March 3, 2008

Harlem Renaissance Presentation

Click here for the power point presentation on the Harlem Renaissance.

February 20, 2008

A Critical Look: Their Eyes Were Watching God

The following articles on Their Eyes Were Watching God are worth a look. The first two articles, linked to here, we discussed in class. The final two articles are available through Project Muse.

Liberation and Domination: Their Eyes Were Watching God and the Evolution of Capitalism
by Todd McGowan

"The porch couldn't talk for looking": Voice and Vision in 'Their Eyes Were Watching God.'
by Deborah Clarke

The Unbearable Weight of Authenticity: Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God and a Theory of "Touristic Reading"
by Rosemary V.Hathaway

"Some Other Way to Try": From Defiance to Creative Submission in Their Eyes Were Watching God
by Shawn E.Miller

December 14, 2007

Zora Neale Hurston

A brief Hurston biography.
The Voices from the Gaps biography.


Mules and Men

Published in 1935, Hurston's Mules and Men documents the folktales and hoodoo practices of southern blacks in the 1930s.