I haven’t a done a “Most Viewed Posts” in a while, so I thought I’d do one to wrap up 2021. Over the past three years, Interminable Rambling has grown exponentially. I never thought, when I started this site back in August 2015 I didn’t have any expectations. I started Interminable Rambling over on Blogger before migrating it to WordPress in 2016, so I … Read More Most Viewed Posts of 2021
In last Thursday’s post, I wrote about the “historical self” and the “self self” that Claudia Rankine references in one of the vignettes in Citizen: An American Lyric. Today, I want to finish that discussion by looking some more at Rankine’s work, Lillian Smith, and concluding with Jamaica Kincaid’s A Small Place.
A few posts ago, I wrote about W.E.B. Du Bois and double consciousness. As part of this discussion, I looked at the ways that some artists, such as Charles Chesnutt and Frank Yerby navigated the literary landscape in relation to what readers expected from their works and how readers responded. Today, I want to briefly take a look at Zora Neale Hurston’s “How It … Read More Rhetorically Examining Zora Neale Hurston’s “How It Feels to be Colored Me!”
Occasionally, I post syllabi ideas here on the blog. Today, I want to share a syllabus I have been thinking about recently entitled “African American Literature and the American South.” The South, as a geographic and imaginary space, looms large in the works of not just African American authors but in writers of all ethnic backgrounds from the United States. Maryemma Graham discusses the … Read More “African American Literature and the American South” Syllabus