Zora Neale Hurston existed in obscurity for years after her death with very few people doing extensive scholarship on her work. When Alice Walker published her 1975 article “In Search of Zora Neale Hurston,” she helped to revive interest in the late writer.
In 1978, her now famed novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God, was reissued. With the emergence of Black Studies programs and feminist movements across the country, Hurston got a second life with many of the thematic aspects of her work making black feminist scholars take note of her work and claim her as a symbol for their movement. Today, across many college classes, Hurston is revered and apart of the cannon of African American and American literature.
The HBW has used Hurston as a focal point of many entries over the past year. Her work as a novelist and short story writer and her early attempts at writing in African American Vernacular English make her a versatile and innovative author.
Below, I have compiled a list of entries concerning Hurston.
- [May 9, 2011] Literary Vantage Points: Multiple Perspectives of Zora Neale Hurston
- [November 14, 2011] Break It Down: Their Eyes Were Watching God—By Alysha Griffin
- [November 15, 2011] The Paraphernalia Of Suffering:Reflections On Beloved and Their Eyes Were Watching God—By Goyland Williams
- [November 17, 2011] Zora Neale Hurston and Metaphors of Black Womanhood in Their Eyes Were Watching God—By Danielle Hall
- [January 31, 2012] Zora Neale Hurston and Short Stories—By Kenton Rambsy
- [February 7, 2012] Their Eyes Were Watching God—By Kenton Rambsy
- [February 14, 2012] Zora Neale Hurston—By Kenton Rambsy