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Paper in Art and Literature
Instructions for writing: Purdu Writing Lab
Analysis Paper 1
2 student samples for paper 1
Art Paper 2
Literature Paper 1
Literature Paper 2
Art Paper 3
Note: Syllabus contains SNOW updates and student presentation schedule
Modern Art reading 1
Kahn Academy_Kirchner's Street Dresden
Manet's portrait of Zola__video
Zola--"I want to portray, at the outset of a century of liberty and truth, a family that cannot restrain itself in its rush to possess all the good things that progress is making available and is derailed by its own momentum, the fatal convulsions that accompany the birth of a new world."
Jean Toomer, Cane
First part of reading scanned
Second part of reading scanned
Japanese Art and Modernism
Link to Harlem Renaissance in Art
Link 2 to Harlem Renaissance in Art
Literary critics sometimes work within an analytical framework known as "new historicism." This is a way of investigating the relationship between a text and the historical context surrounding its production -- and not simply the "accepted" history of the time of the work, but all the events, pop culture and everything, that were taking place during the author's life and could have shaped his or her writing of the text. This link, to the Ferris University Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia, offers a good deal of this context for the works, like Cane, of the Harlem Renaissance.
Wednesday February 19
Jean Toomer, Cane-- Cane is widely considered the first major text of the Harlem Renaissance, which is generally regarded as beginning in 1923, with the publication of Cane, and ending in 1929, though the precise boundaries are debatable.
Wednesday-- Dharma Bums
"When I was a little kid in Oregon I didn't feel that I was an American at all, with all that suburban ideal and sex repression and general dreary newspaper gray censorship of all our real human values but and when I discovered Buddhism and all I suddenly felt that I had lived in a previous lifetime innumerable ages ago and now because of faults and sins in that lifetime I was being degraded to a more grievous domain of existence and my karma was to be born in America where nobody has any fun or believes in anything, especially freedom".
Monday-- Dharma Bums
Here are a few pictures of the cabin Kerouac (and the fictional Ray Smith) stayed in on Desolation Peak as a fire lookout. The cabin is still there, and the job is still regularly available from the US Park Service.