This paper gives critical attention to the nature versus caution porch conversation in Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God, arguing that this is a legitimate addition to the anthropological discussion of nature versus culture. Addressing literary critics as well as scholars of the environmental humanities and of multispecies studies, I argue that Hurston's nature-caution discussion is a helpful epistemology which Hurston employs throughout her novel to suggest a single, unified way of understanding the human and nonhuman.
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Randall, Heather Sharlene Higgs, "Humans and the Red-Hot Stove: Hurston's Nature-Caution Theorizing in Their Eyes Were Watching God" (2019). Theses and Dissertations. 9107.
Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God, nature, culture, multispecies studies, environmental humanities