Thursday, April 03, 2014

Thursday, April 03, 2014 8:33 am by Cristina in , ,    No comments
Great news for Haworth, as reported by ITV News:
Haworth makes the shortlist in England's Hall of Fame and could feature in a landmark exhibition to mark St George's Day after being shortlisted in a national tourist board campaign.
VisitEngland asked the public to submit their suggestions on what England has brought to the world and what makes the country such a diverse and fascinating place to visit and explore.
The village was shortlisted for its dramatic landscape which inspired Emily Brontë to write one of English literature's most revered novels, Wuthering Heights.
The vote has now reopened for people to choose their favourite from a shortlist of 60.
Still in Haworth, the British Mountaneering Council page has an article on a recent BMC Equity Symposium which took place in the area:
Set in beautiful Yorkshire and with a stay in YHA Haworth the whole event was enticing. A youth hostel is a little out of my comfort zone now, but, hey, life begins where your comfort zone ends! [...]
The outdoor sessions were brilliant! Leading and navigational skills, rock climbing and first aid. We walked the Brontë Way and learned to read maps (haven’t used a map since O Grade Geography!). Claudia, our leader, even showed us some funky moss that you can use as toilet paper! The session was confidence-building and fun and we worked as a team to get back to the van – eventually! (Afsha Malik)
In The Huffington Post, Richard Vetere thinks that 'writers are the heroes of our time'.
Writers create characters that resonate with us for decades and sometimes for centuries. Hamlet, Maggie "The Cat," David Copperfield, Gatsby, and Jane Eyre are just a handful and all of them are the product of a writer's imagination.
Movies with Butter reviews the film The Invisible Woman:
The story is similar to that of 19th century Victorian era romanticized novels about a mother whose main goal is to ensure her daughters have a secure future, either through marriage or work, typically as a governess. Reminds me of the Brontë sisters’ books, like Wuthering Heights or Jane Eyre, or Alcott’s Little Women, where women engage in social parties and events or become a governess in hopes of meeting a future husband or gentleman caller. (Popcorn)
The Daily Sabah wonders whether the words/acronyms used on social media are slang or the basis of a new language and concludes:
Perhaps expanding beyond the limitation of social media and subjecting students to the classic pages of the likes of Henry James, Emily Brontë and Charles Dickens may polish their language in class and allow them to fit in with their peers. (Alanur Aydemir)
But wouldn't speaking like Emily Brontë make then NOT fit in with their peers though?

The New York Times also looks at language, particularly at the different sounds the digraph 'ch' has in the English language:
It also highlights one of the oddities of the English language: the digraph “CH-” can be pronounced four different ways, and David Benkof and Jeff Chen have found four examples: CHANUKAH MENORAH, CHAOS THEORY, CHARLOTTE BRONTË, and CHAIN SMOKED. (Deb Amlen)
This is how The Telegraph describes Harvey Smith, 'one of Britain's best showjumpers over four decades':
More than that, his gruff, larger then life, plain-speaking 'Heathcliff on horseback' persona turned him into one of British sports' biggest personalities. (Ian Chadband)
The Brontë Parsonage Facebook page has a few pictures from the Jan Marsh and Juliet Barker in yesterday's conversation event. Emmabookblogger posts about Wuthering Heights. What Can't Say To Your Face reviews I Walked with a zombie 1943. Jane Godman Author posts about Charlotte Brontë. Molly Soda has a Wuthering Heights project which involves Kate Bush's song.


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