Denise is a writer, editor, corporate trainer, and visual artist from Canada. Over 14 years ago, Denise stepped out from her familiar surroundings to explore the Eastern realms of Asia and work as an Educational Development Leader for a conglomerate of prestigious Language Arts schools in Southern China. After successfully facilitating a set of newly refined pedagogies there, she later took an opportunity to move to Taiwan and work as a Corporate Trainer for a number of industry-leading and highly reputable technology firms. In her professional career, she has used her artistic and creative abilities to introduce new methodologies within the classrooms, business settings, technical industries, and universities in which she has taught. Her life as a traveller has given Denise a more profound insight into a larger world, thereby elevating her craft of writing, editing, and instructing for wider audiences and diverse groups. Denise continues to write professionally and train for several organizations while on staff or freelancing.
ART STORIA | Arts & Artifacts
by Randy H. Sooknanan (Author, Editor), Denise K. McTighe (Author, Editor), Elvira V. Resta (Author), Ani Margaryan (Author), Sorubi Ravindran (Author) & Chris Porteous (Editor)In this edition, ART STORIA introduces Arts & Artifacts, a collection of carefully curated ideas and articles put together by writers and researchers across the globe.The content here surveys artworks and archaeological artifacts often overlooked from the past, spanning over centuries of art history, whilst fostering an interesting discourse and productive analytical dialogue to ultimately offer the reader new perspectives.
On the Origin of Species
by Charles Darwin, Foreword by Denise K. McTighe. Edited by Randy Sookanan & Denise K. McTigheOn the Origin of Species, published on 24 November 1859, is a work of scientific literature by Charles Darwin that is considered to be the foundation of evolutionary biology. Darwin's book introduced the scientific theory that populations evolve over the course of generations through a process of natural selection.
To The Lighthouse
by Virginia Woolf, Foreword by Denise K. McTighe, Edited by Denise K. McTighe & Randy H. Sooknanan, Cover Art by Denise K. McTigheThe novel which centres on the Ramsay family and their visits to the Isle of Skye in Scotland during the summers between 1910 and 1920, recalls childhood emotions and is written as mostly thoughts and observations, with little direct action and described situations. In 1998, the Modern Library named To the Lighthouse No. 15 on its list of the 100 best English Language novels of the 20th century, and in 2005, the novel was chosen by TIME magazine as one of the one hundred best English-language novels since 1923.
The Tibetan Book of the Dead
by Padmasambhava, Foreword by Denise K. McTighe, Edited by Denise K. McTighe & Randy H. Sooknanan, Cover Art by Denise K. McTigheThe Bardo Thodol, commonly known in the West as The Tibetan Book of the Dead, is a terma text from a larger corpus of teachings, the Profound Dharma of Self-Liberation through the Intention of the Peaceful and Wrathful Ones, revealed by Karma Lingpa. It is the best-known work of Nyingma literature.
by James Hilton, Foreword by Randy Sookanan, Edited by Denise K. McTighe, Cover Art by Denise K. McTighe‘Lost Horizon’ was first published in 1933 by English writer James Hilton. The book is best remembered as the origin of Shangri-La, a fictional utopian lamasery located high in the mountains of Tibet. The book’s fantastical drama follows a group of plane-crash survivors who have landed in the mythical Shangri-La, a valley hidden deep within the mountains of the Himalayas. Rescued by followers of the High Llama, the outsiders grow to love the remote paradise, but a member of the British diplomatic service, Hugh Conway suspects that the crash was no accident, begins to investigate, leading to a surprising revelation.
by Charlotte Bronte, Foreword by Denise K. McTighe, Edited by Denise K. McTighe & Randy H. Sooknanan, Cover Art by Richard RedgraveJane Eyre is a novel by the English writer Charlotte Brontë. It was published under her pen name "Currer Bell" on 19 October 1847 by Smith, Elder & Co. of London. The first American edition was published the following year by Harper & Brothers of New York
Frankenstein; or The Modern Prometheus
by Mary Shelley, Introduction by Denise K. McTighe, Foreword by Randy Sookanan, Cover Art by Julia LillardFrankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is an 1818 novel written by English author Mary Shelley (1797–1851) that tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, a young scientist who creates a hideous sapient creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. In an attempt to create the perfect new being, scientist Victor Frankenstein secretly assembles a collection of body parts and activates it with an electrical charge. The result is horrifying – even to his maker – and is never named. Widely regarded as the first proper science-fiction novel, Frankenstein provided the inspiration for a whole genre of horror stories and, later, films.
A Room with a View
by E. M. Forster, Foreword by Denise K. McTighe, Edited by Denise K. McTighe & Randy H. Sooknanan, Cover Art by Vincent van GoghA Room with a View is a 1908 novel by English writer E. M. Forster, about a young woman in the restrained culture of Edwardian era England. Set in Italy and England, the story is both a romance and a humorous critique of English society at the beginning of the 20th century.
The Maverick & the marvelous world of plants
Over a century ago, a young, Indian scientist stood at the front of his new machine at the Royal Society of London. It was May 10, 1901 and he was about to demonstrate to the packed audience full of famous scientists that plants are thinking, sentient beings.
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