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2/23 March 4 th - class will be meeting at the library A-H in SCUA I-Z in Rm. 1620 1-1:25pm 1:30-1:50pm Extra credit: “Theheretics”- free film @ Smith College (Seelye auditorium 201)-- Feb. 27 th @ 3:30pm Harlem Renaissance cont’d… I. 1930’s; Great Depression A. Introduction: Magnitude B. Images of Women 1. Ladies Home Journal ad 2. Poem 3. Photography Dorothea Lange, “Migrant Mother” i.e. Florence Thomas C. Why poverty? New Deal. D. Sexist and racist features of New Deal E. Beyond the New Deal-- further left How do you define success? Mastery of English language-- like white writers, henry james Do these standards apply to black male/female writers? Upheld white standards-- spoke on behalf of black. Proved they could write as well as Gertrude stein, henry Zora nelle hurston-- not eager to be insider with white world, pioneer for whole diff aesthetic. “Eyes are watching god” Lighter skin superior than dark skin-- internalized in black community stress/ tension within. Most writing is buoyant/optimistic-- some black women writing
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