Introduction In this course, we are interested in surveying the body of work referred to as American Literature. This body of work consists of the written pieces that were produced in the United States and in the old colonial years before the coming together of the union. Thus, in studying the writings, we will peep briefly into the history of the country. The early history began before 1500; the notable point was in1492 when Christopher…"LIT. 203 – AMERICAN LITERATURE: A SURVEY"
FEMINISM, POSTMODERNISM AND THE CHANGING CINEMATIQUES IN CONTEMPORARY FILMS When modernism gave way to postmodernism, it was to allow for a free reign of expression and a heterogenous perception of issues; what Frederic James describes as “the restructure of certain elements of modernist traditions”. It has been argued by other scholars that postmodernism is a contradictory phenomenon, which , according to Hutcheon, ‘uses and abuses, installs and then subverts the very concepts it challenges’, either…"Class Note for LIT. 418: FEMINISM, POSTMODERNISM AND THE CHANGING CINEMATIQUES IN CONTEMPORARY FILMS"
ZORA NEALE HURSTON’S THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD Zora Neale Hurston was born on January 7, 1891, in Notasulga, Alabama, to John Hurston, a carpenter and Baptist preacher, and Lucy Potts Hurston, a former schoolteacher. Hurston was the fifth of eight children, and while she was still a toddler, her family moved to Eatonville, Florida, the first all-black incorporated town in the United States, where John Hurston served several terms as mayor. In…"LIT. 203: ZORA NEALE HURSTON’S THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD"
It is with great pleasure I welcome you to this platform, and more importantly, to this segment where we focus on academic issues. True, our major concerns are with issue of gender; but as you would recall, the main thrust of the website is the promotion of everything related to the female gender. Therefore, our progress towards the academics is in the right direction; our interest here will be in several areas. We shall review…"SIMPLIFYING THE ACADEMICS"