Monday, December 24, 2012

Passion in Instability

Digital Spy recommends Wuthering Heights 2011 which will be broadcast next December 29th in the UK (Channel 4):

Far from your bog-standard Brontë adaptation, Fish Tank director Andrea Arnold brings a brutally poetic quality to this dark and often vicious romance. Skins star Kaya Scodelario and newcomer James Howson make less of an impression as the adult Cathy and Heathcliffe (sic) than their junior counterparts, but this is still a haunting, visually stunning and completely distinctive take on a familiar story. (Emma Dibdin)
The Australian talks about summer reads (it's difficult to imagine for a Northern hemisphere-based blog that it is summertime in Australia), including the ones of the Prime Minister Julia Gillard:
Like many politicians, Julia Gillard read Doris Kearns Goodwin's Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln this year. Gillard also read Anna Funder's All That I Am, Peter Carey's The Chemistry of Tears and Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights (again). Gillard plans to read Funder's Stasiland, Chris Masters' Uncommon Solider and Peter FitzSimons's Eureka. (Troy Bramston)
Radiovisie announces the broadcast of the radio programme La Donna è Mobile in Klara Radio (Belgium) where the Brontës will be approached from a feminist perspective:
In La donna è mobile portretteert Joanna Van der Heyden in vier dagen 28 vrouwen uit de wereldgeschiedenis in een overvloedig radiofonisch decor met oude klankfragmenten en nieuwe geluidsbronnen. De titel van de reeks verwijst uiteraard naar La donna è mobile uit Rigoletto van Verdi, maar deze als vrouwonvriendelijk beschouwde aria wordt op een eigenzinnige manier geïnterpreteerd.
In elke aflevering van de vierdelige reeks worden zeven vrouwen met elkaar verbonden door één gedeelde passie: politiek, filosofie, kunst en wetenschappen. Leer de politieke belangstelling kennen van Catharina de Grote, Louise Michel of Rosa Luxemburg. Ontdek de feministische boodschap in het werk van de zusjes Brontë en de films van cineaste Loïs Weber.
Reis met Alexandra David-Néel naar Tibet of ga de andere richting uit met Jane Goodall en arriveer in Tanzania. Ontvang daarna van Bertha von Suttner de Nobelprijs voor de vrede en kom met Belle van Zuylen tot de conclusie dat het beter is de struikrovers te verkiezen boven de geregelde troepen.
* La donna è mobile, van 1 tot 4 januari van 17:00 tot 19:00 uur. (Translation)
The Sill of the World interviews the writer Kathryn Ionata:
HK: If you could choose any three authors, dead or alive, to meet with you to discuss literature and give you feedback on your writing, who would they be and why?
KI: I would definitely want Emily Brontë there. The passion she invokes in Wuthering Heights is unparalleled—not just romantic passion, but the story itself has an inherent passion in the instability of the characters. 
A Christmas event in Haworth reported in Keighley News; Girl in the Woods Reviews posts about the upcoming The Mist on Brontë Moor; Nyra Escribiendo reviews Agnes Grey (in Spanish); Dwie poważne damy posts about Jane Eyre and Wide Sargasso Sea in Polish; Fée Poussière and Le Loup Il a Un Avis Sur Tout... Heu Il a Surtout Un Avis (both in French) post about Wuthering Heights; Miladysboudoir has visited Oakwell Hall; Initials BB posts about Jane Eyre 1944; UrielArte (in Spanish) talks about Jane Eyre.

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