Cover image for Women, violence & testimony in the works of Zora Neale Hurston
Title:
Women, violence & testimony in the works of Zora Neale Hurston
Author:
Miles, Diana, 1957-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : P. Lang, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
x, 124 pages ; 23 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
Intergenerational trauma in Jonah's gourd vine -- Gender relations and testimony in Jonah's gourd wine -- Testimony and reproduction in Their eyes were watching God -- Sites of rupture in Dust tracks on a road -- Hurston's political testimony: trauma and Jim Crow.
ISBN:
9780820457512
Format :
Book

Available:*

Library
Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Status
Item Holds
Searching...
PS3515.U789 Z7855 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
Searching...
Searching...
PS3515.U789 Z7855 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
Searching...

On Order

Summary

Summary

Zora Neale Hurston produced some of the most provocative literature of the twentieth century. This book examines the numerous scenes of violence against women in her fictional works and the development of her feminist ideals. This groundbreaking book is the first full-length discussion of Hurston's repetitive rendering of violently controlled women. It gives significant insight into why Hurston's themes often questioned the power dynamics of heterosexual relationships. It also explores the effect of death and loss on Hurston's life and reveals intertwined relationships between writing and healing.


Author Notes

Diana Miles is Assistant Professor of English at Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia. She received her Ph.D. in American and African American literature from Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. Her research has focused on historical and individual trauma and its relationship to testimony through literary production.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Chapter 1 Intergenerational Trauma in Jonah's Gourd Vinep. 14
Chapter 2 Gender Relations and Testimony in Jonah's Gourd Vinep. 33
Chapter 3 Testimony and Reproduction in Their Eyes Were Watching Godp. 47
Chapter 4 Sites of Rupture in Dust Tracks on a Roadp. 65
Chapter 5 Hurston's Political Testimony: Trauma and Jim Crowp. 78
Notesp. 93
Bibliographyp. 111
Indexp. 119