Monthly Archives: October 2011

Readings for November 1 and 3

For Tuesday November 1, please read: *Zora Neale Hurston, Mules and Men (excerpt) For Thursday November 3, please read: *Richard Wright, “Between Laughter and Tears,” New Masses, (5 October 1937) 22-23. Wright between laughter *Richard Wright, “Blueprint for Negro Writing” … Continue reading

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Third Response Paper Assignment

For Response paper #3, due next Tuesday 11/1, choose a non-written cultural text (song, photograph, scene from a movie, clip from a radio broadcast, etc.) and analyze it using one of these two frameworks: 1. Link it to New Deal … Continue reading

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FSA Photographs

If you decide that you want to write your third response paper about an FSA photograph, you can select any of the following: Dorothea Lange, Southern Pacific Railroad billboard near Los Angeles, California, 1937 Russell Lee, “A Negro mother teaching … Continue reading

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Readings for October 25 and 27

For Tuesday 10/25, please read: *Stuart Kidd, “Dissonant Encounters: FSA Photographers and the Southern Underclass, 1935-1943” *Roy Stryker, FSA Director, Shooting Scripts For Thursday, 10/27, please read: *Benjamin Filene, “”Our Singing Country’: John and Alan Lomax, Leadbelly, and the Construction … Continue reading

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Next Week

For next week, you have a mini-vacation from reading. If this leaves you with lots of extra time, you can do a few things: 1) Catch up on any reading you haven’t done; 2) use this time to start reading … Continue reading

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Second Response Paper and readings for next week

For next Tuesday, October 11, your second response paper is due. The paper should closely analyze a passage from “Deeds.” You can either: Make a claim about how Shaw represents and/or critiques the sharecropping system. or Make a claim about … Continue reading

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