Zora Neale Hurston and the Rise of Feminist Fiction|
Spring 2012 not offered
AFAM 225, AMST 234, FGSS 247|
Once out of print and out of favor, Zora Neale Hurston has become a feminist icon as well as a canonical figure in American and African American literary studies. This course examines Hurston's literary production, paying particular attention to its varying reception at different historical moments. In addition to reading most of her novels, short stories, plays, essays, and articles, we will consider, among other questions, how texts are produced by their times and their interpretive communities. Just how did Hurston go from outcast to icon, and how does her work compare with that of her female contemporaries?
This course offers extensive practice in the interpretation of literary texts.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFAM-MN)(AFAM)(AMST)(ENGL)(ENGL-Amer Lit)(ENGL-Race&Ethn)(FGSS)
Wall, ed., HURSTON: NOVLES AND STORIES
Wall, ed., HURSTON: FOLKLORE, MEMOIRS, AND OTHER WRITINGS
Wall, ed., THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD: A CASEBOOK
(Students, please use these editions.)
|Examination and Assignments: |
Weekly discussion questions, short essays, and a final exam.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Regular attendance and active participation in class discussions.
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