Course Description: This course will explore the life and writings of the remarkable, talented, funny and engaging African-American writer Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960) through visits to the two places most influential in her life and work: Harlem, New York and Eatonville, Florida. We will explore Harlem as the dynamic setting for the flowering of literature, art, and music in the 1920s and 30s known as the Harlem Renaissance, where Hurston developed as a writer and folklorist. Our course will conclude with a visit to the annual Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts in Eatonville, Florida, the African-American community near Orlando where Hurston grew up among the townsfolk and story-tellers she would later portray in her influential novel Their Eyes Were Watching God. Course work includes journals and two short papers. Note: because the Hurston Festival is at the end of January, the course will run a few days later than the Luther J-term calendar.
Estimated Cost: $2250 - $2500
Estimated Add'l Meal Costs: $400
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