EN 266 Lecture 9: Oct. 9 Lecture

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12 Feb 2016
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EN 266
October 9th
MIDTERM:
- 4/5 short answer questions
- 2 short essays
- General and big ideas to write about
-May be a take home test instead, TBA
Hurston:
- Research is formalized curiosity, it is poking and prying with
purpose
- What are YOU curious about?
- Many rumours and innuendos
- History of her reception and reception of her works went poorly
- She articulates a speci.c world, black-African American world
- Folklorist, much of the novel
- Knows these people intimately
- Immense literary creation
- In particular lots of African American male critics
- Inner community turmoil
- How the community itself, tensions, doesn’t have a single voice
- It is not utopian, but strati.ed
- Images of the African-American male
- “Sitting in judgements” (1) and working like “mules in the sun”
- Eatonville known to be one of the .rst towns of incorporation,
the practice is a lot more complicated though
- This is what Hurston calls attention to
- Janie is a controversial .gure
- An every woman who is trying to rise up and .nd self-realization
- Look at the three men as 3 di=erent types, models that are
circulating in the culture
- How should black culture rise?
- Very clear cut models, of 3 African American people
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How are they? What do they do?
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