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Exploring ways to broaden the scope of the humanities and creating a wider critical canvas through cultural studies. Examining critical perspectives on academic disciplines; how traditional disciplines remain constant or must respond to changes in humans’ relationships to each other, to society, technology, and the environment. Considering ways of knowing, shifts in conceptual frameworks and research methodologies. Proposing new directions for humanities studies. Articles publish into The International Journal of Critical Cultural Studies.
Sample Keywords: Cultural Studies, Critical Discourse, Theoretical Frameworks, Paradigms, Research Methods, Disciplines, Epistemology, Future Directions, Interdisciplinarity
Examining the forms and effects of human representation and communication. Articles publish into The International Journal of Communication and Linguistic Studies.
Sample Keywords: Communication, Language, Linguistics, Representation, The Arts, Design, Media, Technology, Social Meaning, Social Interactions
Analyses of literatures and literary practices, to stabilize bodies of work in traditions and genres, or to unsettle received expressive forms and cultural contents. Examining changes over time in conceptual frameworks, ways of knowing, and ways of seeing. Articles publish into The International Journal of Literary Humanities.
Sample Keywords: Literature, The Literary, Literary Criticism, Forms and Genres, Media, Conceptual Frameworks, Identity and Difference
Social studies in the humanities, where the humanities meet the ‘social sciences’. Affinities and affiliations and their impacts on relationships within and across cultures. Issues of policy, governance, and controls over populations within and across nations. The human condition in an era of globalization. Articles publish into The International Journal of Civic, Political, and Community Studies.
Sample Keywords: Affinities & Affiliations, Identities, Diversity, Citizenship, Globalization, Immigration, Minorities, Assimilation, Nationalism, Human Rights, Governmentality, Bio-politics
On theories and practices of teaching and learning in the disciplines of the humanities and humanistic social sciences. General and subject-specific pedagogy. Articles publish into The International Journal of Humanities Education.
Sample Keywords: Pedagogy, Subject-specific pedagogy, Language Learning, Humanistic Social Sciences, Learners, Teacher Education and Training
Presentations at the conference, as well as the journals and books created in this knowledge community, are grouped around the themes listed here. Submissions are welcomed that cross more than one thematic area. Keywords are only indicative - please add your own keywords as you think necessary. The range of ideas listed in each thematic grouping and associated keywords is continually reviewed and revised by the participants in this knowledge community. Please suggest additions and changes.