspace.

Dr Lydia Alix Gerson (United States)
Cyberspace vs. Theater Space: Antidote to Anomie - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper explores the nature of the participation of the digital audience as contrasted with that of the theater.

Professor Janette K. Hopper (United States)
Dancing on the Last Stump - 30 min. Conference Paper
Dancing on the Last Stump is a description and analysis of the series of paintings, prints and peformance art. Slides or Powerpoint images of the artwork will accompany the presentation.

Dr. Herman Leon DeBose (United States) Melanie C. Klein (United States) Eileen Le (United States)
Dating Trends in a Multi-Racial Society: Examining Racial/Ethnic Coupling Patterns in the United States - 60 min. Workshop
This paper examines dating and coupling trends among college students across the United States.

Cinzia DiGiulio (United States)
De Amicis in America: The Point of No Return - 30 min. Conference Paper
The discovery of the phenomenon of Italian emigration to South America as seen through the "virgin" eyes of late-19th-century brilliant society writer Edmondo De Amicis.

Dr Jan Todd (United States)
Death of the Amazon: An Illustrated History of the Changing Ideal in Modern Women’s Bodybuilding - 30 min. Paper Presentation
Illustrated history of changing ideals in modern bodybuilding. Muscle magazines have now marginalized women's bodybuilding, replacing it with soft-porn and "Ms. Fitness" competitors.

Holmes Morgan (Canada)
Deciding to Become Human: Choice, Autonomy and Sexuality in the Creation of Human Subjectivity - 30 min. Conference Paper
An examination of contemporary debates about the role of sexuality in the coming into being of feminist subjectivity.

Christopher D. Morris (United States)
Deconstruction and Theology: Allegories of Discontinuity in Acts of the Apostles - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper reads Acts of the Apostles as an allegory of the discontinuity between representation and the sacred. Its approach is de Manian deconstruction.

Pendo Mwaiteleke (Australia)
Deployment of Technologies of Rule Through Competitive Tendering and Contracting System: A Labour Market Program Case Study - 30 min. Conference Paper
The middle 1990s saw Australia embrace a coordinated National Competition Policy (NCP) following the framework laid out in the Hilmer Report (1993). This overarching neo-liberal policy brings into line state and federal government institutional set up and practices in alignment with doctrines of free market. The community service sector is subjected to NCP through the government funding practices facilitated under Competitive Tendering and Contracting (CTC) system. This paper discusses the deployment of mechanisms and practices of efficiency and related codification systems enabling technologies and mentalities of rule emerging in the CTC of labour market programs for unemployed people.

Dr. Mark Breitenberg (United States) Yasmin Khan (United States)
Design and the Humanities: A New Collaboration - 30 min. Conference Paper
With the emergence of design as a global lingua franca, this paper will explain and analyze the emerging collaborations between design and the humanities.

Prof. Mario Estioko (United States)
A Design Model for Visual Communication - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper proposes a new model in which to critically analyze the effectiveness of a composed visual communication.

James O. Armstrong (United States) Peter C. Lutze (United States) Laura Woodworth-Ney (United States)
Developing a Culture of Reclamation - 30 min. Conference Paper
Culture of Reclamation integrates poetry, historical photographs, music and videography in a video presentation that reclaims Idaho history and can serve as an educational prototype.

Dr Cheryl R. Kerr (Australia)
Developing New Alliances in Higher Education Leadership and Governance: Autopoietic Application of the Arts Creative Capacities - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper argues that the principles of open forms of creativity in the 'arts' provide significant impact upon concepts of leadership, governance and risk as applied to workforce leadership development in tertiary academic institutions.

Edith Turner (United States)
The Development of the Humanistic Genres in Anthropology: Participation and Practice in the Study of Spirituality and Healing - 30 min. Conference Paper
Humanistic anthropology is developing the case for the study of the whole human being, body, mind, and soul, using the knowledge of indigenous peoples.

Ellen W. Kaplan (United States)
Devising Theatre: Using Personal Narrative to Transform Social Conflict - 30 min. Conference Paper
Theatre that draws on story, as does much collaboratively devised theatre, and which embraces multivalent perspectives, is a productive vehicle for overcoming personal trauma and social conflict.

Seda Unsar (United States) Prof Eliz Sanasarian (United States)
The Dialectical Path of Secularism and Laicité: Development of Secularism and Laicism: An Existentialist Question - 30 min. Conference Paper
The Western socio-political evolution witnessed the disestablishment of religion from the state, which seemed logical and inevitable. The present paper attempts to analyze this disestablishment in its historical and philosophical context.

Dr Brajesh Sawhney (India)
Difference between Native and non-Native ways of Knowing : A Study of Contemporary Native American Fiction - 30 min. Conference Paper
Countering the Eurocentric approaches used to study Native American literature,the present study will focus on the native American perspective to study native American literature.

Ross Woodrow (Australia)
Digital Access to the Formation of National Identity in Australia - 30 min. Conference Paper
Presentation of a digital archive of historical images and examination of its methodological implications for interpretation and analysis of historical data.

Prof. Yelena Aronson (United States)
Digital Art: Teaching Humanities, Technology or Science?: Teaching Digital Art in Testing Times - 30 min. Conference Paper
How can we maintain the delicate balance between teaching art aesthetics and technology? Do we even care at this point about keeping art aesthetics alive?

Prof. Anna H. Perrault (United States) Ron Blazek (United States)
Digital Dilemmas: The Transformation of Scholarly Discourse in the Humanities - Virtual Presentation
Scholarly communication and the information research behavior of humanists are changing in the 21st century. This paper explores the "Digital Dilemma" of interfacing the traditions of the academy with the possibilities afforded by a broader international "information society."

Dr Anne Chapman (Australia) Dr David Pyvis (Australia)
Dimensions of Identity: Student Perspectives on the Social Practices of Transnational Education - 30 min. Conference Paper
Impact of the social practices of transnational higher education on the formation of student identity

Prof. Thomas Couser (United States)
Disability Studies and the Future of the Humanities - 30 min. Conference Paper
An introduction to the theory and practice of the emerging area of Disability Studies, with demonstrative examples from my specialization in the study of life writing

Christopher Scanlon (Australia)
Dissecting Social Capital - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper questions the explanatory power of social capital and suggests that the concept expresses a filleted vision of social life, which instead of bringing the social back in, re-imagines and re-reconstitutes informal social bonds in a way that is homologous to the social form of the commodity.

Dr Christy Carroll (United States)
Diversity in the Humanities: Diversity - Virtual Presentation
Diversity and the effect it has on the study of humanities in this century will be examined. The main focus will be looking at new visions for future humanities study.

Dr Christy Carroll (United States)
Diversity in the Humanities: Diversity - Virtual Presentation
Diversity and the effect it has on the study of humanities in this century will be examined. The main focus will be looking at new visions for future humanities study.

Prof Bernhard Kytzler (South Africa)
Do you speak European? - 30 min. Conference Paper
The paper will illustrate the use of common heritage words in European languages

John Mizzoni (United States)
Does the Fact of Human Evolution Undermine the Facts of Morality? - 30 min. Conference Paper
Some philosophers argue that the fact of human evolution undermines the facts of morality. I argue that the fact of human evolution does not undermine the facts of morality, but supports them.

Dr. Susan Leist (United States) Dr Stanley Kardonsky (United States)
Doing The Creative Frontier: A Scientist and a Humanist Learn to Teach Humanities Together - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper relates the story of two professors that have made a bridge between the two cultures, science and humanities. They teach a humanities course together.

Dr Gene Lubow (United States)
Dracula: An Object Relations Approach - 30 min. Conference Paper
Contrasts a Kleinian with a Fairbairnian interpretation of the vampire myth.

Prof. Joshua Machamer (United States)
The Dramatizing of a Nation: A Theatrical Investigation into Defining a 21st Century American Ideology - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper examines seminal plays, personas and organizations of the current 21st century American theatrical canon as templates to piece together an understanding of what it is to be AMERICAN.

Amy Horowitz (United States)
Dueling Nativities: Appropriating Music Across Enemy Lines - 30 min. Conference Paper
I consider indegeneity, appropriation, and inheritance in an examination of Israeli Jewish musicians with roots in Islamic countries who are both insiders and outsiders to the regional soundscape.

Dr Denise Pilato (United States)
The Dymaxion House: Technological Efficiency vs. Human Values - 60 min. Workshop
This multimedia interdisciplinary workshop focuses on Buckminster Fuller’s 1947 Dymaxion House as an historical symbol of future ideas, a future that is upon us today.

Prof. Georgetta Myhlhousen-Leak (United States)
The Dynamics of Cultural Awareness: A Virtual Reality with Teachers - Virtual Presentation
This research describes the use of a virtual reality process oriented instructional strategy to provide informative insights into the complexity of cultural dynamics and awareness.

Dr. Jane Thielemann (United States) Dr Robert Johnson (United States)
The Dynamics of Identity and Transformative Education in the Teaching Profession - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper examines the professional identity and ideology of second career non-traditional teachers and their potential for providing an empowering education for inner-city students.

Nina Kolesnikoff (Canada)
Dystopia in Russian Postmodern Prose - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper will examine the generic characteristics of dystopia in Russian postmodern fiction, by focusing on the relationship between dystopia and fantasy, on the one hand, and dystopia and satire, on the other.

Dr. Christopher Dunn (Canada)
E-government in Canada's Provinces: The State of the State - 30 min. Conference Paper
This study attempts to see who are the leaders and laggards in e-government in Canada's provinces, and to explain why this is so.

Prof. Jacque Caesar (United States) Dr Thomas MacCalla (United States)
e-Humanities in a Digital Society: A Case Study - 60 min. Workshop
Case study and demonstration of a team-taught, interdisciplinary, online course on civic culture and global awareness that engages adult learners in learning about complex citizenship in a wired world.

Prof Donald E. Tyler (United States) Laura Putsche (United States)
The Earliest Humans In Southeast Asia - Virtual Presentation
Of the four major geographical areas where fossil humans are found, Southeast Asia is the least understood. Recent fossil finds shed light on the earliest human occupants of this area.

Davies Cordova Sarah (United States)
Echo at Play in Antillean Women's Generational Memories - 30 min. Conference Paper
Looking to Echo as a form of repetition, this paper reflects upon women's story-telling as a form of repetition which alters the course of future generations' lives

Prof Robert Ventresca (Canada)
The Eclipse of History?: Dealing with the Post-Modernist Critique of History - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper examines the post-modernist critique of history, and offers its own critique of post-modern history. To this end, my paper argues that history, together with other humanistic disciplines, must seek to integrate the scientific value of research with the philosophical pursuit of fundamental principles.

Dr. Patricia Bowen-Moore (United States)
Edith Stein's Phenomenology of Empathy: Understanding the Psychic Life of Others - 30 min. Conference Paper
I speak of "Edith Stein and the Phenomenology of Empathy (or An Account of How Human Beings Comprehend the Psychic Life of Others.)

Dr Tom Stehlik (Australia)
Educating for Humanity: The Worldwide Waldorf School Movement - 30 min. Conference Paper
A brief history and exploration of the worldwide Waldorf School movement and the underpinning philosophy of education developed by Rudolf Steiner that integrates the arts, sciences and humanities.

Dr Ifigenia Vamvakidou (Greece) Dr Kostis Tsioumis (Greece)
The Educating the Educators in History: Describing History - Virtual Presentation
Educating the educators in Greek schools focuses on finding the stereotypes about learning and teaching history nowdays in a intercultural level

Prof. Mike Leiber (United States) Mahesh K. Nalla (United States) Kristan C. Fox (United States)
The EffecTime Race Juvenile Justice Decision Making One Juvenile Court - 30 min. Conference Paper
The “get tough movement” and the “war on drugs” have had a significant impact on the detection and involvement of youth, especially African Americans, in the juvenile justice system. Using the symbolic threat thesis as a theoretical framework and data that covers a 21 year-period (1980 to 2000), the present research examines and compares patterns in case processing within the context of the factors that might influence case outcomes for whites and African Americans in one Iowa juvenile court. The findings have implications for advancing our understanding of the social control of youth and in particular, African Americans.

Dr. Jane M. Roberts (United States) Prof Deborah Ducett (United States)
Effective Behavioral Interventions Using Circus Arts Training with Developmentally Disabled Adults - 30 min. Conference Paper
An examination of circus arts training's effect upon behavioral aspects of developmentally disabled adults was undertaken to address the human services needs of an underserved population.

Dr. Ramona Ortega-Liston (United States) Dr Raymond Cox (United States) Dwight A. Bishop (United States)
Effective Teaching and the International Graduate Student: A Pilot Project Comparing International & American Student Preparedness to Complete Web-enhanced Studies: A University of Akron Pilot Project - 60 min. Workshop
This paper presents results of a two-year WebCT pilot project at the University of Akron, examining and comparing web-enhanced teaching strategies for international and American graduate students.

Prof C J Kotze (South Africa) Dr G S Kotze (South Africa)
Effects of the Termination of Pregnancy among Black South African School Girls: Assessing the Affective. - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper investigates the effects of the termination of pregnancy on black adolescent schoolgirls in the Eastern Free State region of South Africa. Findings of the study suggest the need for support on various levels. Consequently the role of the affective is examined and possibilities for assessing affect are suggested in an attempt at alleviating certain negative affective traits.

Niamh Stephenson (Australia)
Elaborating Sociability: The Unspeakable and Political Change - 30 min. Conference Paper
Considers the political value of fractal, baroque and cosmopolitan sociability for understanding socio-political change, through an analysis of ‘shared responsibility’ for HIV transmission in sexual practice.

Isabelle Sabau
Electronic agora - modern Renaissance - Virtual Presentation
The internet and online learning environments are rapidly transforming education and learning experiences across the globe. Could this change presage a new Renaissance?

Dr. Marketta Laurila (United States)
Elena Garro and Zelda Fitzgerald: Hidden Meaning and the Intersection of Texts - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper explores Elena Garro’s use of intertextuality to expose the silencing of the female creative voice and the appropriation of women’s lives/texts by men.

Dr. Maria Jose Martin (United States)
Elena Romero's Piano Music: A Woman's View of Spain - 30 min. Conference Paper
Granados, Albeniz, and Falla are the composers that first come to mind when we think about Spanish music at the turn of the century. All Spanish composers in the twentieth century have been influenced by their music legacy. Elena Romero (1907 - 1995) inherited the Spanish “flavor”, especially from her composition teacher Joaquin Turina, to create a very distinctive compositional style in which the nationalist elements blend with Impressionist and Expressionist qualities. The purpose of this lecture-recital is to analyze Elena Romero’s music in the context of a very turbulent, rebellious life.

Prof Gareth Cornwell (South Africa)
Elizabeth Costello, William Makgoba, and the Future of the Humanities in Africa. - 30 min. Conference Paper
What lies in store for the humanities in Africa? A discussion of current and future trends in South Africa higher education.

Dr. Mekhala Natavar (United States)
Embodied Learning: Bringing Performance into the Classroom - 30 min. Conference Paper
In my paper I show that bringing the element of performance into the classroom (for language courses mostly but other humanities courses as well) solidifies the knowledge that students gain through intellectual inquiry. The concept of embodied learning is rooted in many ancient cultures with oral traditions and confirmed by learning specialists. Rather than being passive recipients of information, students can learn to explore and experience new materials and concepts through gestures, sounds, and other means of active connection to knowledge.

Dr. Karen Fontenot (United States) Dr Michael James Fontenot (United States)
Emergence Theory and the Humanities: New Possibilities for Explaining Dynamic Change - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper examines how the theory of emergence, drawn from biology, can open up new avenues for research in the humanities. It concludes that an increased sensitivity to new communication methods acting on an expanded audience can deepen and broaden our understanding of rapid or explosive change.

Shaida Bobat (South Africa)
Employment Equity and Disability: A South African Study. - Virtual Presentation
The Employment Equity Act, 1998, has been unsuccessful in ensuring the employment of disabled persons in the labor market. What are the issues and challenges?

Ann Pirruccello (United States)
Empty Words: Simone Weil, Zen, and the Ordeal of Language - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper examines the ordeal of words in Weil and Zen, and proposes to show how words can be used to delude or clarify.

Stacy Howard (United States)
Enacting Social Change: A New Curricular Objective in Science Classrooms - 30 min. Conference Paper
Racism and heterosexism are problems in society today. Science educators can help stop perpetuation of the racism and homophobia that is currently prevalent by bringing their stories to our classrooms.

Prof. Lee W Bailey (United States)
The Enchantments of Technology and Culture - 30 min. Conference Paper
Exploration of the hidden desires, passions, goals of technological culture, as in the frantic lust for speed, dreamy utopias, a quest for ultimate meaning in space travel, and seeking omnipotence creating android robots.

Dr. David Keller (United States)
The End of Postmodernity? Evolution and the Human Genome Project - 30 min. Conference Paper
Post-Human Genome Project ontology of the self, I believe, will be neither Modern nor post-Modern. The mapping of the human genome will mark the beginning of the end of the post-Modern period.

Michael Lynn-George (Canada)
The End of Theory, the End of Ideology: Marxist and Structuralist Strategies vis-à-vis Saussure - 30 min. Conference Paper
The end of theory? The end of ideology? Where do we stand?

Paulus Pimomo (United States)
English Literature: Global/National? - Virtual Presentation
My paper will address the nature and future of English studies in a globalized world, especially in the United States.

Dr. Lucien X. Lombardo (United States) Karen A. Polonko (United States)
Enlightened Witnessing: Rehumanizing through Confrontations with Violence - 60min Workshop
Drawing on the experiences and work of Elie Wiesel, Alice Miller and students in classes aimed at understanding violence, the processes of personal transformation and rehumanizing are explored.

Dr Gail Love (United States)
Entertainment and Education: Let's Try Combining instead of Competing - 30 min. Conference Paper
A conceptual framework for development of culturally sensitive health-related messages utilizing the entertainment-education strategy of communication.

Elma Ryke (South Africa) Prof Herman Strydom (South Africa) Karel Botha
Environmental Strengths: Paradigm and Theory - Virtual Presentation
In this paper social niche is presented as a promising theoretical concept for framing environment and transaction between person and environment. This paper furthermore suggests revisions and modulations to the strengths perspective and the social niche construct to get to a clearer understanding of environmental strengths.

'BioDun J. Ogundayo (United States)
Epics and Ethics - 30 min. Conference Paper
A discussion of the metaphysics of the African epic and its ethical relevance for human values in the 21st century.

Mariya Chechina (United States)
Ethical Issues in Integrating Biotechnology with Agriculture. - Virtual Presentation
Compares three different views in agriculture: use of Biotechnology, Organic farming and Conservation Agriculture. Conservation agriculture can be considered the most ethical option because it integrates the use of chemical herbicides and genetically modified organisms to produce desired yield and conducts zero-tillage practice that restores soil biology

Holly B. Isserstedt (United States)
The Ethics of Instruction: What I Learned about Diversity and Difference - Virtual Presentation
One teacher's journey from center to margin as a university instructor of courses on race, class, gender and sexual orientation.

Dr Anastasia Pamouktsoglou (Greece)
Evaluating Women as Mentors: A Padeigma Metaphor in Greek Evaluating System - 30 min. Conference Paper
Our paper addresses through interviews, the tendencies of field and the treaties that fix the place of woman of mentors (sxoliki simbouli) in the Greek educational system and more specifically when it serves in places of power (director, school adviser etc).

Virginia Nightingale (Australia)
Evolution and Communication - Virtual Presentation
Examines the recent use of evolution to imagine communication systems that value human biology and explore possibilities for new modes of interaction.

Patricia L. Sykes (United States) Suzanne J. Piotrowski (United States)
Executive Authority and Democratic Accountability in a Cross-National Context - 30 min. Conference Paper
By comparing the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia, this project examines increasing executive authority and assesses efforts to ensure greater democratic accountability.

A. Samuel Kimball (United States)
Existence Costs: What does Literature Grasp that the Empirical Sciences do not about Signs, Deception, Intensionality, and the Economic Horizon of Existence? - 30 min. Conference Paper
The empirical sciences (including cognitive psychology, economics, and evolutionary biology) have insufficiently theorized the problematic nature of human signification—in particular, the relation between signs, deception, orders of intensionality (in theory of mind research), and the economic horizon of life.

Roger W. H. Savage (United States)
Experiences of Belonging and the Hermeneutics of Place - 30 min. Conference Paper
Experiences of belonging resist globalization’s carceral effects by grounding a community’s identity in its shared history, conjoining politics of difference with the hermeneutics of place.

Assoc Prof Deborah Mitchell (United States)
Experiencing Nature: An Interdisciplinary Approach - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper describes the humanizing effects upon students at an engineering university when they are required to experience nature with the goal of creating a personal expression, either in paint or in words.

Robert Kuennen (United States) Julianne Gassman (United States)
Experiential Learning: Simulating Clashing Cultures in the Classroom - 60 min. Workshop
The two presenters will introduce Bafa Bafa®, a hands-on exercise for the classroom used to simulate problems created through the interaction of two distinct cultures.

Ana M. Ning (Canada)
Exploring the Role of Language Games Approaches in Empirical Ethnography - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper argues that postmodernist approaches to language games, and the provisional nature of truth claims are necessary for solid empirical ethnography.

Dr Jeff Lewis (Australia) Dr Belinda Lewis (Australia)
Expressive Condition: Cultural Studies in Health Communication - Virtual Presentation
Cultural studies provides useful concepts and methods for the analysis of health. These concepts are particularly valuable for understanding the risk activities of subcultures.

Prof. Bingxin Wang (Australia)
Factors Affecting the Retraining Participation of the laid-off Workers: A Case Study in China - Virtual Presentation
This study explores factors which affect the retraining participation of the laid-off workers.

Prof. Marie-Therese Killiam (United States)
The Failure of the Twentieth Century: Beaubourg answers the Eiffel Tower - 30 min. Conference Paper
The accelerating disappearance of the aesthetic canon in the world of art today, which the surrealists had celebrated and hoped for, defines, among other things, the postmodern condition. The romantic and surrealist movements to remove the barrier between dream and reality seem to have found an audience in the post-modern age, with the elimination of the ultimate barrier, that of the real and the fake.

Iman Roy (India)
Family and Community: A Socio- Legal Perspective - Virtual Presentation
This paper tries to analyse the evolution of the concept of family from the concept of community and how, the relation between both based on a duty based jurisprudence in India, is under considerable strain from the western rights based jurisprudence.

Prof. Sumaya Machado Lima (Brazil)
Feminization of the Masculine: (Re)thinking the Basis of our Civilization in the Scope of Work, Culture and Social Organizations. - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper arguments that, in parallel to the perpetuation of some patriarchal symbolic values, coexist a process of cultural _ and moral_ transformation, which can be verified in areas that are apparently not tangible, such as work and leisure. For this reason, this process will be referred in the modern sphere of the administrative vision of the leadership corporations, as well as in themes of the hollywood´s cinematography productions, where both the elements of the so called “masculine identity crisis” and of the recovered feminine aspects will be pointed out.

Nancy de Freitas (New Zealand)
Fertile Ground: Multi-disciplinarity and Collaboration in Creative Practice - 30 min. Conference Paper
This work examines the generative and developmental phases of a multi-disciplinary artistic collaboration. It is a creative method that offers the opportunity for intellectual conversation and critical discourse as part of the evolution of an artwork.

Silvia Fiore (United States)
Fictions and Reality in the Teaching of Literature - 30 min. Conference Paper
This essay explores how the comparative and dialectical study of literature(s) from new epistemological models preserves a humane connectedness in a varied and threatening world.

Barbara Abrams (United States)
Figures of Disfiguration - 30 min. Conference Paper
Figures of Disfiguration: literary and visual representations of rape and dismemberment in ancient, early and modern images of violence against women. The purpose of this study is to explore the possible links between modern, early modern images and their ancient counterparts. I suggest that there is evidence of a pattern in the artistic reuse of these ancient tales in the 18th century, there are also implications for the way literature is understood today in modern and post modern arenas.

Juliet Pietsch (Australia)
Filipinos in Tasmania: Diaspora, Resistance and the Dynamics of Identity - Virtual Presentation
This paper investigates the experiences of Filipino women - commonly referred to as 'mail-order brides' -who have migrated from the Philippines to marry Australian men living on the island of Tasmania. Based on the accounts of Filipino women living in Tasmania, this paper provides new insights into the ‘mail-order bride’ phenomenon, questioning and challenging the many assumptions that are made about their migration.

John Arthos (United States)
Finding a Home for a Humanist Paradigm - Virtual Presentation
My paper will redraw schematically the coordinates of a humanist programme centered in rhetoric and hermeneutics. The practical, productive resources of rhetoric combined with the interpretive resources of hermeneutics yields a platform upon which to stand the cultural enterprise of intellectual engagement and learning.

Gillett Sue (Australia)
Finding Refuge: War and Women's Writing - Virtual Presentartion
In this paper I wish to explore the refuge-seeking journeys of the heroines in 3 contemporary women's novels and the relationship of these journeys to the dislocating consequences of men’s wars in Europe.

Dr Linda Jacobs (United States)
Finding the Patient's Voice - 30 min. Conference Paper
An Opera Singer’s Acting Out Seen As Potential Space.

Dr. Esperanza Granados-Bezi (United States)
Foreign Languages in the Process of Building Bridges Across Cultures - 30 min. Conference Paper
Conference on the role of the foreign language teacher in the process of developing cultural awareness in the classroom.

Prof Derek Robbins (United Kingdom)
Foucault's Translation of and Critical Commentary on Kant's Anthropologie in Pragmatischer Hinsicht - Virtual Presentation
Foucault's commentary on Kant's 'Anthropology' exposed a general shortcoming in Western European rationalism and modernism.

Dr Susan Fountaine (New Zealand)
Framing Gender Politics: The New Zealand First List Controversy - 30 min. Conference Paper
The paper uses frame and content analysis to explore newspaper coverage of a gender-based election controversy.

Ron Denson (United States) Marlene Kobre (United States) Catherine Penner (United States) Linda Godfrey (United States)
Framing Indigenous Identities in the Americas: Cases in the American Northeast, Southwest, and Guatemala - 90 min. Colloquium
This is a presentation of the following papers: - Paper 1: "Sacred Space in Chajul: Reaffirming Home(s) in 21st Century Guatemala." Paper 2: "Landscape. Loss, and Longing: The Visions of Scott Momaday and Leslie Marmon Silko" Paper 3: "The Dream and Its Dreamer: Farther from God" Paper 2: "Landscape. Loss, and Longing: The Visions of Scott Momaday and Leslie Marmon Silko" Paper 3: "The Dream and Its Dreamer: Farther from God"

William Robert Cook (United States) Daniel Schultz (United States)
Francis of Assisi: A Man of the 13th Century & a Man for the 21st Century - 60 min. Workshop
A discussion of the latest scholarship concerning Francis of Assisi in his own time and how to apply those historical insights in the developed and the developing world.

Sharon Rose Wilson (United States)
Frankenstein's Gaze in Atwood's Oryx and Crake - 30 min. Conference Paper
This is an investigation of Frankensteinian body politics in Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake.

Prof. Alan Knight (Australia)
Free Speech and the Press in China: An Analysis of Press Coverage of the Article 23 Debate - 30 min. Conference Paper
Free speech underpins academic debate, which is essential to the future of humanities studies. This paper considers how press notions of free speech and democracy differ in greater China and the former colony of Hong Kong; where the system of one country two systems was intended to protect individual rights.

Joe Velaidum (Canada)
From Authority to Freedom: Northrop Frye and Education as Cultural Process - Virtual Presentation
This paper explores the educational theory of Northrop Frye. I argue that Frye's theory offers a compromise between the post-modern critique of traditional authorities in liberal eduation, and those who wish to maintain the "classics".

Wong Kam-ming (United States)
From China Men to Tripmaster Monkey: Border Crossing in Maxine Hong Kingston - 30 min. Conference Paper
A study of border crossing in Kingston's China Men and Tripmaster Monkey by reference to Confucius, Zhuangzi, and Derrida.

John Rickard (United States)
From Monster to Midwife: The Cultural Evolution of the Posthuman - 30 min. Conference Paper
The evolution of the "posthuman" can be explored through changes in the religious language used to mark the boundary between the human and the divine.

Stephen Bowler (United Kingdom)
From Stargazing to Navel-Gazing: Self, Health and Diminished Subjectivity - 30 min. Conference Paper
As the Enlightened self gives way to the 'healthy-self', stargazing gives way to navel-gazing.

Bruno Braunrot (United States) German Torres (United States) Richard Keatley (United States)
Full Circle Transformations: Humanism, Criticism and the Global Business - 60min Workshop
Our panel will look at transformations in the way the humanities communicate with the world from three different perspectives: the history of literary criticism, the interaction between literature and the world of business management and the expansion of humanism into a “world-culture” at the end of the sixteenth century. All of these approaches represent, in some way, a return of things full circle: in particular with respect to literature’s interaction (or lack of interaction) with the outside world.

Peter Madsen (United States)
A Future Global Ethics: Peter Singer's View of One World - 30 min. Conference Paper
Peter Singer presents a view of a future global ethics in his recent book titled "One World." This presentation discusses and critiques Singer's view especially as it relates to the idea of international corporate social responsibility and the field of business ethics.

Dr Byron Kaldis (Greece)
The Future of Philosophical Discourse: Meaning and the Concept of the Human Person - Virtual Presentation
This paper raises the issue of whether philosophy itself can any longer be expected to exercise its foundational critical function with respect to the question of meaningful life that human beings could envisage for themselves in future. In this sense this issue is at the same time a questioning of the traditional role of philosophy as a critical inquiry aiming at (a) the widest possible application and allowing (b) nothing more ultimate than itself to be reducible to.

Terry Haydn (United Kingdom)
The Future of School History: Recent Developments in the United Kingdom - 30 min. Conference Paper
The paper examines recent changes in views about the purposes of school history and considers their implications for the future of the subject in schools.

Dr. Anne-Marie Feenberg (Canada)
The Future of the Novel: Vanishing Boundaries? - 30 min. Conference Paper
In a analysis of contemporary popular European writers, this paper will examine the vanishing boundaries between "serious" literature and "entertainment" literature.

Carlos Teixeira (Canada) Lawrence Estaville (Canada)
Future Research Directions in Ethnic Geography - Virtual Presentation
To look at the state of ethnic geography in the USA and Canada today

Patrizia Longo (United States) Mary Hawkesworth (United States) Joan Tronto (United States) Pamela S. Katz (United States) Lois Wasserspring (United States) Jane Bayes (United States)
Future: Women - 90 min. Colloquium
The six papers explore the current state of feminist efforts to engender the Humanities as well as the challenges and contradictions that project carries with it.

Debbora Battaglia (United States)
The Futurology of Religious Cloning: Personhood Beyond Apocalypse - 30 min. Conference Paper
The idea of the extraterrestrial as a model of and a model for human personhood in a new religious movement, raises questions about faith, science, and the media in contemporary public culture.

Dr. Anat Y. Zanger (Israel)
Gazes Without Borders: On Possible Feminine Positions in Wartime - 30 min. Conference Paper
The paper discuss the issue of feminism and pacifism as expressed in a few contemporary Israeli non-fiction films directed by women

Dr Zalizan Jelas (Malaysia) Hazadiah M. Dahan (Malaysia)
Gender and Educational Performance: The Malaysian Perspectives - 30 min. Conference Paper
Outline of the gender differences in academic performance from primary through university in the Malaysian education system.

Dr. Lorraine D. Jackson (United States) Lindsay Speck (United States)
Gender Visibility and Gender Role Images in Modern Children's Picture Books - 30 min. Conference Paper
Picture books are powerful sources of gender role socialization for children. This content analysis of the top 25 children's picture books examines current gender trends.

Carolyn Perrucci (United States) Rich Hogan (United States) Autumn Behringer (United States)
Gender, Educational Credentials, and Income Inequality in Late Career - Virtual Presentation
This paper predicts employment income by educational credentials and employment status, controlling for other variables, for a national cohort of U.S. older workers.

Sharon E. Davis (United States)
Gendered Architecture - 30 min. Conference Paper
This presentation will explore the idea that architecture was and continues to be gendered-regulating and dictating the identities of all members of society.

Unhae Langis (United States)
Gendered Virtue and the Operations of the Will in Symbiotic Relationships: An Analysis of Shakespeare's Venus and Adonis, All's Well That Ends Well, and Coriolanus - 30 min. Conference Paper
This cross-genre study examines, through the linguistic multivalence of gendered virtue, the symbiotic relationship of two-in-one and the intricate operations of the individual will within the intimate human relationship, be it a bond of lust, of marriage, or of mother and offspring.

Dr Ruth Harris (Canada) Kim Morouney (Canada)
The Genre of Business School Cases: Shaping the Future, One Classroom at a Time - 30 min. Conference Paper
Do business cases, as a genre, reflect social change or work to inhibit changes that threaten prevailing structures of power?

Mohameden Ould-Mey (United States)
Geopolitical Genesis and Prospect of Zionism - Virtual Presentation
The paper focuses on the geopolitical and non-Jewish origin of Herzlian Zionism and draws upon a geopolitical economy approach and the deconstruction of Zionist historiography

Dr Miho Takashima (Japan)
George Orwell and Albert Camus: A Comparative Study : - A Comparative Study - - 30 min. Conference Paper
The paper is an examination of universal configuration of social and political relationships between different cultures by comparing the views of George Orwell and Albert Camus

Dr Ursula van Beek (South Africa)
The Ghosts of the Past and the Spirit of a New Nation - Virtual Presentation
The paper explores the journey towards democracy as a process in the minds of the people of Poland and South Africa.

Michael Karlberg (Canada)
Global Citizenship and Humanities Scholarship: Toward a Twenty-First Century Agenda - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper examines a constructive experiment with global citizenship and invites other humanities scholars to do the same, in order to fill an important gap in the literature on globalization.

Dr. Fred Shirazi (United States) Dr Timothy O'Keefe (United States)
Global Diversity- From Economic Divides to Digital Divides - 60 min. Workshop
This study considers the structure of the world in terms of economic trade and Global Diffusion of Internet at the regional and intra-regional levels with their implications on inter-regional diversities.

Smith Jeremy C (Australia)
Global Encounters in Japanese Social Thought During the Meiji Era - Virtual Presentation
This paper examines the development of modern social thought in Japan during the 1870s in light of the Meiji state's global encounters

Marlene Tromp (United States)
Global Service, Global Connections: Humane Pedagogy in a Technological Age - 30 min. Conference Paper
This presentation examines how service-learning can render visible the significance of our work in the humanities and can humanize the use of technology.

Prof. David Simpson (United States)
Global Talk: Conversability and Social Control in the New World Economy - 30 min. Conference Paper
The role of Literary Culture and the worship of dialogue and conversation in the global Anglophone economy

Kirstin Pauka
Asian Theatre Training - Globalisation / Internationalization of Asian Theatre in the Context of University Training: A Case Study of the Asian Theatre Program at the University of Hawaii - 30 min. Conference Paper
How can intensive training in Asian theatre genres in a University setting foster cultural exchange and understanding?

Deamer David (United Kingdom)
Globalisation and Cinema: Takeshi Miike, Japanese film and the question of a universal subjectivity - 30 min. Conference Paper
An exploration of the work of Takeshi Miike to open up questions on globalisation, subjectivity and cinema. Theoretical models will include Lacan, Jameson and Deleuze.

Sofia Ruiz-Alfaro (United States)
Globalisation on the Screen: Cinematographic Representations of Globalism in Contemporary Mexico - 30 min. Conference Paper
My paper explores issues of globalisation in contemporary Mexico through the analysis of two recent films: "Y tu mama tambien" (Cuaron 2002) and "Senorita Extraviada" (Portillo 2001)

Prof Jan Pakulski (Australia)
Globalising Inequalities - 30 min. Conference Paper
Under the impact of globalisation, social inequalities in advanced societies are increasingly complex, with socio-economic, sociopolitical and sociocultural aspects changing in different directions

Jog Sharadchandra (India) Nikhil S Gurjar (Germany)
GLOBALIZATION A Gandhian View - 30 min. Conference Paper
Trade & the process of globalization are considered, criticized & viewed from a Gandhian perspective.

Dr Irina Mitina (Russian Federation)
Globalization and Geoculture - 30 min. Conference Paper
The modern globalization stage actualizes the geoculture formation problem. Its solution is possible today if based upon the abstract principles of tolerance and cultural openness.

Ardeshir Anjomani (United States)
Globalization and Income Polarization in U.S. Metropolitan Areas: Examination of Effects - 30 min. Conference Paper
This study examines income polarization effects of globalization in major U.S. metropolitan areas by integrating two schools of thought, one found in the more recent literature in urban political economy on globalization, the other found in the traditional literature in economics on income distribution.

Michela Ardizzoni (Switzerland)
Globalizing National Cinemas: Teaching Cultural Change through Film - Virtual Presentation
This paper aims at analyzing the role of world/global cinema courses in the undergraduate curriculum at an international college in light of changing notions of cultural identities and national cinemas.

Stephen J. Sullivan (United States)
God and the Meaning of Life - Virtual Presentation
I explore the question whether the meaningfulness of human lives depends on the existence of God.

Laura Mandell (United States) Judith de Luce
Going Public: Humanities at the Core of Knowledge Work - 30 min. Conference Paper
We will be presenting plans for an online database that will allow humanities faculty to collaborate in curriculum and design in order to make humanities methods more accessible to a general education audience.

Dr Noel Chevalier (Canada)
Good Fiction, Better Science: Using the Humanities to Promote Reflective Practitioners of Science - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper analyses a university program designed to promote critical thinking among science students. The paper also analyses Mary Shelley's Frankenstein as a text that demonstrates how literature can help frame significant questions about the profession of Science.

Tom Pollard (United States)
The Good War: Hollywood’s Sanitized Warfare - 30 min. Conference Paper
Focus on a group of Hollywood films that glorify warfare and help shape public opinion regarding past, present, and future military actions.

Robert Feagan (Canada) Peter Farrugia (Canada)
The Grand Connection: One Example of an Interdisciplinary Approach - 60 min. Workshop
We take a local artefact and show how it can be studied from a variety of perspectives.

Prof. Donald Ault (United States)
Graphic Layout as Social Vision in the Disney Comics of Carl Barks - 30 min. Conference Paper
Vector analysis of visual relations in Carl Barks comic book pages reveals an immanent social vision produced through the act of reading.

Prof Richard Baker (United States)
Grass Roots Activism: Academic and Community Responses to Global Exploitation - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper will examine the role of Sociologists and other academics to work with communities to respond to oppressive conditions imposed by global capitalism.

Chapman Chen (Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China)
The Greatest Lover: A Post-colonial Hong Kong Rewriting of My Fair Lady - 30 min. Conference Paper
The popular Hong Kong comedy, The Greatest Lover, re-incarnates one of the most popular western musicals, My Fair Lady.

Dr. Yvonne Houy
Hacking the Public Spheres of the Future: An Analysis of Contemporary Civil Information Society - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper analyzes how online communities clash and/or create fluid and flexible political bodies capable of effective political activism in the post-9/11 world.

Dr Denise Donnelly (United States)
Heritage or Hate?: A Comparison of Neo-Confederate Groups in the U.S. South and Loyalist Groups in Northern Ireland - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper compares and contrasts the rhetoric and justifications offered by Neo-Confederate movements in the U.S. South and loyalist extremists in Northern Ireland.

Dr Boris DeWiel (Canada)
History as Meaning: A Humean Theory of Knowledge - 30 min. Conference Paper
Hume's theory that custom is the central source of knowledge shows us that the foundation of meaning should be sought in the history of our ideas.

Krishan Kumar (United States)
History as the Basis of the Humanities - Plenary Session Speaker
The humanities currently face a crisis for a number of reasons - one being their assumed irrelevance in a era dominated by the concerns of science, technology and economic development. But another reason has to do with their fragmentation, caused partly by increasingly rigid disciplinary boundaries in the academy and the requirements of specialized research.

David Christian (United States)
History, "Big History" and the Sciences - Plenary Session Speaker
"Big History" tries to see the past whole, as in a Creation Myth. It raises powerfully the problem of the relationship between History and the Sciences.

Prof Christo Van Wyk (South Africa)
HIV/AIDS Awareness and Attitudes among Mine Workers: A Case Study - 30 min. Conference Paper
HIV/AIDS Awareness and Attitudes among Mine Workers: A Case Study

Pol Dominic McCann (Australia)
Homophobia and Heterosexuality: Implications for Research into the Construction of Male Identity - 30 min. Conference Paper
Male homophobia affects all men, not just gays. It has the potential to shape and control men's behaviour, although little attention is paid to its impact on heterosexuality.

Dr Jasmin Tahmaseb McConatha (United States) Paul Stoller (United States)
Hopes and Fears for Later Adulthood: A Comparative Study of Two Immigrant Groups in the US - 30 min. Conference Paper
Life expectancy has increased dramatically over the past several decades. This increase has triggered a related growth in the number of older men and women. Cultural differences exist in the lives of older men and women around the world. Economic factors, availability of health care, family and kinship structures, and modernization are some of the factors influencing these differences. This paper presentation focuses on a comparative analysis of the hopes, fears, and anxieties regarding later adulthood experienced by immigrants to the US.

Dr Marie R. Wong (United States)
Hotel Living and Asian Americans: Images of Urban Life in Seattle, Washington's Chinatown - 30 min. Conference Paper
This presentation will look at residential hotels as cultural expression in the built environment in Seattle, Washington's Chinatown.

Sergio Bologna (Italy)
How can we Define a “Knowledge Worker”? - Plenary Session Speaker
Two different approaches can be used for the definition of the “knowledge worker”: one looking from the education side, another from the job side. If “knowledge worker” means a highly educated young man or woman, with post-graduate qualifications and international experience, the first question to deal with is the problem of access to educational resources.

Ida Robinson-Backmon (United States) Leslie Weisenfeld (United States)
How Diverse Is The Accounting Academy?: Analysis of Perceptions on Diversity Issues, Biases and Humanistic Initiatives - 30 min. Conference Paper
The paper investigates faculty perceptions regarding diversity issues, discrimination and the effectiveness of humanistic initiatives that focus on the improvement of diversity and opportunities for women and minority faculty.

Dr Allen Emerson (United States) Kris Green (United States)
How Rhetoric Transformed a Business Mathematics Course: Toward a New Partnership Between the Humanities and the Sciences - 30 min. Conference Paper
A rhetorically transformed mathematics course provides the model for a new program linking humanities majors to an integrated mathematics, science, and technology major.

Gloria Boone (United States)
How the Rhetorical Tradition Informs Web Design, Information Architecture and Usability. - 30 min. Conference Paper
Examination of how the traditional ideals in rhetoric and communication are applied to the relatively new areas of information architecture, usability and web site design.

Dr. Mila Zlatic (United States) Tatiana Loboda (United States) Joyanna Priest (United States) Jamie Whitacre (United States)
How We Are Informed About The World - 30 min. Conference Paper
The information in the U.S. media largely ignores regions/countries and the topics that are not directly related to the United States interest.

Dr Sara Wills (Australia)
How White are We Now? Cultural Transformation, Transnational Dynamics and White Belonging(s) in Australia - Virtual Presentation
Based on problematic encounters with the use of 'whiteness' as an analytical category and tool for research, this paper draws on interviews conducted among post-Second World War British migrants to Australia and explores the dynamics of culture, identity and place-making in a local/situated context.

Dr James Wong (Canada)
Human all too Human: Gossip as Action - 30 min. Conference Paper
Gossip has a bad reputation generally. I challenge this comfortable orthodoxy by arguing for ways in which gossip can be a benefit. Though not a vindication of gossip per se, my paper is a plea for partial acceptance of this commonplace practice by appreciating what it can do for individuals.

CarolAnn Russell Schlemper (United States)
The Human Language of Poetry: Keeping in Touch with Inner Life - 60 min. Workshop
A workshop in poetry as "the language of human life: poems in translation from Spanish, German, Italian and English. The events of our inner world guide and influence who we become and how we define what is human.

Dr. Suzanne LaLonde (United Kingdom) Dr Luis Rodriguez-Abad (United States)
Human Progress in the Age of Post-Modernity and Globalisation: Rediscovering the Humanities - 60 min. Workshop
This workshop explores the question of human progress in the age of post-modernity and globalisation by examining the development of the Humanities in self-portraits and Intimate Literature.

Kritsch Raquel (Brazil)
Human rights - some theoretical questions - Virtual Presentation
The idea of human rights, a desired objective for many, becomes extremely complex and hardly consensual when is a matter of defining it conceptually. How one can talk about universal human rights and, at the same time, respect the particularities of each community? Is it possible the coexistence of apparently exclusionary institutional arrangements, such as sovereign national states that presuppose the centralized control by the state of coertion and binding legislation and political organizations with an inter- or supranational character, such as the UN, CSOs or NGOs, some of which also aiming at ensuing commands and declarations with a binding character?

Dr Katharine Patricia Gelber (Australia)
Human Rights and Australian International Citizenship: Paragon or Pest? - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper will examine important developments in public discourse around refugees and human rights treaties in the contemporary Australian political landscape.

Switzer Michelle V. (United States) Henry Rosemont (United States)
Humane Family Values: The Inter-Dimensional Self - 60 min. Workshop
The scientistic approach to morality that characterizes the liberal tradition is not only structurally inadequate to guide the moral life in its full breadth and complexity, but, without deliberation or debate, it abdicates the space for moral consideration of personal, “familial,” and social relations to anti-egalitarian conservatives.

Dr Geoff Andrews (United Kingdom)
Humanism , Dissent and Citizenship: The British Enlightenment Tradition Revisited - 60 min. Workshop
The British Enlightenment, distinguished by humanism, dissent and citizenship, now finds itself in conflict with managerial populism

Prof. Michael Payne (United States)
Humanism after Theory - 30 min. Conference Paper
Because of the critical assault on humanism by such theorists as Lacan, Derrida, and Foucault, humanism would seem to be in disarray. Recently, however, Edward Said, among others have made a concerted effort to revive humanism. This paper will explore how that effort is possible.

Brian S. Robinson (Canada)
Humanism in Cultural Geography: A Backward and a Forward Look - 30 min. Conference Paper
An examination of the attempt by geographers to introduce a humanist geography into the discipline

Prof. Hugh Ormsby-Lennon (United States)
Humanism Postmodernized?: Popular Culture in the Fiction of William Trevor - 30 min. Conference Paper
William Trevor approaches our pop-cultural world as a humanist, but he leaves it as a writer who has learned the latest lessons of deconstruction.

Aleksandar Sarovic (Canada)
Humanism: A Philosophic-Ethical-Political-Economic Study of the Development of the Society - Virtual Presentation
My book "Humanism" presents the system that will replace capitalism

Dr. Robert J. Bonk (United States)
Humanistic Auscultations of Medical Literature - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper and presentation will use representative excerpts of medical literature to explore the humanistic perspective within this otherwise scientific field.

Michael K. Green (United States)
Humanistic Economics and the Collapse of the American Economy - 30 min. Conference Paper
The economic collapse of the United States cannot be understood by Classical or Marxian economics. A better understanding of the human condition and of our sociality allows for the prediction of this collapse.

Kevin Michael Brien (United States)
Humanistic Marxism & the Transformation of Reason - 30 min. Conference Paper
Against the background of Marx's analysis of "alienated activity," I project an "unalienated" mode of being involving a transformed rationality; and I argue that development in such a direction is now possible, and practically necessary.

Dr. Joan Whitman Hoff (United States)
The Humanities and Mental Health: The Value of Philosophy in Understanding and Securing Mental Health - 30 min. Conference Paper
In this paper, I will discuss the important and significant role that the humanities, especially Philosophy, have played and can play in helping us to understand how to achieve and sustain mental health. Through an examination of literature in the humanities, especially Philosophy, I will highlight some views concerning happiness and melancholia so as to obtain some insight into some reasons for the increase in depression and malaise in the 20th and 21st centuries and speculate about some of ways in which humanities education, and humanistic practices, may help to alleviate some of these problems.

Judith Baker (United States) Dr James Brey (United States)
Humanities and Sciences as Traveling Partners: Interdisciplinary Study Abroad and other Interdisciplinary Educational Examples - 60 min. Workshop
Interdisciplinary courses between humanities and sciences engage and benefit students who desire a true Liberal Arts education. Interdisciplinary study abroad is but one effective model that can have life-long, meaningful impact.

Dr Mitra F. Fallahi (United States) Beverly Gulley (Australia)
Humanities and Teacher Education - Virtual Presentation
This research will review the role of teacher education in serving humanities by education the whole child.

Patrick Quinn (United States) Heinz C. Luegenbiehl (United States) Kathryn A. Neeley (United States) Lee Odell (United States)
Humanities and Technology in the 21st Century: A New Vision of the Liberal Arts? - 90 min. Colloquium
A look at the strategies for ensuring that engineers and technologists are aware of humanistic pursuits in their specialised education.

Karlis Racevskis (United States)
The Humanities and the Culture Wars in the USA: On the "Lamentable Behavior and Pessimism of University Humanists." - 30 min. Conference Paper
An examination of current versions of right wing religious and cultural critiques of the humanities in the United States.

Pedro V. Amaral (United States)
Humanities and the Idea of a Person in the 22nd Century - 30 min. Conference Paper
The idea of a person in the scientific image grows in conflict with idea of a person in the common sense image. The Humanities must reconcile these clashing images.

Prof. Michael DeWilde (United States) Jeff Koeze (United States)
The Humanities at Work: Beyond the Noble Lie - 60 min. Workshop
Conceptual and practical presentation of the vital role the Humanities can - and should - play in the business world.

Prof. Ashton Nichols (United States)
Humanities Teaching and Scholarship in Hyperspace - 30 min Conference Paper
Hyperspace and World Wide Web environments are producing revolutionary challenges and opportunities for teaching and scholarship in the humanities.

Dr. Gregory G. Reck (United States)
Humanities, Political Activism and the New World Order - 30 min. Conference Paper
A relevant Humanities for the 21st Century must find ways to integrate new global intellectual images of the human project with political action that confronts the destructive elements of the emerging New World Order

Dr Peter Claus (United Kingdom)
Humanities: A Social Form of Knowledge? - Virtual Presentation
This paper will investigate the work of the cultural historian Raphael Samuel for the purpose of teaching humanities through major archives and collections.

Prof Debora Balatseng (South Africa)
Humanity Eroded: A Call For Human Justice - 30 min. Conference Paper
A cursory look and observation of the nature of human beings around the globe, suggest that whilst some beings display characteristics of what came to be known as evil, others boast unwitting good characters in them. The coinage and acceptance of the principle of justice, therefore, reflect the near balance between these two characters. The one of evil based on power and that of good based on reason.

Dr. Cornelius Cosgrove (United States) Dr Nancy Barta-Smith (United States)
Humanizing Academic Knowledge: Creating Critical Thought Via a Rhetorically Based Liberal Arts - 30 min. Conference Paper
We outline a contemporary quadrivium of rhetorically based liberal arts, including genre study, argumentation, recognizing the relationship between discourse and expertise, and recognizing how language use determines genre, argument, and expertise.

Dr. Travis L Sample (United States)
Humanizing Change: A Journey of Discovery - 30 min. Conference Paper
Organizations cannot be transformed and effectively process accelerating change until and unless one commits themselves to personal transformation and servant leadership; anchored in a deep belief of trustworthiness, unconditional trust, accountability and both personal and organizational alignment.

Dr Jace Condravy (United States)
Humanizing the Curriculum: Beyond "Add Women and Stir" - 30 min. Conference Paper
This presentation will review efforts to transform the humanities curriculum, an intellectual product of patriarchy, to include the contributions of humanity in its fullest sense, inclusive of women and people of color.

Walter Brand (United States)
Hume on Curiosity - 30 min. Conference Paper
Hume’s brief discussion of curiosity at the end of Book II of the Treatise is analyzed and explained according to the notion of “general rules” introduced in Bk. I.

Prof Gayla McGlamery (United States)
I Found It at the Movies: Literature through the Camera's Eye - 30 min. Conference Paper
Paper argues that studying film adaptations can attract recalcitrant readers to literature and make them better readers, too.

Lawrence Kimmel (United States)
The Ideal of Humanity:Pro and Contra - 30 min. Conference Paper
The idea of humanity entails a primary and constituting ideal of human kind, an essential kinship conprising all human beings, that places the other as my kinsperson, as beneficiary of my genuine concern.

Toija Cinque (Australia)
The Impact of Globalisation on Cultural Policies:: A Call for Universal Social Responsibility - 30 min. Conference Paper
Steps toward universal social responsibility or global ethics in partnerships between governments, corporations and communities will evolve the process in creative cultural policy making.

Asghar Khan (Pakistan) Ali Raman (Pakistan)
The Impacts (Socio-politico and Economic) of Afghan Refugees on our Local Society: A Case Study of Peshawar (The Capital of N.W.F.P) - Virtual Participation
This research is confined to the main social and political and economic problems caused by these refugees in our society. Before the coming of such influx of refugees these problems were there in our society but not so much great in number and severe.

Marius Mircea Crisan (Romania)
The Importance of Reader in the New Technology Era - 30 min. Conference Paper
I discuss in my paper the importance of the reader referring to recent theories of reception from Europe, U.S.A. or Canada. I analyze the role of the reader in receiving digital literature, discussing texts written by authors like Michael Joyce, Shelly Jackson or Juliet Ann Martin.

Henri Jeanjean (Australia)
Imposing a Mythical National Purity: France and its Minorities - 30 min. Conference Paper
French governments have pursued, for centuries, a linguicide policy aiming at the elimination of the existing traditional minority languages. Lately some meagre improvements were made to improve the rights of individuals or groups to be educated in their own languages. The highest courts in the country ruled that these changes were anticonstitutional

Suzanne Innes (Australia)
In a world that Applauds Science and Technology, How do you Safeguard Humanities in the Secondary School Curriculum?: Keeping Humanities Alive and Well in the Middle and Senior School is a Real and Important Challenge - 30 min. Conference Paper
It is essential to work with the entire school community and beyond to advocate the worth of humanities subjects.

Frances E. Dolan (United States)
In defense of "Presentism" - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper will revisit the supposed problem of "presentism"--that is, projecting the concerns and preoccupations of the present onto the past--in order to defend presentism as a needed part of securing a future for the humanities.

Angana Chatterji (United States)
In Saffron: Culture, Gender and Polity under Hindu Nationalism in India - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper will examine the ascent of Hindu majoritarianism in India.

Dr Linda P.L. Wong (Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China)
In Search of Storytelling: Selected Short Fiction by Mary Lavin - Virtual Presentation
This paper discusses how Mary Lavin revives readers’ perceptions of women’s struggles and search for freedom from gendered boundaries.

Michael Abbott (United States)
In The Future, We Will Play - 30 min. Conference Paper
The popularity and increasing complexity of videogames challenge us to reassess the ways we think about storytelling, culture, meaning, and representation.

Gary Wheeler (United States)
In the Presence of War: Representations of Violence in Afghanistan War Rugs - Virtual Presentation
The tribal artist/artrisans of Afghanistan have begun to incorporate representations of war violence in traditional, woven prayer rugs. These images show their resiliency in the presence of violent power while developing a new economic market.

Patience Elabor-Idemudia (Canada)
In their Own Voices: Narratives of Nigerian Women Trafficked into the Global Sex Industry - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper presents an African dimension of human trafficking and uses the narratives of ten trafficked Nigerian women to highlight migratory trends and practices.

Dr. Satti Khanna (United States)
Indian Cinema and the Quality of Experience - 30 min. Conference Paper
The aim of my paper is to explore the possibility of “deep” experience afforded by a range of Indian films.

Dr. Mikhail A. Molchanov (Canada)
Individual and Community in Eastern and Western Thought: A Power-Ethics Dilemma - Virtual Presentation
This paper discusses classical and early modern ways of thinking of power and governance, focusing on the loci of authority and the ideal of ethical governance.

Dr. Terry Todd (United States)
The Influence of Steroid-enhanced Bodybuilders on Comic Book Superheroes - 30min Paper presentation
An analysis of the depictions of Superman, Batman, and Captain Marvel from the 1960s until the present will demonstrate that these depictions parallel the bodies anabolic steroids helped bodybuilders to produce—bodies that were ever larger and yet more muscularly defined.

Prof. George A. Lotter (South Africa)
Information Society: Helping Humans or Dehumanizing Them?: The Information Society has Developed many ways to help People with Psychological Problems, but it is a Mixed Blessing and should be Evaluated as Such - 30 min. Conference Paper
The information society has developed many ways to help people with psychological problems, but it is a mixed blessing and should be evaluated as such

Mary Richardson (Canada)
Instrumental Rationality, Economics and "Playing it Safe": An Ethical Analysis of the Precautionary Principle - 30 min. Conference Paper
An ethical analysis of the precautionary principle shows that it protects industrial interests and the bottom line rather than preventing harm to humans, animals and the natural environment.

David R. Caldwell (United States)
Insular Thinking: Adaptations and Interpretations of The Island of Dr. Moreau as Reflections of the Gay Marriage Controversy - Virtual Presentation
H. G. Wells’ The Island of Dr. Moreau has been interpreted by critics and adapted by filmmakers to reflect contemporary controversies. John Frankenheimer’s 1996 film offers insight into the insular thinking that characterizes an ongoing gay marriage controversy that began in the mid 1990s with court decisions in the island state of Hawaii.

Dr. Katherine L. Hall (United States)
Integrating Literature and Philosophy as a Core Curriculum: A Case Study - 30 min. Conference Paper
Students required to take a core Literature and Philosophy course begin to navigate the significance of a liberal arts education to their lives.

Dr Stephanie Kelly (United States) Dr Joseph P. Kelly (United States)
Integrating Regional Planning and Medicine: A Strategic Plan for a Medical Clinic in Barra Mansa, Brazil - Virtual Presentation
Integrating demographic studies, site location analysis, and transportation studies with medical management and operation techniques to develop a strategic plan for a medical clinic.

Dr. Alex Chan (Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China)
Intellectual Narrative Intellectual Narratives : Rearticulating a Politics of Recognition to the Social Margins - 30 min. Conference Paper
The presentation briefly examines theories of intellectuals from Grasmci to Gouldner, Foucault & Bourdieu, and suggest why self-narratives become central to intellectual writing in a politics of recognition.

Dr. Alex Chan (Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China)
Intellectual Narratives : Rearticulating a Politics of Recognition to the Social Margins - 30 min. Conference Paper
The presentation briefly examines theories of intellectuals from Grasmci to Gouldner, Foucault & Bourdieu, and suggest why self-narratives become central to intellectual writing in a politics of recognition.

Dr. Michael J. Maloney (United States) Patti Interrante (United States)
Interact : Tandem Teaching Theatre and Psychology - 60 min. Workshop
Interact is a tandem course integrating the concepts pf psychology of personal growth with the concepts of fundamentals of theatre.

Dr. Paul Beidler (United States)
Interdisciplinary Pedagogy: A Victorian Frontier - Virtual Presentation
I’d like to present a paper on an on-going experiment with team-teaching Victorian studies. I’m co-teaching a course in Victorian Gender Politics with a colleague, Dr. Paul Custer, in the Lenoir-Rhyne history department, and the experience has been fruitful in several different ways.

Dr Anne Marshall (Canada) Dr Blythe Shepard Bonnie Leadbeater (Canada)
Interdisciplinary Research: Charting New Directions Collaboratively - 60 min. Workshop
Issues, challenges, and strategies experienced when conducting interdisciplinary research projects with community partners. Negotiating roles, conceptualizing design, and disseminating results as a collaborative team.

Muneera Spence (Umedaly) (United States)
Interdisciplinary Teaching in Central Asia: Interrogation of the Human Condition through the Visual Arts - 30 min. Conference Paper
Through the interrogation of works of art and the political/social context of the paradigm in which they were created, one can see an interpretation of the state of the human condition with reference to the past and hopes for the future.

Art Silverblatt (United States)
International Communications: A Media Literacy Approach - 60 min. Workshop
A media literacy approach to international communications represents a new direction in international communications pedagogy, which emphasizes the critical analysis of international media and media content. This presentation identifies the media literacy approach to international communications, introducing selected strategies for the systematic analysis of international communications.

Ralf W. Schlosser (United States) Anjali Prabhu (United States)
Interrogating Evidence-based Practice through a Humanistic Lens - 30 min. Conference Paper
A consideration of evidence-based practice through insights drawn from postcolonial studies

Pradeep A. Dhillon
An Intuitive Experiment: Learning About Memory From Proust - 30 min. Conference Paper
Science enriches our appreciation of the literary genius of Proust. Proust, in turn, reminds us of the richness of memory and suggests areas for systematic research.

Nathan Brett (Canada)
Inventing Life - 30 min. Conference Paper
Should genetically modified living things be considered inventions and subject to patents? In this paper I examine the Harvard Mouse case recently decided by the Supreme Court of Canada.

Dr. Erla Kristjansdottir (United States)
Invisibility Dreaded and Desired - 30 min. Conference Paper
This study examines the intercultural experience of U.S. science majors who worked in laboratories in France for three months.

Cheryl Forbes (United States)
Io Caterina: Fourteenth Century Radicalism for Twenty-first Century Civility - 30 min. Conference Paper
This presentation investigates the radical rhetoric of the woman who earned a large female and male following during her life and after death was named a doctor of the Roman Catholic Church, the patron saint of Italy, and most recently the patron saint of Europe. Her letters provide a striking, stirring model of dynamic civil discourse that is sorely needed today

Prof Lewis Hinchman (United States) Sandra K. Hinchman (United States)
Is Environmentalism a Humanism? - 30 min. Conference Paper
A response to the environmentalist critique of humanism, the essay shows (a) what the humanist tradition has really been about, and (b)that environmentalism is--or ought to be--a humanism if properly understood.

Dr. Karim Dharamsi (Canada)
Is there a crisis of truth in the humanities? - Virtual Presentation
Bernard Williams argues that there is a crisis of truth in the humanities. I favour his diagnosis of the "crisis," but argue that his positive story falls short.

Dr. Ann Marie Fallon (United States)
Is there a Transnational Literary Aesthetic?: The Repeating Island and the Future of Literary Studies - 30 min. Conference Paper
Is there an emerging transnational literary aesthetic and if so, is it driven by American capitalism or postcolonial political resistance? This key question begins my exploration of transnational literary influences in the late twentieth century.

Prof. Leon Warshay (United States)
Issues in Qualitative Sociology: Subjective and Objective Idealism as Sociological Perspectives, Interpretive Social Causation and its Relevance to Social Problems, and the Question of a Value-Free Sociology - Virtual Presentation
The increasing prominence of qualitative sociology, as rival to the quantitative, is seen in its relevance to causal analysis, social problems, and a value-free sociology.

Dr. Carmela Pesca (United States)
Italian and Italian-American Families Today: A Comparative Perspective - 30 min. Conference Paper
Identity, role and gender issues in the Italian and Italian-American families. Cultural similarities and differences relating to the deep transformation of the family in contemporary Italy.

Prof. Benjamin C Sax (United States)
Jacob Burckhardt and “The Greek Cultural History” - 30 min. Conference Paper
This is an analysis of the problem of cultural history as exemplified in Jacob Burckhardt;s “The Greek Cultural History”

Jay R. Stewart (United States) Marianne Mazur Stewart (United States)
Jean-Paul Sartre and the Meaning of Disability - 30 min. Conference Paper
Explores the meaning of disabling conditions through the writings of JP Sartre. Describes how fully understanding disabling conditions from an existential viewpoint can impower persons with disabilities.

Maire Jaanus
Jouissance and Suicide - 30 min. Conference Paper
An investigation of suicidal jouissance in Freud’s analysis of a homosexual girl and in Goethe’s The Sorrows of Young Werther and Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina.

Antonio Castillo (Australia)
Journalism as an Academic Endeavor - 30 min. Conference Paper
In this paper, I will argue that journalism studies and journalism practice should move beyond the limited sphere of the art and craft training tradition. Journalism is not a mere technique. Journalism should be seen as an academic endeavor and an intellectual journey.

Dr. Chia-ning Chang (United States)
Reconstructing the Contemporary Japanese Intellectual: Kamei Katsuichiro's My Spiritual Wanderings - 30 min. Conference Paper
An examination of the postwar autobiography of Kamei Katsuichiro ((1907-66), a prominent Japanese cultural critic, exploring such themes as ideological conversion, the relationship between politics and literature, and the question of "sin."

Prof Brooke Bulovsky Cameron (United States)
Karl Bodmer: Artist of the Early American West - 30 min. Conference Paper
Bodmer was a young Swiss artist who accompanied a German prince on his journey through the American West in 1833-34. His record of the places and people provides a valuable insight into the early exploration of the western United states in the first third of the l9th century

Gilder Eric (Romania)
Keywords of Faith, Keywords of Rationality: Forces of Division or Community - Virtual Presentation
The paper will detail the initial discoveries of an academic and ecumenical discussion group underway in Romania, which is focused upon the possibilities of community when "keywords" of faith meet "keywords" of rationality (or of other faith traditions).

Dr Suruchi Thapar-Bjorkert (United Kingdom)
Killing Fields:Caste Conflicts in North India - Virtual Presentation
This paper will analyse the 'caste wars' in North India where women and children are the chief arm bearers. It will examine the complexities of caste, violence and gender.

Robert N. Gaines (United States)
Knowing and Doing in Humanities and Arts - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper discusses nine modes in which knowledge and socially productive action proceed from humanities and arts: rhetorical, artistic, philological interpretive, phenomenological interpretive, explanatory historical, narrative historical, technical/aesthetic critical, cultural critical, and analytical.

Dr. Ignacio Fernández de Mata (Spain)
Knowledge of the Traumatic Experience of the Ideological Extermination in a Context of Civil War: Effects, Aftermaths and Interpretations for the Spanish Case - Virtual Presentation
This presentation will be made in Spanish and all questions will be answered in English

Wharton David (United States)
Laboratory and library: Reviving the mental lexicon of the ancients - 30 min. Conference Paper
Recent studies in lexical processing show ways in which we can more fully recreate the literary experience of ancient readers.

Dr. Judy Woon Yee Ho (Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China)
Language in Conflict: A Study of Teacher-student Conflicts - 30 min. Conference Paper
This is a linguistic analysis of conflicts with students as constructed and represented in teachers' narratives.

Mark Newbrook (United Kingdom)
Language Origins, Linguistic Change: A Survey of Recent and Current Non-standard Theories - 30 min. Conference Paper
The paper presents a summary skeptical survey of recent and current non-standard theories of language origins and/or linguistic change, proposed by amateurs or by those on the fringe of the professional mainstream.

Yousif Elhindi (United States)
Language Planning and Policy in the Sudan - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper traces the history of language planning and policy in the Sudan. It also explains how policies were driven by political and religious ideologies.

Dr. Judy Sneller (United States)
Last Laughs: Exploring Cultural Diversity Through Women's Humor - Virtual Presentation
This paper examines how the incorporation of women's humor in the classroom can enrich discussions of cultural diversity and difference.

Dr. Joyce A Arditti (United States) Nancy Lopez (United States)
Latin American Women’s Perceptions of Divorce: An Exploratory Study of the Situation and Image of Divorced Women in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic - 30 min. Conference Paper
The purpose of this study was to examine Puerto Rican and Dominican women’s perception of divorce with particular emphasis on divorced women’s experience in these countries.

Prof Zoltan Kosztolnyik
Latin Western Influence on Hungarian Laws in the 1200s: Western Latin Influence upon the Legislative Acts of the Arpad Kings of Hungary in the Thirteenth Century: A Hypothesis - 30 min. Conference Paper
Influence of Latin Canon law and of the court of Aragon upon Hungarian laws of the thirteenth century.

Makiko Asano (United States)
Learners' Errors on Japanese Vowel Length: A Study of Native Speakers of English and Chinese - Virtual Presentation
I argue that learners make errors on vowel length in Japanese in a phonologically systematic manner.

Asst Prof. Sonia Faessel (New Caledonia)
Learning : A Way of Acting and Building up an Identity: The Cases of Tahiti and New Caledonia through Merging Literature - 30 min. Conference Paper
Rediscovering the past is a cultural revival for the indigenous people, but it is not enough. They must find their way in this word.

Dr. Earl Mulderink III (United States)
Learning From Service Learning - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper discusses the development of college-level service-learning programs in history and sociology, with special attention paid to cross-disciplinary assessment methods and findings.

Dr. Patti Powell (United States)
Learning to Serve, Serving to Live: A Study of Service-learning, Caring and High School Students with Disabilities - 60 min. Workshop
We will explore the role of service-learning in the curriculum of high school students with disabilities by looking at the historical foundations, theoretical frameworks, and curricular ramifications of service-learning, particularly noting its effect on high school students with disabilities development in caring for self and others. The ways in which giving back to others through service-learning affects a student with disabilities quality of life both in and out of school through altruism and caring behavior will be examined.

Dr. Andrew P. Mills (United States)
Leopold and Loeb in the Philosophy Classroom: An Interdisciplinary Introduction to Philosophy - 30 min. Conference Paper
An outline of an introductory philosophy course which takes as its organizing theme the infamous Leopold and Loeb murder case of 1924.

B. Hannah Rockwell (United States)
The Life of Voices: Embodied Subjectivity and Dialogue: Locating Bodies and Subjects - 30 min. Conference Paper
This book chapter examines in detail the relationship between embodied experience and discourse practice. I argue that the effects of embodiment are revealed as speaking subjects articulate and negotiate their temporal experience of self and other.

Dr. Linda Drajem (United States)
Life Stories: Successful White Women Teachers of Ethnically and Racially Diverse Students - 30 min. Conference Paper
The focus of this study is to explore the motivations of White women teachers of diverse students who have stepped out of the often ubiqutous myopia of culture and race to affirm and support their ethnically and racially diverse students to help them thrive in academic pursuits.

Prof. Roy Elveton (United States)
Lifeworld, Language and the Envoiced Subject - 30 min. Conference Paper
Instead of viewing natural language as an approximation to an ideal language, human language should be viewed as temporal, communicative and creative and as embedded within the lifeworld.

Prof. Marie-Christine Garneau (United States)
Lingua Franca or Koine - 30 min. Conference Paper
The odd comparison between Marguerite Duras, Jacques Derrida and Voltaire offers what Barthes used to call a "combinatoire": as this paper will attempt to show, this "combinatoire" is worth examining in the context of the Humanities today and the debate which opposes lingua franca and Koine.

Dr Elke Segelcke (United States)
Literary Studies as Intercultural Discourse: The Encounter between Islamic and Western Civilization from a German-Turkish Perspective - 30 min. Conference Paper
From a literary perspective, this paper intends to reveal the multicivilizational dimension of a European identity in the context of the current discussion of Turkey's membership in the European Union.

Brent J. Carbajal (United States)
Of Literary Tradition and Cultural Imperialism: Latin American Literature Has Some New Names - 30 min. Conference Paper
A study of the cultural and literary implications of recent developments in Latin American literature.

Thomas Kelly (United States)
Literature and Art as Encounter: The Intrinsic Religious Dimension of the Humanities - 30 min. Conference Paper
Works in the humanities are not fully appropriated by seeing or reading—they must be lived in a real encounter, an experience of ‘real presence.’

Karin van Marle (South Africa)
Lives of Action, Thinking and Revolt : A Postapartheid Feminist Reflection. - 30 min. Conference Paper
From a postapartheid perspective I mourn the absence of lives of action, thinking and revolt within the South African context and contemplate continuous beginnings and contestations.

Anthony Faiola (United States) Howard Rosenbaum (United States) Howard Sypher (United States) Elisabeth Davenport
Living with Computing:: Thoughts on Humanizing Technology - 90 min. Colloquium
Problems related to human-computer interaction, communication, and co-existence will be discussed with potential solutions that present ways to humanize technology from the perspective of social informatics and communication.

Akhlaq Akhlaq (Iran (Islamic Republic of))
The Living with Mysteries: How does men live in the new world? - 30 min. Conference Paper
Our world differ from our predecessors world, But the tragic mode of human life remain in that manner. We must distinguish between Mysteries and illusionism.

Dr Marzia Balzani (United Kingdom)
Localising Diaspora: The Ahmadi Muslims and the Problem of Multi-sited Ethnography - 30 min. Conference Paper
The paper undertakes a localised study of two Ahmadi mosques within historical, international and virtual perspectives as an approach to understanding a unique form of Muslim transnationalism.

Dr. Marshall A. Clark (Australia)
LOL (Laughing Out Loud): Cyber-fiction Inspired by Norway’s a-ha and Indonesia’s Slank - Virtual Presentation
This paper discusses and compares the short stories, poems, songs and novels written by the participants of two virtual communities: ‘Cold as Stone’, an Internet chat forum focussing on a-ha (a Norwegian synth-pop band), and ‘’, an Internet chat forum focussing on Slank (an Indonesian hard–rock band). Ultimately, this literary analysis will highlight the ways in which fiction reconfigures local identity and connectivity, not to mention masculine identity.

Patrick D. Brophy (United States) Claire A. Etaugh (United States)
Madness and Creativity: Current Concepts about a Linkage - 30 min. Conference Paper
Humans have hypothesized that madness and creativity are related since Aristotle, who equated insanity with genius. Recent research indicates this link may involve in part a phenomenon called latent inhibition.

Dr. Richard R. Guzman (United States)
Magic and Consumption at the End of History - 30 min. Conference Paper
The humanities can help change and deepen our understanding of consumption, and curb its negative influences on countries and the global community.

Susan Smily (United States) Dr. Honora M. Finkelstein (United States)
Making Sense of the World Through Allegory, Analogy, and Conceptual Categories: Dealing with the Information Era at Any Age - 30 min. Conference Paper
Using such tools as allegory, analogy, and conceptual categories, one can integrate into one’s life experience the unlimited knowledge available via the Internet and media.

Chris White (Australia)
Making Thai: Village School and National Education - 30 min. Conference Paper
An examination of the role of state sponsored compulsory education in promoting Thai citizenship in a Lao speaking village in northeast Thailand.

Dr Jason Hill (United States)
Man Moral Cosmopolitan Cilture and The Birth of Post Human Man - 30 min. Conference Paper
A Cririque of The Right to Cultural Privacy in Indigenous Cultures and the defense of a radical Moral Cosmopolitan theory of culture

Dr Angelika Soldan (United States)
The Many Languages of Philosophy: Rethinking Philosophy as Inter- and Trans- Cultural - Virtual Presentation
Proposed is a non-Eurocentric concept of philosophy, culturally anchored, though universalizable.

Prof. Norman Etherington (Australia)
Mapping Conquest in South Africa and Australia: Preliminary Report of an Interdisciplinary Research Project - 30 min. Conference Paper
Preliminary results of an international & interdisciplinary investigation of the role of mapping in the European colonial conquest in South Africa and Australia will be communicated.

George Boger (United States)
The Market and Morality: A Clash of Two Value Systems: A Challenge for Contemporary Humanists - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper examines a tension between a horizontal humanist value system and a vertical market value system that uncomfortably converge in persons, and it suggests a paradigm for assessing our modern condition during a time of increasing globalization.

Christine Boman (Australia)
Masculinities and Emotion in Contemporary Australian Drama and its Film Adaptations - 30 min. Conference Paper
Redefinitions of masculinities that allow for a broad range of emotional expression offer significant potential in moves towards a more human(e) future.

Dr Betty Robbins (United States)
Masculinities Opening: A Psychoanalytic Look at Fight Club - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper traces the cultural shift in masculinity in David Fincher's film Fight Club as the protagonist struggles to integrate the shadow and the anima within a collective consciousness shaped by desire for apocalypse, sacrifice and myth.

Pat Moody (United States)
Master Narratives: Persistance, Resistance, and Subversion - 30 min. Conference Paper
Brief rehearsal of the persistence of master narratives of Euro-centric 'wulf to Woolf' story of English and effect on language institutionalizations, followed by critique and resistance.

Dr Greg Hampton (United States)
The Matrix and Race: Escaping the Cave of Race - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper will investigate the value of understanding race as a matrix and critique the use of such a metaphor by American Popular culture.

Professor Maria Manoliu (United States)
Meaning and Politics: Creating the Future in Political Discourse - 30 min. Conference Paper
The present contribution analyzes the way in which political speeches use the present tense when creating a future universe.

Dr. Caroline M. Crawford (United States)
Meaning through the Internet Mirror: Children’s Gender Role Identities, Cultural Modeling and Preconception Realizations - Virtual Presentation
Young learner’s gender role identities directly impact cultural modeling and preconception realizations, and aspects of the Internet are imperative towards the young child’s perceptions.

Tim N. Walters (United Arab Emirates) Lynne M. Walters (United States) Stephen Quinn (United States)
Media Life Among Gen Zeds: Media Usage Among Students in an Arabic/Islamic Country - 30 min. Conference Paper
The “Gen Zeds” of the title are female Emirati students in their early twenties at Zayed University who oscillate between the traditional Islamic culture of their families and that which they experience through the media This paper looks at the when, where, and how they use media and what they are looking for when as they use it.

Stanley J. Baran (United States) Susan Baran
Media Literacy, Economic Rationales, and the Humanities: The Making of a Movement - 30 min. Conference Paper
The development of the media literacy movement in the U.S. is hampered by the struggle between the humanists and those wedded to economic rationalism.

Beth S. Bennett (United States)
Mediated Communication—Rhetoric or Propaganda?: What a Humanistic Perspective Offers - 30 min. Conference Paper
Science and technology have driven the study of mass media in order to control and to predict communication outcomes. The rhetorical tradition offers an alternative approach.

Beatriz Flores Gtz. (United States)
MediaTo[u]r: Diasporas, Immigration Stories and Media Works - 30 min. Conference Paper
“MediaTo[u]r” is an effort to democratize the mediation of ideas in the public sphere, it deals with audio-visual documentation of border cultures.

Howard Marblestone (United States)
A Mediterranean Synthesis: Generative Interaction of Cultures in the Ancient East Mediterranean - 60 min. Workshop
Cyrus H. Gordon’s vision of cultural synthesis in the Late Bronze Age East Mediterranean as paradigm for generative interaction of cultures.

Christine Anton (United States) Lucia Llorente (United States)
Meeting the Challenge of Diversity: Students with Learning Disabilities in the Foreign Language Classroom - Virtual Presentation
This presentation will first, explore characteristics of learning disabilities in second language acquisition, and second, provide information and key questions to assist instructors as well as students in identifying factors that may contribute to the student with LD’s chances for academic success.

Siobhan Conaty (United States)
Memory and Modernism in Benedetta’s Monument to Futurism & Fascism: Crossroads in Humanities and Technology - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper investigates the contradictions and implications of Benedetta Cappa Marinetti’s unique intersection of modernity and memory in her paintings dedicated to Futurist and Fascist ideology. The paintings, located in the Central Post Office, Palermo, were part of the Fascist program of constructing historical memory by creating monumental buildings and artwork in order to establish a new cultural nationalism.

Patricia Fleming (United States)
Metaphor, Chaos and New Directions in Environmental Ethics - 30 min. Conference Paper
How can a humanistic understanding of metaphor contribute to our current scientific understanding of chaotic nature in such a way as to help us resolve some global, environmental ethical concerns?

William E. Duvall (United States)
Michel Foucault as Contemporary Conscience - 30 min. Conference Paper
Foucault's linking of discourse, knowledges and power demands that humanists be responsible for what they say.

Kathy Durkin (United Kingdom)
The Middle Way: Exploring Differences in Academic Expectations.: Perceptions of Critical Thinking of East Asian Masters Students in the U.K. - 30 min. Conference Paper
Many East Asian masters students in the U.K. prefer a 'Middle Way' approach rather than full academic acculturation. This enables them to maintain the value systems of their own cultures whilst synergising them with elements of the Western academic approach.

Jocelyn Lim Chua (United States)
Militarized Masculinities: The Construction and Incitement of Sex on the United States Foreign Military Base - Virtual Presentation
As a historical and socially engineered category, hegemonic U.S. military masculinity is both constructed and incited in ways ultimately strategic to interests of the state.

Dr. James Rice (United States)
Mimesis and Comparative Literary Hermeneutics - 30 min. Conference Paper
The paper focuses on comparative literary interpretation or hermeneutics by focusing on the concept of mimesis.

Anna Gibbs (Australia)
Mimetic Communication, Visual Media and Queer Cultures - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper examines mimetic communication in visual media, focusing on certain queer productions.

Karen V. Beaman (United States) Gregory R. Guy (United States)
Mindset and Identity in the Globalizing Future - 30 min. Conference Paper
Cultural cognitivism and the interaction with global mindset and identity offer a richer explanation of the multi-dimensional dynamics involved in the global experience.

Alison Neilson (United Kingdom)
The Mirror Gets Even: The Role of the Mirror in Discourses of Ageing - 30 min. Conference Paper
Using the literary to challenge the timelessness of the mirror as metaphor of recognition within both popular and academic discourses of age.

Dr. Yona Pinson (Israel)
Mirroring Folly: For a fool's mirror shall it be - 30 min. Conference Paper
Brant's Ship of Fools (1494) could be considered as an ideological landmark, establishing a new approach toward fools and folly. The author creates a new, fashionable humanistic trend. Recognizing the power of the image he employs the illustration as a tool for his moral teaching.

Dr Wendy McMillan (South Africa)
Mismatched Expectation?: Creating a Framework for Understanding Teaching and Learning - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper draws on an empirical study to inquire into mechanisms for facilitating teaching and learning in dental education.

Tamasin Ramsay (Australia)
The Missing Piece: The Unresearched Factor in Disaster Preparedness - 30 min Paper Presentation
A discussion on spiritual preparedness as being the gap that currently exists in the area of disaster preparedness.

Jean Marie Byrne (Australia) Robert Schutze (Australia)
Modernism MySore-Style: Western Yogi's Searching for Meaning - Virtual Presentation
This paper aims to gain an understanding of the reasons for contemporary yoga practice outside of India, the traditional home of yoga. It is based on the responses provided by eighty yoga students at the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institue at the beginning of 2004.

Yujian Zheng (Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China)
Moral Luck and Normativity - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper tries to link a particular type of phenomena, i.e., moral luck, to a general thesis about normativity with its significance for contemporary philosophy.

Ida Robinson-Backmon (United States) Susan Lynn (United States)
A More Humanistic Approach to Learning Outcomes Assessment - 30 min. Conference Paper
The objective of this paper is to address ways by which faculty teaching or administering upper-division business curricula can select assessment methods that reflect a more humanistic approach.

Dr. Giselle dos Santos Ferreira (United Kingdom)
Multidisciplinarity in Practice: A Reflection on Consonance, Dissonance, or, perhaps, Noise? - Virtual Presentation
Adopting a post-structuralist stance, this paper presents a reflection on a multidisciplinary educational context.

Prof. Irene Konyndyk (United States)
Multisensory Structured Metacognitive Foreign Language – A Solution for Students with Learning Disabilities - 60 min. Workshop
This presentation will show an alternative teaching method which is multisensory, structured and metacognitive, for students who struggle to learn a foreign language.

Daniel Johnson (United States)
Music Listening and Critical Thinking: Teaching Using a Constructivist Paradigm - 30 min. Conference Paper
Teaching music from a critical thinking perspective provides opportunities for making aesthetic meaning, enhancing higher-order thinking, and engaging students’ interest through self-expression.

Dr. Amy Wai Sum Lee (Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China)
Narratives of Belonging: Feminine Magic and Wonders in Diasporic Writing - Virtual Presentation
An examination of some narratives of belonging to explore feminine magic as a strategy of identity creation.

Prof Hillel Ticktin (United Kingdom) Prof Susan Weissman (United States)
Nationalism -- Enemy of Socialism - 30 min. Conference Paper
With the demise of Stalinism and Social Democracy, nationalism remains as the prime barrier to socialism. The failure of nationalism and absence of socialism has led to despair and the rise of reactionary and mystical forms of religious nationalism

Dr Argyris Kyridis (Greece) Helen Tsakiridou (Greece) Ifigenia Vamvakidou (Greece) Andreas Andreou (Greece) Evaggelos Drossos (Greece)
Nationalism and Xenophobia - Virtual Presentation
The aim of this paper is to elucidate the perceptions of 12-years old primary school students concerning certain aspects that formulate the Greek culture and to reveal their attitudes towards the arrival and settlement of immigrants in Greece.

Dr Ling-Yen Chua (Singapore)
Nationhood and Pidgin: The Dubious Language of Resistance in Singapore Films - Virtual Presentation
The role of pidgin as the language of resistance amongst marginalized members of society is now problematised in the current age of globalisation and multiculturalism.

Dr. Jana Norton (United States)
Native American Ceremonialism as "Kinaesthetic Imagining":: A Study in Movement and Meaning - Virtual Presentation
This paper presents a phenomenological study of Native American ceremonialism as "kinaesthetic imagining" or a process by which the perceptions arising from the moving muscles generate particular structures of consciousness.

Dr Willie Tolliver (United States)
Native Stranger, Strange Fruit: Identity and Racial Trauma in Ducastel and Martineau's The Adventures of Felix - 30 min. Conference Paper
A cross-cultural analysis of representations of racial violence in the recent French film "The Adventures of Felix" and the classic African-American novel "The Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man"

Dr. Meiling Wu (United States)
Native, Other and/or Alter-Native: The Role of Nobel Laureate in Chinese Literature - Virtual Presentation
This paper examines the issues of identity politics, of cultural marginality, and of alternative subjectivity, and discusses the problematic status of Pearl S. Buck and Xingjian Gao.

Marin Smillov
Naturalized Epistemology: What Is At Stake? - 30 min. Conference Paper
The goal of this paper is to defend Quine's radical thesis that traditional epistemology must be replaced by naturalized epistemology. The argument develops in response to Putnam's criticisms of Quine.

Dr Mary Walsh (Australia)
Neo-Political Theory: Political Theory in a Post-Political World - Virtual Presentation
Neo-political theory seeks to restore the fundamental validity of political theory, the importance of the public realm as the space of appearance and the centrality of freedom for political theory.

Dr. Eric J. Weiner (United States)
Neoliberal Ideology and the Manufacturing of Educational Needs: Notes on the Transformation of State Power, ISAs, and Higher Education in the Age of Globalization - 30 min. Conference Paper
I will discuss the relationship between individual needs and satisfactions on one hand and their constitutive relationship to corporate power and private interests on the other.

Soheyla Gholamshahi (Australia)
Networking Among Emerging Communities: The Only way to Survive - 30 min. Conference Paper
Networking among emerging communities in absence of proper welfare services is the only way to survive.

Rick Garner (United States)
A Neuro-Constructivist Model for Education in the Humanities - Virtual Presentation
The neuro-constructivist model of learning draws from neuro-science and psychology. It constructs an alternative view of the relationship between brain development, learning, and the environment.

Dr. Anju Chaudhary (United States)
New Communications Technologies: Localizing the Global - 30 min. Conference Paper
The emerging information and communication technologies are creating a new process of “glocalization”, a hybrid of global and local. As a result, a dynamic global-local relationship is being formed.

Keiko Nakano (United States)
The New Direction in the National Literature: In the case of Japanese Contemporary Literature - 30 min. Conference Paper
In Japan today, transnational writers' new linguistic and thematic literary devices are guiding Japanese contemporary literature to the new directions. My paper investigates two transnational writers comparatively: Minae Mizumura and Fumiko Kometani.

Linda Conway Correll (United States)
New Directions in Global Commercial Communication: Creative Aerobics: The Art of Ideation - 60 min. Workshop
Creative Aerobics is an evolutionary multi-cultural, time-sensitive, process-driven heuristic paradigm I designed that utilizes new methodologies to generate new messages.

Judith Jeney (United States) Carol Pitts Hovanec (United States) Jennefer Mazza (United States) Thomas Heed (United States)
New Directions in Teaching the Humanities - 60 min Workshop
A colloquium presentation on innovative tactics in the teaching of the humanities.

Prof. Clarence Y.H. Lo (United States)
The New Global Order and the Return of the Nation-State - 30 min. Conference Paper
I examine how the nationalist and unilateral foreign policy of the United States is rooted in U.S.-based energy corporations and political/ideological currents in the U.S.

Lise Boily (Canada)
The New Information Technology, Knowledge Economy: Issues on the Post-humanity: Knowledge Economy and Humanities - 30 min. Conference Paper
New information technology and scientific development provided us with means that extend the limits of our traditional cultural bounds. More and more they become ‘cognitive prosthesis’ who contribute to reshape our human understanding of life, our human identity.

Assoc Prof Christa B Fouche (New Zealand) Wendy Hawke (New Zealand)
New Lives, but a Legacy from the Past: A look at the Growth Recovery of Children from Russian Orphanages now in New Zealand, with Implications for Social Work Services - Virtual Presentation
This paper examines the severe growth delays in institutionalized children, and the limits of recovery when they move to new families in new cultures.

Dr. Honora M. Finkelstein (United States) Susan Smily (United States)
A New Model for Expansion of Individual Consciousness: Ego Death in Literature, Religion, and the Phenomenon of Near-Death Experiences - 30 min. Conference Paper
"Ego death," the giving up of one's personality, appears consistently in literature and religious ritual and is mirrored by the experience of near-death survivors.

Dr. Karyn Stapleton (United Kingdom) Prof John Wilson (United Kingdom)
New Politics, New Identities?: The Case of Northern Ireland - Virtual Presentation
This paper uses an empirical discursive framework to examine the impact of constitutional devolution on identity categories in Northern Ireland. Emphasis is on strategies of politicisation, maintenance and transformation within a changing socio-political context.

Wendy A. Smith (Australia)
New Religious Movements (NRMs) as Global Organizations: Organizational Structure and Leadership in the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual Organization (BKWSO) - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper examines organizational strategies, structures and female leadership in a globalized NRM, Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual Organization.

Elisabetta LeJeune (United States)
New Technologies in the English Composition Class: Components of Online Instruction - 30 min. Conference Paper
Course objectives are used to create an electronic syllabus and to provide means of communication and resources for the students' electronic portfolios.

Dr. Tom Christie (United States) Dr Tom Ingram (United States)
News Diffusion of the Space Shuttle Columbia Accident: Influences of Political Ideology, Gender and Personal Experience on Learning News - 30 min. Conference Paper
This news diffusion study of the February 2003 destruction of the Columbia space shuttle examines how respondents learned news of this international news event.

Dr. Anthony R. Fellow (United States) Dr Gail Love (United States)
The News Media, Democracy and the Future - 30 min. Conference Paper
Is a cynical press undermining democracy? Is there any hope for the future?

Prof Daniel White (United States)
Nietzschean Artistry in the New Age of Empire: The Autopoietic Uebermensch - 30 min. Conference Paper
Nietzsche’s “Overman” (Uebermensch) challenges hierarchic control over the Will to Power of creative beings. The Nietzschean artist would, therefore, counter the logic of empire by augmenting the self-generating process of cultural and biotic life.

Renfrew Christie (South Africa)
Nine Eleven and Nuclear First Strike - 30 min. Conference Paper
Nine eleven was a non-nuclear model of a nuclear first strike, with the goal of surprise decapitation, as planned by several states including the USA. It illuminates the debate on whether nuclear weapons are a probable constraint on world population growth.

Andrew P. Malionek (United States)
Nonreductionism and the Soul: Using Science and Theology to Redefine the Human Being - 30 min. Conference Paper
Neuroscience has created an unsettling notion that a human is simply the product of electro-chemical impulses. But the human is more than wisps of chemicals and electricity. The soul of the individual has been all but ignored from scientific and theological debate.

Anne Glynnis Fawkes (Australia)
Not a Reconstruction: Artists and Archaeology Today - Virtual Presentation
This paper will address the dialog between art and archaeology through contemporary visual culture in representations of ancient Mediterranean sites.

Kathy Danko-McGhee (United States)
Nurturing Young Children's Aesthetic Responses to Original Works of Art Thru Studio and Art Appreciation Experiences - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper will discuss the aesthetic preferences of young children who viewed original works of art housed in an art museum. In order to assist them in their understanding of these works, children were provided with related studio and art appreciation activities that were developmentally appropriate.

Sandy Miranda (United States)
Oceana: Mermaids and Sea Goddesses - Virtual Presentation
The significance of mermaids and sea goddesses to women today. The resurgence of oceanic female deities and the historical occurrences of same: the powerful image of the mother of the sea, and the many names by which She has been called throughout the ages.

Dr Robert Rabel (United States)
Odysseus Almost Makes It to Broadway: The Ulysses Africanus of Kurt Weill and Maxwell Anderson - 30 min. Conference Paper
This talk makes a critical assessment of a hitherto unpublished and largely unknown play by Kurt Weill and Maxwell Anderson entitled Ulysses Africanus

Monika A Szumilak (United States)
Of Of Bumpy Flows and Distorted Networks: Dynamics of “Global-Local” Information in Contemporary Spanish Narrative and Film - 30 min. Conference Paper
The paper analyzes two contemporary Spanish novels and one film, and it asks how these works of popular fiction speak of complex logics of information flows.

Maite Villoria Nolla (United Kingdom)
Old Forms New Subjects: The Literary Representation of Drugtrafficking Subculture - 30 min. Conference Paper
Using Colombian Contemporary narratives, this paper attempts to show the way in which crime not only creates invisible territorial borders, but also, serves to articulate society, subjects, culture and literature.

Bernd Fischer (United States)
On a Theory of Transcultural Hermeneutics - 30 min. Conference Paper
My paper discusses the question if cultural studies can benefit from a theory of transcultural hermeneutics.

Dr. Barton D. Thurber (United States)
On the Web as Narrative - 30 min. Conference Paper
A look at some of the ways the computer has affected the nature of narrative, together with some suggestions about what computers cannot do and why.

Dana Prilutzky (Israel)
One Moment Prior: Mother-daughter Relationships at the Beginning of Frailty - 30 min. Conference Paper
The goal of this study was to analyze mother-daughter relationships at a time of transition when mothers start to become frail and caregiving might be needed.

James E. Ford (United States)
The Ontic [Re]Turn: Epochal Shift in the Foundations of the Humanities - 60min Workshop
The approaching end of the 50-year dominance of the Semantic Epoch over Western cultural life signals a “return to being,” the Ontic Turn.

Dr Ruth Robertson (United States)
The Opera "Wreckers" by Ethel Smith: "Immoral" Woman as Social Conscience - 30 min. Conference Paper
This document analyses Thirza's role in Dame Ethel Smyth's most widely acclaimed composition, "The Wreckers," an operatic setting of Harry Brewster's Cornish drama, "Les Naufrageurs."

Dr. Jay Hansford C. Vest (United States)
Organicism and Pikuni-Blackfeet Mythology: Paradigms of Mythographical Discourse Analysis - 30 min. Conference Paper
American Indian myths and four paradigms of discourse analysis. Reflective of world intellectual development, these are 1) primal, 2) modern, 3) post-modern, and 4) organicism. Emphasis is given to theorizing the organicism paradigm.

Dr. Metin Bosnak (Turkey)
Origins of Romance: The Andalusian Origins of the European Romance - 30 min. Conference Paper
The ideas of courtly love first appeared in the lyric poetry composed by the troubadours of Southern France. In Occitania, many of these wandering minstrels were also Cathar. Speculatively, the Occitanian troubadour ideas of love and relations with women grew spontaneously out of the environment supplied by the region in the eleventh and twelfth centuries.

Fergus Armstrong (Australia)
Our Baconian Posterity: Bio-political Progeny, and Heirs to Interpreted Nature - 30 min. Conference Paper
We can learn something about our post-human descendants and heirs via a reading of Francis Bacon's literary-philosophical prescription of epoch and progress.

Prof. Michael Beard (United States) Dr. Allen Hibbard (United States)
The Pace of Information: Literature as Limit - 60 min. Workshop
A discussion on the complex array of factors influencing how and when news passes from one culture to another, and how fast that passage can take place.

George Heffernan
The Paradox and the Protreptic of Plato’s ‘Apology’: How Socrates Justifies the Examined Life and How Philosophers Can Benefit Pedagogically and Politically from His Learned Ignorance - 30 min. Conference Paper
Philosophers can learn from the paradox of Plato’s ‘Apology’ as a protreptic wherein Socrates moves some to accept philosophy by moving others to reject it.

Gang Song (United States)
A Paradox In-Between: The Dian-shi-zhai hua-bao and late 19th Century Chinese Literature - 30 min. Conference Paper
The "Dian-shi-zhai hua bao," an illustrated newspaper from 1884 to 1898 and its role in late Qing literature

Oliver C. Speck (United States)
Parasites and Para-Sites - 30 min. Conference Paper
This talk will trace discourses on parasites in film and the media and will link these discourses to the creation of para-sites in politics.

Dr. Kristen R. Koenig (United States)
The Particularity of Globalization: Bolstering British Identity through Place and Space - 30 min. Conference Paper
Though facing fragmented identity, nations continue to encounter globalization through their particular character. Britain has reasserted its national identity through the reattribution of meaning to places and spaces.

Dr. Rob Swigart (United States)
Past Futures, Future's Past: Towards an Archaeology of the Future - 30 min. Conference Paper
Examination of the site of Catal Höyük (southern Anatolia) and its lessons for a cognitive understanding of the future and the social realities of the present.

Dr. Laurel Cohen-Pfister (United States)
The Past? So Present!: Defining German Self and National Identity in German Literary Texts of the Twenty-first Century - Virtual Presentation
This paper explores the rephrased question of German and self-identity posed in recent literary texts from the Federal Republic of Germany.

Dr. Susan J. Baker (United States) William Gilbert (United States)
Paul Cadmus, “The Gay Artist”: Shifting Attitudes toward Fame and Privacy in the Twentieth Century - 30 min. Conference Paper
Changing critical reception of the art of Paul Cadmus offers an interesting perspective on how attitudes toward privacy and fame have shifted during the twentieth century in and beyond the United States.

Dr. Angeles Placer (United States)
Pedagogy Inc.?: The Humanistic Educator in a Corporate World - 30 min. Conference Paper
The paper explores the transition of universities from a humanistic culture to a corporate culture.

Asst. Prof. Chad Martin Harms (United States)
Perceived Social Presence: Human Communication in Mediated Environments - 30 min. Conference Paper
Mediated human-human and human-computer interaction is a complex index of theory, measurement and interpretation.

Dr. Marci A. Malinsky (United States)
Perceptions of Teachers in Documentaries and Movies - Virtual Presentation
This article will give information regarding the perception of teachers as portrayed in documentaries and Hollywood movies.

Dr. Marci A. Malinsky (United States)
Perceptions of Teachers in Documentaries and Movies - 30 min. Conference Paper
This article will give information regarding the perception of teachers as portrayed in documentaries and Hollywood movies.

Sharifi Shahla (Iran (Islamic Republic of))
Persian Language and Typological Predictions and Universals: The Contradiction between the Statistical Data and Typological Predictions - 30 min. Conference Paper
This article shows that typological predictions and implicational universals can't account for the word order in contemporary Persian.

Amy Shuman (United States)
Personal Traumas and Political Narratives of Asylum Seekers - 30 min. Conference Paper
The bureaucratic demands for asylum seekers to translate their narratives of personal trauma into narratives of political oppression articulate a crisis between the personal and the political.

Turner Richard C. (United States)
Philanthropic Studies as a Centering and Central Discipline in the Humanities and Liberal Education - 30 min. Conference Paper
Philanthropic Studies, an emerging discipline, ought to become a central subject in the humanities and liberal education.

Prof Mads Qvortrup (United Kingdom)
Philosophical Chemistry: Adam Smith and Jean-Jacques Rousseau - 30 min. Conference Paper
Adam Smith and Jean-Jacques Rousseau are often seen as antagonists. In fact they were not, a combination of their theories could be the way forward for political philosophy.

Dr. Mary Ellen Schiller (United States)
Pictures, Persuasion, Propaganda: Images of War in America's First Pre-emptive Conflict - Virtual Presentation
This paper analyzes war-related news photography in the context of French propaganda theorist Jacques Ellul's concept of integrative propaganda.

Ehis Abu (Nigeria) Dr Amos Abu (Nigeria)
The Place of Peace & Human Rights Education in World's School Curriculum if Humanity will ever know Peace - 30min Paper Presentation
This paper will demonstrate to participants at the conference the evils that wars, violence, crisis is doing to humanity and also give a robust analysis, beauty, advantages and application of the alternative of dialogue.

Valorie D. Thomas (United States)
Placing Toni Morrison's Love: African American Feminists Theorizing Embodiment, Home, and Memory as Political Resistance - 30 min. Conference Paper
An analysis of Toni Morrison's newest novel, "Love," contextualized by critical interrogations of love, erotic relationships, kinship, and homescape as Black feminist issues.

Professor Andy Scharlach (United States)
Planning for an Aging Society - 30 min. Conference Paper
This session will describe the development of a Long Range Strategic Plan on Aging for the state of California, and its implications for political discourse regarding the emerging meaning of age and aging.

Fiona Peterson (Australia)
Planting a Seed in Fertile Ground: Helping Online Learning Communities Work - 30 min. Conference Paper
One of the challenges in creating an online learning community is choosing an appropriate collaborative model; another challenge is being a catalyst for social learning.

Sean Patrick O'Rourke (United States) Ron Manuto (United States)
Plato's Mistake: Rhetoric, Propaganda, and the Fate of Public Discourse - 30 min. Conference Paper
Argues that Plato's attack on rhetoric in the Georgias is flawed, but can form the basis of a useful approach to mediated public persuasive discourse.

Dr. Judith K. Bowker (United States)
Poetry As Phenomenology - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper presents poetry as a method of inquiry into individuals' perceptions of their own communication behaviors: art as a method of thoughtful inquiry.

Dr Fred Moramarco (United States) Dr Al Zolynas (United States)
The Poetry of Men's Lives: Gender and the Human Future - 60 min. Workshop
An interactive workshop relating poetry to the lives and experience of men throughout the world.

Dr. Robert Fidoten (United States)
Point, Click . . . Culture? - 30 min. Conference Paper
The paper addresses how technology and new media have had a destructive and negative impact on teaching and student receptivity for the humanities as subject matter of choice.

Keith Allan
Politeness, Orthophemism, Euphemism and Dysphemism - Virtual Presentation
The interaction of politeness and impoliteness with orthophemism (straight talking), euphemism (sweet talking) and dysphemism (speaking offensively).

Shu Yun Ma (Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China)
Political "Science" at the "Edge of Chaos"? - 30 min. Conference Paper
The increasingly popular application of the idea of path dependency in political analyses may lead to a paradigm shift in political "science".

Roland Boer (Australia)
Political Myth and the Bible: Critical Theory, Politics and the Problem of Mythic Narrative in the Bible - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper deals with two problems, namely the absence of a sophisticated and critical theory of literary production in the Bible and the need for a positive theory of political myth in contemporary politics.

Dr Alan Dudley Brown (United States)
The Politics of Belonging: Sexualities, Identities, Meanings - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper examines the role of globalisation in problematising sexual politics, identities and communities.

Despina Iliopoulou (Canada)
The Politics of Colonial Governance: Ideologies and Practices of European Settlement in India, 1765-1857 - 30 min. Conference Paper
An examination of East India Company's policy on European settlement in India as a form of resistance against British interference in colonial affairs and the implications of the policy for stucturing colonial rule and its nature.

Daniel Mafe (Australia)
Pontormo, the Monochrome and the End of the World: Painting and Lacan’s das Ding - 30 min. Conference Paper
5{ Florentine Mannerist painter Jacopo Pontormo and the body of 20th century modernist paintings collectively and individually defined as monochromes, can be seen to pictorially document a struggle with the “end of the world”, that is with a “rupture” to the symbolic order. I propose to explore this tension psychoanalytically using as a focus Lacan’s das Ding.

Maurice B Wheeler (United States)
Popular Music Imagery as an Information System: Perceptions of Race and Ethnicity in Historical Sheet Music - 30 min. Conference Paper
This presentation explores the imagery created in American historical sheet music that established an information system of attitudes and perceptions about race and ethnicity.

Dr. George Teschner (United States)
The Postmodern Technological Paradigm: The Turning - 30 min. Conference Paper
The paper explores the concept of The Turning in the Philosophy of Heidegger as the image of Post-Enlightenment technology and suggest that the worldview embodied in the image of the Hindu Goddess Kali contains elements that would be characteristic of that worldview.

Elsa M. Gilmore (United States)
Postnationalist Heroines: Reelaborations of the Western Canon in Recent Chilean Theatre - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper analyzes canonical female heroic figures in a collection of 1999 plays by Chilean dramatist Marco Antonio de la Parra.

Lyn Turney (Australia)
Power, Knowledge and the Discourse of “Paternity Fraud” - 30 min. Conference Paper
The paper reports the findings of a focus group study on public attitudes to DNA paternity testing.

Valentina Glajar (United States)
The Presence of the Past: Transnistria and the Bukovinian Holocaust in Edgar Hilsenrath’s The Adventures of Ruben Jablonski (1999) - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper examines Hilsenrath's literary representation of the Holocaust in Transnistria.

George Haggerty (United States)
The Present State of Lesbian and Gay Studies in the Humanities - 30 min. Conference Paper
Describes the present state of lesbian and gay studies in the humanities in US university culture

Dr Saundra Morris (United States) Dr. Carol White (United States)
Presentation without Representation: Religion, Literature, and Acting in the Abyss - 30 min. Conference Paper
We read selected texts in philosophy of religion and literature to explore how, in the postmodern world, to construct the “human,” how to connect ideas of beauty and ethics, and how to engage in politically and aesthetically ethical praxis without traditional philosophic and literary groundings. We emphasize first the necessity of articulating a destabilized and specified (as opposed to a generalized and essentialized) “human.” The task of representing such subjectivities in any transparent way, we suggest, is impossible. At the same time, we also maintain that we are compelled as material beings – inevitably political, aesthetic, and ethical life forms -- to enact forms of beauty and justice that bear upon our materiality.

Sharon N Lorenzo (United States)
Preservation of Cultural Property - 30 min. Conference Paper
Regulations worldwide on the ownership and distribution of art works and cultural property are being reexamined as source nations such as Greece, Italy, Egypt, Iraq, and Mexico find their cultural treasures being looted, stolen, dismantled or sold to foreign collectors , dealers, and museums.

Professor Eva Gold (United States)
Printing Press and Powerpoint as Agents of Change: Text and Technology in the Renaissance Classroom - 30 min. Conference Paper
Understanding changing conceptions of self, author, text, publication through comparison of sixteenth century and contemporary technology shifts

John E. Lundy (Canada) Dr Alan Sparkes (Canada) Denis Lawrence (Canada)
Probing the Impact of Social Reproduction on Pre-Service Minority and Aboriginal Teachers - 30 min. Conference Paper
Following a longitudinal survey of Canadian teacher education registrants this paper looks at social reproductive effects of teachers in the family of Aboriginal/minority registrants

Henry-York Steiner (United States)
The Problem of Happiness for the Human Prospect - 30 min. Conference Paper
The human desire for happiness, as observed and described in The Nichomacheaen Ethics of Aristotle, bodes ill for the human prospect.

Dennis W MacDonald (United States)
The Problem of Values in Global Society: Insights from the Objective Idealists - 30 min. Conference Paper
The search for an appropriate value base for global society is stymied by the widespread assumption that values are exclusively subjective. This paper suggests that the objective idealist tradition offers useful insights and that a reexamination of some of its key ideas might lead to a more fruitful discussion of appropriate global values.

Nancy Kwasteniet (United States)
Professional Partnerships: The Rewards and the Rubs in Rubbing Shoulders - 60 min. Workshop
This session poses practical strategies to ease relational tensions and foster collegiality in light of academe’s increased opportunities for partnerships and interdependence across disciplines

Dr. Gregory Gene Garske (United States)
Psychiatric Rehabilitation: A Means of Enabling and Including People with Severe Mental Illness - 30 min. Conference Paper
The purpose of this paper is to present a primer regarding some of the major concepts related to the development of psychiatric rehabilitation in the United States.

Marguerite S. Shaffer (United States) Mary Kupiec Cayton (United States) Charles Stevens (United States) Peter Williams (United States) Eric J. Sandeen (United States)
Public Knowledge and Public Practice: Reinventing the American Studies Program at Miami University - 90 min. Colloquium
This session provides a forum for thinking about public knowledge and public practice in the context of curriculum innovation in the humanities.

Tirza T. Hechter (Israel)
Public Opinion Postmodernism and Cyberspace - Virtual Presentation
This paper focuses on a specific question concerning public opinion as a social-political action, i.e., how can the “public” participate when the media seem the sole providers of public space?

Dr. Shlomo Mizrahi (Israel)
Public Policy on Human Rights: A Strategy for Human Rights Organizations in Third World Societies - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper provide an in-depth understanding of those systems which strive to promote human rights. It develops public choice theoretical framework and demonstrates its significance in terms of the struggle for human rights in Third World societies.

Eric Koper (United Kingdom) Julia Jahansoozi (United Kingdom)
The Public Relations Catalyst Model: Towards a New Approach to Explore Public Relations and Communication Concepts - 60 min. Workshop
This paper introduces a new public relations model that serves as a basis to explore influences that can behave as catalysts for organisational change.

Liz Eckermann (Australia)
Quality of Life, Gender and Globalization: Is Quality of Life Gender and Culture Neutral? - 30 min. Conference Paper
Quality of Life, Gender, Citizenship and Globalization: Does Happiness = P+(5XE) + (3XH) everywhere? The paper explores the increasing global obsession with measuring happiness and quality of life.

Dr Michael Loughlin (United Kingdom)
Quality, Control and Complicity: The Effortless Conquest of the Academy by Bureaucrats - 30 min. Conference Paper
The managerial revolution in higher education has transformed academic life and is destroying academic values. The Orwellian nature of managerialism is analysed and methods of resistance proposed.

Joanne Hardman (South Africa)
Questioning and Metacognitive Control: Using an Online Environment to Develop Critical Questioning Skills - Virtual Presentation
This paper discusses how an online environment was used to develop postgraduate students critical questioning skills.

Marilyn Middendorf (United States)
Questions from the Humanities about the Future of Humanity - 30 min. Conference Paper
A review of our fears about Human and Machine interaction and outline 21st century scientific "plans" for a post human future.

Dr Goli Rezai-Rashti (Canada)
Race, Culture, and Multiculturalism in the New Ontario Curriculum: A Critical Study of the Social Sciences Curriculum - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper focuses on curriculum changes, specifically on how they address issues of race, culture, and equity in the social sciences curriculum during the 1998-2002 period.

Alida Claudina Van Dyk (South Africa)
The Rainbow Paradox in South Africa: The Gentle Art of Reconstructing Meaning making in Transformation and Teaching in the Humanities - 30 min. Conference Paper
The creative application of constructivist thinking and paradox in teaching with the aim of re-energising our outlook on the intrinsic value of selecting theories and teaching methods for the humanities.

Astrid Vicas (United States)
Randomization, Conditioning, and Advertising - 30 min. Conference Paper
Randomized advertising is presented as jointly supporting commercial competition and free expression and individual consumer freedom and integrity.

JoAnn Chirico (United States)
Re-enchanting the State in a Global Age: Globalization and the Meaning of Chaos - Virtual Presentation
Globalization is distinctively characterized, as a social process, with the re enchantment of life. By re enchantment, I mean the rejection of the dominance of instrumental rationality that was the hallmark of modernity.

Eleanor Traylor (United States)
Re-Imagining the Humanities Enterprise: Story and Pedagogy - 30 min. Conference Paper
African American and recently emergent literatures map a vision for a re-defined humanistic endeavour in the Academy.

Dr Sylvia S. L. Ieong (Macao Special Administrative Region of China)
A Re-reading of the Past to Humanize the Present:: Creating a Better and More Humane Future for All - 30 min. Conference Paper
A re-reading of ancient classics inspires one with human wisdoms that may help humanize inhuman paradoxes today and create a more humane future.

Millie Creighton (Canada)
Re-Sounding Futures from Nostalgic Pasts: The Transmission of Taiko, Tradition, and Identities from the Heart of Japan to the Heartbeat of the World - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper looks at ways in which taiko drumming traditions, seen as having a connection to a nostalgic past, are utilized in the construction of contemporary identities and attempts to shape future social processes in Japan, and throughout the world.

Dr. Mollie Whalen (United States) Dr Joseph Ashcroft (United States)
Re-Visioning Childhood: Developing Responsible Adults - 60 min. Workshop
Interactive session designed to build an international perspective around presenters’ theoretical proposal to re-vision the parameters of childhood.

Dr. Linda Smeins (United States)
Reading People and Places: Tourism for Engaged Citizens - 60 min. Workshop
The workshop introduces visual culture analysis as a framework for exploring global issues of tourism in the classroom. Textiles and clothing provide a case study.

Angela S. Noya Polidori (United States)
Reading the Monstrous Body: Clorinda and the Gerusalem Delivered - 30 min. Conference Paper
By looking at the contradictions inherent in the character of Clorinda, the main heroine in Torquato Tasso's 'Gerusalem Delivered,' we are able to extrapolate a notion of pride that hinders man's path toward true faith.

Nishi Chawla (United States)
Readings from “A Human Silicon Chip” - Virtual Presentation
My second novel, “A Human Silicon Chip,” tries to capture the philosophical underside of the information revolution even as it traces the boom and bust of the dot com era. This is not a defining portrait of a young man caught in the gold rush of the silicon valley boom years. There is no conscious portrayal of the physical or mental characteristics of any single entrepreneur who contributed to this boom.

Dr Sally Nimon (Australia)
Reality or Representation?: A Blurring of the Lines between the Virtual and the Actual in the 21st Century. - Virtual Presentation
An exploration of the blurring of the lines between reality and virtual reality, and the reasons for, and implications of, this phenomenon.

Dr Russell Ruiters (South Africa)
Recall of Television Advertisements in the Presence of Competing Brands: A Spacing Strategy - 30 min. Conference Paper
The paper explores the value of a repetition strategy in television advertising within an environment of brand competition.

Poston Virginia S. (United States)
Reclaiming Western Multiculturalism: Going Beyond the Traditional Dualism - 30 min. Conference Paper
An examination of why and how the Celto-Germanic tradition should included in the teaching of Western Humanities

Dr Marilyn Matelski (United States) Dr Nancy Street (United States)
Reconceptualizing the United Nations: Social Change in the Age of Globalization - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper focuses on the changing influence of American foreign policy on United Nations' deliberations in world affairs, providing a tentative model for social change in a globalized world.

Dr Kathleen S Carter (United States)
The Recreation of Self through Travel: The American "New Woman" and Italy, 1880-1920 - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper studies the transforming effects of travel through Italy on American women during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Dr. Kate Marek (United States) Dr Karen Brown (United States)
Redefining Scholarly Communication in a Digital Age - 60 min. Workshop
An exploration of the impact of the changing patterns of scholarly communication in the humanities as demonstrated through electronic journals, Weblogs, and innovative Internet resources.

Dr. Amy Lorenz (United States) Dr George Kritzman
Redefining the Humanities in a Small Liberal Arts College - 30 min. Conference Paper
An examination of the recreation of the required General Education curriculum, with an example of a new course development proposal. (theory/application)

Dr Karl P. Benziger (United States) Robert Cvornyek (United States)
Redefining the Narrative: The Collision of American Foreign and Domestic Policy in 1965, Vietnam and the Civil Rights Movement - 30 min. Conference Paper
The collision of American foreign and domestic policy in 1965 represents an opportunity to challenge the traditional historical narrative that tends to isolate these events and thus minimize the interrelationship between the American war in Vietnam and the civil rights movement.

Roland A. Champagne (United States)
Redressing the Betrayal of the Intellectuals: Finkielkraut's Continuation of Benda's Program - 30 min. Conference Paper
Alain Finkielkraut is the true intellectual posited by Julien Benda to resolve the crisis in leadership in modern civilization.

Boris Previsic (Switzerland)
The Refinement of Space by Music Concepts - 30 min. Conference Paper
Spatial concepts, useful in different fields as philosophy or literature, can be derived from various musical theories, and practises.

Dr Daniel S. Baldino (Australia)
The Rehabilitation of Natural Law - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper will examine whether a reconstruction of natural law is a viable option towards exploring a revised basis for rules of human conduct and in fostering the dialogue between rationality and faith, as well as in developing a wider normative agendas for the humanities.

Dr Rod Umlas (United States)
The Relationship between Knowledge and Action in the Analysis of Dramatic Character - 30 min. Conference Paper
Action manifested through human activity is the fundamental means by which a playwright communicates character. Its identification significantly contributes to understanding of the human condition.

Richard Shapiro (United States)
Religion and Empire: Excavating Secular Christian Cultural Dominance in the United States - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper will examine how in the center of the Empire called the United States our capacity to imagine and enact liberatory possibilities in relation to difference is enabled by reflection on cultural and religious dominance.

Prof. Heidi M. Szpek (United States)
Religious Expression Under Oppression:: The Men of Slaughterhouse 5 - Virtual Presentation
Using oral and written memoirs, this study examines religious expression among American POWs held in Dresden's infamous Slaughterhouse 5 -- the first in a series exploring religious expression among oppressed groups lacking formal infrastructure.

Mark Larrimore (United States)
Religious Studies in the Humanities of the Future: The Problem of Good - 30 min. Conference Paper
To be truly humanistic, religious studies needs to move beyond the category of the sacred to the category of the good. The humanities, too, would do well to recognize the problem of good.

Dr. Bonita Cox (United States)
Remembering the Reader: A Lesson in User-Centered Technical Instruction from Geoffrey Chaucer - Virtual Presentation
This paper will discuss the lessons to be learned from Geoffrey Chaucer about the importance of the human element in technical communication.

John Bodnar (United States)
Remembering World War II and the Problem of Human Rights: A Comparative Perspective - Virtual Presentation
Human Rights were promoted as a way to explain World War II. The public memory of the war usually undermined this idealism.

Prof. David Sciulli (United States)
Renaissance and Baroque Academies of Painting as Prototype Professions - 30 min. Conference Paper
Visual academies were unique occupational and instructional bodies in the ancien regime, and so can be compared to modern professions.

Dr Alaine Chanter (Australia)
Rent-a-Crowd—on the Possibilities of Postmodern Politics and Anti-globalisation Struggles - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper analyses the contemporary politics of protest using the 2000 World Economic Forum protests in Melbourne, Australia (termed the S-11 protests) as a case study

Dr. Janet Burns (Canada)
Repositioning Abstract Expressionism - 30 min. Conference Paper
Some global and inter-cultural aspects of the origin and continuity of Abstract Expressionism.

Sue McGinty (Australia) Tony McMahon (Australia)
Representation of Aboriginal Australians in a 19th Century Catholic Newspaper - 30 min. Conference Paper
A critical discourse analysis of the representation of Aboriginal people in a 19th century Australian Catholic newspaper.

Sarmina Rahman (United States)
Representations of the War with Iraq: In Newsweek and Time Magazines - 30 min. Conference Paper
Image analysis of Muslims and Arabs will be studied during the war with Iraq to see what sort of recurring elements are used to portray them.

Assoc Prof Evelyn Hawthorne (United States) Assoc Prof Patrick Goodin (United States)
Resistance and Partialities: the Under-employment of Marcus Garvey in the Academy - 30 min. Conference Paper
Asymmetric valuations work against 2000 humanists/philp-politicos such as Garvey, though his philosophical contributions, inspiration guided millions.

Dr Shamoon Zamir (United Kingdom)
Rethinking Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indian: The Problem of Agency - 30 min. Conference Paper
The paper attempts to re-examine the photographic and ethnographic work of Edward S. Curtis against the grain of contemporary critiques by exploring Native American agency in his work.

Dr. Scott T. Massey (United States) Dr Theadore Roosevelt Malloch (United States)
Rethinking the Public Humanities: Philosophical, Civil, and Economic Transformations - 60 min. Workshop
The workshop will explore major intellectual, social, and economic trends that prompt a re-thinking and restructuring of the public humanities; the issues presented will be the focus of a national US summit for humanities, civic, and business leaders at the Aspen Institute in October 2004.

Melinda Szaloky (United States)
A Return to the Repressed of Film Theory: An Unusual Teaching Approach - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper will argue that "film theory" could be taught more effectively if it were systematically considered – as it seldom is – in relation to modern philosophical aesthetics, with special emphasis on Kant and Romantic poetics.

KT Huckabee (United States)
Returning the Human to Humanity: Reconnecting to Our Physical Self - 60 min. Workshop
We will experience sensation physically, emotionally and intellectually. Through discussion we will trace the path of sensation experienced.

Dr Patricia Price (United States) Dr Josephine B. Hanschke (United States)
A Rhetorical Analysis of the Patriot Act: Production, Representation, and Reception - 60 min. Workshop
In this workshop the presenters examine the rhetoric of and surrounding the 2001 Patriot Act passed by the United States Congress.

Rosemary De Luca (New Zealand)
The Rights of the Child within a Framework of Dissonance - 30 min. Conference Paper
In the bioethics arena in New Zealand, the rights of the child are widely theorised. My paper will examine rhetoric and practice in health-related care, treatment and research in respect of children.

Dr Carol Allais (South Africa)
The Role of Civil Society in Combating Human Trafficking - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper explores the scope and dimensions of human trafficking and examines the role of civil society in combating trafficking.

Monica R. Cowart (United States)
The Role of Cognitive Scaffolding in Embodied Explanations of Thought: How Thought Emerges from Action and Cultural Artifacts - 30 min. Conference Paper
I argue that scaffolding enables the emergence of abstract thought, and is preferable to alternative theories existing in the literature.

Amanda Johnson (Australia)
The Role of the Counter-Colonial Novel in the 21st Century - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper will explore the representation of indigeneity in millennial historical novels, with a particular focus on the work of Australian novelists, Peter Carey and Kim Scott.

Sengupta Subir (United States)
Role Portrayals and Ethnicity in Hollywood Movies: A Content Analysis - 30 min. Conference Paper
A content analysis of Hollywood movies released between 1992 and 2002 showed that the kind of roles, positive or negative, played by the actors were related to the ethnicity of the characters.

Joseph E. Martire (United States)
Roles for the Humanities in Relation to Science - 30 min. Conference Paper
Proper understanding of the defining intellectual tasks and methods of science serves to enlighten and expand our understanding of appropriate roles for the humanities.

Corinne Ondine Pache
Romancing the Nymphs: Of Goddesses and Men - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper examines the topos of encounters between goddesses and men. I focus on the poetics of the theme of the goddess in love with a mortal, and look at how this literary and folk motif can illuminate questions such as what is it to be human and what is divine about love.

Margaret Ozierski (United States)
Rwanda-Auschwitz: Bare Life in the State of Exception - 30 min. Conference Paper
It is the aim of this paper to consider what it means to put on a par the two genocides, Auschwitz and Rwanda, and to evaluate what might be missing from Mahmood Mamdani’s analysis.

Dr. Vicki Brooks-McNamara (United States) Laura Pedersen (United States) Mike McNamara (United States)
School Counselor as Leaders and Advocates: Equity and High Academic Achievement for All Students - 60 min. Workshop
The workshop will focus on school counselors working for all students' educational equity and high achievement.

Dr Denise Egea-Kuehne (United States)
In Search of New Ethical Markers: Levinas and the Judeo-Christian Heritage - Virtual Presentation
Going back to the texts of the Bible and the Talmud, Levinas's concepts of ethics and justice lead in the quest for new ethical markers.

Daniel Brass (Australia)
Searching for a Secure Base: Separation and Loss in Gaskell's Cousin Phillis - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper will use John Bowlby's attachment theory to illuminate family relationships and characterisation in Elizabeth Gaskell's short novel, Cousin Phillis.

Nayeli Garci-Crespo (United States)
Seeing Life with Digital Eyes: Vertov's Kino-Eye Revisited - 30 min. presentation
A comparison between attitudes toward digital image-guided surgery technologies and Vertov’s kino-eye in relation to the pursuit of truth and the definition of ‘life.’

Jessica M. Ainscow (Australia)
Seeking Community, Seeking Self: Freedom, Belonging, and the Negotiation of Identity in Community - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper examines the relationship between personal freedom and individuality, and security and belonging, in an Australian community

Chie Paik (United States)
Self-Construal of American College Students in a Military Academy - Virtual Presentation
The present study explores self-construal of American college students in a military academy following a multidimensional self-construal theory proposed by Harb (2001).

Connie Todd (United States)
Selling Women's Bodies in Boystown - 30min. Paper Presentation
This presentation explores images of women prostitutes made in 1973-1974 by insiders ( i.e., working party photographers) who freely roamed the walled community of Boystown in Nuevo Laredo.

Julian Silverman (Australia)
Serving the Needs of International Marginalised Communities: An Innovative, Flexible and Mixed Mode Delivery of the Certificate IV in Workplace Assessment and Training - 30 min. Conference Paper
Building capacity to serve the needs of international marginalised communities - an innovative, flexible and mixed mode delivery of the Certificate IV in Workplace Assessment and Training. Building vocational training skills in mixed mode delivery with volunteers of a major aid organisation, this paper is for the development of an Australian Volunteers International flexibly delivered Certificate IV in Workplace Assessment and Training Research and Pilot Project.

Professor Rebecca Sullivan (Canada)
The Sexual Politics of Biotechnology: Fictional versus Scientific Narratives - 30 min. Conference Paper
An examination of fictional and scientific narratives on embryonic and genetic technologies and their relationship to sexual and reproductive politics.

Prof., Gloria R. Montebruno Saller (United States)
The Sexual Politics of the Female Gaze in Kawabata Yasunari's Novel "Beauty and Sadness.": Disrupting the Predominance of the Imagined Male Gaze - Virtual Presentation
In "Beauty and Sadness" the female gaze interferes with the working of male consciousness. It is Kawabata's writing style that makes possible an analytical investigation of this novel from the perspective of the disruptive female gaze.

Dr. Debra Johanyak (United States)
Shakespeare in the Community College: Why Here, Why Now? - Virtual Presentation
Teaching Shakespeare in the two-year college requires a different approach from teaching to upper division students. This session explores ways of facilitating the study of Shakespeare for general education and beginning college students.

Prof. David Zucker (United States)
Shakespeare's Warriors: Heroes and Fools for Our Time - 30 min. Conference Paper
The warriors and their ethos, from the history plays through the tragedies, show an ambivalent view of war and heroism, relevant to our own time.

Joanna Carr (Australia) Jane Crawford (Australia)
The Shifting Self: Negotiating the Constraints and Possibilities of Identity and Culture in the Language Classroom - 30 min. Conference Paper
This presentation investigates attitudes and perceptions of language students from diverse cultural contexts, exploring the implications for their sense of cultural self in the language classroom.

Naomi Berman (Australia)
Tall Ships and Social Capital: A Study of their Interconnections - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper examines the interconnections between the production of social capital and youth development through voyage experiences.

Lucy Jeffery (Australia)
Signification and Auto-Transformation in George Eliot's 'The Lifted Veil' - 30 min. Conference Paper
An exploration of how the self, when faced with the implications of Nietzsche's declaration that 'God is dead', uses the space of absence-presence to enact a process of auto-transformation.

Dr David William Borst (United States)
Sino-American Educational Transition - 60 min. Workshop
Qualitative research on the transition of Chinese students to the American classroom.

Dr Ionas Sapountzis (United States)
Sisyphus Revisited: Psychoanalysis and the Quest for Meaning in a Manic World - 30 min. Conference Paper
Paper explores the dilemma of working psychoanalytically with alienated and avoidant individuals who seek quick reassurances and immediate gratification

Norma Hervey (United States)
Slavery in the 21st Century - 30 min. Conference Paper
Slavery was a foundation of modern economies. Slavery today continues in a different form.

Dr Charmaine Nelson (Australia)
Slavery, Property and Sexuality: The Visual Commodification of the Black Female Subject in Western Art - 30 min. Conference Paper
A Black Feminist/Postcolonial exploration of the 18th c. painting “Portrait of a Negro Slave” a rare Canadian portrait of a black female slave. Examines the portrait as the site of visual commodification of the black female slave.

Kathleen Dixon (United States) Yuliyana Gencheva (Bulgaria) Aneliya Dimitrova (Bulgaria)
Slavi's Show as Transnational Communal Enterprise - 30 min. Conference Paper
The late-night television talk show, Slavi's Show, attempts to reconstruct a new Bulgarian national consciousness, which is simultaneously transnational and communal.

Dr Robert Graham Knight (United Kingdom)
Slavs and Germans after Hitler: Collective and Individual rights in Carinthia - 30 min. Conference Paper
After the end of the Third Reich slavs in Europe were rarely found in German-speaking societies which had been part of the Third Reich. This paper examines one of those exceptions, the Slovenes in the Austrian province of Carinthia.

Angela Danzi (United States) Angelo Tripicchio (United States)
Slow Food: Reviving Local Culture, Generating a New Social Movement - 30 min. Conference Paper
Slow Food, an organization with origins in northern Italy, advances goals that are potentially subversive.

Dr. Apostolos Lampropoulos (Cyprus)
The Smooth and the Striated on the Web: Re-writing Fiction à la Carte - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper studies possibilities of writing fiction on the Web; it examines a number of ways in which texts are ‘spatialised’ and critical discourse is ‘mapped’.

Dr. Lisa Sciulli (United States)
Social Cause Versus Profit Oriented Advertisements: Designing A Unique Message Strategy - 30 min. Conference Paper
This article evaluated over 500 magazine print advertisements via content analysis to reveal cause related, nonprofit, and profit oriented advertisements.

Dr Charlotte Sabbah (United States)
Social Exclusion and Identity Construction Among Non-Accompanied Refugee Adolescents - 30 min. Conference Paper
This presentation on the dynamics of culture and identity focuses on non-accompanied refugee adolescents' resilience in adapting to immigration procedures violating their refugee children's rights

Marsha J. Tyson Darling (United States)
Social Justice in the Gene Age: The Case for Biodiversity - 30 min. Conference Paper
My research paper will examine social justice and governance challenges in the gene age. My particular concerns center around biodiversity and the protection of indigenous peoples attempts at capacity building as vital components of international development.

Michele Foley (Canada) Claire Bélanger (Canada)
The Social Mind as Subject - 30 min. Conference Paper
This study examines the use of language as a mirror of the consciousness that shapes our engagement with the material world.

Ruth Kinna (United Kingdom)
Socialism and Patriotism: A Study of some Late Nineteenth Century Writings - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper examines a range of socialist writings on patriotism in the years leading up to the first world war.

Dr. Karen Marie Prince (United States)
Societal Transformation beginning with the very young: Teaching Concepts of Peace, Conflict Resolution, and Tolerance to Children (ages 4-16) through the use of Children's Literature - 30 min. Conference Paper
Consistent with the 4th theme of the conference (Transformation), teaching peace, conflict resolution & tolerance through the use of children's literature will be the focus of the session.

Nicholas Smith (United States)
Socrates on Educating the Appetites and Passions - 30 min. Conference Paper
An examination of Socrates' conception of education, with emphasis on habituation of the appetites and passions.

Prof Donald M. Nolen (United States)
Socrates vs. Isocrates: The Limits and Promise of Reform in the Liberal Arts - 30 min. Conference Paper
The role of the Socratic and Isocratic ideals of liberal education is key to understanding how to engage in reform and how to manage academic culture wars.

Assoc Prof Susan Stocker (United States)
Socratic Justice: Towards making Coeducation Genuinely that, Co-Educational - 30 min. Conference Paper
Because unremediated sexual misconduct is endemic on U.S. campus, it raises the question of whether, and if so how, we might engage in genuine coeducation.

Justin Isenhart (United States)
The Soul Selects - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper examines the persistence and significance of religious imagery, themes, and narratives within 19th c. American poetry.

Prof Bill Freund (South Africa)
South Africa: A New Nation-State in a Globalising Era? - 30 min. Conference Paper
The paper will consider the clash between the impulse to create a new nation-state in South Africa and the forces of globalisation that operate against such impulses.

Debra Horsten (South Africa)
The South African Constitutional Court's application of socio-economic considerations in its interpretation of children's fundamental rights - 30 min. Conference Paper
In its two landmark decisions relating to the socio-economic rights of children, the South African Constitutional Court took into account various socio-economic considerations to assist it in interpreting the content of these rights. The object of this paper is to identify and analyse the use of these considerations.

Niven Kumar (Australia)
Spatial Configurations of the Anonymous - 30 min. Conference Paper
An examination of the architectural harnessing of the body and the possible modes of resistance

David Hill (United States)
Spatial Metalanguage and the Literary Sublime: Toward a Rhetoric of Cognition - 30 min. Conference Paper
Our encodings of time into spatial language bring literary analysis to the interface between ordinary rhetoric and the unfamiliar operations of cognitive processing.

Jose Medina (United States)
Speaking from the Margins - 30min Paper Presentation
This paper argues that the study of cultural practices in the Humanities should be reconceptualized in critical and contextualist terms by focusing on silenced voices.

Antoinette Marie Sol (United States)
Speaking from the Margins: Gender and Race in Novels by Madame de Bénouville and Madame Roumier Robert - 30 min. Conference Paper
Bénouville and Robert establish racial, national and gender equivalencies, study the role of literacy and religious conversion as integral components of the subjugation process of colonialism and explore possible strategies of resistance.

Victoria Bernal (United States)
Speaking of Democracy: Activists and Donors in Dar es Salaam - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper explores relationships between local activists and international donors and the globalization of civil society in Tanzania

Dr Mary Elizabeth Murray (New Zealand)
Species and Spaces - Virtual Presentation
The impact of aspects of biotechnology on human non human animal relations

Soltysik Monnet Agnieszka (Switzerland)
The Species Which is Not One: Evolutionary Theory, Sexual Difference, and the New Humanism - Virtual Presentation
This paper examines recent advances in evolutionary theory from the perspective of the humanities, especially the claims made by Evolutionary Psychology regarding human universalism and sexual difference.

Jaime Bihlmeyer (United States)
Spielberg's Minority Report: A Case Study of Femininity in Mainstream Movies - 30 min. Conference Paper
My paper is about the enunciation of FEMININITY in mainstream movies as exemplified by Steven Spielberg's futuristic movie, Minority Report.

Adrianne Blue (United Kingdom)
Spin and the Creation of a Romantic Legend - 30 min. Conference Paper
How Robert and Elizabeth Browning used spin to manipulate the London Times

Dr. Elaine Z. Madison (United States)
St. Francis and Islam: Transforming the Mind of the West - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper explores the impact and importance of St. Francis' encounter with Islam in Egypt in 1219 as dramatized in Giotto's frescoes in Assisi and Florence.

Milo Schield (United States)
Statistical Literacy for the Humanities: Evaluating the Statistical Methods used in the Social Sciences - 30 min. Conference Paper
Humanities majors should be statistically literate about the strengths and weaknesses of the statistical methods used by the social sciences.

Dr. Martine Harvey (United States)
Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone - 60 min. Workshop
This workshop will use the subject material of diversity and intercultural relations to demonstrate the value of a an active teaching/learning style.

Dr. William P. Mitchell (United States)
Stolen Glory: David Stoll and Rigoberta Menchu: Truth and Subjectivity. A View from Peru - Virtual Presentation
An exploration of David Stoll's critique of Rigoberta Menchú, utilizing not only his text and her narrative, but narratives from people displaced by the Shining Path war in Peru. The implications of these data for ethnographic inquiry and the nature of “truth” are explored, as are the problems of translation and the different standards of judgement people employ in making oral and written statements.

Gary Galbraith (United States) Tom Knab (United States)
Strange Ties; Contemporary Dance and Internet2: Science and Human Faces of Technology Keep the focus on the DanceArt - 30 min. Conference Paper
This presentation will discuss the creation of Kinetic Shadows, a dance work with video art that was set to a contemporary music score and utilized internet2 technology to realize a simultaneous performance by an eleven-member cast separated by 2400 miles. The goal of the project was to use the technology FOR the art rather than to use art to showcase the internet2 technology. This presentation will explain how that was achieved by a collaboration of artists and technology experts from Case Western Reserve University, The Cleveland Institute of Music, The Cleveland Institute of Art and the Cleveland Orchestra with support that came from a wide range of corporate sponsors. Included will be video documentation of the creative processes of the choreography and video art and the multifaceted production aspects of the project from its inception to the premiere at the Internet2 Consortium’s conference event, Cultivating Communities: Dance in the Digital Age - A Music and Dance Performance Event. Culminating the session will be a film of the premiere performance.

Professor Liat Kulik (Israel)
Strategies for Managing Home-Work Conflict and Psychological Well-Being among Jews and Arabs in Israel: The Impact of Sex and Socio-Cultural Context - 30 min. Conference Paper
The study examined the use of strategies for coping with home/work role conflict among a sample of Jewish and Arab dual-earner families in Israel.

Benjamin F. Troxell IV (United States)
A Structuralist Reading of Marsiglio of Padua’s Defensor Pacis - 30 min. Conference Paper
An attempt to address the perceived lack of rigor in the humanities by applying a structuralist critical model to a significant historical text.

Ms Shuhui Tsai (Taiwan)
Sublimity and Seduction of the Death Drive:: The Unconscious Subject in Virginia Woolf's The Waves - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper intends to examine the realm of the void beyond language is either the sublime transcendental status or merely a horror of madness, that is, contesting whether the ontological notion of being is an infinite multiplicity or a unified totality.

Martha Kiskira-Soderquist (Greece)
Surrealistic Black Humour: From an Inversing Play in Writing Towards a “Humanistic” Liberation - 30 min. Conference Paper
In this study we analyse the relationship between the surrealistic spirit and black humour, emphasizing the projection of play and of dream-like thinking, as well as their integration, in the act of writing.

Dr Richard M. Ilgner (Canada)
Sustaining the Human, Sustaining the Natural: The Problem of the Plurality of Knowledges - 30 min. Conference Paper
Since the scientific narrative is the narrative of global culture, what is not expressible in it becomes very important in sustaining the human and natural.

Crossley David (Canada)
T. H. Green on Family Rights - 30 min. Conference Paper
This is a critical assessment of T. H. Green's analysis of family rights.

Dr Llyn Smith (United States)
Tall Ships - Agents of Transformation - 30 min. Conference Paper
Globalization demands new social relations and "sail-training" provides a context for subjective reflection and the construction of new identity.

Dr Edelyn Schweidson (Brazil)
Tariq Ali and his Audiences: The Appeal of Terrorism when Semanticized Positively - Virtual Presentation
An audience of psychoanalysts reacted enthusiastically to a speech in favor of terrorism. Some possible reasons for this to happen are here discussed.

Dr Jennie Congleton (United States)
Teaching Diversity Using the Visual Arts - 60 min. Workshop
An interactive session, providing humanities scholars with images and supporting materials that can be used to teach diversity concepts in a variety of disciplines.

Dr Mike Goldberger (United States) Dr Maureen O'Callaghan (United States)
Teaching in the 21st Century: Encouraging Creative thought and Cooperation in Education through the Use of Technology - 30 min. Conference Paper
The traditional education paradigm with a group of students directed by a single teacher has inherent limitations. Modern technology, and particularly the Internet, provides an opportunity to shift to a new paradigm if we can teach both teachers and students how to effectively use these resources.

Dr Gregory Kratzmann (Australia)
Teaching Poetry in the New Humanities World Order - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper is based on my experience of teaching a first –year poetry subject, ‘Poetry and Desire’, during the last few years.

Michael W. Smith (United States)
Teaching Terrorism and Genocide through Films - 30min Conference Paper
Films are critical sources of information in understanding cultural ideas, beliefs, values, ideologies, and stereotypes. This paper discusses the use of films in teaching the sociology of terrorism and genocide and how these films personalized these incomprehensible events to students in ways that are difficult to convey through lectures and texts.

Scott Wilson (United Kingdom)
Technobiopoiesis - 30 min. Conference Paper
‘Technobiopoiesis’ is a process that precipitates Life in a fictional direction, in a passage ‘that traverses both the liveable and the lived’ (Gilles Deleuze: 2000).

Deborah A. Gordon (United States)
Technologizing the Humanities: Feminist Contradictions in Global Learning - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper reads “global learning” in the U.S. university. It explores globalizing the university from a feminist perspective facing class scandals in global feminism.

Harold Sjursen (United States)
Technology, Cultural Exchange and the Place of Humanities Education: Experiences in China and India - 30 min. Conference Paper
What is the "place" of humanities education, both in the sense of geography and that of status and position, within a curriculum focused primarily on technology and career preparation?

Bethany Thomas (United States) Dr. Linda O. Valenty (United States)
Tell Me About Your Mother: Oedipus, Female Archetypes, and Parallel Versions of The Phoenician Women - 30 min. Conference Paper
The research uses socio-historical and archetypal approaches to compare characterizations of women in Euripidean and Senecan versions of The Phoenician Women.

Peter Keir Taylor (United States)
The Temporal Structure of Dying in an 18th Century German Parish: Historical Time, Everyday Time, Ritual Time and Timelessness - Virtual Presentation
This paper explores historical time, everyday time, ritual time, and eternity as experienced by German peasants and Pastor of a Hessian parish during the 18th century. It argues death was a circumstance in which these different orders of time became confused.

Professor Scott Cutler Shershow (United States)
Terrorism and Testimony: Blanchot and September 11 - 30 min. Conference Paper
Considers the ideological aftermath, in American culture and discourse, of September 11, 2001, with reference to the philosophy of Maurice Blanchot, and the continuing controversy about his youthful right-wing journalism.

Dr Alistair Brown (Australia) Mignon Shardlow (Australia)
The Conservative Agenda of the IASB's Governance - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper considers the implications of the International Accounting Standard Board’s (IASB) development of a single set of international accounting standards.on the developed and developing world.

Perry Biddiscombe (Canada)
The "Z" Effect: The History of 150 Years of Analytical Writing about Nationalism - 30 min. Conference Paper
This article discusses culturally-conditioned shifts in the analytical assessment of nationalism and suggests that there has been a back-and forth dynamic in the mood of scholars commenting on the value of nationalism as a form of political organization.

Dr Xenia Stathatou (Greece)
The 'Pananthropinon' (Panhuman) in the Poems "Morning Star" by Giannis Ritsos and "The Last Supper" by Nikiforos Vrettakos - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper examines the meaning of the “pananthropinon” (panhuman) in two poems by Ritsos and Vrettakos. “Pananthropinon” is considered the vision of peace, reconciliation, fraternization and love for all the children of the world.

Andre Francisco Pilon (Brazil)
The Bubbles or the Boiling Pot?: A Proposal for an Ecosystemic Model of Culture - 30 min. Conference Paper
Accountable, equitable, sustainable and empowering events in culture, ethics, education, health, environment and quality of life should be the by-product of an ecosystemic model of culture, in which each dimension of being-in-the-world (intimate, interactive, social and biophysical) are proactively intertwined, supporting each other as donors and recipients. Heuristic-hermeneutic processes are described in the socio-cultural learning niches; problems of quality of life are defined deep inside the “boiling pot”, not in terms of the apparent “bubbles” in the surface.

Stavroula Tsiplakou (Cyprus)
The Emperor's Old Clothes: Linguistic Diversity and the Redefinition of Literacy - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper examines the use of non-standard language/dialect in academic contexts as an attempt to re-assess the construct of literacy. The data come from the diglossic student community of Cyprus.

Alexander McGregor (United Kingdom)
The Engineering of Consent: A Comparative Study of the Soviet Union and the United States 1921-1941 - 30 min. Conference Paper
A discussion of the power of comparative studies to break down cold war ideas of national exclusivity particularly in the case of the US and the USSR during the 1930s. Through a comparative study we begin to find striking similarities in the way in which both states exploited popular culture (by creating "us" and "them" groups, heroes and villains) as a means of engendering public loyalty to the political status quo.

Christopher Ziguras (Australia)
The Humanities and Social Sciences in the International Education Market - 30 min. Conference Paper
There are currently well over one million students studying overseas, many of whom are funding the cost of their own education to pursue studies that are not available in their home countries. In Australia, New Zealand, the UK and a growing number of other countries, income derived from international students is essential for the continuation of university operations, as government funding shrinks.

Cristina Archetti (United Kingdom)
The Myth of Political Discourse's Globalisation Through the Media: The War on Terrorism Case Study - 30 min. Conference Paper
The analysis of local political and media discourses in a range of international case studies raises questions on whether a globalisation phenomenon really exists.

Andrew Furman (Canada) Janice Etter (Canada) Rhona Swarbrick (Canada)
The Pedestrian Charter in Toronto; Its Effect and Relevance to the Official City Plan - 30 min. Conference Paper
Recently in Toronto the city had the opportunity to rework the official city plan. Within this plan an important charter was introduced for the first time in north America--the pedestrian charter.

Dr. Tekle Woldemikael (United States)
The Politics of Mother Language Policy in Eritrea - 30 min. Conference Paper
My paper deals with how the policy of educating primary school children in their mother language is practiced in Eritrea and the political implications of such a policy.

Dr David Breeden (United States)
The Primitive Sophisticate: Humanism and Aesthetics in the Twenty-First Century - 30 min. Conference Paper
Aesthetics, like religion, has become a sampler for artists.

Dr. William Zeiger (United States)
The Rhetoric of Trauma Narratives - 30 min. Conference Paper
The paper describes the rhetorical features of a "good" trauma narrative--one that helps the victim heal.

Dr. Howard Kaplan (United States) Diane S. Kaplan (United States)
The Structural Integrity of the Humanities: Self-Related Constructs as Integrative Mechanisms - 30 min. Conference Paper
The humanities and social sciences, often presented as discrete substantive areas, in fact bleed one into the other and so point up the absurdity of disciplinary boundaries. The validity of this observation is discussed and illustrated.

Mmakgotso Mosinki Mongake (South Africa)
The,of,on,and,a Impact HIV/AIDS Law South Africa Perspective: Critique - 30 min. Conference Paper
The Critique of the impact of HIV/AIDS on the law and democracy - A South African Perspective

Allen Chun (Taiwan)
There are No Schools of Thought: Steps Toward an Ecology of Practice - 30 min. Conference Paper
The proposed paper seeks to undermine the conceptual autonomy of theory by showing how it has been consistently framed by primordial disciplinary axioms that condition one's institutional subjectivity as academic agents, not thinkers.

Prof. Sumaya Machado Lima (Brazil) Simone Formiga (Brazil)
Things of Men and Things of Women: How the same Product is Announced in Brasil for Masculine and Feminine Genders - 30min Conference Paper
Throughout the analysis of some printed publicity collected from mannish and womanish magazines such as Playboy, Vip Exame, Elle and Marie Claire, the authors intend to demonstrate how the gender are represented and how these representations help to build the roles that the individuals must perform at the Brazilian society

Janet Wondra (United States)
Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird: Humanizing the Future through Poetry - 30 min. Conference Paper
Taking Poets in the Schools as a model, this workshop argues for integrating poetry reading and writing into business, science, and technology as a humanizing force.

Albert Jacobbe (United States)
The Thought of Peter Drucker: The Persistence of the Humanities in the Knowledge Economy - 60 min. Workshop
Peter Drucker is a Humanist who integrates the discipline of the Liberal Arts and Management to explore the problems of a post-modern society.

Scott Macdonald Frame (United Kingdom)
Through the Eyes of a Child: Representations of Violence and Conflict in the Juvenilia of Ana Maria Matute - 30 min. Conference Paper
This works seeks to juxtapose historical fact and literary creation via a study of the representations of violence and conflict present in the juvenilia of Ana Maria Matute (i.e. the relationship between the existence of these representations and the fact these were written during the height of the Spanish Civil War).

Borden Flanagan (United States)
Thucydides on the Problem of History: The Past and Future of the Human - 30 min. Conference Paper
Thucydides calls attention to his dependence on his time in a manner that suggests a middle ground between essentialist and historicist political theory.

Ashley Whamond (Australia)
Thumbnails and Memory: The Subject and the Snapshot in Digital Space - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper explores the new experience of visual culture brought about by digital imaging technology and the internet. Aspects of subjectivity, identity, and the opposition of high art low art are among the issues adressed.

Dr J.F. Marc des Jardins (Canada)
Tibetan Religious Manuscripts as Part of Humanity's Cultural Heritage: Handwritten Memoirs of a Disappearing Tradition - Virtual Presentation
Tibetan religious hand written manuscripts which have been preserved in remote hermitages and which describes unique systems of ritual and religious traditions should be preserved and considered as part of the Worlds' Heritage

Francis Schwanauer (United States)
To the Point and its Connections: Don’t our Various Rationalisms Fail on the Levels of the Simple and the Complex?: Minding And Closing The Gap - 60 min. Workshop
A scientific self-correction as a necessary means to the better understanding and bridging of extremes such as referred to by the Yang-Mills theory which works but is not yet quite understood.

Dr John D. Bellamy (Australia) Sue King (Australia) Prof Alan Black (Australia) Dr Philip J. Hughes (Australia)
Too Much or Too Little Choice? Insecurity of Choice among Australian Adults - Virtual Presentation
This paper compares two different forms of insecurity arising from having too little choice and too much choice. Analysis is of 1500 Australian survey responses.

Dr. James Primm (United States)
Tourism and Terrorism: Two Sides of the Same Globalization Coin - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper will discuss the relationship between global tourism and global terrorism in an increasingly integrated yet fractured world.

Mark Wagner (United States)
Toward a Natural Rhetoric: How the Bonobos Do It - 30 min. Conference Paper
Human language shares common possibilities and functions and forms of communication with the language of many animals.

William Kitchin (United States)
Towards a Redefinition of the Human in Humanism - 30 min. Conference Paper
Findings in the brain sciences and genetics suggest a reformulation of the humanists understanding of who humans are and how they cognate.

Brian, H-S. Chan (Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China)
Tracking changes in language and identity in Hong Kong: Evidence from Canto-pop - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper presents the findings of a survey of Canto-pop from 1980 to 2003. The forms and functions of English elements are examined.

Dr Nancy Street (United States)
Tracking the Dragon: Understanding China's Foothold in Globalization - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper traces China's radical transformation, from Maoist cultural and economic policies through Deng Xiaoping's "four modernizations," leading to today's prominence in the global community.

Neal Curtis (United Kingdom)
Tragedy and Politics - 30 min. Conference Paper
Assessing The Role Of The Humanities In Responding To The Groundlessness Of The Human Political Condition.

Sari Faizah (United States)
Transcending Modern-Day Imperialism: Investment in the Acquisition of English from an Indonesian Perspective - 30 min. Conference Paper
This study looks at the systematic rationalization of the English language that intensifies transnational socioeconomic and cultural exploitation and inequalities in a multicultural, postcolonial society such as Indonesia.

Karen Potter (United States)
Transformations as acts of Learning: Enlivening and Infusing Learning especially in the Creative, Choreographic, and Performance Processes through Transformative Experiences. - 30 min. Conference Paper
This presentation focuses on the importance of the transformative experience in the actual creation of dance works and the ‘recreation’ or performance of dance works. Included will be samples of contemporary choreography that developed from coursework designed to engage the student in creative projects that focus on the transformative process. Particular emphasis will be placed on presenting learning modalities that promote transformation through exploratory movement experiences as well as in the architectural structuring phase of the creative process in the composition of dance.

Veronica Brady (Australia)
Transvaluation of Value?: Beyond Imperial History ? - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper is a reflection on Mircea Eliade’s proposition that ‘humanity, to ensure its survival, will have to desist from any further “making” of history in the sense in which it began to make it form the creation of the first empires .

Prof. Marlene Benjamin (United States)
Trauma, Narrative, and The Discovery of Self: Dying and Death in the Shaping of Character - 30 min. Conference Paper
Analytic philosophy and personal narrative are distinct modes of inquiry with different lessons and methodologically-specific limitations. Combination of the two better informs our understanding of the relationship between character formation and the good human life.

Prof. Tina Bertacchi-love (United States)
Truman Capote's Other Voices, Other Rooms: Gender Transitivity and Queer Desire: A Review of the Southern Gothic - 30 min. Conference Paper
Reevaluating the Southern Gothic in Truman Capote's Other Voices, Other Rooms and the connection between gender transitivity and queer desire.

Prof Roy Rickson (Australia) Peter Hoppe (Australia) David Burch (Australia)
Trust and Choice of Technologies in Industry/Community Partnerships in Development - 30 min. Conference Paper
Industry/community relationships based on trust essential to choice of technologies balancing economic, social and environmental goals.

Dr. Lyn M. Van Swol (United States)
Trust and Reptuation on eBay - Virtual Presentation
This paper examines how the problem of building social cooperation and trust for consumer-to-consumer internet transactions has been approached in the on-line auction eBay through its feedback system.

Dr Sonia Tamar Seeman (United States)
Turkish Roman (Gypsy) Music as World Music: Musical Mediations between Places of Belonging and Spaces of Globalization - 30 min. Conference Paper
Recent anthropological and ethnomusicological discussions of globalization have incorporated considerations of space as a social category that includes issues of unequal distributions of power, institutional control and economic systems. On the other hand, phenomenologically-grounded studies assert the primacy of place over space as a universal of human experience. This paper suggests it is possible to examine cultural phenomena in this transformed, “globalized” world through mediating a phenomenological sense of place with a critical analysis of space.

Alica C. White (United States) Johanna Ezell (United States)
The Twenty-First Century Library: A Postmodern Commons - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper will examine how the interaction between technology, the arts, and libraries will shape library services, programming, and architecture in the future.

Miharu Nittono (United States)
A Two-Fold Conversation Management Function of Japanese Hedging:: Speaker-Centered and Listener-Centered - Virtual Presentation
The conversation management function of Japanese hedging can be divided into two types: speaker-centered purposes and listener-centered purposes. This two-fold perspective is necessary to better understand Japanese hedging.

Randi Caryn Shapiro (United States)
The Un-Free Radical: Theoretical Extremism and the Cost to the Literary Text - 30 min. Conference Paper
Modern literary theories tend towards either totalizing or specializing radicalism, which, when applied, render the literary text inert—indeed, scarcely “literary.”

Margie Comrie (New Zealand) Dr Susan Fountaine (New Zealand)
Under Investigation: The Fate of Current Affairs Under a Public Service Charter - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper reviews the changes to current affairs programming and asks if the New Zealand experiment of commercially funded public service broadcasting can succeed.

Luiz John (South Africa)
Understanding Institutions in the African Development Context - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper focuses on the role of the state and institutions in promoting or hindering economic development in Africa.

Tamae Prindle (United States)
Understanding the Difference: The Case of Love and Lie (Gimu to Engi 1996) - 30 min. Conference Paper
Comparison of a novel and its cinema and television adaptations in light of Sartre’s existentialist philosophy

Jeff Hoyer (United States) Darlene McDaniel Southard (United States)
Understanding the “Human Factor” in Completion of Online Training and Its Implications to Distance Education from a Global Perspective. - 30 min. Conference Paper
Understanding the “Human Factor” in Completion of Online Training and Its Implications to Distance Education from a Global Perspective.

Dr Dorothy Spektorov McClellan (Croatia) Nikola Knez (Croatia)
The University’s International Collaborative Role in Shaping Globalization: Texas & Croatia 2002-2004 - 30 min. Conference Paper
The efforts of Texas A&M University in Croatia to establish international collaborative human rights, humanities, and scientific partnerships in this newly emerging democracy.

Jim Cornehls (United States)
The USA Patriot Act and the Threat to Civil Liberties in the United States of America - 30 min. Conference Paper
Analysis of how the USA Patriot Act affects civil liberties in the USA. and how it is being used to stifle dissent and censor speech.

An Kuppens (Belgium)
The Use of English in Flemish Media: Communicating a Subcultural Identity - 30 min. Conference Paper
On how Flemish radio- and television presenters frequently use English as a tool for communicating a subcultural identity to their audience.

Assoc Prof Robyn A. Ewing (Australia)
Using Drama Strategies to Enhance Critical Literacy - 30 min. Conference Paper
Drama strategies can be powerful tools in the development of critical literacy.

Grant Campbell (Canada)
Using Humanities Methodologies in the Field of Information and Knowledge Organization - 30 min. Conference Paper
This study uses literary analysis to show how humanities methodologies can be used to illuminate issues of belonging as studied in the field of information studies.

Cindy Hendricks (United States) James E. Hendricks (United States)
Using Literature to Understanding Children's Perceptions of Police Officers - 30 min. Conference Paper
Children learn about police officers through vicarious experiences such as reading children's books. This presentation explores the images of police officers found in children's books published in the US.

Dr. Hasan Crockett (United States)
Using Simulation Games as an Experiential Learning Technique: Transforming Political Culture of African American Males - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper discusses how simulation games can be used to transform the political culture of African American males. Teachers are facilitators in concert with their students, connected to the real political world, and concerned with the development of the whole student while de-valuing the passive learning model and encouraging the creation of original knowledge.

Richard Howells (United Kingdom)
Utopia Art and Popular Culture - 30 min. Conference Paper
An exploration of the place of Utopia in art and popular culture with specific reference to the work of Ernst Bloch.

Prof. Laura B. Soldner (United States)
The Value of Reflection in the Humanities: Learner Engagement and Affective Response - 30 min. Conference Paper
The transformative power of reflection is described in this session on the use of freewriting in an introductory level literature class.

Dr Lucy Stone McNeece (United States)
Vedic Visions, Sufi Signs and Platonic Parables: The Functions of Form in Late Modernity - 30 min. Conference Paper
The paradoxical encounter between postmodern societies and traditional cultures that characterizes much of modern history has rarely been conceived as an epistemological "awakening" for Europeans, although most agree that European modernism in the arts drew heavily upon African and Oriental traditions.

Amalia Jiva (United States)
The Veilmaker's Intuition: Hermeneutics and Cognitive Science - Virtual Presentation
Through a comparison between Schleiermacher and Pinker's views on language and thought, this paper calls for a closer look at the institutions present in the history of hermeneutics that have been attested to by findings in cognitive science.

Professor Gerald McCarthy (United States)
Vet Deconstructed: A Journey from War to Peace - 30 min. Conference Paper
The loss of his first born infant son becomes a father's point of awakening and recovery. This is the story of a father's need to understand his own past; his childhood in a working class Italian/American community; the death of his mother and grandfather; his abusive stepmother and his own father's neglect; his enlistment in the Marines at seventeen; his service in Vietnam and his desertion after the war; his time in military prison and Naval mental ward; and his eventual discharge to an uneasy peace.

Prof. Kavita Daiya (United States)
Violence and Belonging, History and Literature in a Transnational World - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper takes up the problem of ethnic violence and mass migration through its cultural representation in the public sphere.

Catherine Wallace (New Zealand) Douglas Ashwell (New Zealand)
Virtual Visions, Technological Tools and Social Reality - 30 min Conference Paper
The changing nature of organisations needs to consider both the technological and human aspects for success. This paper looks as technology as a tool and a driver in the change process.

Wen-Huei Chou (Taiwan)
The Visual Interpretation of Graphic Design History - Virtual Presentation
This design research project uses communication design to conceptualise its own history. As a critique of existing design history approaches and understandings it challenges the referential and interpretative frameworks through which communication design is understood. It advances a more inclusive way of looking at the historical development of the field. There are two major threads to the research. The first thread reflects on the contribution and limitations of the main histories of communication design. The second thread diagrams communication design history as a way of visualising and reconfiguring its history.

Jeffrey Hause
The Vocation of the University: Its Past as a Guide to its Future - 30 min. Conference Paper
Only by looking to the past can we determine a university’s vocation, the image of what the university ought to be that partly constitutes its present moral identity.

Stephen Glaze (United States)
Voluntary Simplicity: A Christian Movement? - 30 min. Conference Paper
A paper demonstrating the Stoic and Cynic roots of the current movement, gaining vogue among Christians, called "Voluntary Simplicity." The paper shows why this movement does not improve Christianity's post-colonial image.

Prof. Grazia Weinberg (South Africa)
Vying for Legitimacy: Academic vs Corporate Culture - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper questions the legitimacy of the commodification of intellectual property and whether there are any grounds for the adoption of a corporate system in education.

Anne McWhir (Canada)
Watching Out for Art: Literature and the Future of Memory - 30 min. Conference Paper
The paper will focus on how Margaret Atwood's novel, Oryx and Crake, imagines the future of the arts and humanities.

Dr. Rachela Permenter (United States)
We Are the Stories We Tell: Narratives, Healing, and the Para-rational - 30 min. Conference Paper
Narratives have been the primary means by which societies have defined themselves and are therefore humanity's primary tool for changing reality.

Dr Argyris Kyridis (Greece) Sofia Anastasiadou (Greece) Ifigeneia Vamvakidou (Greece) Andreas Andreou (Greece)
What Greek University Students Believe about the Greek National and Cultural Heritage and the “other” - Virtual Presentation
The Greek cultural and national heritage at the era of globalization and the "other". The beliefs of Greek university students.

Marsdin Thomas Van Order (United States) Gloria Estela González Zenteno (United States)
What is a poet?: The Intellectual in Il Postino and Ardiente Paciencia - 30 min. Conference Paper
A comparison of the intellectual formation of the subaltern in Antonio Skármeta's novel "Ardiente paciencia" and in Michael Radford's film "Il postino."

Dr Ellen Landau (United States)
Where 'Vandals' Wrecked Paintings: The Suppression of Art in Depression-era Los Angeles - 30 min. Conference Paper
A case study in the suppression of art during a period of right-wing fanaticism with implications for our own troubled times. Focus on a specific instance of response to the infamous Scottsboro Boys trial by West Coast leftist painters brutally censored by the L.A. Police.

Prof Timothy V. Kaufman-Osborn (United States)
Whither the Political Science Major at Liberal Arts Colleges? - 30 min. Conference Paper
The purpose of this paper is to explore the form and content of the contemporary political science major at liberal arts colleges in the United States. with the aim of explaining how and why that structure conflicts with the imperatives of a genuinely humanistic education.

Prof. Scott Groeniger (United States)
Who is the Designer Artist?: Re-examining the Role of the Designer as Autonmous Content Generator and Political Activist - 30 min. Conference Paper
The role of the Graphic Designer/ Artist is being re-defined in the 21st century. Designers no longer exist solely for the visualization and symbolization of the language of advertising.

Prof. Jack Klaff (United Kingdom)
The Whole Shebang: A Storyteller Among the Scientists - 30 min. Conference Paper
Klaff, storyteller and Professor of the Public Understanding of Science at an International Think-Tank offers privileged insights concerning both the Sciences and the Humanities

Martin Orkin (Israel)
Whose Human Justice and Reconciliation?: William Shakespeare’s Cymbeline, Joseph Sobol’s The Palestinait (Palestinian Girl) and the South African Truth Commission - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper examines aspects of the notions of justice and reconciliation articulated in a renaissance play, an Israeli play first performed in 1985 and the proceedings of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Janet Mary Haworth (United Kingdom)
Who’s Tony Blair?: An Exploration of Young People’s Awareness of Politics and its Implications for the Future of Journalism - 30 min. Conference Paper
A presentation of original research into the political awareness and engagement of young people in different regions and nations of the United Kingdom

Michael Babcock (United States)
Why Consciousness Matters: The Importance of Cognitive Science to the Humanities and Vice Versa - 60 min. Workshop
Cognitive scientists and humanists must communicate with one another where their interests overlap, such as the problems of identity and freewill.

Gerald Peters (United States)
Wilhelm Meister's "Theatrical Mission":: Liminality and Moral Education in Goethe's "Bildungstheorie" - Virtual Presentation
Goethe's "performative" theory of Bildung becomes the model by which to transform an originally theocratic and aristocratic social order into a modern secular meritocracy,underscoring the role of Weltliteratur in the formation of a world citizen.

Janet A. Flammang (United States)
Women and the Politics of Food - 30 min. Conference Paper
An examination of the political ramifications of women's historic responsibility for the civilizing aspects of food: conversation, civility, community and democracy.

Dr Purnima Mehta Bhatt (United States)
Women Transforming Politics: A Feminist Approach to War, Conflict and the Politics of Peace - 30 min. Conference Paper
The paper focuses on women's contributions to peace and conflict resolution.

Dr. Virginia Costa (Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China)
Wordplay Ambiguity: Bringing Clarity to Second Language Learners’ - 30 min. Conference Paper
Wordplay ambiguity is shown as a useful tool in helping second language learners in Hong Kong develop an understanding of non-academic text.

Professor Cynthia Joyce Miller (United States)
Words Past/Images Present/Future Invisible: Looking Beyond "Today" in Narratives of Homelessness - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper explores the ways in which a group of homeless writers and photographers attempt to envision individual and collective futures.

Nor Azimah Chew Abdullah (Malaysia)
Work-family Conflict: A Reality Among Female Workers? - 30 min. Conference Paper
Relationship between work demand, family demand and work-family conflict and social support as a moderator of work-family conflict.

Musheer Olatunji Kamau (United States)
The World Citizen in the Context of State Sovereignty - 30 min. Conference Paper
An analysis of the inverse relationship between global citizenship (Plato's Socrates Citizen of the World) and state soverignty, in an attempt to diminish the tension.

Howard Marchitello (United States)
World English?: Literary Studies in the Age of Globalization - 30 min. Conference Paper
What is the future of literary studies in the age of globalization--and what is the place of English in it?

Dr Catherine Kunce (United States)
Zitkala-Sa's Garden of Eden - 30 min. Conference Paper
By perverting the biblical story of the Garden of Eden, Native American Zitkala-Sa reveals the brutality of white-Christian culture's attempted conversion of the subaltern.

R.C. De Prospo (United States)
“A place untouched by man”: The Culture of Global Warming in the U.S. from Thoreau’s Walden through Bill McKibben’s The End of Nature to Don Henley and the “Eagles” - Virtual Presentation
The theory of Global Warming is usually considered to be scientific in origin. In fact, it has a relatively old and deep cultural background in the U.S.

Dr Raya A. Jones (United Kingdom)
“Adventure Time in an Alien World”: Personal Accounts of Mental Illness on the Web - 30 min. Conference Paper
This paper considers 'virtual' storytelling related to mental illness experience, and the implications for identity construction.

Tony Curtis (United Kingdom)
“Life’s Miraculous Poise between Light and Dark” – The Painter Ceri Richards and the Poet Dylan Thomas - 30 min. Conference Paper
An examination of the way in which Thomas’s poetry drove Richards’s art and of the insights which that art gives to the challenges of the poetry.

Dr. Donnalyn Pompper (United States)
“New News” in a Global Age: Evolution of Journalistic Conventions & Routines - 30 min. Conference Paper
Global economic conditions, earmarked by unprecedented competition for market share and media giant mergers significantly have altered journalism -- especially news conventions and routines.

Enrique Encabo (Spain)
“Wagner vs Puccini: Modernism and Opera in Spain... Just an Artistic Question?” - 30 min. Conference Paper
The main aim of this work is to show the tension between Catalonia and Spain at the end of 19th century through lyric theatre; apparently inoffensive, Wagnerian movement or verismo are not only musical movements in Spain. They are in accordance with political and economical differences between Spain and Catalonia.

Dr James Conley (United States)
“…A passi tardi e lenti”: A Humanist’s Outreach to Non-traditional Students - 30 min. Conference Paper
Use of online resources and innovative technologies for instructing non-traditional students in Business Communications, World Literature, and Renaissance Studies