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Literatures 2

Questions

How do these authors address the questions examined in the previous seminar?

Readings

Cleaver, Eldridge, Soul on Ice (1968)

Ellison, Ralph, Invisible Man (1953)

Hanbsury, Lorraine, A Raisin in the Sun (1959), in Plays by Women, ed. Mary Remnant, Metheun (London, 1986), volume 5.

Jones, LeRoi, Dutchman (1964), in Dutchman and Slave

Saphine, Push (1996)

Shange, Ntozake, For colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf: a choreopoem (London, 1978).

Shange, Ntozake, Sassafrass, Cyprus & Indigo, St. Martin’s Press (New York, 1982).

Walker, Alice, The Color Purple (1982)


Critical Writings

Berger, Justin, ‘Ghosts of Liberalism: Morrison’s Beloved and the Moynihan Report’, PMLA, vol. 111:3 (1996).

Bobo, Jacqueline ‘Sifting Through the Controversy: Reading The Color Purple’, Calalloo, no. 39, 1989

Hite, Molly ‘Romance, Marginality and Matrilineage: The Color Purple and Their Eyes Were Watching God’ in Reading Black, Reading Feminist, ed. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Meridian Books (New York, 1990).

hooks, bell , ‘Writing the Subject: Reading The Color Purple’, in Reading Black, Reading Feminist, ed. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Meridian Books (New York, 1990).