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Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937): ENG 101

A list of resources available through Truxal Library for researching Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God

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Recommended Secondary Sources for ENG 101 Students

Dollard, John. "The Dozens: Dialectic of Insult." Mother Wit from the Laughing Barrel: Readings in the Interpretation of Afro-American Folklore, edited by Alan Dundes, UP of Mississippi, 1990, pp. 277-94. 

Gates, Henry Louis. "Introduction: Narration and Cultural Memory in the African-American Tradition." Talk that Talk: An Anthology of African-American Storytelling, edited by Linda Goss and Marian E Barnes, Simon and Schuster/Touchstone, 1989, pp. 15-20. Google Books, books.google.com/books?id=Lwt54mgVVPMC&lpg=PP1&pg=PA15#v.

Haurykiewicz, Julie A. "From Mules to Muliebrity: Speech and Silence in Their Eyes Were Watching God." The Southern Literary Journal,  vol. 29, no. 2, Spring 1997, pp. 45-60. JSTOR, ezproxy.aacc.edu/login?url=http://www.jstor.org/stable/20078182.

Hurston, Zora Neale. "My People! My People!" Mother Wit from the Laughing Barrel: Readings in the Interpretation of Afro-American Folklore, edited by Alan Dundes, UP of Mississippi, 1990, pp. 23-33. Google Books, https://books.google.com/books?id=yCl8r8-kLb4C&lpg=PP1&pg=PP1#v.

King, Sigrid. "Naming and Power in Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God." Women Writers, special issue of Black American Literature Forum, vol. 24, no. 4, Winter 1990, pp. 683-96. JSTOR, doi:10.2307/3041796. 

McKay, Nellie. “‘Crayon Enlargements of Life’: Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God as Autobiography.” New Essays on Their Eyes Were Watching God, edited by Michael Awkward, Cambridge UP, 1991, pp. 51-70. Doi:10.1017/CBO9780511570346.004.

Ong, Walter J. "Some Psychodynamics of Orality." Orality and Literacy: The Technologizing of the Word, edited by Walter J. Ong, 30th Anniversary ed., Routledge, 2012, pp. 31-76. ProQuest Ebook Central, ebookcentral-proquest-com.ezproxy.aacc.edu/lib/aacc-ebooks/reader.action?docID=3061023&ppg=62.

Washington, Mary Helen. "'I Love the Way Janie Crawford Left Her Husbands': Zora Neale Hurston’s Emergent Female Hero." Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God, edited by Harold Bloom, New ed., Infobase Publishing, 2008, pp. 9-22. Bloom’s Modern Critical Interpretations. Infobase eBooks, ezproxy.aacc.edu/login?url=https://ebooks.infobase.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?wID=105206&ISBN=9781438114279.

Washington, Mary Helen. “A Woman Half in Shadow.” Zora Neale Hurston, edited by Harold Bloom, Chelsea House, 1986, pp. 123-38. Modern Critical Views.

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Additional relevant scholarly articles and book chapters available through Truxal Library’s databases:

Bealer, Tracey L. "'The Kiss of Memory': The Problem of Love in Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God." African American Review, vol. 35, no. 4, Winter 2001, pp. 599-613. JSTOR, doi:10.1353/afa.2009.0039.

Clarke, Deborah. "'The Porch Couldn't Talk for Looking': Voice and Vision in Their Eyes Were Watching God." African American Review, vol. 48, no. 2/3, Summer/Fall 2009, pp. 311-27. JSTOR, doi:10.2307/2903284.

Crabtree, Claire. "The Confluence of Folkore, Feminism, and Black Self-Determination in Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God." Contemporary Literary Criticism, edited by Roger Matuz and Cathy Falk, vol. 61, Gale, 1990, pp. 258-62. Gale Literature, ezproxy.aacc.edu/login?url=https:///link.gale.com/apps/doc/HBRGHS684293790/GLS?u=aacc_ref&sid=GLS&xid=6e0345b4. Originally published The Southern Literary Journal, vol. 27, no. 2, Spring 1985, pp. 54-66.

Curren, Eric D. "Should Their Eyes Have Been Watching God?: Hurston's Use of Religious Experience and Gothic Horror." African American Review, vol. 29, no. 1, Spring 1995, pp. 17-25. JSTOR, doi:10.2307/3042424. 

Jordan, Jennifer. Feminist Fantasies: Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God."Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature, vol. 7, no. 1, Spring 1988, pp. 105-17. JSTOR, doi:10.2307/464063.

Knusen, Janice L. "The Tapestry of Living: A Journey of Self-Discovery in Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God." CLA Journal, vol. 40, no. 2, Dec. 1996, pp. 214-29. JSTOR, ezproxy.aacc.edu/login?url=https://www.jstor.org/stable/44323009.

Lee, Valerie Gray. "The Use of Folktalk in Novels by Black Women Writers." Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, edited by Jennifer Baise, vol. 86, Gale, 2000, pp. 218-20. Gale Literature, ezproxy.aacc.edu/login?url=https://link.gale.com/apps/doc/ENWAUF212023554/GLS?u=aacc_ref&sid=GLS&xid=828efec2. Originally published in CLA Journal, vol. 23, no. 3, Mar. 1980, pp. 266-72.

Marks, Donald R. "Sex, Violence, and Organic Consciousness in Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God." Black American Literature Forum, vol. 19, no. 4, Winter 1985, pp. 152-57. JSTOR, doi:10.2307/2904277. 

Meisenhelder, Susan E. "'Mink Skin or Coon Hide': The Janus-Faced Narrative of Their Eyes Were Watching God." Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick: Race and Gender in the Work of Zora Neale Hurston, U of Alabama P, 2001, pp. 62-91. Project MUSE, ezproxy.aacc.edu/login?url=https://muse.jhu.edu/chapter/1209900.

Racine, Maria J. "Voice and Interiority in Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God." Black Women's Culture, special issue of African American Review, vol. 28, no. 2, Summer 1994, pp. 283-92. JSTOR, doi:10.2307/3042000.

Sartwell, Crispin. "Bits of Broken Glass: Zora Neale Hurston's Conception of the Self." Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society, vol. 32, no. 2, Spring 1997, pp. 358-91. Academic Search Premier, ezproxy.aacc.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=10093357&site=ehost-live&scope=site.

Saunders, James Robert. "Womanism as the Key to Understanding Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God and Alice Walker's The Color Purple." Hollins Critic, vol. 25, no. 4, Oct. 1988, pp. 1-11. Gale Academic OneFile, ezproxy.aacc.edu/login?url=https://link.gale.com/apps/doc/A133018774/AONE?u=aacc_ref&sid=AONE&xid=39416932.

Vickers, Anita M. "The Reaffirmation of African-American Dignity through the Oral Tradition in Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God." CLA Journal, vol. 37, no. 3, Mar. 1994, pp. 303-15. JSTOR, ezproxy.aacc.edu/login?url=https://www.jstor.org/stable/44322574.

Whitt, Margaret Earley. "An Analysis of Their Eyes Were Watching God." Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, edited by Janet Witalec, vol. 121, Gale, 2002, pp. 314-57. Gale Literature, ezproxy.aacc.edu/login?url=https://link.gale.com/apps/doc/LXERXA357855447/GLS?u=aacc_ref&sid=GLS&xid=3d516c55.

Wu, Hongzki. "Mules and Women: Identify and Rebel—Janie’s Identity Quest in Their Eyes Were Watching God." Theory and Practice in Language Studies, vol. 4, no. 5, 1 May 2014, pp. 1053-57. Gale Academic OneFile, doi:10.4304/tpls.4.5.1053-1057.

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