Shakespeare and the Cultural Capital Tension: Advancing Literacy in Rural Arkansas

David Alton Jolliffe

Abstract


A multi-faceted Shakespeare festival in a small town in rural east central Arkansas, part of a larger Community Literacy Advocacy Project, represented a concerted effort to alter the discourse of decline in this economically troubled region but it also raised some challenging issues about how such projects distribute social and cultural capital among their participants.

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Publication of the Community Literacy Journal is made possible through the generous support of the English Department and the Writing and Rhetoric Program at Florida International University. The CLJ is a journal of the Conference on Community Writing.