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Harris Chesnutt

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