3/23 Discussion Questions

  1.  How does Hurston’s Mules and Men relate to Alain Locke’s wish to “scrap the fictions” and start fresh in the Harlem Renaissance?  Can the two works and ideas coexist?
  2. How do the gendered stories in Mules and Men relate to our conceptions of “other” in the transatlantic world?
  3. Does Johnson’s wish to emulate Synge suggest a similar type of cultural performance which we discussed within Synge’s description of the Aran Islands despite his intentions to be authentic?