Asian Journal of Literature, Culture and Society: Vol. 4, No. 1 (April 2010)
Reading African-American literature in an Asian context : Zora Neale Hurston's their eyes were watching god
(Assumption University Press, 2010)
This article examines ways of effective reading of non-Asian literary texts in Asian contexts, e.g. in a predominantly Thai classroom, among others. It puts forth essential elements of student-centeredness that need to be implemented and analyzes useful teaching strategies. To this end, Their Eyes Were Watching God by African-American novelist Zora Neale Hurston has been selected as a model on which objectives, guidelines, questions, activities and stages of literary analysis are based. The article culminates in a discourse on the issue of i...