Professor Svetlana Ter-Minasova offers insight into English language learning in Russia. She explores which of the three barriers on the way to international communication is the most difficult to break down and explains how this can be done.
Kenneth Houston and Jason Briggs offer insight into their analysis of the domestic pressures of populist electoral politics in the United Kingdom and the United States, and the relationships of both states with the international community.
Using the example of collage and montage artworks, Olga Isaeva illustrates how found everyday objects and fragments of reality provided 1920s Japanese avant-garde artists with tools to grasp the modern time and the role of art, the artist and the audience.
Sarah Kelley of the University of Bristol, UK, maps some of the ideas and themes conveyed in Craig’s Bond films to possible influences from their socio-political contexts, with a particular focus on Skyfall and Spectre.
Laurence Craven of the American University of Sharjah, UAE, discusses the advantages and the potential issues of substituting technology for paper in the classroom.
Oliver Hadingham of Waseda University, Japan, examines the reforms the medieval universities of Oxford and Cambridge underwent during the nineteenth century and questions whether the two institutions can shake off their elitist reputation.
Dr Amanda Third sheds light on her research into the impact new technologies are having on children, discussing the challenges societies face as children are exposed to these technologies.