“Using the work of Hurston and Nelson (or any other pair of women writers on our syllabus), write an essay that explains how we might read their work as a feminist response to and intervention in debates over the roles and responsibilities of Black artists and Black literary art.”

The essay will not require a formal introduction or conclusion, nor should you feel compelled to follow the “five-paragraph” model.  Rather, I will ask you to focus on developing a thoughtful and thorough response to the prompt that expresses your ideas clearly and uses the texts to support them.