Harris Chesnutt

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Harris Chesnutt

  1. 1. Dr. C-Live Session 1 <ul><li>English 2205 </li></ul><ul><li>American Literature 1865-Present </li></ul>
  2. 2. Recap of the Period <ul><li>Reconstruction </li></ul><ul><li>Post-Reconstruction </li></ul><ul><li>Realism </li></ul><ul><li>Naturalism </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Period Continued... <ul><li>Regionalist Writers </li></ul><ul><li>Local Color Writers </li></ul><ul><li>Native American Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Social Darwinism </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Period Continued... <ul><li>peonage </li></ul><ul><li>the immigrant experience </li></ul><ul><li>racial inequality the most resistant to solution </li></ul>
  5. 5. Joel Chandler Harris <ul><li>Georgia born </li></ul><ul><li>recluse </li></ul><ul><li>spent time with slaves </li></ul><ul><li>criticized for his folk tales </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Folk Tale <ul><li>folklore </li></ul><ul><li>oral tradition </li></ul><ul><li>trixter tales </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Brer Rabbit Story </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Charles Chesnutt <ul><li>Ohio Born </li></ul><ul><li>could “pass” </li></ul><ul><li>created character similar to Uncle Remus </li></ul>
  8. 8. Chesnutt Continued... <ul><li>focused most short stories on: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>miscegenation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>racial hatred </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>mob violence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>moral compromise of the South </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Chesnutt Cont... <ul><li>conjure stories </li></ul><ul><li>tragic mulatto </li></ul><ul><li>similarity/difference between Chesnutt and Harris </li></ul>
  10. 10. Upcoming Assignments <ul><li>Kate Chopin - The introduction and Both Stories, link in syllabus and in your anthology </li></ul><ul><li>No takers for Tuesday’s Group Author Presentation on Ustream.tv, so I’ll be doing it </li></ul><ul><li>Click the link from our course Blog: http://bcmini.squarespace.com/broacasting , ensure you sign in on the chat area with your first and last name (the one under the Ustream video window </li></ul><ul><li>Archive of my Ustream.tv presentations accessible from the link above </li></ul>

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