Choose two texts and explain how one text could be read through the lens of womanism and the other could be read from a feminist perspective. Make sure you define womanism and feminism. For example, you might read Venus as a womanist text and or Nervous Conditions as feminist text. What would make Venus a womanist text and what would make Nervous Conditions a feminist text ?
Here are some novels to consider:
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Susan Lori Parks: Venus
Toni Morrison: Sula
Edwidge Danticat: Breath Eyes Memory
Jamaica Kincaid: Lucy
Tsitsi Dangarembga: Nervous Conditions.
Read bell hooks “Selling hot Pussy” and view the short video Painful Cake. Next, review some of Kara Walker’s artwork online. Look specifically at pictures that focus on the female body. How did you respond to her images? Do you find her pictures disturbing, engaging, revolting, etc. What kind of message does she attempt to impart? Also go on-line and view Sofia Maldanado’s Times Square Mural.