Glenn Hughes

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  • The Role Of Counterstories In Marcia Gaudet's Carville

    In Marcia Gaudet’s Carville: Remembering Leprosy in America, the idea is presented that “counterstories seek to alter the dominant group’s assumptions as well as the oppressed person’s perception of herself,” serving as “narrative acts of insubordination” (Nelson qtd in Gaudet, emphases in original). Counterstories have been used throughout history to share and pass the experiences of multiple folklorist groups, to ignite insight into individual’s plights and to ensure justice will be…

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  • The Harlem Renaissance Movement

    The Harlem Renaissance The Harlem Renaissance also known as the Black Literary Renaissance and the “New Negro” Movement, was a movement that took place in New York between the years of 1917 to 1935. This movement was marked by the “Great Migration”, where blacks that were settled in the South migrated to the North in search for bigger opportunities and civil rights. During these years Jim Crow laws and slavery were being practiced in the south, which were some of the main factors that caused…

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  • Muscular Christianity Analysis

    that he who has conquered his own coward spirit has conquered the whole outward world" (Hughes, ). In Chariots of Fire Eric Lidell, a muscular Christian of Hughes 's description, says that "I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast. And when I run I feel His pleasure." This concept of literally being a good Christian because you run, because you take part in sports, is pivotal to the Hughe 's model of muscular Christianity. When Gil Dodds began his evangelical work, he was…

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  • Race And Racial Identity In Harlem Renaissance Literature

    Perhaps more so than other periods of prolific artistic change and growth, the era now understood in terms of the “New Negro” movement reveals a complexity of race relations, gender struggles and class divisions, particularly among African Americans than any other subsequent decade. In truth, the level of popularity of this period has fluctuated over time, and many of the writers, especially women, we now associate with the Harlem Renaissance were not recognised in mainstream literary circles…

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  • Black Modernism And Situating Revelations Analysis

    Black Modernism and Situating Revelations The articles “Black Modernism” and “Situating Revelations” were written by Thomas DeFrantz. DeFrantz is currently a Professor of African and African American Studies, a Professor of Dance, and a Professor of Theater Studies at Duke University. He has done extensive research on dance studies and performance technology. In addition, DeFrantz was previously the president of the Society of Dance History Scholars, and he has been a part of Black Performance…

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  • Anthony Hartley Jennings

    Her career began with her first book of Poems in 1953 when she was in her twenties three years before the appearance of Robert Conquest’s anthology of modern poetry, New Lines. In the Introduction to the anthology, Conquest discussed intellectual clarity and directness of expression as the distinguishing qualities of the new poetry, as opposed to what he described as the “vague romanticism” of poets like Dylan Thomas, George Barker, Edith Sitwell and others. In this collection she reveals a…

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  • Summary Of Sylvia Plath's Poem Mirror

    Enter. look at mirror and touch your face and pull your skin. I have been looking at myself in this small silver mirror, so much that I think it is a part of me. I sit in front of it in the powder room every day, gazing into a blank expression. I stare and see this woman, this woman who once held beauty and eyes full of mystery and secrets. But every single day it is fading, the beauty is fading, the eyes, which were once so full of emotion, are fading. I am becoming dull and lifeless, day by…

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  • Harlem Renaissance

    “Call them from their houses, and teach them to dream.” - Jean Toomer. The Harlem Renaissance is a period of time spanning from the Roaring Twenties through the Great Depression, but it is more than a period of time, it was way of life. During this renaissance, black culture evolved, and broke the mold of blacks being less than whites intellectually, musically, and socially. The Harlem Renaissance is undoubtedly the most important era in Black arts, literature, society, and science. Rebirth of…

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  • Violence In Ann Petry's The Street

    Harlem, New York City, is known for the renaissance movement of art and music that emerged during the early 20th century. The “New Negro Movement” embraced African American culture and pride in opposition to the institutionalized and popular racism that followed many black people from the south. Extremely high rents kept tenants in Harlem poor and in this atmosphere, the cycle of oppression and violence was nearly impossible to escape. In the novel The Street, author Ann Petry illuminates the…

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  • Autobiography Of An Ex-Colored Man

    in significant numbers to urban centers in the North, namely New York’s Harlem. For the Blacks to feel secure, they lived together in groups, thus forming Black neighborhoods. Out of these towns and era came many art influencers, such as Langston Hughes, Jean Toomer, and Zora Neale Hurston. Their work transformed into the today known American and African American culture. Johnson remains conflicted about his racial identity due to his half white and half black ethnicity. This battle in one’s…

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