This course is designed to be a research course for African American and Africana Studies that explores theories associated with the politics of physical appearances in American culture. This course will explore the norms and politics associated with beauty, particularly the female body, has been expressed as an extension of beauty politics that emerge in philosophy, cultural studies, history, and visual culture.
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison - Meet and Greet
Greetings, Class Community.
As a class, we are reading The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison. There are a number of characters in the book that we will explore. We will be considering the ways these characters interact with one another and their symbolism in a larger dialogue about Black women and beauty in American culture.
Please describe 2 or more of the following characters when you reply to this post using 4 sentences or less. Consider the following about each character.
1. Her relationship to the other characters, particularly the protagonist Pecola Breedlove.
2. Her physical characteristics.
3. Her thoughts and actions.
List of Characters
Narrator, Claudia MacTeer
Pauline (Polly) Breedlove
REMEMBER: Please use 4 sentences or less in your descriptions. Please use a separate comment post for each character.