Week 7 blogs: Cunard’s NEGRO ANTHOLOGY

All undergrads are to post blogs for this week. In your blog post, identify one or two claims from the assigned essay by Laura Winkiel that you find particularly intriguing, surprising, complicated, or otherwise worthy of further discussion. Use one (or more) of the readings you selected from Cunard’s Negro: An Anthology to engage with, challenge, or further develop Winkiel’s argument. In other words, your goal is to explore an argument from the secondary resource (Winkiel) by returning to the primary source (Cunard), adding depth to our understanding of both.

Nancy Cunard
Man Ray, photograph of Nancy Cunard (1926). Courtesy of http://www.metmuseum.org/collection/the-collection-online/search/265168 .

You may, if you like, continue to build on the issues we addressed in class, e.g. the anthology as modernist form; Cunard’s “romanticizing” of Africa/African-Americans, and/vs. her self-awareness of her own anthropological perspective; etc. However, your main focus should be on engaging with a claim made in Winkiel’s article.

Due date: Friday, May 15, 11:59 p.m. 700-800 words or so. Please label your posting “Blog 5.”


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