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Department
English
Course
ENGL 3550
Professor
Scott Schau
Semester
Winter

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Lecture Monday Feb. 11 2013 Part two: “writing the self” -the bell jar, the invisible man -first person narration -now the narrator or speaker forges his or her identity -readers access to interiority, subjectivity, introspection -how narrator or speaker experiences and survives society history (con’d) -1914 Ralph Ellison born Oklahoma -studied music (jazz trumpeter) at Tuskegee institute, Alabama -to NYC in 1930’s became writer -1945, end of WWII -african American soldiers return to U.S. -“how could you treat a negro as equal in war and then deny him equality during times of peace” – R. Ellison -ellison served as merchant marine in WWII -post WWII, he began writing war story which mutated into invisible man -1950’s black social protests and legal change -1952 ellison pu
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