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The Role of Brevitas in Ancient Roman Rhetoric

Ancient Romans saw language as a practical instrument like a farming tool. What was efficient was valued. Thus, "brevitas" in Roman oratory was a rival stylistic tool to Greek "copia."

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Moving Towards a Group Dance

This paper describes the process of the creation of an improvised group dance, discussing how the dance and the group came into being through practising with what were called ‘scores’.

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Medieval Manuscript Illuminations and Fashion Change: Connecting Everyday Life to Stylistic Change in Art

This research focuses on the changes in fashion and art in the fourteenth century in France to reveal a qualitative connection between the arts of everyday life and manuscript painting.

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Art from the Heart: Using Art Narrative to Describe the Experiences of a Health Promotion Program in an Australian Aboriginal Community: Artistic Narrative of Aboriginal Health Promotion

This paper will discuss the processes involved in the production of the art and the "meaning making" that resulted from the project guided by frameworks of communication and behavioral change.

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Turbulent Zweisamkeit: Intersectional Turkish Marginality in a Multi-Kulti German Heimat

This essay analyzes German-Turkish drama Head On (2004) in the framework of German multiculturalism and its cultural selectivity, grounded in the identity politics and representation of the respective populations.

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Generating "Creativity" and Provocations through Visual Arts Education: A Major Goal of Twenty-first Century Arts Education

Generating "creativity" means progressing without theory and reaching beyond and outside normal practices, Foucault terms, outside "the true" (1976, p.224). This intercultural (Australian-Chinese) Mo-ku-chi model reaches five levels of "creativity."

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Puppets for Social and Political Change in South Africa

Characteristics of the puppet which can be utilized to generate critical thinking and informed choices in a troubled society are explored with reference to projects of historical and contemporary importance.

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Urban Articulation: Evocation of Context in Urban Design

Urban design is capable of articulating local history, culture, and ecology, informing a diverse, complex urban experience. Examples are given using symbolic images, indigenous character, and artistic evocations of aspirations.

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Social and Cultural Interests between Comic and Animation Films

Interaction between comic or graphic novel and short animation films is favoured by numerous common places. We will explore them in social and cultural areas through several examples.

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Provocation in Philosophy and Art

In philosophy provocation is part and parcel of the Socratic method. Does provocation have a similar methodological function in art? My tentative answer is no.

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