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Moses in America: The Cultural Uses of Biblical Narrative

Melanie Jane Wright

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195152265
eISBN:
9780199834884
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195152263.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This book is about the representation of Moses and the Exodus narrative in three North American texts: Moses in Red by Lincoln Steffens; Moses, Man of the Mountain (1926), by Zora Neale Hurston ... More


Hemispheric Parallax: South America and the American South

Paul Giles

in The Global Remapping of American Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691136134
eISBN:
9781400836512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691136134.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines how the contours of American literature have changed over time by focusing on the shifting geospatial dynamics associated with the American South. In particular, it juxtaposes ... More


Agonistic Misotheism I: Faith, Doubt, and Zora Neale Hurston’s Resistance to God

Bernard Schweizer

in Hating God: The Untold Story of Misotheism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199751389
eISBN:
9780199894864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751389.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Contrasting Swinburne’s carefree misotheistic candor, Zora Neal Hurston remained cryptic about her conflicted relationship with God. Partly because she was black and female, readers tend to overlook ... More


Modernity'S Ear: Listening to Race and Gender in World Music

Roshanak Kheshti

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479867011
eISBN:
9781479861125
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479867011.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Fearing the rapid disappearance of indigenous cultures, twentieth-century American ethnographers turned to the phonograph to salvage native languages and musical practices. Prominent among these ... More


If Moses Was a Mulatto: Zora Neale Hurston's Moses, Man of the Mountain (1939)

Melanie J. Wright

in Moses in America: The Cultural Uses of Biblical Narrative

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195152265
eISBN:
9780199834884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195152263.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter discusses Zora Neale Hurston's 1939 novel, Moses, Man of the Mountain, characterizing the novel as a complex, sophisticated work influenced by biblical narrative, African‐American ... More


Epilogue: Modernity’s Radical Ear and the Sonic Infidelity of Zora Neale Hurston’s Recordings

Roshanak Kheshti

in Modernity'S Ear: Listening to Race and Gender in World Music

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479867011
eISBN:
9781479861125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479867011.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The concluding chapter offers an alternate and parallel history of listening to the other in modernity through an examination of recordings made of and by Zora Neale Hurston in various recording ... More


Zora Neale Hurston's Final Decade

Virginia Lynn Moylan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813035789
eISBN:
9780813046228
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035789.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book draws on archival and community census reports, new interviews with Hurston’s contemporaries, numerous correspondence, and diligent research to fill in the missing pieces of Hurston’s life ... More


Introduction: A Highway through the Wilderness of Post-Reconstruction

CLAUDIA TATE

in Domestic Allegories of Political Desire: The Black Heroine’s Text at the Turn of the Century

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195108576
eISBN:
9780199855094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195108576.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Post-reconstruction is the period wherein extant domestic novels were written by African American women, during the 1890s and the first few years of the twentieth century. These novels are of ... More


Racial Experiments in Cuban Literature and Ethnography

Emily A. Maguire

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037479
eISBN:
9780813042329
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037479.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

In the wake of independence from Spain in 1898, Cuba's intellectual avant-garde struggled to cast their country as a modern nation. They grappled with the challenges presented by the postcolonial ... More


Gender, Genre, and Ethnographic Authority:: Lydia Cabrera and Zora Neale Hurston

Lydia Cabrera and Zora Neale Hurston

in Racial Experiments in Cuban Literature and Ethnography

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037479
eISBN:
9780813042329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037479.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter interrogates the nature of ethnographic authority in Lydia Cabrera's El Monte and African American writer Zora Neale Hurston's Mules and Men. It shows how these two writers modify the ... More


Crossing the Creek: The Literary Friendship of Zora Neale Hurston and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Anna Lillios

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813038094
eISBN:
9780813041551
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813038094.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book tells the story of the relationship of Zora Neale Hurston and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, one of the twentieth century's most intriguing and complicated literary friendships. The two writers ... More


“I could read it for myself”: Scripturalization, Slavery, and Agency

Vincent L. Wimbush

in White Men's Magic: Scripturalization as Slavery

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199873579
eISBN:
9780199949595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199873579.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 7 focuses on Equiano’s arrogation of his right and freedom to read scriptures and the world on his own terms, and the implications and ramifications of such in the story.


Introduction

Anna Lillios

in Crossing the Creek: The Literary Friendship of Zora Neale Hurston and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813038094
eISBN:
9780813041551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813038094.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The purpose of this Introduction is to establish the personal and literary nature of Hurston's and Rawlings's friendship. The introduction begins with an interview with Donald Wilson, who attended ... More


“Friendship is a mysterious and ocean-bottom thing”: The Hurston-Rawlings Friendship

Anna Lillios

in Crossing the Creek: The Literary Friendship of Zora Neale Hurston and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813038094
eISBN:
9780813041551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813038094.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter focuses on all known encounters and communication between Hurston and Rawlings from when they met in 1942 until the latter's death in 1953. It deals with the ambiguity of when and where ... More


Looking Back: Hurston's Dust Tracks on a Road and Rawling's Cross Creek

Anna Lillios

in Crossing the Creek: The Literary Friendship of Zora Neale Hurston and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813038094
eISBN:
9780813041551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813038094.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

After Hurston and Rawlings succeeded in channelling the communal voices of Eatonville and Cross Creek into narratives, they had great difficulty in switching genres from novels to their ... More


The Road Ahead: Hurston's and Rawlings's Last Works

Anna Lillios

in Crossing the Creek: The Literary Friendship of Zora Neale Hurston and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813038094
eISBN:
9780813041551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813038094.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In the 1940s, both Hurston and Rawlings sought to construct their selves in different terms based on new “images of their own creation.” Hurston struggled to find a vehicle with which to express ... More


Honoring the Ancestors: An African Cultural Interpretation of Black Religion and Literature

Donald H. Matthews

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199963997
eISBN:
9780190258412
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199963997.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book affirms once and for all the African foundation of African American religious practice. This analysis of the methods employed by historians, social scientists, and literary critics in the ... More


Blackness in the Image of God

Craig R. Prentiss

in Staging Faith: Religion and African American Theater from the Harlem Renaissance to World War II

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814707951
eISBN:
9780814708408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814707951.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter looks at plays that frame Christianity in a positive light and utilize the Bible as raw material to tell stories affirming the dignity of the African American people. Authors Marita ... More


Woman on the Verge of a Cultural Breakdown: Zora Neale Hurston in Haiti and the Racial Privilege of Boasian Relativism

Eve Dunbar

in Indigenous Visions: Rediscovering the World of Franz Boas

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780300196511
eISBN:
9780300235678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300196511.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter argues that despite Zora Neale Hurston's training under Boas and her work as an intellectual arm of his theoretical and methodological machine, her marginality to American anthropology ... More


Whose “Folk” Are They Anyway?: Zora Neale Hurston and Lady Augusta Gregory in the Atlantic World

Kathleen M. Gough

in The American South and the Atlantic World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044378
eISBN:
9780813046471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044378.003.0010
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Drawing on insights from gender and performance studies, this chapter uses the careers and writings of Florida’s Zora Neale Hurston and Ireland’s Lady Augusta Gregory to examine the creation of both ... More


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