The Mark of Zora: Rereading Hurston's Literary Legacy|
Spring 2007 not offered
Once out of print and out of favor, Zora Neale Hurston has become a canonical figure in American and African American literary studies. This course examines Hurston's literary production, playing particular attention to its varying receptions in her time and ours. In addition to reading critically most of her novels, short stories, plays, essays, and articles, we will consider, among other questions, how texts are produced by their interpretive communities? Just how did Hurston go from outcast to icon, and how does her work compare with that of her black female contemporaries, Jessie Fauset and Nella Larsen?
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|Course Format: Lecture/Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: ENGL201 OR [AFAM202 or ENGL240]
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Hurston, JONAH┐S GOURD VINE; MOSES, MAN OF THE MOUNTAIN; THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD; SERAPH ON THE SUWANEE MULES AND MEN; MULEBONE; and selected short stories, essays, articles
Wall, THREE BLACK WOMEN WRITERS OF THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE
Biographies and critical studies
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Several short essays and midterm and final examinations.
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