Saturday, January 23, 2021

Saturday, January 23, 2021 11:32 am by Cristina in , , , ,    No comments
A student from Bromley High School writes for This is local London on reading during lockdown.
Take Wuthering Heights, for example. Emily Brontë might have written the book in 1847, but I'm sure we all think of Cathy and Heathcliff when anyone says, "whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same". And maybe  love worked a little differently back then, but it did teach us all something pretty important: if the love of your life marries another guy, don't marry his sister just for revenge. It's not gonna work out. Just take it from Heathcliff and Isabella. (Alice Febles)
The Daily Mail is critical - Daily Mail-style - of the new English literature curriculum at Leicester University.
He argued that minority teaching staff, who represent roughly 14 per cent of Leicester’s payroll, were ‘chronically absent’ across British higher education.
‘When you have a large proportion of ethnic minorities, like in Leicester, we need to make sure they can identify with that curriculum,’ he said. ‘But I think there’s still more work to be done to truly decolonise the curriculum.’
The interview told how Leicester was attempting to attract more minority students via targeted scholarship schemes, along with changes to the syllabus of major subjects.
For example, it noted: ‘The English BA at Leicester has been changed to include more diverse texts and authors set and written in countries across the world. The reading list now includes Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin, Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys and NW by Zadie Smith.’ (Guy Adams)
An interview with screenwriter Russell T Davies on Pink News may just answer the above:
I’ve never been on a Yorkshire Moor crying over my lover, but I still like Wuthering Heights. I’ve never got a DeLorean to travel at 88 miles an hour, but I love Back to the Future. It’s not what fiction does. When fiction’s good and true it appeals to anyone, anywhere. That’s how it works. (Darren Scott)
Kaleva (Finland) recommends watching To Walk Invisible later today, giving it 4 stars out of 5.
To Walk Invisible 
Charlotte Brontë kirjoitti Kotiopettajattaren romaanin, sisko Emily Humisevan harjun, ja Anne Wildfell Hallin asukkaan. Sisarusten koti kukki kirjallista kutsumusta, mutta kyse oli myös selviytymisestä: edesmenneen papin tyttärillä ei ollut 1800-luvulla monia vaihtoehtoja, jos halusivat pysyä riippumattomina. Finn Atkinsin, Chloe Pirrien ja Charlie Murphyn rooleista on paperin maku kaukana. Sally Wainwright ohjasi. (Britannia 2016)
Frii klo 17.25 (Pekka Eronen) (Translation)
Io Donna (Italy) finds a definition of freedom by for each zodiac sign written by a writer of that sign.
Non sono un uccello e non c’è rete che possa intrappolarmi. Sono una creatura umana libera, con una libera volontà.
Charlotte Brontë (Francesca Tumiati) (Translation)
Buxton Advertiser features North Lees Hall in connection with Charlotte Brontë and Jane Eyre. However, it seems to claim that Charlotte Brontë slept there on a particular bed but, as far as we know, she only went for daytime visits. Las provincias (Spain) shares pictures of writers' houses, including the Brontë Parsonage Museum. The Eyre Guide posts about Bella Ellis's The Diabolical Bones.


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