Question 1 Murphy: How do the material elements of the ritual contribute to a Vodou service? You’ll find good material from page 28 on for this question. You should consider the following:
the horizontal and vertical organization of the ritual space; to what “country” is the ritual space connected?
food, drums, ritual objects
the bodies of the participants
Question 2: Zora Neale Hurston and our reading from “Tell My Horse”
When did she live, and how can you characterize the progress of her career?
Besides studying anthropology, what else did she do and for what is she remembered?
How well did her academic work provide for her later in life?
Had you heard about Zora Neale Hurston before this class, and if not, why do you think her remarkable achievements have not been central to the American literary canon of the 20th century?
Provide a summary of the reading, noting the “take aways” from her chapter. In what ways does it contrast with Murphy’s methodology and what do you gain from the contrast in their styles?
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