From _Jonah’s Gourd Vine_ to “Sweat” (Reflecting on Hurston’s Works)

A)Maud, Ineitha, Mason, Lauren, Sam, Ty:  Please post here on the blog by Monday night at 10 pm after finishing Hurston’s novel and short story — and also reading/skimming the following article about Jonah’s Gourd Vine entitled “The Worm Against the Word.”  Your post only needs to be two paragraphs in length — though it can be slightly longer, if you want.  Choose to discuss ONE of the following five things in your post:  1.)The part(s) of the article you find most compelling, 2.)The part(s) of the article you find least convincing or hardest to understand, 3.)Anything you’d add to the article to make it even better, 4.)The main argument of the article, 5.)Things we’ve already said in class that relate to the article 

Link to “The Worm Against the Word” article: https://www.jstor.org/stable/2901188

B)Grace, BJ, Carly, Patrick, Eliza, Alyssa:  No need to post on the blog by Monday night at 10 pm but please do comment on two of your classmates’s Jonah’s Gourd Vine posts any time before coming to class on Tuesday.  Please be sure to also read the following very short article about visual artist Willie Cole and to watch the following 8 minute video about visual artist Willie Cole. By taking a few notes, be ready to tell us in class ONE way or more that you believe that his iron and ironing board artwork tangentially relates to Hurston’s story entitled “Sweat.”  

 

1.)A Short Article About Some of Visual Artist Willie Cole’s Work With Objects Like the Ironing Board:

Harvard exhibit reveals ‘the spirit’ within everyday objects

2.)An 8 Minute Video About Newark, NJ Visual Artist Willie Cole (who uses the iron and ironing board in his work!)

C)Everyone else in the class: No need to post on the blog by Monday night at 10 pm.  And no need to comment on the blog either!  Instead, just finish Hurston’s novel and read Hurston’s short story.  Then, read/skim the following article about Sweat” entitled “The God in the Snake…”  In your notebook or on your computer, take some notes about the following  so that you’re ready to speak when and if called upon in class: 1.)The part(s) of the article you find most compelling, 2.)The part(s) of the article you find least convincing or hardest to understand, 3.)Anything you’d add to the article to make it even better, 4.)The main argument of the article, 5.)Things we’ve already said in class that relate to the article 

Link to “The God in the Snake…” article — https://www.jstor.org/stable/26467997

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