Text as a Social Force: Cultural Criticism

Introduction Text has been a part of human creation for hundreds of years. People have used art and literature to express themselves and the human condition. But the text is also a social force. Cultural criticism has changed the way readers view literature and art. Art is not merely used for entertainment or artistic expression. … Continue reading Text as a Social Force: Cultural Criticism

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Art Under Attack One Hundred Years Ago; or, A Fight for Women’s Suffrage

SEE:  http://byuwsr.blogspot.com/2014/03/art-under-attack-one-hundred-years-ago.html Exactly one hundred years ago, on 10 March 1914, a suffragette slashed Diego Velázquez’s Rokeby Venus with a meat cleaver at the National Gallery in London. The canvas was fully restored at a later time. Mary Raleigh Richardson was this suffragette. Richardson was reported of saying the following in The Times on 11 March 1914: "I have tried to destroy the … Continue reading Art Under Attack One Hundred Years Ago; or, A Fight for Women’s Suffrage

Happy Anna Howard Shaw Day This Friday

http://byuwsr.blogspot.com/#sthash.pXiyVFE7.dpuf Don't feel like celebrating Valentine's day this Friday? Well, here's another option. Anna Howard Shaw was born 14 February 1847. She was pretty influential. She was a leader in the suffrage movement in the United States, the one of the first ordained female Methodist minister in the United States, and a physician. Celebrate the … Continue reading Happy Anna Howard Shaw Day This Friday