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'Sidek' 'Mohd Noah' (Malaysia)
The Comparison of Attachment Style Among University of Putra Students According to Ethnicity and Gender - Virtual Presentation
The purpose of this study was to determine whether there was any difference in attachment styles among university students according to ethnicity and gender.

Maria Adamos (United States)
Do We Still Need Philosophy? - 30 min Conference Paper
This paper discusses the value of philosophy. I argue that because philosophy is an activity that encourages critical thinking and questioning of tradition and authority, is pivotal to the solution of the world problems today.

Egbiye Akindele Adejo (Gambia)
This Globalism: Immigration/Minorities - 30 min Conference Paper
Human movement may be voluntary or involuntary in whichever way it is considered, It is still human movement. This presentation will look at human movement, its consequences and the issue of becoming a minority as a result.

Julius Adekunle (United States)
Power and Fear: Ethnonationalism and Governance in Africa - Virtual Presentation
An examination of the impact of ethnonationalism on the politics of Africa in the post-colonial era.

Francis Adu-Febiri (Canada)
Facilitating Cultural Diversity in a Monolithic Global Economy: The Role of Human Factor Education - 30 min Conference Paper
The human factor is implicated in globalization, yet it is invisible in the explication of and the search for solutions to the problems of globalization

Othon Alexandrakis (Canada)
Roma Health and Identity: Exploring Violence and Belonging - 30 min Conference Paper
This paper focuses on the affects of structural violence on identity of members of marginalized communities in the context of European states.

Jenny Allen (Australia)
The Legacy of Technical Rationality: Critical reflection and the everyday world of teachers - 30 min Conference Paper
Technical rationality remains a legacy that constrains our understanding of the everyday lives of teachers. The social sciences need to challenge this discourse and formulate fresh understandings of critical reflection in the everyday lives of teachers.

Alzaruba Alzaruba (United States)
Bridging Global Concepts through Collaborative Art - 30 min Conference Paper
Decades ago, my first encounter with the term global nomad gave me a new sense of identity in context. As a result, my work as a visual artist shifted from personal concerns and began to explore the larger issues of identity relationships in a changing world. With a childhood shaped by the Asia-Pacific arena, my life has ranged from coming of age in Central America, to the opportunities of the United States, to birthing my creative voice while living in Europe

Panagiotes S. Anastasiades (Greece)
The New Type of Human Personality Towards the Information Society - Virtual Presentation
Objective of this work is to identify the basic characteristics of the new type of human personality, towards the internet society.

Alicia Andreu (United States)
Globalization in Javier Cercas novel, Soldados de - 30 min Conference Paper

A. Aneesh (United States)
Self as Other: Worlds of Programmers - 30 min Conference Paper
Computer programming is a major force behind the current round of globalization, and programmers some of its key players. A transnational organization of capital, labor and corporations is daily imagined and realized in the electronic space of programming languages.

Jenny Anger (United States)
Post- (Modern and Postmodern - 30 min Conference Paper
Postmodernism may (un-postmodernistically) reify modernism and obscure the “postmodern” in the modern. So do we need a post- (modern and postmodern)?

Eugenia Arvanitis (Australia)
Community Building Education in a Globalising Context: The Paradigm of Greek Ethnic Schools in Australia - 30 min Conference Paper
The paper examines the role of the Greek Ethnic Schooling in Australia and in particular its importance in promoting the so-called community building education.

Asthana Sanjay (United States)
Visual Hegemonies National-Global Dialectic in Print Advertisements in Postcolonial India - 30 min Conference Paper
This paper examines themes of globalization and nation represented in print media in India during 1982 to 2002.

Suzie Attiwill (Australia)
Inter-story - 30 min Conference Paper
This paper responds to the question 'What is history?' posed under the theme The 'Human' of the Humanities.

Nado Aveling (Australia)
"Whiteness" as Historical, Social and Political Artefact: Two Case Studies - 30 min Conference Paper
This paper explores the question of 'being white' with a small group of young, well-educated women from Australia and Germany.

Olunga Ayot (United States)
The Quest for New Directions in Humanities in Africa: Ethnic Conflicts and Human Rights Violation in Africa - 30 min Conference Paper
This paper suggests that with the assistance of the world community, and new directions in humanities, it hoped that African leaders and policymakers as well as the inhabitants of the continent will be willing to explore new ways to deal with the vicious cycle of injustice and ethnic conflicts, and challenging issues that have had both political, economic and social impact on the family and larger social groups.

Alexandra Bain (Canada)
The Role of Food in the Muslim World: Food and Identity Amongst the Hui of North-east China - Virtual Presentation
An examination of the central role of food in maintaining the religious identity of the Hui, one of China's ethnic minorities. Field research conducted May 2002, in Jilin province and Inner Mongolia.

Christopher Bakken (United States)
Rage for Order: How Poetry Confronts Disaster - 30 min Conference Paper
What part will poetry play in an age of impersonal global politics and terrorism? This presentation considers the role of praise and dispraise in world poetry past and present.

Kerry Neville Bakken (United States) Terrell Dixon
Place Matters: Cultivating Commitments to Local Soil and Local Memory - 60 min Workshop
This presentation focuses on the ways in which place-based environmental education cultivates a necessary commitment to what poet and essayist Wendell Berry calls “local soil and local memory.” We will examine how a bioregional approach effectively counters the homogeneity of globalisation, as well as the placeless-ness of the virtual world, through an analysis of three regional “texts”: the urban (Houston, Texas), the rural (Meadville, Pennsylvania), and the immediately local (Rhodes, Greece). We will spend time both in and out of the conference room, with a practical demonstration based in Rhodes Town.

Anne Bamford (Australia)
Redefining Adolescent Notions of Gender through Interactive Media and the Arts - 30 min Conference Paper
Adolescents explore issues of gender and identity through interactive media, graphic manipulation and the arts.

Dr Zev Bar-Lev (United States)
A Mystic World-view: Unifying Science, Arts, and Religion - Virtual Presentation
A world-view is presented, its basis in kabbalah, to present a unifying conceptual format for discourse in science, arts, ethics, and religion.

Rosalyn Baxandall (United States) Linda Gordon (United States)
Feminism and the Left: An Historical Relationship Misunderstood - 30 min Conference Paper
This paper argues that there was a complex and conflictual unity between the male dominated New and Old Lefts and the women's movement.

Craig Bellamy (Australia)
A Future for Technology in the Humanities Why Build an Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) - Virtual Presentation
Thus paper describes the concept of an Electronic Theses and Dissertation (ETD) and why this is a useful model for the Humanities.

Victoria Bernal (United States)
Transnationalism, Diaspora, and the Eritrean Global Village - 30 min Conference Paper
Situating this study of nationalism in the realm of the transnational has required me to shift frequently between a consideration of the ways in which Eritreans located in Eritrea, particularly the nationalist movement and the eventual Eritrean state use and even construct transnational relations to achieve nationalist ends, and a consideration of the ways in which Eritreans in diaspora construct nationalism and participate in Eritrean affairs from their transnational locations.

Penny S. Bernard (South Africa)
Reflections on the water, the goddess and the serpent in a time of ecological crisis:: Universal wisdom and healing that transcends time and space. - 30 min Conference Paper
This paper is a reflexive account of the researcher's exploration into the world of water spirits and diviner-healers in southern Africa. She explores the common themes and strands that underlie and connect many of the healing traditions in southern Africa and beyond, and their profound significance for an understanding of our common humanity.

Gurminder K. Bhambra (United Kingdom)
Modernity, Postcolonial Theory and Eurocentrism - 30 min Conference Paper
This paper addresses the casual dismissal of postcolonial critiques of modernity and argues that the presumption of modernity as a European phenomenon makes a critique of Eurocentrism more, not less, important.

Dr. Purnima Mehta Bhatt (United States)
Globalization and its Impact on Women in Asia and Africa: Problems and Potentials - 30min Paper Presentation
This paper employs a gendered approach to globalization and its effect on women's lives in Asia and Africa. It examines their increased labor force participation and the impact on family structures and gender relations; sex tourism, exploitation of women and the spread of AIDS among women and provides examples of women-led grassroots efforts to resist and challenge globalization.

Robert Bieder (United States)
Giving Meaning to Nature in an Age of Globalization - 30 min Conference Paper
Western environmental organizations often presume a universal meaning for nature when establishing nature preserves. Such presumptions are not warranted when delaing with other cultures.

Sandra Bird (United States) Carol Edwards (United States) Valerie A. Dibble (United States) Rick Garner (United States)
Developing Interdisciplinary Teaching: Ties That Bind - 60 min Workshop
Development of an interdisciplinary teaching unit, which includes: art, music, literature, science, mathematics and history.

Alan Black (Australia)
The Impact of Various Forms of Insecurity on Personal and Social Well-being - Virtual Presentation
International terrorism and other social and cultural trends, such as increasing rates of divorce or separation, increasing casualization of work, burgeoning local and global environmental problems, the post-modern turn, and decreasing confidence in various social institutions impact on personal and social well-being.

Ben Bollig (United Kingdom)
Prolegomenon to the Political Reading of Poetry: N'or Perlongher and the Argentine 'Neobarroco' as a Test Case - Virtual Presentation
A political reading of Argentine poetry and its wider implications in the context of the breakdown of historical and literary narratives.

Amanda Borden (United States)
Christian Environmentalism: Integrating Judeo-Christian Principles, Humanities, and Environmental Service Learning into Instruction in Communication - 30 min Conference Paper
An interdisciplinary core curriculum course integrates instruction in communication, humanities, Christianity and environmental service learning.

Margaret Brabant (United States)
"A Small Opening" Using Service Learning in the Service of the Humanities and Humanity - 30 min Conference Paper
The service-learning pedagogy facilitates the process whereby students view themselves as world citizens capable of affecting change for humanity.

Dr David Breeden (United States)
The Anarcho-Literati: Subverting Corporate Hegemony Through Decentralized Artistic and Intellectual Distribution - Virtual Presentation
Globalization may be providing the tools by which art and thought will break out of the boundaries of nation-states and language groups that have dominated since the Renaissance.

Robert Briggs (Australia)
Research in Ruins - Virtual Presentation
An investigation, via the polyvalent motif of "ruin", into the varying forms, functions and ends of research in the "new" humanities.

Daniel J. Brooks (United States)
Evacuating the Western Center: A Global Context for Teaching Interdisciplinary Humanities - 30 min Conference Paper
This paper presents a model developed for teaching a core interdisciplinary Humanities course in a global, rather than a western context.

Lindsay Broughton (Australia) Jane Quon (Australia)
The Humanities and Ecology: Art and the Communication of Marine Ecological Issues - 60 min Workshop
Jane Quon’s multimedia artworks and a short paper posit an example of, and a rationale for the Humanities embracing Ecology as a central theme.

Ellen-Jane Browne (Australia)
Global Interactions - the Antarctic Exerience - 30 min Conference Paper
Paper explores the Antarctic Treaty system and the use of the profession 'science' as a means of global interaction.

Matthias Rudolf Brust (Germany) Christian Medeiros Adriano (Brazil)
The Undelivered Promise of Urbanism - Virtual Presentation
This paper illustrates how urbanism has immense influences on human life and technological progress.

Mio Bryce (Australia) Prof. John Stephens (Australia)
Japanese Popular Culture and Character Fashioning: Subjection and Abjection in the Animated Films, “NausicaĂ€ of the Valley of Wind” and “Perfect Blue” - Virtual Presentation
Situating narratives within the prevailing pressures to conform which are imposed on individuals in Japanese society, and the individuals’ internalised conflicts over their identities, this paper contrasts how Japanese animations, “NausicaĂ€ of the Valley of Wind” and “Perfect Blue” produce the characterisation of NausicaĂ€ and Mima in terms of subjectivity and abjection.

Andrea S. Bubenik (Canada)
Reconsidering Aby Warburg: Image, Text and the Spaces In Between - 30 min Conference Paper
This paper posits the work of Aby Warburg (1866-1929) as a starting point for exploring relationships between images and text, as well as relationships between art and science. An exploration of some seventeenth century natural history illustrations that remain unclaimed by the histories of both art and science will characterize not only how images afford the possibility of an interdiciplinary approach, but rather necessitate it.

Stefan Bucher (Taiwan)
Globalisation and Cultural Diversity: Challenges for Higher Education - 30 min Conference Paper
Cultural pluralism and intercultural dialogue can help us to overcome both the threat of homogenisation and the cultural fundamentalisms. Intercultural minimum standards for education will be explored.

Dr. Thomas Jerome Burns (United States Virgin Islands)
Chaos and Complexity Theories: Tools for Understanding Social Processes - Virtual Presentation
We discuss the implications of a number of ideas from chaos and complexity theories in understanding the social world.

Dr Lynn Elen Burton (Canada)
Applied Foresight: Exploring Interest in the Creation of a Network of Humanities Scholars to Set a Trans-disciplinary Research Agenda to Address the Critical Issues Relative to Emerging S&T Innovations - 60 min Workshop
This workshop will bring Humanities scholars together with a view to establishing a formal network for the purposes of collaborating on a formal research agenda for a trans-disciplinary approach to assessing the social, economic, political and ethical impacts of emerging scientific and technological innovations.

Dr Chi-kim Cheung (Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China)
Media Education in Hong Kong: From Civic Education to Curriculum Reform - 30 min Conference Paper
The central theme of this paper centers around media education; dealing with its relationship with civic education, and the need to have it implemented in response to curriculum reform in Hong Kong.

Esther M. K. Cheung (Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China)
Built Space, Cinema, and the Ghostly Global City - Virtual Presentation
The aim of the paper is to articulate the intricate relations among built space, cinema and the changing city by way of a critical review of the recent scholarships on the relation between spectrality and globality.

Anastasia Christou (Greece)
(Re)collecting Memories, (Re)constructing Identities and (Re)creating National Landscapes: Spatial Belongingness, Cultural (dis)location and the Search for Home in Narratives of Diasporic Journeys - 30 min Conference Paper
The article theorizes and problematizes the concepts of self and nation as exemplified in stories of return migration to the ancestral homeland. The personal plan of action as illustrated in the project of return migration to the parents’ homeland is densely interconnected with processes of identification perceived by the returnees themselves as the dynamic context where the cultural self intersects with the ethnic self in both private and public national constructions.

Allen Chun (China)
Disciplinary Divide: Is There a Bottom Line in Cultural Studies? - 60 min Workshop
This proposed paper is an offshoot of a core concern, namely whether there is a widening gap in current uses and definitions of culture in "cultural studies", as practiced not only in its explicit institutionalised manifestations but also in disciplines as varied as anthropology, sociology, literature, media and mass communications, etc.

Michael Clarke (United States)
Resurgent US Nationalism and Globalization - 30 min Conference Paper
Identifying new and emerging contradictions in aspects of US foreign affairs, specifically the contradiction between globalization and nationalism.

Joan Cocks (United States)
Politics through Portraiture: Albert Memmi on Identity and Difference - 30 min Conference Paper
A critique of Albert Memmi's political ideas and defense of his method of presenting those ideas through fiction, ideal types, and polemics.

Richard M. Coe (Canada)
Neocolonialism, Globalization, and the Discourse of Modernism:: A New Rhetorical Analysis of The Book of Wisdom for Eskimo - 30 min Conference Paper
The discourse of modernism supports neo-colonialism and the global homogenization of cultural values. This paper will present a New Rhetorical analysis of The Book of Wisdom for Eskimo in order to demonstrate the neo-colonialist implications of modernist discourse and, by extension of the rhetorical method, how a perspectivist pragmatism serves to preserve social and cultural heterogeneity.

Terry Collits (Australia)
Joseph Conrad in the New World Order - 30 min Conference Paper
The place of a western canonical writer of the colonial period, who even thrived in postcolonial studies, in the English curriculum of the future.

Mary Connerty (United States)
Yevanic: Linguistic and Sociolinguistic Features of Judeo-Greek - Virtual Presentation
This is a study of linguistic and sociolinguistic features of Judeo-Greek, a language with only about 30 remaining speakers.

D. A. Constant (United States)
The Case for Censorship in Book III of Plato's Republic: An Examination with Application to the Age of Globalization - 30 min Conference Paper
The argument for censorship in Book III of Plato's Republic examined with respect to advertizing in a globalizing world.

Ann-Maria Contarino (United States)
Why Do I Have to Read This?: The Literary Canon and the Liberal Arts - 30 min Conference Paper
An examination of two undergraduate Humanities programs, both currently facing the challenge of maintaining centrality amid diversifying interpretations of a liberal arts curriculum.

Bob Cottrell (United States)
The Dilemma of Human Rights: A World Dimension - 30 min Conference Paper
This paper will focus on the campaign to protect human rights during the course of the 20th Century.

Wendy E. Cowling (New Zealand)
Negotiating Liminality: Pacific Artists in New Zealand - 30 min Conference Paper
Artists, working in a range of media are exploring their identity as New Zealand-born children of emigrants from a number of South Pacific nations.

Dr Eve Coxon (New Zealand)
Beyond Economism: Globalisation, Development and Culture - 30 min Conference Paper
This paper argues for a concept of ‘development’ which accounts for the articulation of local and global, particular and universal.

Barbara Craig (New Zealand)
Cultural Identity Internet Cultural Identity and the Internet: Exploring culturally appropriate content on the Internet with Maori and Pacific families in New Zealand - 30 min Conference Paper
Putting computers in the homes of low-income Maori and Pacific Nations families empowers them to explore genealogy (whanau) and put own content online.

Dr David Peter Crandall (United States)
What is it to be a Man? What is it to be a Woman? What is it to be Human?: Himba Voices From a Generational Divide. - 30 min Conference Paper
This is a comparison and contrast between the rising generation of Himba and the elder generation on the questions of manhood, womanhood, and the concept of the human being.

Dr. Caroline M. Crawford (United States)
Integrating Metaphorical Cues to Enhance Learner Conceptual Frameworks of Understanding within Web-based Academic Coursework - Virtual Presentation
Enhancing eLearning environments and the supportive enhancement of the learner’s conceptual framework through the integration of metaphors and metaphorical cues.

Kate Cregan (Australia)
Biotechnology Across the Borders of Life - 30 min Conference Paper
This paper addresses embryonic stem cell technology, which tests socio-cultural, ethical and legal precedents, fuelling political and media debate.

Dr Robert Cribb (Australia)
Dynamics of Land and Identity in Pacific Asia: Reflections on Indigenous Identity - 30 min Conference Paper
Indigenous peoples claim rights unrecognized a century ago, based on the moral importance of prior possession and by environmental concerns.

Stelio R. Cro (United States)
Globalization,as Overlapping Utopias: The Latin American Perspective - 30 min Conference Paper
Globalization seems to project universal systems. To help the cause of peace in Latin America, a need is perceived to give utopia a second chance.

Prof. Freddie Crous (South Africa)
The Future of the Humanities: An Appreciative Inquiry - 30 min Conference Paper
Lecturers teaching in the area of the humanities will be invited to an appreciative inquiry. They will be challenged to discover, dream, design and produce deliverables on the purpose and future of the humanities - especially within the African context. An overview of this collaborative effort and its outcomes will be presented at the conference.

J. Madison Davis (United States)
Bernardo Bertolucci and the Tragedy of the Ideal - Virtual Presentation
Bertolucci's films consistently reveal a pattern in which characters attempt to reach an idealization of themselves, but fail because of their fundamental natures.

Dr Cathy Day (Australia) Sue McGinty (Australia)
Teaching the Value of Diversity Against the National Discourse of the War on Terror - 30 min Conference Paper
Interviews and focus groups conducted in secondary schools uncovered the impact of the national focus on the war on terror on teachers’ work and students’ perceptions of the value of difference.

Nancy De Freitas (New Zealand)
Between Hope and Desire: The Location of Home - 30 min Conference Paper
An examination of concepts and their connection to art practice that deals with place memory and identity.

Todd Joseph DeVriese (United Arab Emirates)
Visual Boundaries: Economic Agendas as Mapped Representations Through Pictorial Systems - 30 min Conference Paper
How maps are interpreted visually, and the role this plays in understanding identity.

Mitchell Dean (Australia)
'Nomos' and the Re-politicising of Contemporary World Order - 60 min Workshop
Carl Schmitt's concept of 'nomos', and its critique by Giorgio Agamben, are used to help rescue problems of 'new world order' from the de-politicizing stress on globalization and governance.

Jacques Delacroix (United States)
Collective Identity Markers in an Immigrant-Descended Ethnic Group: A Field Study of California Mexican-Americans. - 30 min Conference Paper
Influence of media use on construction of collective identity markers in an ethnic group.

Maria DiBattista (United States) Barry McCrea Caitriona Ni Dhubhghaill Amira Hassan Nowaira (Egypt)
Joyce and the Politics of World Literature - 60 min Workshop
The timeliness of James Joyce as the first and still most imaginative writer of the new world order and its competing 'modernisms'.

Samba Diop (United States)
Creative Writing and Oral Literature As A Remedy to Ethnic Conflicts in Postcolonial Africa - 30 min Conference Paper
Africa today is marred by violent and bloody conflicts caused by ethnic, tribal, economic, and political misunderstandings. Creative writing (poetry and fiction)and storytelling/epic literature both in European languages and African languages can help toward resolving these conflics and, better yet, prevent them in the first place. Before people in Africa get to arms and fight each other, they will discover the rich cultural and linguistic heritage that they share in common.

Harold E. Dorton (United States)
Raid the Archives: Discovering the Neglected Self of Autobiographical Acts - Virtual Presentation
This paper advocates archival research in examining autobiographical acts as moments of self-creation

Michael Douglas (Australia)
Imagining Transports of Sustainability - 30 min Conference Paper
What role can arts-activism play to transport the emergence of ecological and cultural sustainability?

Christos Doukas (Greece)
Interrelation between Global and Local: Processes in Educational Policies - 30 min Conference Paper
This announcement examines the discourses and the processes of globalization from the perspective of the European Educational Policies on Lifelong Learning and their connection with the national policies.

Amanda Du Preez (South Africa)
Cyberfeminism and Embodiment: Weaving World Wide Webs - Virtual Presentation
In this era during which human interaction with new technologies are becoming increasingly seamless and bio-bodies are constructed as just another designer interface, it is proposed in this paper that being human also necessarily implies being embodied. The closeness and connectivity that exist between women, new technologies and embodiment are explored in this paper by tracing some of the intellectual and artistic roots of cyberfeminism.

Pieter Du Toit (South Africa)
Towards Commercialization of Higher Education: Globalization, Quality Assurance, and Innovation - 30 min Conference Paper
Higher education will soon be dominated by commercialized innovation-based educational models. Should we allow higher education to become commercialized?

Dexter Dunphy (Australia)
Corporate Sustainability: The Potential Contribution of the Humanities - 60 min Workshop
Sustainability is this century’s contestable issue - the corporation’s role will be hotly debated. The paper outlines characteristics of future sustainable and sustaining corporations, examining how humanities can contribute.

Catherine L. W. Dwyer (United States)
Selected Sojourns of Africans and African Americans in North America, and Selected Resultant Cross Cultural Exchanges - 30 min Conference Paper
For the sake of individual survival, members of small groups have often merged into the society of a larger nearby group.

Gabriele Eckart (United States)
Fear of the Future in Contemporary German and Austrian Gothic Subcultures - 30 min Conference Paper
The theme of fear of the future in songs and other self-expressions of Contemporary German and Austrian Gothic Bands.

Linda Edington (United States)
The Cultural Context of Leadership - 60 min Workshop
Given an intitial survey of the body of knowledge on leaders and leadership, one can quickly see that there are many variations of descriptions of leaders and defintions of leadership. The hypothesis of this research is that there is a cultural context of leaderhsip and that current leadership theories that appear to be global may in fact be culturally bound to the author's country. The authors have done a meta-analysis of six major or emerging leadership theories against six different cultures to test their hypothesis.

Dr Denise Egea-Kuehne (United States)
The Teaching of the Humanities: Rights and Responsibilities - Virtual Presentation
This project proposes to explore the notion of heritage of a cultural memory before beginning to address the necessity of a right to humanities education and to the teaching of the humanities in the current socio-political context, as well as the concurrent call to responsibility.

Mr Mahmoud Eid (Canada)
Reflexive Modernity and Risk Society - Virtual Presentation
It explores the linkage of reflexive modernity and risk society by illustrating views of reflexive modernization and its objection to postmodernism

Thomas I. Ellis (United States)
From Glomart to Gaia: A New Cultural Paradigm for a Finite World - 30 min Conference Paper
A critique of the cultural premises of the Global Market Economy, followed by a description of an emerging alternative global cultural paradigm predicated on the implicit logic of the natural world.

Karen Beck Englander (United States)
Complex Identities and the Writings of Nonnative English Academics - Virtual Presentation
Global pressures force all scholars to work in English and thereby create identity conflicts which are embedded in their texts.

Dr (PhD) Annette Therese Falahey (Australia)
Drinking Locally Acting Globally - 30 min Conference Paper
This paper addresses the sociological significance of alcohol in Europe.

Thomas M. Falkner (United States)
Classics on Broadway 2002: Ancient Tales and Post/Modern Meanings - 30 min Conference Paper
An analysis of the prominence and popularity of contemporary versions of Greek and Roman classical literature on the contemporary New York stage

Paul D. Fallon (United States)
Linguistics: A Bridge between Science and the Humanities - 30 min Conference Paper
Linguistics is paradoxically the most humane and scientific of the humanities; it can act as a bridge between science and the humanities.

Dr R. James Ferguson (Australia)
Cosmopolitan Governance and the Challenge of Human-Directed Power in an Age of Clashing Globalisations - Virtual Presentation
During turbulent globalisation, the ongoing clash of norms has generated instability in terms of poor social and environmental sustainability, especially in developing countries.. Models of governance need to incorporate a new vision of cosmopolitanism that can deal with the emerging transnational realities of the 21st century, reduce great asymmetries of power, and counter the rise of state-based authoritarianism.

Roberta Fiske-Rusciano (United States)
Young Women Refugees in the United States: Hope Against Hope - 30 min Conference Paper
In this presentation the analysis is primarily based upon several hours of interviews with the three informants, focusing upon ethnographic details, that help the reader understand the world-view of each woman, and to appreciate her experiences and knowledge as she presents them.

Miki Flockemann (South Africa)
'My Name is Sorrow': Traumas and Transformations in Recent Fictions and Performances from South Africa - 30 min Conference Paper
This is a comparative study of attempts to translate traumatic experiences into a variety of cultural forms.

Neil Fraistat (United States)
Critical Gaming, Virtual Worlds, and Future Humanities - 30 min Conference Paper
My multimedia presentation will discuss how immersive digital environments, virtual worlds, with their gamelike performative and critically reflective possibilities, might themselves be created and understood as entirely new kind of textual editions.

Katerina K. Frantzi (Greece)
Building Community in a Globalising World: The Pedagogical Paradigm of John Dewey - Virtual Presentation
The New Information Society, the globalization of economy, culture and communications, and New Cosmopolitanism lead to a total reconstruction of the world, of the society and the role of human as citizen. Education, in particular, has received the impulses and consequences of these new developments. At times of crisis, a new Paradigm, more effective, is being born and replaces the old one. John Dewey’s paradigm on building a pragmatic community in school and society stands as an effective alternative for the formation of democratic character, and for intelligent growth.

Katharine B. Free (United States)
Bellissima Causa Belli: Helen of Troy as the Wellspring of Violence in Greek and Roman Tradition - 30 min Conference Paper
The paper proposes to examine the ancient poetic and dramatic interpretations of Helen of Troy as a justification for war. It asks the questions: why is a female non-combatant assigned the blame for male violence?

Rick Freeze (Canada)
Precision Reading: A Practical and Effective Approach to Remedial Reading with Below Average Readers in Senior High School - Virtual Presentation
Twenty-one Grade 9 students reading below grade level improved 1.8 grade levels after 90 five minute daily sessions of Precision Reading.

Katrin Froese
Beyond Metaphysics: The Limits of Philosophy in Heidegger, Nietzsche and Daoism - 30 min Conference Paper
This paper will draw comparisons between Nietzsche and Heidegger's attempts to overcome metaphysics and the notion of the Dao in the writings of Laozi and Zhuangzi.

George R. Garrison (United States)
The Indispensibility of the Humanities In the Age of Globalization and Cosmopolitanism - 30 min Conference Paper
An evolved concept of the Humanities and its application to Globalization and Cosmopolitanism

Rob Gaylard (South Africa)
'Welcome to the World of our Humanity': 'Affirmations of Humanness in the work of Selected Black South African Writers' - 30 min Conference Paper
This paper examines the concept of the human as a constitutive and unifying factor in the work of particular black South African writers (Mphahlele, Mda, Mpe).

Doreen S. Geddes (United States)
International Service Learning: Immersing Humanities Students in Global Cultures - 30 min Conference Paper
International Service Learning provides students in the humanities as well as technical disciplines with opportunities to serve and live with residents of other countries. This immersion can help both groups understand and appreciate their respective cultures.

Ken Gelder (Australia)
Fantasy and Terrorism - Virtual Presentation
This paper looks at Tolkein's 'Lord of the Rings' (the novel and the recent films) and the Philip Pullman Dark Materials trilogy in the context of prevailing discourses about global terrorism. It sees fantasy as a terroristic genre: concerned with global alliances and moral universalism; spectacular, nostalgic for a non-porous space (middle earth), always nervous, yearning for and in endless deferral of 'the end'; configuring evil as both remote and proximate, as over there (somewhere) and already here.

Valentina Glajar (United States)
Historical Hurdles on the Way to the European Union:: The Sudeten German-Czech Conflict in Contemporary Literary and Historical Narratives - 30 min Conference Paper
In view of the European Union's expansion to the East, this paper discusses the Sudeten German-Czech conflict as a significant obstacle that threatened to hold up Czech entry to the European Union. As attempts at reconciliation between Czechs and Germans, I examine texts by Libuse Monikova and Jörg Bernig that offer contrasting insights into historical questions.

Mr Trevor Goddard (Australia)
Corporations as Community Citizens: Embedding Humanitarian Values into Corporate Activity - Virtual Presentation
Hypothesis: ‘ethical distance’ occurs when there is disparity between collective values of individuals within a corporation and the value sets imparted by corporate activity

Paraskevi Golia (Greece) Ifigenia Vamvakidou (Greece)
The Usage of Terms Civilization and Culture in Specific Greek Newspaper - Virtual Presentation
Recording of conceptual lexicon that is used in specific newspapers about civilization and culture

Alena Govorounova (Japan)
A Radical Theological Critique of Humanism - 30 min Conference Paper
The collapse of the humanistic optimism of modernity led to a culture of distrust and suspicion. Postmodernist disillusionment in humanistic ideals results in nihilism. A radical theological critique rejects the view that it is simply the erroneous interpretation of humanistic ideals that is the problem, and exposes the anthropocentric epistemology of humanism per se as erroneous.

Jim Grabowska (United States)
A Sensory Approach to Learning: Using Digital Technologies to Teach the Humanities - Virtual Presentation
A discussion of the results of student-employed digital technologies in the interpretation of humanities topics, ie. literature and culture.

Alyth F. Grant (New Zealand)
Bridging Cultural Divides: Emine Sevgi Özdamar’s "Die Brücke vom Goldenen Horn" - 30 min Conference Paper
The evolution of a new German language and identity in Turkish-born writer Emine Sevgi Özdamar’s novels in German.

Dr Elizabeth M. Grierson (New Zealand)
Transitions, Translations & Transformations: Communicative relationships in the creative arts as a force for cultural and economic sustainability of the local in a global context. - 30 min Conference Paper
The paper arises from a Pacific Regional study of the discourses of policy and practice in the creative arts at community and institutional interfaces.

David S. Gross (United States)
“Humanism, the Humanities, and the Human: ‘Welcome to the New World Order’” - Virtual Presentation
The paper critiques both “the humanities” and the “dominant rationalisms” of the sciences. It defends an oppositional tradition from Blake through Steinbeck and Springsteen.

Dr Siegfried Gudergan (Australia)
The Effects of Globalisation and Technology on Economic and Social Organisations - Virtual Presentation
The performance of organisations?wether economic or social?is often conceptualised as the result of congruency between the level of satisfaction of internal stakeholders and that of external stakeholders (e.g., Heskett, Sasser and Schlesinger 1997). Interactional psychology (e.g., Endler and Magnusson 1976), social identity theory (e.g., Stets and Burke 2000) and social impact theory (Latan?981) provide the theoretical grounding for this notion. Utilising these theories, in this paper, the effects of two societal changes are discussed: globalisation (e.g., cultural diversity) and technology (e.g., internet communication). The paper concludes with clarifying those conditions that can hinder the performance of economic and social organisations.

Gregory R. Guy (United States) Karen V. Beaman (United States)
Global Orientation and Sociolinguistic Accommodation as Factors in Cultural Assimilation - 30 min Conference Paper
This paper explores the relationship of mindset and linguistic accommodation among individuals with a variety of international experiences

Martine Guyot-Bender (United States)
The Internet, Foreign Languages and the Humanities - 30 min Conference Paper
The increasing use of Internet in the study of foreign languages offers a broad spectrum of approaches that helps dynamize the Humanities.

Reuel Hanks (United States)
Globalization at the Crossroads: Cultural Identity and Integration in Central Asia - 30 min Conference Paper
A study of the impact of globalization on cultural and national identity in three emergent states in Central Asia.

David Harding (Denmark)
Indigenous Rights in North America: International Law and the Cree of Northern Quebec and the Navajo of the Southwestern United States - 30 min Conference Paper
An examination of how North American Native peoples utilize international human rights agreements.

Paul Harris (United States)
After the Missionaries: Cultural Responses to Globalization - 30 min Conference Paper
Taking as its premise that foreign missionaries were the original agents of cultural globalization, my presentation will analyze anarchism and Islamic fundamentalism as symbolic rejections of the missionary project.

Dr. Lily M. Harun (Malaysia)
Religious Humanism and Family Functioning - Virtual Presentation
Family functioning that empahsizes the importance of religious and humanistic values.

Andrew Harvey (Australia)
Identity and Autonomy: Minority Nationalism in the United Kingdom - 30 min Conference Paper
The paper analyses minority nationalism in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. It presents an historically and theoretically informed comparative analysis to identify and explain the different forms of nationalism in each, arguing that greater knowledge and appreciation of this diversity is important for several reasons. A comparative approach enables greater understanding of the complexity of Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland, and provides greater insight into the nature of nationalism as a political force. By tracking forms of minority nationalism visible in three regions of the United Kingdom over time, the paper highlights a number of similarities among the development of each, yet also important points of difference.

William Haskins (United States) Dr Tami Eggleston (United States)
Free Speech Attitudes Across Cultures - 30min paper
The paper will explore attitudes on freedom of speech on issues related to social, political, and economic topics. Subjects who complete the freedom of speech survey will come from approximately ten different countries.

Pete Hay Jane Quon (Australia)
The Visual Arts and Dissident Scholarship: Citizenship, the Humanities, and Activist Critique - Virtual Presentation
A dissident and activist humanities paradigm is defended and a role for the visual arts therein is explored. Research funding needs reconfiguring.

Malcolm Hayward (United States)
Globalization, Cultural Diversity, and Intellectual Property - 30 min Conference Paper
While globalization and intellectual property rights threaten cultural diversity, recent art and literary movements provide places for resistance.

Maysa A. Hayward (United States)
Teaching World Literature: The Challenges of Geography - 30 min Conference Paper
Translation and performance theories help us find ways to present texts that retain cultural specificity and still make the text accessible to students.

Steve Hecox (United States)
Rhetoric, the 'Average Person,' and the Revision of the American Vision - 30 min Conference Paper
A look at the rhetoric of the current American administration with respect to the possibilities of war.

Magdie Heerden (South Africa)
Building a Better Society by Promoting Positive Human-Animal Interaction: A Multidisciplinary Challenge - Virtual Presentation
The aim of this paper is to convey a message of the important role of positive human-animal interaction in promoting the well-being of society at large.

George Heffernan
On the Use and Abuse of Philosophy for Life: Exploiting the Pedagogical Potential of the Protreptic - 30 min Conference Paper
This paper articulates pedagogical reflections on the role of philosophy in school and in life. It then issues a plea for the revival of a neglected genre of philosophical literature, namely, the protreptic or reasoned exhortation to philosophy. Finally, it presents a sample protreptic that aims to be exemplary.

Dianne Heidke (United States)
Metaphor, The Hidden Connection in Visual Literacy and Teaching - Virtual Presentation
METAPHOR emerges as a powerful tool for communication, building creativity and critical thinking skills when examining the links between art, visual literacy and the teaching of history and social studies.

Shu-Huei Henrickson (United States)
"Forbidden Fruit Is Sweeter": The Shanghai Baby Scandal - 30 min Conference Paper
This paper focuses on the dichotomized local and global reception of the novel as a typified reaction emanating from the tension between shifting cultural values.

Lili Hernandez (United Kingdom)
Globalisation of Technologies and the Exclusion of Everyday Life - 30 min Conference Paper
This paper questions whether the "new" global order, and especially the globalisation of technologies, has really impacted the everyday lives of many individuals and if so, to which extent. The work is focused in North, Central and South America.

Stephne Herselman (South Africa)
Cultural Diversity and Alienation as Constraints on Employee Interaction in a Wholesale Company: An Anthropological Perspective - 30 min Conference Paper
Alienation as a factor of cultural diversity was identified as having important consequences for employee behavior and interaction in a corporate environment.

Eric Heyne (United States)
Debilitating Strength: The Paranoid Arc in American Literature - Virtual Presentation
America's best novelists have recognized the paradox that the stronger the country is, the more it has to fear, and they have explored this notion of debilitating strength for more than 150 years.

Dennis Hickey (United States)
Al-Qaeda as Archetype: The Changing Face of Monotheism in the 21st Century - 30 min Conference Paper
Argues that the fusion of the sacred and the secular and the transnational reach of Al-Qaeda will be an increasingly common variant of monotheism in the 21st century

Dr William Hoar (United States)
Art, Religions, and Values: One Example of a State School's Attempt to Infuse the Curriculum with a Little More Morality and a Little Less Pragmatism - 30 min Conference Paper
Chronicles a school's decision to start values courses. Tells how a curriculum was developed and classes are conducted for a religions/art values class.

Maxwell John Hope (United Kingdom)
Being Present in a Community of Others: John Macmurray, Place and the Humanities - 30 min Conference Paper
John Macmurray's ideas are used to clarify the link between place and selfhood and to explore the role of a geographical education in the humanities.

Alan Howard (United States)
New Paradigms for Research and Teaching in Humanities Computing: Four Case Studies - 60 min Workshop
Description of four projects in Humanities Computing that actually transform teaching and learning.

Dr Sylvia S. L. Ieong (Macao Special Administrative Region of China)
Can Muses and Bacchanals Defeat Alecto?: Wine and Poetry in Humanities Education - Virtual Presentation
A re-reading of a corpus of wine poetry sheds light on humanities education in that it inspires man to pursue truth and harmony.

Dr Yumiko Iida (Canada)
Visible Nation/Ideology of Pleasure: Japanese Nationalism in the Age of Information Capitalism - 30 min Conference Paper
This paper attempts to characterize a dimension of a new form of nationalism observed in contemporary Japan, which operates by the dissemination, circulation, and consumption of media generated images of national symbols and figures. The paper pays particular attention to the increasing influential power of media constituted visual (and non visual) imagery and the culture of commodity fetishism in an advanced capitalist society, which gives more significance to the principles of emotional appeal and aesthetic pleasure than to truth.

Dr Richard Ilgner (Canada)
Creative Diversity Endangered - 30 min Conference Paper
Creativity is crucial for growth and problem-solving. Ascertaining what furthers and what diminishes creativity is therefore an urgent task at this time in history.

Vangelis Intzidis (Greece)
Coalition Forces and Poetic Alliances: Discourses, Identities, Realities - 30 min Conference Paper
This paper presents a corpus of texts concerning the recent events of the Iraq crisis. The corpus encompasses a wide range of genres - poems, reports, political analyses as well as public speeches carried out by some of the protagonists of the campaign.

Maire Jaanus
The Concept of Jouissance in Lacanian Psychoanalysis: Its Past and Future Position and Significance in the Humanities. - 30 min Conference Paper
My point of departure is that the true centrality of jouissance and its problematic disjunction from the symbolic was not recognized until the advent of the Freudian-Lacanian field. Lacanian psychoanalysis is a radical movement through and beyond signifiers to the real of drive and jouissance. For the late Lacan, it is only on this level that meaningful change can be effected in the human being. This is a revolutionary reversal compared to certain past religious and philosophical attitudes towards passion and it has important implications for how we view and evaluate our humanistic texts of the past and how we promote the humanities in the future.

Albert Jacobbe (United States)
Narratives of Historical Domination: Islam and the West - 60 min Workshop
A comparison of the Western construction of historical narrative with the radical Islamic construction of historical narrative.

Amanda Johnson (Australia)
Cultural Exchange in a Global Era –rhetorical ambition or (im)possible post-colonial dream?: A critique of cultural diplomacy and exchange in the Global Era – with a focus on Australian cultural relations with Indonesia. - 30 min Conference Paper
This paper will examine and critique notions of cultural diplomacy and exchange in the Global Era – with a focus on Australian cultural relations with Indonesia.

Dr Helen Johnson (Australia)
Globalisation and Mixed Heritage in Pacific New Caledonia - 30 min Conference Paper
The paper examines the narratives of mixed heritage Pacific peoples and their socially constructed perceptions of globalisation.

Dr Stephen R. Johnson (United States) Mary Stark (United States)
Literary Clues of Ecological Crisis: A Cross-Disciplinary Approach - Virtual Presentation
If we examine the details of the natural world in the earlier literature, we can understand some of the reasons for the current crisis and perhaps take action to prevent the situation from intensifying—even to limit future problems.

Annette M. Jordaan (South Africa)
The Myths We Live by (Acknowledgement to Samuel & Thompson): Where the Greeks and Space Men Meet
 - 30 min Conference Paper
The paper explores the origin, nature and impact of myths in the lives of individuals and groups from the times of Homeros to our own age.

Coralie Joyce (Australia)
A Cultural Revolution -: An Analysis of the Gaelic Cultural Revival pre Scottish Devolution - 30 min paper
This paper examines the Scottish Gaelic cultural revival prior to Scottish devolution, specifically the revival of traditional Gaelic song in the decades preceding devolution. This paper analyses the extent to which this could be considered a cultural revolution preparing the path for major political transformation in Scotland.

Christina Kakava (United States)
Bicultural Identities in Contest: The Struggle of ‘we’ and ‘other’ from within - 30 min Conference Paper
I examine how two Greek-Americans position themselves in social interaction and struggle to balance identification and dissonance with two cultures.

Momo Kano Podolsky (Japan)
The "Other" Option: Japanese Children Attending International Schools in Japan - Virtual Presentation
A study of Japanese families who choose to forgo the mainstream Japanese education system and send their children to international schools.

Paul Kauffman (Australia)
Indigenous Peoples in a New World Order: The Present and Future Life of Indigenous Peoples of Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the U.S.A. - 30 min Conference Paper
Changing perceptions of indigenous people - which groups are surviving and prospering, what are the social and cultural implications of globalization.

Dr. Cathy Kaufman (United States)
Renegotiating Educational Identity: Hungarian Expreiences of Paradox and Power - Virtual Presentation
This work uses five dimensions of chaos theory as a framework through which to examine social and educational change in Hugary and the impct that simultaneous de-sovietization and decentralization ad on teachers' identity.

Violeta Kelertas (United States)
Footloose and Fancy Free: The Postcolonial Lithuanian Encounters Europe and the West - 30 min Conference Paper
Postcolonial Lithuanian prose fiction after 1990 will be examined to gauge the relationship of the self and the Other, the mentality developing in face of the new reality which includes globalization.

Peter Kell (Australia)
Australia, Greece and the Olympics: The Olympic Rings and Nationalism in the Antipodes - 30 min Conference Paper
In 2004 the Olympic games will return to the Athens since it hosted the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. The return of the Games to Greece is of special importance to the Olympic movement and affirms the special contribution of Greece to the modern globalised Olympic Games .The role of modern Olympic Games in the development of the modern nation state in the early 20th Century is explored with particular reference to Australia

Chin-Tai Kim (United States)
Human Actuality, Human Essence, and Human Existence: In Search of a Condition of Adequacy for Humanistic Studies - Virtual Presentation
This study delves into the presupposition of the dispute over the question whether or not there is a human essence.

Anna M. Kindler (Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China) David Pariser
Blindfolded Visions: The Creeping Hegemony of Avant Garde Aesthetics - 30 min Conference Paper
This cross-cultural study examines the relationship between artistic expertise and aesthetic judgement and explores its implications to art education.

James King (Canada)
Silence and Loss in W.G. Sebald's The Emigrants - 30 min Conference Paper
My presentation will be devoted to a consideration of the generic status of W.G. Sebald's The Emigrants (1992). I shall concentrate on how Sebald used the form of biography against itself in the construction of this landmark book.

Prof. Alan Knight (Australia)
Globalised Journalism and the Internet age - 30 min Conference Paper
Global Journalism accesses instantaneous, multi media communications, forcing a re-evaluation of who creates, transmits and ultimately owns international news.

JC Kok (South Africa)
Human-Beings - Their Beliefs and the Humanities.: A Change of Orientation - 30 min Conference Paper
Human Scientists will have to familiarize themselves with people’s beliefs if they want to render a significant and appreciated service to the public

Irina Kotkina (Italy)
Politics, Opera and National Identity: History of Performance and Interpretations of "Boris Godunov" in the Bolshoi Theater in the 20th century - 30 min Conference Paper
This presentation will review the history of the debate surrounding the productions of Boris Godunov in order to describe how the meaning perceived by producers and politicians in a Soviet historical context was negotiated and debated in the process of bringing up to the stage a production of a "national symbol".

Martin Kreiswirth (Canada)
Narrative Theory and Disciplinarity - 30 min Conference Paper
I will offer an overview of how narrative and narrative theory is used in the production of knowledge in different disciplines, both within and without the Humanities.

Julian Edward Kunnie (United States)
Colonization by Globalization: Struggles Against a Heartless World - 30 min Conference Paper
This paper will illuminate the genocidal and ecocidal effects of globalization on the world, particularly Indigenous peoples.

Argyris Kyridis (Greece) Paraskevi Golia (Greece) Lazaros Lazaroy
Class and Professional Stereotypes of Greek Students in Primary School - Virtual Presentation
Recording the stereotyped views of 11-12 year old Greek Children, about the social classes characteristics and occupations.

Gerhard Labuschagne (South Africa)
Age of Globalization: what Kind of Peace – what Kind of War? - 30 min Conference Paper
Has the nature of peace and war changed in and as a result of the age of globalization? Raymond Aron’s typology of peace and war is used to evaluate the present condition of these two institutions of world politics.

Dr Ellen Landau (United States)
Mexico and American Abstraction - 30 min Conference Paper
An exploration of the attraction and contacts with Mexico and Mexican art shared by four major American artists of the mid 20th century which challenges assumptions about the Eurocentric origins of Abstract Expressionism.

Richard Landes (United States)
Exegetical Modesty: Interpreting Religious Texts as a Form of Self-Criticism - 60 min workshop
Religious texts and modern pluralism threaten each other. We suggest an approach to biblical texts that encourages both religious passion and tolerance.

Hilary Landorf (United States)
“Visual Thinking Strategies: Teaching Tolerance through Multiple Perspectives” - Virtual Presentation
Visual Thinking Strategies are explained as the basis for guiding students towards tolerance, through an understanding of multiple perspectives in social studies.

Carole Langille (Canada)
How Poetry Saves Us: The Relevance of Poetry in the Modern World - 30 min Conference Paper
"If we want to know what it felt like to be alive at any given moment in the long odyssey of the race, it is to poetry we must turn. I would like to quote several poets and what poetry means to them and I would like to give a short poetry reading.

Jane Lasarenko (United States)
(Dis)Connecting the Dots: The Rhetoric of Ellipses - 30 min Conference Paper
This paper examines the myriad rhetorical functions served by ellipses in internet communication, from its inception to its current forms. Detailed examinations of both the length of the ellipses and their rhetorical functions indicate that more than simply mimicking speech, internet text tries to mimic thought.

Page Laws (United States)
White Orpheus? Expiation and the Post-apartheid Imagination - 30 min Conference Paper
Nadine Gordimer’s The House Gun (1998) and The Pickup (2001) along with J. M. Coetzee’s Disgrace (1999) are among the first fruits of post-apartheid South African fiction by white authors whose reputations were made protesting the ancien apartheid rĂ©gime. Borrowing the political sensibility and central metaphor of J. P. Sartre’s famous 1948 essay “OrphĂ©e noir” (“Black Orpheus”) this study shows that the selected post-apartheid works are still tinged with a residual terror of the long-awaited black and now, additionally, Arab retribution against whites – a revenge that can only be prevented by the personal expiation, in fiction, of white society’s sins.

Elisabetta LeJeune (United States)
Language, Race, and Culture: African-American Women and the Challenge of Writing for the Academic Audience - 30 min Conference Paper
As they adapt to the expectations of the academic environment, African-American women may face painful and emotional issues, such as a reevaluation of their cultural identity.

Terri LeMoyne (United States)
Chaos and Complexity Theories: Tools for Understanding Social Processes - Virtual Presentation
We discuss the implications of a number of ideas from chaos and complexity theories in understanding the social world.

Amy W.S. Lee (Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China)
Western Humanism and Individuals: Representations of The Chinese Feminine in Contemporary Literatures in English - Virtual Presentation
An examination of some contemporary Chinese fictions to illustrate the formation of a feminine individual.

Sung-Ae Lee (Australia)
Separateness with Communication: George Eliot's Anticipation of Globalisation - 30 min Conference Paper
In Daniel Deronda George Eliot juxtaposes English female and Jewish male protagonists in the 19th-century British society and discloses its dystopian elements by depicting both characters' abjection, the former as female, and the latter as exile. In seeking a resolution to these abjected states in the context of imagined globalisation, the novel's utopian impulse valorises the pursuit of cultural variety over uniformity.

Lionel Lemarchand (United States)
The Effects of War on Society: French Social Consciousness Through WWI Censored Letters - 30 min Conference Paper
Censored letters written by French trench soldiers can contribute significantly to our understanding of the evolution of French society after WWI.

Faye Lesht (United States) Najmuddin Shaik (United States)
“Stopping out”, Persisting, and Completing Online Graduate Degree Programs - Virtual Presentation
This research reports preliminary findings of study the presenters are conducting relating to factors that influence retention and attrition (or “stopping out”) in online degree programs designed as cohort or hybrid cohort models. Based on the review of literature and the results of the exploratory study, best practices are presented using a framework that includes Students, Instructors, Learning Environments, Program Attributes and External Attributes.

Andrea Lesic-Thomas Dr Zoran Milutinovic
Literature and Intercultural Dialogue: Why One Should Learn to Read - 30 min Conference Paper
The paper proposes to explore some of the ways in which the study of literature can provide us all with crucial methodological approaches and key texts for inter-cultural analysis and co-operation, with a primary focus on Bakhtin’s ideas.

Nghana tamu Lewis (United States)
All I Really Want, Sweet Love, is to be Happy in my Brown Skin: Black Female Sexuality in Contemporary Rhythm and Blues - 30 min Conference Paper
This essay is an abridged version of my current book project's fourth chapter. As a whole, the chapter examines the formal tempo that a number of cross-over female hip-hop and R&B artists — Mary J. Blige, MeShell Ndegeocello, and India Arie — give to lyrical projections of black female sexuality in the face of high (national) rates of divorce, single-parenthood, and domestic violence.

Robert Lewis (United States)
The Humanities as an Instrumentality for the Achievement of Justice - 30 min Paper
This workshop explores the dynamic vitality of the humanities in everyday situations.

Kay Li
Cultural Globalization as Humanistic Globalization: Propitious Intersections between Arts and Technology - Virtual Presentation
The prospects for a humanistic cultural globalization will be evaluated by examining the propitious intersections between the arts and technologies.

Yiping Li (China)
Tourism Impacts and the Chinese Local Communities - 30 min Conference Paper
Tourism practices such as ethnic tourism merit the attention of the study for advancing the knowledge needed to minimize the costs and maximize the benefits of tourism. The case of cross-border tourist activities in Shenzhen, China is presented as an example of tourism impacts on the Chinese local communities.

Konstantina Liwieratos (Greece)
“Does Archaeology have a meaning if it does not Benefit Society?”: Considering the Public in Heritage Management - 30 min Conference Paper
The paper is concerned with the participation of the public in Heritage Management. The writer believes that people have rights on Heritage because they represent the true owners of it.

Marena Lobosco (United States)
Desiring Self: In Search of the Other for Performative Hegemony and Revival of the Italian and Global Stage - Virtual Presentation
This session will explore the 'operatic' culture in Italy post Risorgimento and today as demonstrated in both theatre and society as well as the importance of theatre in eliciting response in society for national and global change.

Tom Loveday (Australia)
New Media, The Global Baroque - Virtual Presentation
Art and globalisation are joined through their use of technology. Critique and complicity blend in global conceptual art, called 'New Media'.

Kirsten Lovelock (New Zealand)
Intercountry Adoption : Other Narrative Truths - 30 min Conference Paper
This paper focuses on the politics of intercountry adoption as practice and intercountry adoptee experience in New Zealand, Canada and the United States.

Niall Lucy (Australia)
The Persistence of Realism - 30 min Conference Paper
Realism is a concept that refuses to go away and yet appears to have no place in the postmodern humanities.

Geoffrey William Lummis (Australia)
Bali: Sensing the Nothingness - 30 min Conference Paper
The paper explores the concept of nothingness as seen by Martin Heidegger (as an extension of Nietzsche’s work on nihilism). The nothingness of the Bali bombing relates to the basis of the notion of the will to power.

Dr Shao-Pin Luo
The Language of Exile Gao Xingjian's Soul Mountain and One Man's Bible - 30 min Conference Paper
Gao Xingjian and the language of "cold" literature.

Louise Mabille (South Africa)
A Wolf to Himself: The Inhuman Condition of the Transparent Subject - 30 min Conference Paper
An analysis of the conditions of exposure that mark the existence of the modern subject.

David MacGregor (Canada) Prof. Paul Zarembka
Joining 'Deep Politics' with 'Value Production' and 'Alienation' in Globalizing Capitalism - 30 min Conference Paper
This paper addresses class relationships neglected by “deep politics” and includes a reworking of Poulantzas' "fundamental characteristics of the capitalist state" .

Dr Anthony Macris (Australia)
Sunday Night at the Movies: The Generative Mise en Abyme as Socius - Virtual Presentation
In this paper I theorise capitaliss integration of images, narratives and commodities as a generative "mise en abyme" driven by turnover time.

Paul Magin (Australia)
Skin and Soul: Globalisation and the Articulation of Arnhem Land Microcultures - 30 min Conference Paper
A first-hand account of how remote Australian Aboriginal artists are engaging the forces of globalization to their advantage (with reference to Deleuze’s Bergsonian project).

Malhotra Ashok (United States)
A One-World Culture: The Ingredients of a One-World Vision - 60 min Workshop
As a philosopher my interest lies in portraying globalization as an all-encompassing concept of moving towards the creation of a one-world culture/civilization where the world economy will have a crucial place but will be only one among many other significant factors.

Seth Mallios (United States)
Homo Regalos: A Call for Applied Gift Exchange in a Time of Global Commodification, Symbolic Violence, and Bloodshed - 30 min Conference Paper
This paper examines how a gift-based social ethos can serve to relieve and transform widespread violent intercultural conflict.

EvaKW Man (Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China)
A Confucian Reflection on the Future Prospects of Humanities Education: A Contemporary Re-reading of Confucian's "Great Learning" - 30 min Conference Paper
This paper would contemplate on the contemporary revelations of the Chinese classical work, the “Great Learning.” It would examine the relevance of the teachings to the study of the Humanities and see in what ways the teachings could shed light on the future prospects of Humanities teaching.

Peter Mansour-Nahra (Australia)
Improvement and Progress: Business as a Service to Society - Virtual Presentation
Improvement and progress need to be engendered into management theory. It considers the linking of business to social and environmental values.

Bill Marshall (United Kingdom)
Reconceptualising the Francophone World: Bodies of Water and Minor Cultures - 30 min Conference Paper
France, with its traditions of republic and nation, has been the recent source of much 'top-down' and 'bottom-up' contestation of current trends in globalisation. However, this paper approaches issues in national and cultural identity initially from the position of Quebec, sometimes regarded as at the periphery of the francophone world. A decentered counterhistory based on concepts such as the French Atlantic asserts 'Frenchness' as more important than ever as site of cultural meaning, but understood as diasporic and transformative rather than the bearer of a full and unified identity with the risks of mastery and domination that entails.

Maria Jose Martin (United States)
The Work of Musical Art in an Age of Mechanical Reproduction - 30 min Conference Paper
The purpose of my paper is to present and analyse the creative process of modern composers in contemporary society, a world dominated by revolutionary discoveries and controversial experimentation such as mechanical reproduction and cloning

Linda Materna (United States) Barry Seldes (United States)
Globalization and Its Discontents: Immigration and Identity in Contemporary Spanish Film - 30 min Conference Paper
This presentation explores the expression in contemporary Spanish cinema of the effects of globalization and immigration on cultural identity.

Sharon McCarthy (Canada)
Creating Sustainable Urban Communities - 30 min Conference Paper
Sustainability is discussed in reference to the values that support sustainable urban lifestyles, and the connection between values and actions.

Jade McCutcheon (United States)
Cultural Memory the Excluded Imaginary - Virtual Presentation
What is our cultural memory concerning spirit? Where do we place our understanding of this outside the realms of the church? If our actors aren't trained with a sense of spirit in their bodies then will their reflection of us give us the fullest possibility with which to construct our notion of self and therefore culture? The way we train actors affects their ability to reflect the many dimensions of our humanity and our potential back to us.

Dr Mary McGann (United States)
Negotiating Borders and Identity in two Latina American Novels: Sandra Cisneros and Stella Pope Duarte - 30 min Conference Paper
This presentation will examine the rich and complex role played by elements of magical realism in two recent Latina American novels, Sandra Cisneros CARAMELO (2002) and Stella Pope Duarte's LET THEIR SPIRITS DANCE (2000)

Catherine McLaughlin (Canada)
Rortian Irony and Redescription in Burningham - Virtual Presentation
My paper uses Richard Rorty's analysis of irony and redescription to look at how the relationships between adults and children are portrayed in the picture books of John Burningham.

Jonathan Mendilow (United States)
Cyberspace and the Dynamics of Identity Formation: A Tocquevillian Perspective - 30 min Conference Paper
This paper utilizes de Tocqueville's observations on the America of the 1830s to analyze the capacity of cyberspace to serve as "turf" for the formation of communities based on the rejection of offline democratic societies and on the dynamics of alternative identity construction.

Antonio Menendez Alarcon (United States)
Culture and Representation in the Process of European Integration - 30 min Conference Paper
A comparative analysis of social representation of the EU in France, Spain, and the United Kingdom.

Katherine S. Miles
Defragmenting the Subaltern: New Methodological Blendings for the Humanities - Virtual Presentation
Our paper wrestles with issues of textual or non-textual representation of the other or 'subaltern': those whose fragmented voices often get reified and homogenized in the dominant culture of scientific and economic rationalisms. Specifically, we discuss the problematics and identity politics inherent in the representation of two different, yet similar, subaltern groups: domestic abuse victims currently in shelter and culturally and linguistically diverse undergraduate students in professional communication courses.

Katherine S. Miles
Essentialized Representations: Empowering Marginalized Identities - Virtual Presentation
This study wrestles with issues of textual representations of the other or 'subaltern': those whose fragmented voices often get silenced in the dominant culture of scientific and economic rationalisms.

Margaret Miller (United States)
The Meaning of the Baccalaureate - 30 min Conference Paper
The National Forum on College-Level Learning will assess the learning of the college educated in five states. This raises the issue of what we expect from a baccalaureate degree.

Melissa D. Milton-Smith (Australia)
Creative Resistance: Digital Art and the Critique of Globalization. - 30 min Conference Paper
This paper will examine digital art and political resistance to Globalization, with reference to Local versus Global conflicts, and the tensions operating between notions of individuality and homogeneity; resistance and conformity. In this combined oral/visual presentation, I will question whether digital artists necessarily resist Globalization, in their defence of art’s freedom from commodification and political aggregation. Key questions that I will raise are: How is resistance projected across digital media? Is defiance to Globalization convincingly achieved? And, how are audiences implicated, as they engage with the interfaces of digital art?

Dennis Mitchell (United States)
The Dynamics of Identity and Belonging - 30 min Conference Paper
Developing Identity Through Making Visual Art

Irina Mitina
The Phenomenon of Inequality in the Context of Decline of Metanarrations - 30min Paper Presentation
The era of postmodern creates new mechanisms of inequality emergence and forms strategies of including it into the forms of socio-cultural experience.

Dr. Koumari Mitra (Canada)
Women, Poverty and HIV Transmission in India - 30 min Conference Paper
This paper provides an anthropological perspective on the gender dimension of urban poverty in India and its implications for women's health. The focus will be to examine why women are more vulnerable to HIV/AIDS and to analyse the role of poverty and gender in the mediation of diseases

Douglas Moggach (Canada)
Hegel's Modernity - Virtual Presentation
Hegel’s idea of modernity attempts to reconcile universal and particular interests through an intersubjective account of freedom.

Prof. Pat Moody (United States)
Literature and its Other: Teaching Humanities and Post-modern Popular Culture - 30 min Conference Paper
This presentation invites a reconsideration of 'the humanities' in pedagogy in US secondary and university education.

Dr Ann M. Moore (United States)
Reenacting the Renaissance in Search of the Future: Towards an Assignment-based Curriculum for the 21st c. Multicultural Humanities Class - 30 min Conference Paper
A short paper proposing an assignment-based curriculum for multicultural humanities classes.

John Allphin, Jr. Moore (United States) Jerry Pubantz (United States) Simon Duke (Netherlands) May-Britt Stumbaum
Democratizing International Organization in the New World Order: Kant’s Perpetual Peace and Hume’s demur in the 21st Century - 60 min Workshop
Workshop discussion of the effectiveness and mission of the UN in the 21st Century.

Hilary Morris (Greece)
Thou hast conquered, O pale Galilean: Images of 'Christian' intolerance in the late Victorian novel. - 30 min Conference Paper
Intolerance in the late Victorian novel.

Tessa Morris-Suzuki (Australia)
Exploding the Public Sphere: Democracy and Communication in a Changing World Order - 30 min Conference Paper
This paper explores problems of the concept of the public sphere as a space of democratic politics in the twenty-first century world order.

Donald Morton (United States)
An Inquiry into the NewCosmopolitan Citize for theNext World Order - 30 min Conference Paper
My contribution will investigate the new mode of subjectivity cultural theorists are heralding: the new cosmopolitan citizen. Unlike the Enlightenment citizen of the world, who strove by rational means to move beyond the merely local and achieve a grasp of larger (if not exactly global) relations in the interest of a social good, today's anti-totalizing and quasi-rational cosmopolitan (tutored on difference and the logic of the supplement) is a citizen whose role, we are told, while still significant, is nevertheless very ambiguous.

Christo Moskovsky
Bilingual Knowledge And Cognitive Ability - 30 min Conference Paper
The paper explores the relationship between language and thinking, and discusses the cognitive benefits of bilingualism, as well as the need for early language education.

Isabel Moutinho (Australia)
Globalisation Uncovered: Where Are the Hallmarks in Literature? - 30 min Conference Paper
This paper reads a small corpus of contemporary European novels, in search of signs of the spread of globalisation in literature.

Paul Munn (United States)
The English Hikmet - 30 min Conference Paper
Recent translations into English of Nazim Hikmet’s poetry will contribute to reconsiderations of genre and period boundaries in discussions of modern poetry. _____________________________________________

Rich Murphy (United States)
The Vanishing Artist: Alienation of the Artist - 30 min Conference Paper
Examination of the layers of a contemporary poet’s alienation and a possible response via the “differand.”

Françoise Naudillon (Canada)
The Internet, Literature from the Southern Francophony and Globalization - 30 min Conference Paper
This paper proposes to explore how the Internet could modify the literary economy, for Francophone and Maghreb literature in particular.

Unaisi Nabobo (New Zealand)
Between Worlds: Indigenous Fijians, Identity and Ethnonationalism - 30 min Conference Paper
The paper explores how Fijians as an indigenous group carve out their identity given the interplay of the forces of globalism and localism

Ghazi Saleh Nahar (Jordan)
Democracy in The Arab World: The Case of Women Political Participation in Jordan - 30 min Conference Paper
This research presents an overview and analysis of the common democratic concern as they emerged during the past two decades in the Arab World .In the case of Jordan this article aims at analyzing the role of Jordanian women in political life by trying to demonstrate the size of their participation,the social opposition,and other numerous restraints that hinder their political participation in Jordan .

Nair-Venugopal Shanta (Malaysia)
Approximations of Social Reality as Interpretations of Culture in Intercultural Communication: Extending a Framework of Analysis - 30 min Conference Paper
This paper presents a framework of analysis for Intercultural Communication that foregrounds the individual as a social actor, the stranger rather than the ‘cultural other’ or exotic ethnie.

Keiko Nakano (United States)
The Nomadic Writers in Japan and U.S.: Language, Identity, and Home - 30 min Conference Paper
In the era of globalization, multicultural writers have come to prominence in various countries. They use the choice of language as an effective literary weapon to describe their multi-layered identities and their search for home in their trans-cultural background. In order to examine this literary phenomena, two bicultural writers works will be compared; Kyoko Mori's 'The Dream of Water: A Memoir', and Hideo Levy's 'A Room Where I Cannot Hear the Stars and Stripes Forever.' Mori, who was born in Japan, writes her works in English, while Levy, a Jewish American, writes his works in Japanese.

Dr L. Narangoa (Australia)
Dynamics of Land and Identity in Pacific Asia: Reflections on Attachment to Land - 30 min Conference Paper
What causes people to feel attachment to land and to landscapes? How does this attachment translate into a political agenda in the 21st century?

Dr. Joanne Christine Neal (Canada)
When Science Education Crosses Over to Middle Years Humanities Programming - Virtual Presentation
Developing a humanities approach for middle years schooling that emphasizes science as a human activity and considers its impact on society.

Michael Neocosmos (South Africa)
Militarism or Emancipation?: Rethinking the Culture of Opposition Politics in Africa Today - 60 min Workshop
An attempt to assess the characteristics of opposition politics in contemporary Africa through a discussion of state forms of politics and popular modes of politics.

Dr Margaret Nicholls
Te Whariki: Intergenerational Survival Strategies - 30 min Conference Paper
The analogy of the flax plant (te Harakeke) is a well known one in New Zealand as a symbolic representation of the family and the importance of the generational structure to the survival of the whole society through extended family support, caring and nourishment. This paper considers the importance of intergenerational concepts of family as essential for societal cohesion and ultimately survival.

Sarah Nicholson (Australia)
"...she opened her ear to the great below...": Living Feminist Mythology in the Footsteps of Inanna - 30 min Conference Paper
Mapping the intersection between the mythological heroine's journey and integral feminism, Inanna’s descent is addressed as living mythology.

David Nolan (Australia)
Howardism, Media Governmentality and the Hanson Effect - 30 min Conference Paper
This paper uses an Australian case study to argue for a framework of 'media governmentality' to examine the relationship between media and politics.

Angela O'Brien-Malone (Australia)
An Introduction to Alien Studies: How Do We Do Human in Psychology?: A Question Of Model, Method and Analysis - 30 min Conference Paper
Psychology has used several models of the human. These models have not been unproblematic. New models, their problems and a way forward are discussed.

William O'Meara (United States)
The Image of Jesus in Dostoevsky's “The Grand Inquisitor” Image of Jesus in Dostoevsky's “The Grand Inquisitor” - Virtual Presentation
By his analysis of the human significance of the temptations of Jesus in the desert, Dostoevsky presents an existentialist understanding of Jesus.

Mohameden Ould-Mey (United States)
The Non-Jewish Origin of Zionism - Virtual Presentation
The State of Israel has always claimed that the Jews invented Zionism. This paper takes issue with this claim. It examines the religious conception and geopolitical gestation of Zionism in Europe. First, it traces the non-Jewish origin of Zionism to (1) the Reformation and Counter-Reformation conflict in Europe, (2) the rise of the Puritans in England and the English-Dutch commercial wars, and (3) the Anglo-French rivalry and Napoleos attempt to estrange the Jews from their European and Ottoman rulers. Second, it outlines how British imperialist imperatives and religious motives ultimately forged Zionism as thesolutio to theproblem they carefully help create and label the Eastern Question and the Jewish Question.

Xiaohui Pan (China)
Globality, Media Dependency and Media Maintsreaming - 30 min Conference Paper
This study attempts to explore the correlation between individual globality and media use in China.

Dr Christiane Paponnet-Cantat (Canada)
Eco-tourism as Sustainable Development: Las Terrazas in Cuba - 30 min Conference Paper
Using a case study approach the author examines eco-toursim as a strategy to sustainable development.

Pablo Pastrana-Perez (United States)
Medieval Iberian Chivalric Narratives: Deconstructing Meaning in the Language about the Other - 30 min Paper presentation
This paper analyzes the multiple linguistic devices to speak about the other in the Medieval Iberian chivalric narratives as the model for the construction of a multicultural discourse.

Angela Patton (United States)
Wielding the Chaos of Creativity: Cultivating Integrated Thinking Skills in Science-based Disciplines Through Art/Design - 30 min Conference Paper
A teaching initiative that uses art/design as a means to integrate intuitive processing into system-based disciplines to stimulate innovative thinking.

J. Sunita Peacock (United States)
A Search for an Authentic Discourse for the Muslim/Arab Woman - 30 min Conference Paper
An examination of the search for a voice for the Muslim woman.

Adrian Peever (United States)
Mythologies of the DarkNet: Rebellion and Collaboration in Cyberspace - 30 min Conference Paper
Describes collaborative work and web-based literary project I direct, capitalization of the Web and portrayal of so-called DarkNet in corporate lit.

John Penwill (Australia)
Teaching Epicurus Today - 30 min Conference Paper
An argument for the relevance of Epicurus' philosophy to the issues that confront the world today.

Joe Perry (Australia)
A Sense of belonging: Seeking Aboriginal Identity - 30 min Conference Paper
The title of the paper is “A sense of belonging; seeking Aboriginal Identity” It is intended to give some insight into the psyche of Australian Aboriginal identity and how we see the world

Zoe Petropoulou (United States)
Isabelle de Charriùre Narratives: Death of Woman’s Desire and Quest for a Voice in an "International" Society Colonized by French Language and Ideals - 30 min Conference Paper
This paper will focus on the death of a woman’s desire for life or for a voice in the private sphere of the 18th century European "international" society. In this paper I will argue that that even though the French Enlightenment initiated many voices for women’s intellectual rights for Isabelle de Charriùre the Rousseaunian domestic space of Sophie (in Emile) is an illusion of the woman’s happiness and empowerment.

Dr. Petropoulou (United States) Diane Paravazian (United States) Annalisa Sacca (United States)
European Cultural Studies in a US Community and in a Globalised Economy: European Cultural Issues that Pose a Challenge to the American Society and the Global Subject - 60 min Workshop
This paper will focus on what do European studies mean in an Anti-European continent and increasingly globalised world/community. The challenge is immense especially in times where there is a great controversy across the globe between European and American values or between Western and non-Western values

evie Plaice (Canada)
Anthropology and the Politics of Difference in Canada and South Africa - 30 min Conference Paper
Interpreting, explaining and describing difference has become increasingly contentious as ethnic identities become politicised. South Africa and Canada offer contrasting examples of how difference has been managed in the social sciences, and in anthropology in particular.

Carl Pletsch (United States)
Globalization, the Three Worlds and other New World Orders - 30 min Conference Paper
Discussion of 'Globalization' as a 'new world order' in the context of other conceptual maps to changed worlds such as the 'three worlds.'

Mario Poceski (United States)
Religious Pluralism in Traditional China: Historical Models in a Contemporary Perspective - 30 min Conference Paper
The paper analyzes responses to religious pluralism in traditional Chinese society, and explores ways in which such historical models of interreligious interaction can be used to deal with current tensions in the religious and cultural spheres, which are increasingly brought to the fore by the forces of globalization.

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

Associate Professor Karen Potter (United States) Beth Salemi
Dance and Culture: Lecture Classes in Dance for General Education Requirements in Higher Education - 30 min Conference Paper
This presentation will provide a model for a course that was developed to include Dance as a subject area from which students could elect courses to complete requirements in a humanities sequence typical in general education requirements. The two semester sequence was designed to survey both theatrical dance forms and ethnic styles and forms from a wide range of cultures and periods in history in order to circumvent the traditional, western approach to studying Dance as an art form.

Scott Poynting (Australia)
Dog-whistle Journalism and Anti-Muslim Racism in Australia Since 2001 - 30 min Conference Paper
This paper discusses 'dog-whistle politics' and the concomitant dog-whistle journalism in Australia in relation to anti-Muslim racism since 2001.

Douglas Pratt (New Zealand)
Universalising Rhetoric and Particularist Identities: Humanity, the Humanities, and the Future of Our Religious Pasts - Virtual Presentation
Religious pluralism, the role of the Humanities, and the prospect of a positive contribution of religion to the next world order.

Dr Chris Prentice (New Zealand)
Indigenous Art on the Global Market: The Maori Cultural Trademark and the Need for a Critical Analysis of ‘Difference’ - 30 min Conference Paper
Explores the Maori cultural trademark against mass-production of ‘fake’ artifacts, and critiques the liberal democratic framework for indigenous politics.

Dr Reineth Prinsloo (South Africa)
Community-based Conservation:: Partnership between Social Sciences and Natural Sciences - Virtual Presentation
Conservation is not only about nature. Including humans, i.e. local communities in conservation efforts is necessary for sustainable development.

Selva J. Raj (United States) Bindu Madhok (United States)
Selective Appropriations in Environmental Scholarship: Problems and Possibilities - 30 min Conference Paper
This paper explores the theoretical issues and methodological problems and possibilities intrinsic to the selective appropriations approach to developing a global environmental ethic.

Prof. Amit Ray (United States)
The Challenge of Visual Technologies to Traditional Humanistic Conceptions of Knowledge: A Case Study from within an American Technical University - 60 min Workshop
Digitization and related visual technologies are transforming traditional constructions of the humanities and transforming the ways in which the university situates itself and its educational processes within a global economy. We will examine these developments from a variety of specific disciplinary perspectives and, more generally, address the cumulative effects of these trends on the role of the humanities in a technical university.

Elaine Razzano (United States) Alexandre Strokanov (United States)
To Love in the Russian Way: Russian and American Professors Teaching the Literature of Love - 30 min Conference Paper
Reflective analysis by a Russian male historian and an American female English professor of teaching American students the theme of love in Russian literature.

Keith Reader (United Kingdom)
Policing of Desire: The Gabrielle Russier Affair - 30 min Conference Paper
Gabrielle Russier was a French schoolteacher who during the 1968 events fell in love with one of her pupils, and was hounded to suicide. The paper examines changing perceptions of the case.

Alison Reynolds (New Zealand)
Information Design: Survival in a Virtual World - 30 min Conference Paper
We live in an increasingly virtual world where much of our reality and many of our relationships are rapidly being determined by our interaction with information and technology. We text messages, we access our money via the internet, we fix gadgets using hand held computers, we teach virtual communities without needing lecture theatres, we meet each other in virtual chat rooms, we complete research projects from our homes without visiting libraries, we work collaboratively online with people we have never met and the future promises more of the same profound changes.

Patricia Riak (Australia)
Revealing the Couple: Concealing and Revealing in the Sousta Dance on Rhodes. - 30 min Conference Paper
Work produced for this paper is the application of theories and methods assisting to contribute to the area of dance anthropology. Ethnographic fieldwork on the island of Rhodes is applied to concerns in this area of anthropology.

Mitchell F. Rice (United States)
Understanding Differences Between Affirmative Action, Multiculturalism, and Diversity in the United States - 60 min Workshop
This presentation focuses on the differences and distinctions between the concepts of affirmative action, multiculturalism, and diversity in the United States in the areas of objectives/outcomes, societal institutional origins, definitions, methodology, and implementation strategies.

Prof Colin Richards (South Africa)
Visions of Violence and Humanism in Contemporary South African Art - 30 min Conference Paper
Contemprary South African artists, scholars and critics are grappling with post-Apartheid humanisms and the question of violence. In this paper I will survey this phenomenon, and consider specifically aspects which help us rearticulate our relations between localised visual cultures and 'global' artworlds.

George S. Rigakos (Canada)
Risk and the Commodification of Security - 30 min Conference Paper
This paper theorizes the emergence of radical new patterns in the relationship of citizens to personal safety and risk.

Dr John Riley (United States)
The Great Race to Transform Africa Takes a New Turn - Virtual Presentation
This paper will examine the formation of the African Union and explain why human rights is being made a central piece of what would otherwise be an economic institution

Gwen Robertson (United States)
Rationalizing the Humanities in a Critical World: Seeking Models That Work - Virtual Presentation
As Universities focus on quantifying success, the Humanities are marginalized. This paper looks to failed institutions to rethink models of relevance.

Sylvia P. Rogers Ph.D. (United States)
Literature, Art, and Music in the Age of Chaucer: An Interdisciplinary Online Course in the Humanities - 30 min Conference Paper
Demonstration of an interdisciplinary, online course in progress at the time of the conference that includes works by Chaucer, Langland, Malory, Giotto, Van Eych, and other authors, artists, and composers.

Frank Louis Rusciano (United States)
Bring Me Back the Berlin Wall: Globalization and the Roots of Rage in the Aftermath of the Cold War - 30 min Conference Paper
The rage behind the attacks on September 11, 2001 lie in the international status dislocations and loss of identity experienced by certain peoples following the end of the Cold War. This rage has its roots in a twofold dislocation that occurred internationally when the Soviet Union imploded-a power vacuum and an ideological collapse. The old classification of countries into first, second, and third world nations disappeared when the Marxist ideology that defined the second world fell into disrepute; nations that had believed they were more advanced "historically" if not economically simply became less developed nations absent the Marxist interpretation of history. The old classification of nations into Western, Communist, and non-aligned disappeared in a similar manner. Western nations, for the most part, occupied the top of the strategic and economic hierarchy internationally; Communist nations occupied the middle and bottom rungs; and the formerly non-aligned nations like India and Pakistan were often simply ignored.

Annalisa Sacca (United States)
Un-globalizing the Spirit: Re-claiming Dialects and Regional Culture in Contemporary Italy. - 60 min Workshop
In the past ten years Italy has been rotating inward and outward: outward toward a global evolution that has taken her as one of the most industrialized nation of the G8, and inward toward an involution experienced as a reaction to this industrialization and globalization. The dispersion of identity through globalization has brought in Italy the need to find its identity beyond the language imposed by the state, in the regional dialects where memories and tradition come back to life to tell of man and of his world.

Prof. Arthur B. Sacks (United States)
The Humanities and Sustainability: Educational Strategies for the Liberal Arts and Technological Education - 30 min Conference Paper
The sustainability of human systems and environmental systems place new demands on the humanities in both liberal arts and technological education.

Jose Sanjines (United States)
Metalanguage in the New Humanities: From Rhetoric to an Integrated Science of Communication - 30 min Conference Paper
A study of the role of metalanguage in the new world order.

Ionas Sapountzis (United States)
Subjective Experiences and Poetic Moments in the Therapeutic Encounter - 30 min Conference Paper
The reliance of psychoanalysts on poetic language and evocative images describe their patients’ dilemmas and struggles and to convey the experiences that are evoked in the treatment reflects not only their level of attunement and identification, but also the impact that their patients evoke in them. The therapists’ willingness to experience the patient subjectively is not only regarded as an important element in understanding their patients, but also as a necessary condition in creating a facilitating environment. It underscores how mutual the therapeutic process can be, how much a therapy that taps the passions of a patient has often the same passionate effect on the therapist.

Wendy M Sargent (Australia)
Going Beyond Fundamentalism by Implementing the Principle of Unity in Diversity: A Major Key to International Peace Building and Peace Making - Virtual Presentation
The rise in popularity of a reactionary right in the political arenas of many countries in its extremes has encouraged the emergence of minority fundamentalist secular and religious organisations willing to use terror and weapons of mass destruction to gain influence and power unwarranted by their size and support base. The paper explores existing processes to deal with this increasing extremism using the UN Project: Dialogue among Civilisations as a counter narrative and the UN Decade of a Culture of Peace as an example of peace making.

Sonita Sarker (United States)
Minority Literatures and the Ethics of Multiculturalism in the late 20th Century - 30 min Conference Paper
The paper reflects on the degrees to which the vehicle of multiculturalism has served the literary and artistic productions by minoritized genders, races, and sexualities to generate new visions of civil societies. It discusses how such studies are critical in mapping the future directions of the humanities, especially literature.

Wendy E. Scattergood (United States)
Environmental Security in the Next World Order - 30 min Conference Paper
This paper will discuss the causes and consequences of environmental insecurity on the future of international relations.

Davis Schneiderman (United States)
Wre all on the same BANG: Junk Globalization and the Image of Resistance - 30 min Conference Paper
This talk offersJunk Globalizatio as a process absorbing cultural critique untilresistan subjects are fixed into configurations of profit.

Dr Ann Scholl (United States)
Deconstructing the Conflict between Culture and Feminism in a Global Context - 30 min Conference Paper
Many contemporary scholars (e.g., Martha Nussbaum) attempt to dismiss or resolve ethical conflicts between goals of cultural self-determination and feminism. How successful are these attempts?

Julian Silverman (Australia)
Intercultural Learning Programs — An Innovative Group-to-Group Approach: Enabling Learners to Engage Deeply with Others Across Cultural Divides - 60 min Workshop
Group to group learning processes are an innovative example of an intercultural learning exchange focusing on human rights and issues of culture and globalization.

Julian Silverman (Australia) Eugenia Arvanitis (Australia)
Hellenic Traditions and the Greek Diaspora: Developing an Innovative Learning Tour - 60 min Workshop
The workshop examines the importance of Study Tours in the global learning process.

Victor Silverman (United States)
Sustainable Alliances: The Ideology of Union Environmentalism - 30 min Conference Paper
This paper explores the ideological basis of the labor-environmentalist alliance that revitalized the left and powered the anti-globalization movement in the 1990s in the United States and Europe.

Savitri Singh (Canada)
Intersections of Social and Health Care Structures and Reflections on the Methodology: Whose Voices are More Critical - 30 min Conference Paper
In this paper, I argue that nursing research needs to move beyond identifying only the social theory of “cultural pluralism” as the answer for effective health care in cervical screening. Rather research needs to view South Asian women’s experiences through these women's standpoint.

Helene Sinnreich (Poland)
The Plague of Plagiarism: The Challenge of Teaching Humanities in an Electronic Age - 30 min Conference Paper
This paper will address the challenges presented by plagiarism in Humanities classrooms.

Harold Sjursen (United States)
Do Globalization and Technology Create new Ethical Questions?: The Poverty of Traditional - 30 min Conference Paper
The thesis put forth here is both easy to state and difficult to contemplate. It is that globalization as it is defining itself in our time is creating for humanity a new set of ethical challenges for which we have not yet discovered either the intellectual or spiritual resources to address.

Dr Dariusz Skorczewski (United States)
The Use of Web-based Technology in The Teaching of Central European Culture at Rice University - 30 min Conference Paper
The lecture is a multimedia presentation, the core of which is a multi-layered Web site created for the teaching of Central European film.

Jeffrey Maurice Smith (United States)
Subdue and Dominion Counterfeits: The Principle Causes of War - 30 min Conference Paper
The presentation re-introduces the Biblical concepts of subdue and dominion as a noble edit of God, but transformed to an inhumane act of personal "will" against other humans

Michael Smith (United States)
Teaching Race & Ethnicity through Service Learning - Virtual Presentation
This paper describes the individual student service learning experiences, the benefits derived by both service learners and the communities they serve, and course content is integrated with their service learning experiences. Additionally, this paper explores how the St. Anselm College's Model addresses the potential problems, raised by Hironimus-Wendt and Lovell-Troy when their service learners are introduced to these diverse communities.

Richard J. Smith (United States)
The Yijing (Classic of Changes) in Comparative Perspective: The Value of Cross-Cultural Investigations - 30 min Conference Paper
A systematic comparison of the Yijing with the Torah, the Bible, the Qu'ran and the Hindu Vedas. Although these works clearly differ in many significant ways, their common denominator, in my view, is the remarkably similar way they 'evolved' with the help of various commentaries--some of which eventually acquired canonical status themselves. The diversity of both 'basic texts' and 'supplementary' materials in each case created difficulties for later commentators, who felt obligated to maintain that the classics were cohesive, coherent and consistent.

Dr Sherry Southard, Phillip Rubens
Using Web-based Techniques and Communication to Support Learning in the Humanities - Virtual Presentation
The use of web-based techniques and communication to support learning in the humanities: three dominant issues and guidelines to meet the new demands

Dr. Vollie Spies (South Africa)
Humanities Teaching in Higher Education: An Enriched Experience through the Utilization of Diversity - 60 min Workshop
Humanities teaching in higher education can be an enriched experience when training programmes make provision for diversity. This can provide to learners of different cultures the opportunity to share their belief systems with each other as well as their learning experiences.

Dr. Valia Spiliotopoulos (Canada)
ESL Academic Writing On-line: Using Multiliterate Approaches for Writing Improvement and Sociocultural Development - 30 min Conference Paper
This conference presentation discusses the viability of technological supplements for developing multiliteracy in adult ESL students who are learning how to write for academic purposes.

Mary Stark (United States) Dr Stephen R. Johnson (United States)
Prairie Education through the Humanities: 19th Century American Literature as a Catalyst for Change in the 21st Century - Virtual Presentation
The humanities may give us the desire for more restoration of prairies and more awareness of natural history and ecology.

Albert P. Steiner (United States)
Looking Forward in the Rearview Mirror: Classics in a Globalized Society - 30 min Conference Paper
This presentation will focus on the roll Humanities, especially Classics, can play as a guide or moderator in a globalized society.

Prof. John Stephens (Australia)
Children's Literature, New World Orders, and Utopian Rhetoric - 30 min Conference Paper
Children's literature, always responsive to social movements, is currently shaped by the so-called New World Orders adumbrated since the end of the Cold War and the consequent reconceptions of the constraints on human agency and human survival. This paper examines how concomitant changes to children's literature are inflected through utopian rhetoric.

Stephens Mia (Australia)
A Humanities to Recognise Ignorance: The Unkown Plesiosaur - Virtual Presentation
The opalised plesiosaur from Andamooka, South Australia is the centre of a discussion about a future humanities, with survival through ecological sustainability as its purpose, a humanities in a complementary relationship with science- a humanities which values and curates unknowing.

Ruxandra-Iulia Stoica (United Kingdom)
The Paradigmatic City - 30 min Conference Paper
This essay investigates the prospect of urbanism after post-modernism from a particular point of view: urban conservation.

Marc Strauss (United States)
Two Folk Dances from the United States: The Visceral Dynamics of Identity and Belonging on our Planet through Dance - 60 min Workshop
Two folk dances from the United States will be learned, danced, and discussed by all participants.

Tieting Su (United States)
World System Cycles and their Counter-Cycles - Virtual Presentation
The year 2001, like that of 1991, or 1981, ... or that of 1931 rudely reminds scholars as well as common folks that cycles do exist even if one buries one's head in the sand of glaring econometric models announcing end of cycles. But are there longer cycles beyond our lifetime experience? This paper explores two sets of long social cycles: (1) hegemonic cycles in the modern World-System as revealed in world trade networks from the 1920Ă­s to the present and (2) the 400-600 world history cycles in political regime changes in which hegemonic and other world system cycles and logics are embedded.

Ann Sullivan (New Zealand)
Ethnic Diversity in a Global Economy: A Case-study of Maori Self-determination - 30 min Paper presentation
This paper studies income distribution trends across ethnic groups, viz. Maori vs non- Maori/European, in New Zealand paying particular attention to the impact of the free market reforms of the mid-1980s.

Kenneth Surin (United States)
Needing Theory in the Next World Order? - 60 min Workshop
Work in some areas of the social sciences, especially cultural anthropology and certain forms of historiography, has now supplanted theory as a way of reflecting on such important questions as the constitution of the subject, the nature of agency, and the form of the political. Theory had its day, and that day is now over.

Kazuki Takada (United Kingdom)
The Meaning of Greece in the Relationship between Yukio Mishima and Oscar Wilde - 30 min Conference Paper
Using Mishima and Wild's experiences of visiting Greece, as a key, this presentation aims to highlight their relationship from a new angle.

Tangea Tansley (Australia)
Rootlessness and its Emergence in Late Twentieth-Century Literature: Narrative as Panacea - 30 min Conference Paper
As human beings strive for connectedness in an increasingly isolating world, literature fulfils a new role by offering a sense of belonging.

Jack Tchen (United States) George Chauncey (United States)
Transnational Port Cultures: A Useful Reframing? - 60 min Workshop
A generation of scholarship on subaltern publics has diversified historical perspectives, but it has also left us at a standstill. The complex interactions and transformation among groups and with the dominant culture have yet to be explored. The language of cosmopolitanism, we believe, is too elite and too disengaged. We offer the concept of "port culture" as a working class and migrant site to work through this impasse. New York City will be offered as a case study. Then we'll open up the discussion with participants to think through their work as a port/border culture to explore the productivity, and limits, of this reframing. Can these sites of earlier and present day lived locations of globalizations become useful places to cultivate critical awareness and coalitions for a more democratic, human, and sustainable international vision?

Dora Tellidou Elena Zigouri (Greece) Paraskevi Golia (Greece) Panayiotis Nottas
Europe and Us: Recording and Analyzing Primary School Students' Views Concerning their European Identity - Virtual Presentation
Sixth grade students of primary schools in Kastoria were asked to write about ''Europe and Us''. A discourse analysis of their written product aims at investigation of the parameters influencing their identity designation.

Prof. Joseph Tharamangalam (Canada)
The Sociology of Religion and Religious Faith: A Personal and Biographical Exploration - 30 min Conference Paper
A personal and biographical exploration of the impact f the sociological imagination and sociological practice on my religious faith.

Trang Thomas (Australia) Rivka Witenberg (Australia)
Racial Tolerance of Young People: Age and Gender Related Differences - 30 min Conference Paper
This paper will discuss definitions around tolerance and report on a study about racial tolerance using a developmental model involving two hundred and seventy five students aged 11-22 years.

John Thompson (United States)
Navigating a "floating world": Teaching Basho as a Way towards Global Citizenship - Virtual Presentation
A paper on using the travelogues of the Japanese poet Matsuo Basho as a way to help students reach beyond their own particular society and culture.

Peter Thompson
It's the Economy, Stupid!: The Primacy of Politics and the Market-State - 30 min Conference Paper
This paper represents an investigation of the political, cultural and ideological consequences of the demise of the social-state and the rise of the market-state.

Robert W. Thurston (United States)
Coffee Culture and Images of the East: The Development of Western Taste - 30 min Conference Paper
Western coffee culture often portrays the 'Orient' positively. The history of sophistication in Europe and America is examined through this lens.

Sonia Tidemann (Australia)
Interaction between Australian Aborigines and Indonesian Makassans: Celebrating Cultural Diversity through Stories - 30 min Conference Paper
From 1700 Makassans visited northern Australia. There is evidence of some Makassan influence on indigenous Australians but seemingly little reciprocal influence and none in their stories.

Selina Todd (United Kingdom)
Young Women, Work and Family in Interwar England - 30 min Conference Paper
This paper examines the importance of paid work in shaping social identity, through a case study of young women in interwar England

Cheryl Toman (United States)
African Women Eliminating Borders - 30 min Conference Paper
Although the common border dividing Cameroon and Nigeria has changed several times in history, women of this region have virtually ignored the official borders and have governed in their own way, according to embedded African matriarchal traditions. This reality has given new meaning to the concept of 'nation'

Peter Trnka (Canada)
How to Become a Generalist: Michel Serres, Philosophy, and the Sciences - 30 min Conference Paper
An examination of the problems that specialization poses for contemporary work in the sciences and humanities, advocating the practice of generalism as articulated in the work of Michel Serres.

Shuhui Tsai (Taiwan)
The Sublime Encounter of Kant and Sade in DeLillo's 'The Names' - Virtual Presentation
I attempt in this short paper to examine the controversial issue of Kant's ethics notoriously and closely related to Sadism from the perspective of Lacanian psychoanalysis and to argue that in the core of ethics, there exists aesthetics.

Zt Zeynep Turan (United States)
The Meaning of Transitional Objects in Forced Migration - 30 min Conference Paper
My research focuses on the individual and social patterns that forced immigrants used to deal with the traumatic dislocation through transitional objects, i.e. the objects brought from homeland like kitchen utensils, religious objects.

Heather Turcotte (United States)
Petro-Movement: The New Pattern of Global Terrorism - Virtual Presentation
This paper analyzes the discourse of terrorism within oil producing communities where social movements have expanded throughout the past ten years to challenge the hegemonic structure of petroleum and the state.

Etin-Osa Felix Umweni (Gambia)
Globalism:Refugee and Diaspora: Human Movement and its Consequences - 30 min Conference Paper
This write up therefore, sought to cover a wide range of themes; from a re-evaluation of the historical evaluation of Diaspora cum refugee in the pre and post war periods to junctions of U.N.O and the way forward bordering on current social, political issues and its effects on the economy. The meeting point of refugee and Diaspora under social, cultural and economic realities of today. This paper therefore, borrows from history to discuss the present and project into the future.

Oydin Uzakova (United States)
The Reception History of John Milton in Russia and the Former Soviet Union - 30 min Conference Paper
This paper surveys and analyzes the reception history of John Milton by Russian and Soviet scholarship, from Pushkin to the post-Soviet era.

Jorge M. Valadez (United States)
Human Rights and an Ecological Conception of the Self - 30 min Conference Paper
In this paper, I propose grounding human rights on a natural and social ecological conception of the self. I contend that conceiving of the self in this comprehensive manner leads to human rights that are more conducive to human flourishing.

Dr Linda O. Valenty (United States)
The Severed Limbs of Polyxena: The Feminine Archetype in Selected Ancient Greek and Roman Drama - 30 min Conference Paper
The research compares notions of femininity in Euripide The Trojan Women and Seneca's Phoenissae using archetypal and socio-historical analysis.

Prof Willie Van der Merwe (South Africa)
Multiculturalism and the Humanities - 30 min Conference Paper
The challenges of multiculturalism to humanities which critically reflect cultural diversity.

Jose G. Vargas-HernĂĄndez (Mexico)
Mexico State's Economic and Political Transition: From Entrepreneurial State to State of Entrepreneurs - Virtual Presentation
This paper has the purpose to analyze most recent economic and political changes in the Mexican States, which show a clear transitional tendency from an entrepreneurial state toward a state of entrepreneurs through several stages.

Andrew P Vassar (United States)
General Multicultural Humanities: A Fresh Approach to an Old-Fashioned Course - 30 min Conference Paper
The archaic-sounding course General Humanities can change and become the global, multi-cultural, and non-sexist course needed in the new millenium: Global Multicultural Humanities.

Olga Velikanova (Canada)
Application of the Theory of Myth to the History of Soviet Russia: Interdisciplinarial Approach - 30 min Conference Paper
The concept of myth can help explaining the social paradoxes of Soviet history

Else R P Vieira (United Kingdom)
New Geographies of Cultural Resistance - Virtual Presentation
Web Archive of the militant culture of the landless rural workers in Brazil foregrounds the human in scholarship on globalization

Mark Wagner (United States)
Zoo World Order: Rock and Roll as Humanities - 60 min Workshop
One area of Humanities study that is capable of framing discussion about global culture and the future -- Next World Order -- as well as an art form that can be considered a democratic art, one capable of offering at least some resistance to the cycles of crisis and depression and militancy that late, corporate and global capitalism present, is rock and roll music.

Dr Mary Walsh (Australia)
Arendt and Political Theorising: Insights for the Humanities - Virtual Presentation
This paper examines aspects of the political theory of Arendt and explores the continuing relevance of key insights on the public realm and political theory for the humanities more generally.

Ya-Hsuan Wang (United Kingdom)
The Stripping of Ethnicity by Globalisation and Its New Pedagogy: Death or Renascence? - 30 min Conference Paper
This works is a critical discourse on ethnic diversity, globalisation and education, using Taiwan's context as an example, aiming to argue that globalisation could both enrich and danger ethnic diversity, depending on how teachers account it in their pedagogy.

Yiyan Wang (Australia)
Rules of Art and Cultural Citizenship: On Multicultural Aesthetics - 30min Paper Presentation
This paper explores the interplay of migrant identity politics in contemporary multicultural Australia and the rules of art in practice as outlined by Pierre Bourdieu.

Dr Cheryl L. Ware (United States)
Armchair Travel Revisited, or the Value of Travel Literature in a Global Society: American Writers and Greece - 30 min Conference Paper
Often viewed as entertainment, travel literature has other, more complex purposes and its values are in fact often ignored. I focus on American travel literature about Greece.

Dr. David Edgar Weatherford Jr. (United States)
The Human Connectivity Model: A New Approach to Understanding Human Development - Virtual Presentation
Examination of a new model for understanding human development and behavior by assessing an individual's maturation effects influenced by effects of environment and the situation.

Yong-Kang Wei (United States)
Imprisoned Humanity: The Panopticon, Media and Chinese Face. - 30 min Conference Paper
Drawing on the theory of poststructuralism, especially the notion of panopticism by Foucault, I will explore human existence as a disciplined response to the controlling mechanism of society. Such a mechanism, however, could be subtle. In Western society, it could find its way into the media that manipulate the projection of reality; in Chinese culture, it could manifest itself in the form of saving face.

Alan M Weinberg (South Africa)
Decentring Religion: The South African Way - 30 min Conference Paper
There is pressing need to defuse religious conflict in order to create world stability. It is proposed that religion be ‘decentred’ following the SAn model.

Gabriele W. Weinberger (United States)
America’s 21st Century: Globalization vs. Isolationism - 30 min Conference Paper
While the USA are the leading proponent and strongest force in globalizing technologies and economics worldwide, her own culture in many ways lags behind in adjusting to this new world order. Since 9/11/01 the primary interest of the USA lies in globalizing its security. My presentation will focus on the cultural and political contradictions and conflicts. It offers a historical and ideological analysis of the new policies and their interface with US culture.

Carol White (United States) Saundra Morris (United States)
Postmodern Religion in the New World Order: An Ethics of Relationality in Contemporary Models of Religious Naturalism - 30 min Conference Paper
In this paper, I discuss a model of postmodern religious naturalism that compels some of us to promote an ethics of "relationality." This postmodern religous naturalism joins with other anti-metaphysical discourses in the contemporary West that purport to create new models of relationality and cultural practices that do not depend on asymmetrical and unjust power relations.

Daniel White (United States)
Multiculturalism, Cosmopolitanism, Globalism: A Nietzschean Perspective on Postcolonial Culture - 30 min Conference Paper
Nietzsche's key ideas — Overman, Eternal Return, Play, and Power — envision a cosmopolitan multiculturalism generative of a viable postcolonial culture.

Bruce Wilson (United States)
Ikebana: Saying It with Flowers - 60 min Workshop
A demonstration of the basic principles that inform the art of Ikebana, including a discussion of the history of this art and the implications of its reception in the West.

Kenneth L. Wilson (United States)
Heart-Thinking: An Archetypal Epistemology For The Humanities And The Sciences - Virtual Presentation
We present a root epistemology for science and art and demonstrate its usefulness in an analysis of scientific and artistic works.

Tekle M. Woldemikael (United States)
Eritrea’s Identity as Cultural Crossroads - 30 min Conference Paper
The paper explores the cultural norms and ideological basis of Eritrea’s self-identification as a different and a unique nation in Africa. The roots of this sense of difference are built on a long history of cultural norms and ideology that have been practiced within Eritrea and easily merged with the western writers’ perception of Eritrean cultural distinctness from other sub-Saharan Africans.

Dr Linda Pui-ling Wong (China)
From West to Far East: Journey in Oscar Wilde and Tian Han - Virtual Presentation
In early twentieth-century China, Chinese intellectuals considered Oscar Wilde’s plays and short stories to be strongly interrelated. This favored the especial reception of his short stories as his plays met with tremendous success.

Dr. Karen Woodman (Australia)
No Borders: Virtual Communities and Online Learning - 30 min Conference Paper
The use of technology in higher education can play a vital role in individuals’ formation of identity within the international reality of the global classroom.

Prof. David C. Wyld (United States)
The Management Secrets of the Sir Topham Hatt: Leadership Lessons from Thomas the Tank Engine - Virtual Presentation
This paper examines the management lessons that are conveyed in the Reverend Wilbert Awdry’s classic children’s tales of Thomas the Tank Engine.

Dan Wylie (South Africa)
Ec(o)centrism: Poetry and Ecology in South Africa's Eastern Cape - 30 min Conference Paper
A case study in poetry's value to a sense of ecological dwelling in the midst of crisis

Sophia Xenos (Australia) Trang Thomas (Australia)
The Mental Health of Displaced Children - 30 min Conference Paper

Prof. Mimi Yang (United States)
From the Greek Myth of Minotaur to Hybrid Postmodern Identities - 30 min Conference Paper
The half-human and half-bull Minotaur in Greek mythology has epitomized the pain and the joy of a hybrid being, rejected by the two opposite worlds, which have molded him, while equipped with a built-in aptitude for adaptation and invention. My paper explores labyrinthine boundaries of borderlands and examines Minotaurian qualities of a border crosser.

Ka-Fai Yau (United States)
A Not-Enough Space between the Global and the Local - Virtual Presentation
The paper examines the global-local dichotomy in which the global is never global enough, and the local not local enough either.

Grazyna Zajdow (Australia)
The Illicit Drug User and Technologies of the Self - 30 min Conference Paper
Modern views of illicit drug use ignore constructions of the self.

Dr Pingchao Zhu (United States)
Pacific Rim: What It Means to the Globalism? - 30 min Conference Paper
This essay discusses the role the Pacific Rim has played in the context of world economic development. The two major emphases include the theoretical conception and the economic developments in the region and their meaning in the notion of globalism.

Alsoudi Abed (Jordan)
Islam, Democracy and the State in the Arab World: A Socio-political Perspective - 30 min Conference Paper
This paper tries to shed light on the relationship between some Islamic teachings and democratic values and the position of some Arab States namely using Islam as a pretext not to change into democracy. Attempting to achieve this objective requires an analysis of those aspects of Islamic religious thought and teachings, that have specific democratic principles and implications and a clear definition of democracy itself.

Gabriella Ricciardi (United States)
North Meets South — Cultural Hybridity in Oregon: The South — Culture, Literature and Globalisation - 30 min Conference Paper
The movement of people in the XX and XXI centuries seems unrelenting and in a state like Oregon the fastest growing ethnic group comes from South America (from Mexico in particular). People often migrate because of economic reasons, to find a better life and more job opportunities. In my presentation I will focus on the importance of the culture of origin and the role traditional arts play in issues such as individuation, assimilation and integration in Woodburn, a small town in Oregon where more than 50% of the population is Mexican American

Izak van der Merwe (South Africa)
The Role of the Humanities in a changing South African Higher Education Environment - 30 min Conference Paper
The Humanities in South Africa will have to position itself anew within an evolving and transforming institutional environment - a twofold landscape, comprising both the relevant subject disciplines and the higher education framework within which the disciplines have to function.