For our student choice project, I want to write an informed argument on Hurston’s use of Black Southern religion in Their Eyes Were Watching God. I want to look specifically at how the hurricane is described through religion. I’m also thinking about how Black Southern religion was perceived during the Great Migration and how Hurston is resisting or responding to these sentiments. I think these ideas can be combined, but I need to do more research and think more about the topic.
Curren, Erik D. “Should Their Eyes Have Been Watching God?: Hurston’s Use of Religious Experience and Gothic Horror.” African American Review, vol. 29, no. 1, 1995, pp. 17-25.
Dubek, Laura. “”[J]Us’ Listenin’ Tuh You’: Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God and the Gospel Impulse.” The Southern Literary Journal, vol. 41, no. 1, 2008, pp. 109–130
Fauset, Arthur Huff. Black Gods of the Metropolis; Negro Religious Cults of the Urban North. New York: Octagon Books, 1970. Print.
Hurston, Zora Neale. Their Eyes Were Watching God. HarperCollins, 2006.