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A Palette: Final Performative Projec

Agnes Enkhtamir Professor Wai Chee Dimock AMST 475 10 May 2017 A Palette: Final Performative Project Description of Final Project: In the first four chapters of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe introduces twenty-four characters. She describes the skin tone … Continue reading

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Final Project Work Updates

April 15, 2017 I started rereading Uncle Tom’s Cabin last week. As I’m making my way through it, I’ve started to realize how ambivalent I am towards my final project. It was meant to be a series of three paintings … Continue reading

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Open City Soundscapes: Reflections

Victoria Wang Professor Wai Chee Dimock ENGL 438 8 May 2017 The Project I collaborated with Amanda Chemeche on a project based on Open City by Teju Cole—specifically, the historical references the narrator Julius makes with regards to lesser-known, often … Continue reading

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Reflections

Summary of initial concept: The very first iteration of this project was an anthology of folktales that examined what exactly an African-American horror tradition would look like. After reading The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym, and Uncle Tom’s Cabin, which includes the … Continue reading

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The Folktales

Story Title Book Classification Within Book John & The Devil’s Daughter The People Could Fly The Peculiar Such Thing The People Could Fly Little Eight John The People Could Fly Jack and the Devil The People Could Fly Better Wait … Continue reading

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Work-In-Progress Blog

Blog #1 — Haunting & Cultural Memory Preparing for the April 6th “Mini-Festival,” I began to do readings into the history of African-American folklore, its cultural and personal, and, specifically, its relationship to ghosts. Although my initial question was “what does … Continue reading

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Reflections on Material Motion in Moby-Dick and Beyond

Introduction or: personal thoughts on how my project changed over time The goal of my project was to envision and capture the concept of “material motion” in Moby-Dick. In the quiet space of the library, surrounded by shelves of books … Continue reading

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Kenyon’s Reflection

Summary In setting out to bring the words of both Walt Whitman and Walter Mosley to life, I did not realize the extent to which I was taking on what has proved to be a thoroughly challenging and fulfilling work. … Continue reading

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Laurence’s Reflection

Laurence Bashford Performing American Literature Prof. Wai Chee Dimock Final Project & Reflection Spring 2017 Selected Poems of Langston Hughes: An Interactive Edition “So Long!” to “Hold On!”: Whitmanian Dreaming & African American Imaginaries Live project platform available at: http://philome.la/thelaurenceb/l-hughes-selected-poems–whitmanian-dreaming/ “It is my hope … Continue reading

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Mikayla’s Reflection

The True Story of Uncle Tom By Mikayla Harris One day, Julia went on a walk with her Grandmom. It was a nice, sunny day and it was perfect for a walk in the woods. After they had walked for … Continue reading

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