Dr. Fred Woodard
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Zora Neale Hurston: Memory, Identity, and Performance

Memory, Identity, and Performance make up the key conceptual framework for describing and analyzing selected works of Zora Neale Hurston. All three elements in this framework emerge as critical components in Hurston’s work as an anthropologist, and as a writer of fiction and non-fiction. The objective of my research is to develop and utilize a methodological process which will allow me to categorize emerging themes that are marked by Hurston’s memory, identity, and performance of “Negro culture” in her works.
Angela  Watkins
DePaul University/Chicago