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Monday, December 4th, 2017

Nationalism and Resistance in the CR/HR

In locating literature as a construction site for nationalism, the literatures of the Celtic Revival and the Harlem Renaissance can be identified as crucial to creating the nationalist identities that shaped these two movements. With origins in folklore and song, the two movements’ literatures recall distinct histories that link story and survival to produce the […]

Monday, December 4th, 2017

Initial Draft of Introduction, Thesis, and Question.

  Rough Draft: The following is a rough introduction, thesis and question. This is formatted to be a paper introduction. One of my next steps will be formatting it as an anthology.   The growth of cities plays a significant role upon the Celtic Revival and Harlem Renaissance, as the innovative transitions between urban and […]

Monday, December 4th, 2017

Some thoughts on Solmaz Sharif.

Her relationship with the spoken. Solmaz Sharif displays an interestingly actorly relationship with her poetry, memorizing it and presenting it as an organic performance, rather than a recitation of a literary text. Sharif’s rejection of humanistic healing through poetry by retaining her grief and her trauma becomes almost necessary for her aesthetic purposes as that […]

Monday, December 4th, 2017

The Poor-Folk’s Anthology

According to Deleuze and Guattari, a Minor Literature is literature “which a minority constructs in a major language” (166). A Minor Literature consists of the “deterritorialization of language, [a] connection of the individual to a political immediacy, and the collective assemblage of enunciation” (168). However, I annex that definition with the clause: it too discusses […]

Monday, December 4th, 2017

Solmaz Sharif

I really enjoyed listening to Solmaz Sharif’s readings of her poetry. I think through her reading elements of her writing process were revealed. It was clear that she pays extreme attention to details evident in her thoughtful syntax. While she was reading some of her poems, I read along so I could see the poem […]

Monday, December 4th, 2017

A Night with Solmaz Sharif

I really loved the last poem she read. I don’t quite remember if that was her original poem or someone else’s, but I was captivated by the “incomplete” nature of it. The poem sounded like listening to one side of a conversation where that person was getting interrupted every other sentence. The “spaces” or pauses […]

Monday, December 4th, 2017

Solmaz Sharif Visit

Earlier on November 30, I was lucky enough to have Solmaz Sharif come into my English 220 class where students were able to ask Solmaz insightful questions about her poetry and her life. Something that struck me as amazing was the amount of time that Solmaz spent writing her collection of poetry. I could not […]

Monday, December 4th, 2017

Introduction/Thesis for Final Paper

In the early 1900’s, the world was changing, and uprisings for independence were occurring. In Ireland, the Irish were fighting for independence from England and British rule. In America, the Harlem Renaissance was taking place. African Americans were rising up and using literature as a means to gain the independence and recognition they so rightfully […]

Sunday, December 3rd, 2017

Introductory Paragraph of Final Project

Celtic Revival and Harlem Renaissance Folktales             Through spread by many centuries, the Celtic Revival and the Harlem Renaissance share many similarities, as well as differences. In one aspect, the two movements are similar in the desire of the participants to create folklore, or folktales. In other words, these fictional stories were ways for the […]

Sunday, December 3rd, 2017

A Day With Solmaz Shariff

It was a good fortune that I met with Solmaz Shariff on Thursday Morning and heard her recite her poetry again that evening. The poet visited my creative writing course with Professor Su, talking at length about her own role as a poet and the origin of her book of poet Look. In class, she told […]