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On Display at Clarkston: Display -- March 2010 A

A guide for the content of Georgia State Unierversity's Perimeter College Clarkston Library's bulletin board displays.

On Display -- March 2010A

Zora Neale Hurston on the Web

Atlas, Marilyn, Edgar Whan, and Annette Oxindine.
Zora Neale Hurston: Discussion Transcripts.

On June 29, 1997 professors of literature at Ohio University, Marilyn Atlas and Edgar Whan, came to Studio B in the Ohio University Telecommunications Center to record a discussion about the novel Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston. They were joined by guest scholar Annette Oxindine of Wright State University. Here are the transcripts of the conversation.

Lewis, Jone Johnson.
Zora Neale Hurston.

Offers a brief biography of Zora Neale Hurston. Note: the birthdate given is probably incorrect.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer

National Endowment for the Arts.
The Big Read.

A listing of events celebrating and supporting Atlanta's "Big Read" of Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes were Watching God.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer

Potter, Michelle.
Zora Neale Hurston: A Literary Life.

A biography of Zora Neale Hurston, with emphasis on her hometown, early years, and rediscovery by Alice Walker.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer

Pousner, Howard.
Hurston's 'Their Eyes' choice for Big Read Event.

The Atlanta History Center’s literary division has selected Hurston’s seminal 1937 novel for its second annual the Big Read event. Atlantans are encouraged to read the Harlem Renaissance writer’s most popular work between Jan. 30-March 16, whether solo or part of a book or discussion group.

Reuben, Paul P.
PAL: Perspectives in American Literature - A Research and Reference Guide - An Ongoing Project.

A biography and bibliography of Zora Neale Hurston.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer

Williams, Wyatt.
Atlanta participates in the Big Read with Their Eyes Were Watching God.

What would happen if everyone in Atlanta read Their Eyes Were Watching God at the same time? The city has an opportunity to answer that question this month during the Big Read, a National Endowment for the Arts-sponsored civic-reading program.
Source: http://atlanta.

Wohlpart, Jim. Editor.
Zora Neale Hurston: "The Gilded Six-Bits" and "Sweat."

Full text with annotations and criticism of "The Gilded Six-Bits" and "Sweat," two short stories by Zorah Neale Hurston.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer

Language Learning Web Sites

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.
Discover Languages

Discover Languages will be a long-term effort to raise public awareness about the importance of learning languages and \ understanding cultures in the lives of Americans.

Association for Japanese Language Teaching

Our association, by analyzing the individual needs of the students and developing teaching materials to meet those requirements, practices effective Japanese language education. We are also making every effort to promote global understanding as well as realizing domestic internationalization.

BBC -- Languages

This site features audio and video courses in: French, Spanish, German, Italian, Greek, Chinese and thirty other languages, as well as handy phrases and articles about foreign cultures.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer

Language Learning at

Pages that feature links selected and articles written by an expert Guide. Covers language learning and international cultures.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer

Foreign Language Association of Georgia

The basic goal of FLAG is to improve and foster the teaching of foreign languages and cultures (including literature) through service to the teachers in the state.

Open Directory -- Kids and Teens -- School Time -- Foreign Languages

This is a meta-site with links to other sites that teach about foreign languages, including American Sign Language.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer

Spanish for Nurses God
French in Action
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Learning German

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The Big Read and Learn a Language

Celebrate March by joining Atlanta's civic reading project and enjoying Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, and/or learn a foreign language! This display features material on both subjects.

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Zora Neale Hurston

Hurston, Zora Neale.
The Complete Stories. New York: Harper Perennial, 1996.
Call Number: PS3515.U789 A6 1996

With rich language and imagery, the stories in this collection not only map Hurston's development and concerns as a writer but also provide an invaluable reflection of the mind and imagination of the author of the acclaimed novel Their Eyes Were Watching God.

Hurston, Zora Neale.
Dust Tracks on a Road. New York: Harper Perennial, 1996.
Call Number: PS3515.U789 Z465 1996

First published in 1942 at the crest of her popularity, this is Zora Neale Hurston's unrestrained account of her rise from childhood poverty in the rural South to prominence among the leading artists and intellectuals of the Harlem Renaissance.

Hurston, Zora Neale.
Every Tongue Got to Confess: Negro Folk-Tales from the Gulf States. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2001.
Call Number: GR111.A47 H83 2001

A book of folktales about love, slavery, faith, family, race, and community, collected in the late 1920s, represents a large part of the author’s literary legacy and details African American life in the rural South.

Hurston, Zora Neale.
Folklore, Memoirs, and Other Writings. New York: Library of America, 1995.
Call Number: GR55.H86 A3 1995

Library of America's companion to Hurston's Novels and Stories presents her nonfiction work, which is perhaps less familiar but no less important than her fiction in the body of black literature.

Hurston, Zora Neale.
Go Gator and Muddy the Water: Writings. New York: Norton, 1999.
Call Number: GR111.A47 H84 1999

The writings of distinguished African-American Harlem Renaissance author, folklorist, playwright and anthropologist Hurston during her tenure (1938-39) in the Florida division of the Federal Writers Project, many of them previously unpublished, are collected here.

Folklore, Memoirs, and Other Writings Of Mules and Men

Hurston, Zora Neale
I Love Myself when I am Lauging -- And then Again when I am Looking Mean and Impressive: A Zora Neale Hurston Reader. Old Wesstbury, NY: The Feminist Press, 1979.
Call Number: PS3515.U789 A6 1979

The most prolific African-American woman author from 1920 to 1950, Hurston was praised for her writing and condemned for her independence, arrogance, and audaciousness. This unique anthology, with 14 superb examples of her fiction, journalism, folklore, and autobiography, rightfully establishes her as the intellectual and spiritual leader of the next generation of black writers.

Hurston, Zora Neale.
Jonah's Gourd Vine: A Novel. New York: Perennial Library, 1990.
Call Number: Decatur PS3515.U789 J6 1990

Written in only three to four months in 1934, Jonah's Gourd Vine is the first novel published by acclaimed anthropologist, writer, and Harlem Renaissance personality Zora Neale Hurston. The book, based loosely on her parents' lives (but not really about them), explores the life and consciousness of John Pearson and his relationship with his wife Lucy Potts and other women in the town. Pearson was depicted as a minister in a small black Florida town, Eatonville, which in reality was Hurston's hometown.

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Hurston, Zora Neale
Moses, Man of the Mountain. New York: Harper Perennial, 1991.
Call Number: PS3515.U789 M6 1991

A retelling of the story of Moses serves as an allegory for the struggle of American Blacks for release from slavery.

Hurston, Zora Neale.
Mules and Men. New York: Harper Perennial, 2008.
Call Number: GR103 .H8 2008

Set intimately within the social context of black life, this is a collection of stories, "big old lies," songs, voodoo customs and superstitions passed down through oral tradition.

Hurston, Zora Neale
The Sanctified Church. New York: Marlowe, 1997.
Call Number: BR563.N4 H87 1997

Although Zora Neale Hurston's portrayal of the sanctified church was written sixty years ago, her description is still valid and merits careful consideration by anyone interested in the Holiness-Pentecostal movements of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Source: Thomas, Marion, A. "Reflections on the Sanctified Church as Portrayed by Zora Neale Hurston." Black American Literature Forum 25.1 (1991): 35-41. JSTOR. GALILEO Web. 2 March 2010.

Hurston, Zora Neale.
Seraph on the Suwanee: A Novel. New York: Harper Perennial, 1991.
Call Number: PS3515.U789 S47 1991

In a perceptive study of the meaning of love, two people find themselves at once deeply in love and deeply at odds.

Hurston, Zora Neale
Tell my Horse: Voodoo and Life in Haiti and Jamaica. New York: Perennial Library, 1990.
Call Number: BL2490 .H88 1990

As a first-hand account of the weird mysteries and horrors of voodoo, Tell My Horse is an invaluable resource and fascinating guide. Based on Zora Neale Hurston's personal experiences in Haiti and Jamaica, where she participated as an initiate rather than just an observer of voodoo practices during her visits in the 1930s, this travelogue into a dark world paints a vividly authentic picture of ceremonies and customs and superstitions of great cultural interest.

Hurston, Zora Neale
Their Eyes Were Watching God. New York: Perennial Classics, 1998.
Call Number: PS3515.U789 T639 1998

Of Hurston's fiction, Their Eyes Were Watching God is arguably the best-known and perhaps the most controversial. The novel follows the fortunes of Janie Crawford, a woman living in the black town of Eaton, Florida. Hurston sets up her characters and her locale in the first chapter, which, along with the last, acts as a framing device for the story of Janie's life.
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Their Eyes Were Watching God Every Tongue Got to Confess
Dust Tracks in the Road

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Books About Foreign Languages

Abdul-Rauf, Muhammad.
Arabic for English Speaking Students. Alexandria, VA: Al-Saadawi Publications, 2003.
Call Number: PJ6307 .A34 2003

Offers a no-nonsense explanation of the Arabic alphabet and Arabic grammar.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer

Association for Japanese-Language Teaching.
Japanese for Busy People I. New York: Kodansha International, 2006.
Call Number: PL539.5.E3 J359 2006

This concise course in natural Japanese is ideal for such students as businessmen whose aim is a working knowledge of the spoken language in everyday life. "Survival Japanese for Adults," as it might be called, gets to the heart of the language without recourse to childish or classroom-only Japanese.

Bonbiovanni, Gail.
Medical Spanish. New York: McGraw Hill, 2005.
Call Number: PC4120.M3 B6 2005

Improve your ability to communicate with Spanish-speaking patients with this easy-to-use handbook. You'll find Spanish translations of the words, phrases, and questions you need to take the patient history, conduct the physical examination, provide general treatment and follow-up care and give patient instructions. Plus, a new chapter features coverage of AIDS and patient instruction, reviews sexual history-taking, and diagnosis, risk factors and guidelines for prevention.

Capretz, Pierre J.
French in Action. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1994.
Call Number: PC 2129 .E5 C36 1994

This ground-breaking, critically acclaimed approach to French language learning effectively combines video, audio, and text to help students use real, unsimplified French in the dynamic context of actual communication.

Danesi, Marcel.
Barron's Italian the Easy Way. Happauge, NY: Barron's, 2006.
Call Number: PC1121 .D35 2006

Readers who want to teach themselves Italian at their own pace and outside a formal classroom setting will find this book an excellent source for getting started.

De Menete, Boye.
Japanese in Plain English. Lincolnwood, IL: Passport Books, 1987.
Call Number: PL539 .D438 1987

This title discusses Japanese pronunciation and grammar, offers practice exercises, and lists the Japanese equivalents for more than 1200 English words and expressions.

Filoco, Lourdes.
Ultimate Portguese: Beginner-Intermediate. New York: Loving Language, 2004.
Call Number: PC5067.5 .F55 2004

Ultimate Portuguese has everything you need to learn Portuguese from scratch or to revive the Portuguese that you learned years ago. This course combines conversation and culture in an easy-to-follow, enjoyable, and effective format. It's the perfect way to learn Portuguese for school, travel, work, or personal enrichment.

Ganho, Ana Sofia
Using Portuguese: A Guide to Contemporary Usage. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Call Number: PC5260 .G36 2004

This guide to Portuguese usage covers the Brazilian and European varieties of Portuguese, and differentiates clearly between them. It pays special attention to those areas of vocabulary and grammar which cause most difficulty to English-speakers and also includes a special chapter for students familiar with Spanish, highlighting similarities and differences between the two languages. Consideration is given throughout to questions of style and register. The text is an essential reference for intermediate as well as more advanced students.

Gill, Mary McVey and Brenda Wegmann.
Streetwise Spanish: Speak and Understand Everyday Spanish. New York: McGraw Hill, 2006.
Call Number: PC4121 .G49 2006

Provides practical language instruction that focuses on everyday usage, slang, and colloquial expressions from various Spanish-speaking countries.

Grayson, Gabriel.
Talking with your Hands, Listening with your Eyes: A Complete Photographic Guide to American Sign Language. Garden City Park, NY: Square One Publishers, 2003.
Call Number: HV2474 .G73 2003

An outstanding, user-friendly resource for those interested in learning ASL. Signs are grouped into chapters based on their meanings.

Hong, Jungwook and Wang Lee.
Korean for Dummies. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2008.
Call Number: PL913 .H58 2008

Start speaking Korean the fun and easy way with Korean For Dummies, a no-nonsense guide to Korean culture and the basics of Korean language. Pick up basic phrases and commonly used words so that you can converse with Koreans in both business and personal situations. You’ll learn Korean for everyday life and task-specific expressions for Korean on the go. In addition, you’ll discover important and fascinating aspects of Korean culture.

Kamiya, Taeko.
Speak Japanese Today: A Self-Study Program for Learning Everyday Japanese. Rutland, VT: C.E. Tuttle, 1989.
Call Number: PL539 .K26 1989

Learn spoken Japanese quickly and efficiently. Through twenty carefully thought-out lessons and two review chapters, Speak Japanese Today will teach you simple, correct Japanese most useful for everyday situations.

Kershul, Kristine.
French in 10 Mintues a Day. Seattle, WA: Bilingual books, 2007.
Call Number: PC2129.E5 K48 2007

A textbook/workbook for learning French quickly, along with cultural information and practical travel tips.

Lazorisak, Carole.
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Conversational Sign Language Illustrated. New York: Alpha, 2004
Call Number: HV2474 .L39 2004

Explains how to use American Sign Language to make small talk; ask for directions; interact in school, shopping, home, and work situations; express emotion, and deal with emergencies.

Muller, Alicia, and Stephan Muller.
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Learning German. Indianapolis, IN: Alpha, 2004.
Call Number: PF3112.5 .M85 2004

Covers rules of grammar, phrases and idioms, vocabulary, pronunciation, and German culture.

Scott, Ronald W.
Medical Spanish for Health Care Professionals: A New Approach. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2008.
Call Number: PC4120.M3 S37 2008

Updated with a new verb list, more vocabulary, more key phrases, and expanded exercise sections, this book teaches English-speaking doctors, nurses, and medical assistants some basic Spanish vocabulary to help them deal with Hispanic patients who speak little or no English.

Valenzuela, Rudy.
Spanish for Nurses New York: Kaplan, 2007.
Call Number: PC4120.M3 V35 2007

Features: essential communication for the emergency room and clinic, important phrases for interviews, diagnosis, examination, and treatment of patients...
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Wightwick, Jane and Mahmoud Gaafar.
Read & Speak Arabic for Beginners: The Easiest Way to Laern to Communicate the Right Away! New York: McGraw-Hill, 2004.
Call Number: PJ6307 .R43 2004

Using a variety of ingenious educational tools that instruct as they entertain, these unique beginners' guides help learners conquer the difficulties presented by script as they master basic conversational sentence structures.

Read and Speak Arabic for Beginners Japanese in Plain English

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