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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


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


Conjure Queen: Zora Neale Hurston and Black Folk Culture

Catherine A. Stewart

in Long Past Slavery: Representing Race in the Federal Writers' Project

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469626260
eISBN:
9781469628295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626260.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter provides a comparative look at Zora Neale Hurston’s brief career as a trained anthropologist and her experiences with the Federal Writers’ Project as a member of Florida’s segregated ... 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


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


Modernism, Anthropology, Africanism and the Self: Hurston and Herskovits on/in Haiti

Claudine Raynaud

in Afromodernisms: Paris, Harlem and the Avant-Garde

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748646401
eISBN:
9780748684410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748646401.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter explores the work of Zora Neale Hurston, which operates not just between genres but between disciplines. It considers Hurston's double heritage: as a creative writer engaging with the ... More


“The Blade Already Crying in My Flesh”: Zora Neale Hurston's Blues Narratives

Adah Cussow

in Seems Like Murder Here: Southern Violence and the Blues Tradition

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226310978
eISBN:
9780226311005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226311005.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter applies the theory of intimate blues violence to a fresh reading of Zora Neale Hurston and Big Sweet and Tea Cake. It also describes Their Eyes Were Watching God and Mules and Men. ... 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


Decolonizing Ethnography: Zora Neale Hurston in the Caribbean

Kevin Meehan

in People Get Ready: African American and Caribbean Cultural Exchange

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732818
eISBN:
9781604732825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732818.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter explores what Zora Neale Hurston’s Tell My Horse: Voodoo and Life in Haiti and Jamaica (1938) illustrated about the culture of imperialism in the Caribbean region. Hurston attacked the ... More


Literary Interventions in Their Eyes Were Watching God

Donna Aza Weir-Soley

in Eroticism, Spirituality, and Resistance in Black Women’s Writings

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033778
eISBN:
9780813039008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033778.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter examines the ways in which Zora Neale Hurston's interventions in Their Eyes Were Watching God challenged and transformed the representations of black women in literary texts, thereby ... More


Ancestral Spirits

Josef Sorett

in Spirit in the Dark: A Religious History of Racial Aesthetics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199844937
eISBN:
9780190606640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844937.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

During the 1930s, a number of black writers plumbed the meaning of this past in the making of a black presence in modern North America. Black religious practices, as this chapter will show, remained ... More


People Get Ready: African American and Caribbean Cultural Exchange

Kevin Meehan

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732818
eISBN:
9781604732825
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732818.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book offers historical and theoretical readings of Caribbean and African American interaction from the 1700s to the present. By analyzing travel narratives, histories, creative collaborations, ... More


Her Own Spook: Colorism, Vision, and the Dark Female Body

in Troubling Vision: Performance, Visuality, and Blackness

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226253022
eISBN:
9780226253053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226253053.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter concentrates on colorism's deployment of vision to mark and decipher difference and value. It considers the two plays about colorism by black women playwrights—Dael Orlandersmith's ... More


The 1920s and 1930s Voodoo Craze: African Survivals in American Popular Culture and the Ivory Tower

Melissa L. Cooper

in Making Gullah: A History of Sapelo Islanders, Race, and the American Imagination

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469632681
eISBN:
9781469632704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632681.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores the 1920s and 1930s "voodoo craze" by examing the way that negative ideas about "Africa" and "Africans" during these years, and the prevelance of the common association between ... More


Moses, Monster of the Mountain: Gendered Violence in Zora Neale Hurston’s Gothic

Erica R. Edwards

in Charisma and the Fictions of Black Leadership

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675456
eISBN:
9781452947488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675456.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter discusses Zora Neale Hurston’s novel Moses, Man of the Mountain as an example of African American narrative fiction which uses an arching of contestation that restages the charismatic ... More


The Monstropolous Beast: Animacy and Industry in Zora Neale Hurston and Dorothy West

Catherine Keyser

in Artificial Color: Modern Food and Racial Fictions

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190673123
eISBN:
9780190673154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190673123.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

In Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937) and The Living Is Easy (1948), Zora Neale Hurston and Dorothy West use the backdrop of agribusiness and fruit imports respectively to dramatize the precarity of ... 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


Lost in Translation: Irony and Contradiction in Harpo’s Production of Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God

Cotten T. Trystan

in Stories of Oprah: The Oprahfication of American Culture

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734072
eISBN:
9781604734089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734072.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter, which examines Harpo, Inc.’s 2005 film production of Zora Neale Hurston’s novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937), shows how Harpo producers deracialize the novel and mute Hurston’s ... More


Asymmetrical Possessions: Zora Neale Hurston, Erna Brodber, and the Gendered Fictions of Black Modernity

Samantha Pinto

in Difficult Diasporas: The Transnational Feminist Aesthetic of the Black Atlantic

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814759486
eISBN:
9780814789360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814759486.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines black feminist critique of “modernity” that refuses to keep black women locked into static historical notions of tradition. In Zora Neale Hurston’s Tell My Horse (1938) as well ... More


Exodus and Hurston: Toward a Humanist Critique of Black Religion in the Harlem Renaissance

Herbert Robinson Marbury

in Pillars of Cloud and Fire: The Politics of Exodus in African American Biblical Interpretation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479835966
eISBN:
9781479875030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479835966.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on the New Negro Movement, particularly as the Harlem Renaissance manifests it. It studies the work of Zora Neale Hurston as emblematic of the Harlem Renaissance intellectual ... More


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