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The role of the Centro de Formación Literaria Onelio Jorge Cardoso and the movement of talleres literarios
Par Kumaraswami, Antoni Kapcia, and Meesha Nehru

the large, non-selective municipal system encouraging grassroots cultural engagement and the selective Centro and talleres de vanguardia offering more vocational educational courses. Beyond the post-1990s’ change in policy priorities, this diverse landscape of talleres was the culmination of over forty years of concerted literary development; it also reflected an internal hierarchy that had always existed within the talleres movement, between the drive to provide literary opportunity accessible to all and a growing demand for the provision of more intellectually

in Literary culture in Cuba
Dafydd Jones

’s heartburn, if not its burning heart. Almost everywhere we look in Dada, Futurism repeats in stances indebted to the terms of cultural engagement and visibility initiated by the Italians; the manifesto form in particular, that which announced Futurism to the world in 1909 – and in which the later Dadaist Walter Serner invested such venom during the Zurich Dada phase, having previously already denounced Futurism in essays that dismissed some of the movement’s painters from the realm of art – finds itself at the centre of the expanse of cultural-linguistic activities in

in Back to the Futurists
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Sarah C.E. Ross and Elizabeth Scott-Baumann

-ranging European travel of any writer, let alone woman writer, in the mid-seventeenth century. Her works both bear the marks of these people and places and also reject these as Cavendish claims to prioritise unlearnedness and natural wit over social interaction and cultural engagement. This is as much a carefully constructed identity as Philips’s ‘Orinda’, though, as we will see from the evidence of her actual participation in intellectual culture. Margaret Cavendish was born to the Lucas family in Essex. She moved to Oxford with her sister and there became a maid of honour to

in Women poets of the English Civil War
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Notes on Ackroyd & Harvey ecocriticism and praxis
Eve Ropek

concern about the lack of resultant practical effect following strong cultural engagement with environmental issues is entirely understandable. Currently the Climart Project is attempting to determine whether ‘visual art affects viewer perceptions of climate change’; Adam Chodzko’s video Deep Above, about to be released at the time of writing, questions why we can understand climate change yet remain paralysed from taking action. Simon C. Estok notes the lack of data explicitly showing that studying ‘green’ texts leads to increased environmental activism, referring to

in Extending ecocriticism
Yvette Hutchison

might relate to a certain slave belonging to a French consul in Egypt in 1926’ (Burns, 2006: 242);36 this slave is his ancestor. The play is complex and explores many post-colonial issues, including Africa’s relationship with Europe and vice versa; the role of stereotypes in cultural engagement; how context affects events; and how such events are remembered in and through history. As outlined earlier in this chapter, the scramble for Africa coincided with Europe’s industrial and territorial expansion, with intense inquiry into many aspects of science, not the least

in South African performance and archives of memory
William Welstead

interactions between land and the living things that spend their lives on the peatlands (Anne Campbell n.d. ). From her multi-layered reading of the peatlands she is right to claim that this is ‘a known wilderness’. In this project, each of the artists kept a diary that is available to read on the Sexy Peat website. Campbell's intimate knowledge of these uplands, of the living things that can be found there if one looks carefully enough, and her long history of cultural engagement with the peatlands, were invaluable for the other artists

in Writing on sheep
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Picturing Charlotte Brontë
Amber K. Regis and Deborah Wynne

Afterlives evaluate more than 150 years of cultural engagement with Charlotte Brontë, considering fluctuations 2 3 Introduction: picturing Charlotte Brontë in her literary reputation; innumerable adaptations of her novels for film, television, radio, theatre and the Internet; biographies and fictional biographies; the development of an author cult and the growth of literary tourism; neo-​Victorian reworkings of Charlotte Brontë’s works; the legacy of her poetry; her influence on subsequent writers; the afterlives of her characters; and the evolution of critical

in Charlotte Brontë
The scholarly achievements of Sir James Ware
Mark Empey

the printing world, it is quite clear that Dubliners looked to Ware to satisfy their intellectual interests. It is not simply the enthusiasm for books and manuscripts that is so fascinating, but the range of the material which individuals sought to borrow. For example, John King was loaned the History of Elizabeth (1625) by William Camden. Edward Parry received John Owen’s Epigrammata (1606–13) while Ware’s brother, Joseph, asked for a Latin play composed by George Wither, pointing to a demand for literature. There is also evidence of lively cultural engagement

in Dublin