Eugène Delacroix, leader of the nineteenth century Romantic movement, is widely regarded as the most influential painter of his time. His unparalleled mastery of color inspired generations of artists; creating a bridge from the antiquated, high-brow art of the Salon, to the progenitors of Modern art from Symbolists and Pointillists, to those whom would revolutionize how we look at art today, the Impressionists.
Dr Katie Fitzpatrick, writer, editor, and university lecturer based in Vancouver, Canada, discusses Thoreau’s rare moral vision in his essay ‘On the Duty of Civil Disobedience’. Yet according to Fitzpatrick, it is Arendt’s account of the practice of civil disobedience that is ultimately more promising.
Entrance to teacher education is a highly political issue with high entrance scores and some form of aptitude test being the norm. This article by Dr Yvonne Masters of the University of New England, Australia, is a discussion starter to examine the questions: who is missing out and is equity being ignored under the guise of quality?
Dr. A. Robert Lee interviews Hana Fujimoto and Emiko Miyashita of the Haiku International Association on haiku, its history, and its place in literature today. The interview took place at The Asian Conference on Literature & Librarianship 2016 (LibrAsia2016) in Kobe, Japan, where they hosted their annual haiku workshop.
Hollywood legend, Olivia de Havilland, once said, “I like life! I want to have more of it. To venture more, create more, experience more. Oh, I want to go on for a very long time”. Having celebrated her 100th birthday this year, she has done just that. Dr. Victoria Amador explores the actress’s life, career, and the strength behind her spirited disposition
Nigel H. Foxcroft analyses the influence of cultures and civilizations upon literature and national identity by investigating the evolution of the cosmic consciousness of the English Modernist novelist and poet, Malcolm Lowry (1909-57) after his experience of the Mexican Day of the Dead Hispanic festival.