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EN355 Modern & Contemporary American Fiction
This guide will help students find and locate databases, articles, and texts related to the English course EN355
From the Abstract: This article discusses Zora Neale Hurston's use of visual imagery in "Their Eyes Were Watching God" (1937). The book challenged contemporary theories about the power embedded in sight, traditionally associated with white control. Hurston also used the visual to both assert the beauty and power of color and establish a vehicle for female agency.
From the Abstract: Analyzes the book "Their Eyes Were Watching God," by Zora Neale Hurston. Categorization of African-American photographs; Implications of the metaphors used by Hurston; Suggestion of her insistence that context determines the meaning of a photographed image.
From the Abstract: Reviews the literary work entitled `Their Eyes were Watching God,' by Zora Neale Hurston. Text richly endowed with meaning; Look at the different projects that the work focused on; How the author introduced the various characters in the work; Excerpts from the work; What is considered to be Hurtson's sources of imagery.
From the Abstract: This article presents literary criticism of the novel "Their Eyes Were Watching God" by Zora Neale Hurston. It highlights on how Hurston defines genuine spirituals of Negro religion such as the songs being sung by a group, dances and games. It examines the call of Hurston on the need to understand the call-and-response approach as a literary dynamic by bringing a gospel vision to the slave narrative tradition of her work.
From the Abstract: Presents literary criticism of the novel "Their Eyes Were Watching God" by Zora Neale Hurston, focusing on Hurtson's depictions of African American love. It examines the characters Janie and Tea Cake, exploring sexual desire, domestic violence, and jealousy in their marriage. The author also analyzes the impact of racism and sexism on heterosexual African American relationships.
From the Abstract: Presents the literary criticism of "Their Eyes Were Watching God" by Zora Neale Hurston. Incorporation of mythic archetypes; Focus of her work on black women; Her interest in the areas of myth and folklore; Her interest in anthropology; Her interpretation of God, the Creator of Voice and Text as a woman.
From the Abstract: Examines the depiction of body image, food and desire in the book "Their Eyes Were Watching God," by Zora Neale Hurston. Plot of the novel; Interpretation of the characters; Literary style of Hurston.
From the Abstract: Hurston's masterpiece, Their Eyes Were Watching God, and its protagonist, Janie Crawford, have mostly been studied under the rubrics of African American culture. That is why the readings are typically concerned with the analysis of the protagonist's personality in her African American society, e.g., the study of such issues as language, racial discrimination, and male authority, to name but few. Emphasizing the protagonist's connection with the pear tree as a synecdoche for nature, the authors endeavor to examine the novel and its heroine in a romantic context. It will be argued that Janie's personality is subject to a tri-partite development. A connection will be drawn between her infatuation with the pear tree as her source of inspiration and the three stages of her life to demonstrate her growth from innocence to experience to organized innocence. Analyzing Hurston's masterpiece from this perspective provides a better understanding of the mechanism that leads to the protagonist's development.
From the Abstract: Focuses on Zora Neale Hurston's novel entitled `Their Eyes Were Watching God.' Related interpretive issues; Novel's popularity as a text in colleges; Theoretical stratagems in critical praise; Circumstances of the novel's inception; Self-contradictions in the text.