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The gender issues in Their eyes were watching God
2000 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesis
Abstract [en]

African American literature has often been neglected in the past but writers like Richard Wright or James Baldwin have given the genre a new status. Still, in the 1970’s, those writers were all absent from the reading lists handed out in college. Alice Walker, while doing some research on voodoo for a short story, discovered Mules and Men, an anthropological study written by an African American woman writer called Zora Neale Hurston. Walker had discovered her inspirational source, her model. What I propose to do in this essay is first to try to determine Hurston’s situation as a woman writer during the Harlem Renaissance. Secondly, I will try to specify and investigate the features that make Their Eyes Were Watching God a significant novel in the African American history as the first feminist book.

Abstract [en]

African American literature has often been neglected in the past but writers like Richard Wright or James Baldwin have given the genre a new status. Still, in the 1970’s, those writers were all absent from the reading lists handed out in college. Alice Walker, while doing some research on voodoo for a short story, discovered Mules and Men, an anthropological study written by an African American woman writer called Zora Neale Hurston. Walker had discovered her inspirational source, her model. What I propose to do in this essay is first to try to determine Hurston’s situation as a woman writer during the Harlem Renaissance. Secondly, I will try to specify and investigate the features that make Their Eyes Were Watching God a significant novel in the African American history as the first feminist book.

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2000. , 25 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-53969Local ID: ENG D-9OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-53969DiVA: diva2:1102529
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English
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