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February 7, 2019
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Minority Representation In Mainstream Art Museums, Part 2 (Heather Stivison)

The following is the second of a three-part series.  The first can be found here. Cultural Perspectives & Inequities The history of colonialism in the English-speaking world is such that, to this day, the white majority culture dominates that of indigenous peoples. Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United States…

January 29, 2019
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Minority Representation In Mainstream Art Museums, Part 1 (Heather Stivison)

The following is the first of a three-part series. The project on which this essay is based focused on art museums within the English-speaking world and their evolving relationship with the art of African Americans and Native peoples. As a direct result of colonialism, the English-speaking world long held that…

December 30, 2018
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Ambient Rhetoric And Graphic Novels (Sergio C. Figueiredo)

In the fall of 2015 I taught a Literary Genre course Kennesaw State University in Georgia on the Graphic Novel (ENGL 3230 Syllabus).  I taught it from the perspective of rhetorical genres as described by Carolyn Miller in “Genre as Social Action.” the features of which are as follows: Genre…

October 10, 2018
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Cyberculture And The New Digital (“Xperimental”) Poetics – An Interview With Daniel Y. Harris And Irene Koronas (Esthesis Editors)

“What has Athens to do with Jerusalem?” the ancient Christian thinker Tertullian pointedly asked in highlighting the apparent incommensurability between the two dominant discourses of his day – philosophy and religious revelation. Daniel Y. Harris Today, considering the disconsolation of the arts and humanities amidst the digitization of all life…

April 26, 2018
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Gender And Sexuality In The Animated Films Of Walt Disney and Hayao Miyazaki, Part 2 (Hiroko Miyashita)

The following is the second of a three-part series.  The first installment can be found here. In general, as Laura Mulvey argues, female characters in past, traditional stories were portrayed as quiet and weak. At that time, women were not considered as important as men in society, therefore the stories…

April 18, 2018
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Gender And Sexuality In The Animated Films Of Walt Disney and Hayao Miyazaki, Part 1 (Hiroko Miyashita)

The following is the first installment of a three-part series. Hayao Miyazaki and Walt Disney are the two best-known and world famous directors in the history of animated film. Despite Miyazaki and Disney’s differences in style, themes, and approach when making animated films, both are extremely popular both in the…

February 27, 2018
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God Is Dead – Now All We Have Is Victimhood Culture (Miriam Wilson) – Part 2

The following is the second installment of a two-part series.  The first portion can be read here. The Nietzschean frame that most easily lends itself as a comparison to contemporary victimhood is that of the Last Man. Appearing in the prologue of Thus Spoke Zarathustra, the figure of the Last…

February 19, 2018
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God Is Dead – Now All We Have Is Victimhood Culture (Miriam Wilson) – Part 1

The following is the first installment of a two-part series. Picture ‘the enemy’ as the man of ressentiment conceives him—and here precisely is his deed, his creation: he has conceived ‘the evil enemy,’ ‘the Evil One,’ and this in fact is his basic concept, from which he then evolves, as an afterthought and pendant,…

November 17, 2017
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Racing For The Prize, Part 2 (Michael Boughn)

The following is the second of a two-part installment.  The first part is linked here. The article was previously published in Canadian Literature 219 (Winter 2013): (193-199).  It is republished with permission of the author. This high/low distinction has haunted thinking about art since the eighteenth century and its spatial language is a reminder of the…

November 13, 2017
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Last Call For Registrations For Rocky Mountain/Southwest Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit

There are only about 75 tickets left for the Rocky Mountain/Southwest Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit, April 6 and 7 at the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado. Registration is online at https://www.cplsummit.org/southwest. The Rocky Mountain/Southwest summit, sponsored by the National Consortium for Creative Placemaking and ArtPlace America of the National Endowment for the…