Abstract

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.

Degree

MA

College and Department

Humanities

Rights

https://lib.byu.edu/about/copyright/

Date Submitted

2019-12-02

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd11745

Keywords

Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God, nature, culture, multispecies studies, environmental humanities

Language

english

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