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Assignments for the Rest of the Semester

For Tuesday, remember that you should try to finish “Day of the Locust.” Then for Thursday, you have your final reading of the semester, an article by Kathleen Moran and Michael Rogin about Sullivan’s travels, Hollywood, and the Popular front: … Continue reading

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Final Paper Options and Reading for 11/29

For your final paper, which is 5-7 pages, due Tuesday December 13, in class you have three options: 1)  Revise and extend one of your response papers. This will probably entail adding one or two more close readings of the … Continue reading

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Response Paper 4 Assignment

Hi everyone, So your 4th response paper, on The Girl, is due next Tuesday in class. You have three options: 1) Analyze a passage in which one of the characters is interpellated (most likely “girled”) by the dominant social order. … Continue reading

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Readings for Next Week (Nov 8 and 10)

This week we will think about the United States’ relationship to Latin America and the Caribbean in the 1930s. For next Tuesday 11/8, we’ll be reading excerpts from Hurston’s folklore-collecting trip to Haiti and thinking a bit about her description … Continue reading

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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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