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Some Questions about Teaching Eugene O’Neill’s “The Emperor Jones”

Recently, I taught Eugene O’Neill’s The Emperor Jones (1920) in my American literature survey course (1865-present). As I prepared to discuss the play with students, I struggled with what angle to take when exploring a text that contains stereotypical images of African Americans as well as images and sections that counter stereotypical assumptions about African Americans. Eventually, I settled on presenting both aspects to … Read More Some Questions about Teaching Eugene O’Neill’s “The Emperor Jones”