Editor's Note: The explosion of interest in Hurston has resulted in a
truly impressive body of scholarly work. As a result, this bibliography
can only be incomplete. Included here are Hurston's major works; books
and articles related to Hurston by the contributors to this volume;
monographs on Hurston; and, a small selection of articles on Hurston
published in the last 10 years, 1995-2004. These articles are those
that have become "classics" in the field as well as those that seem to
be taking Hurston studies in interesting new directions, including
investigations into topics such as Hurston's work in the Caribbean and
her diasporic consciousness, Hurston as a filmmaker, Hurston and US
regional studies (Florida, New Orleans), Hurston and music/language,
Hurston and whiteness studies, Hurston and the Federal Writer's Project.
Abel, Elizabeth. "Black Writing, White Reading: Race and the
Politics of Feminist Interpretation. Feminisms: An Anthology of
Literary Theory and Criticism. New Brunswick: Rutgers University
Alice Walker and Zora Neale Hurston: The Common Bond. Ed.
Lillie P. Howard. New York: Greenwood, 1993.
Andersen, Corinne. "'I Dance Wildly Inside Myself': Music as
Metaphor for Transculturation in Zora Neale Hurston's Autoethnographic
Oeuvre." Sound as Sense: Contemporary US Poetry and Music. eds.
Delville and Pagnouille. Brussels: Peter Lang, 2003.
Andrews, Adrienne R. "Of Mules and Men and Men and Women: The Ritual
of Talking B(l)ack." Language, Rhythm and Sound: Black Popular
Cultures into the Twenty-First Century. Eds. Joseph K. Adaye and
Adrienne R. Andrews. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1997.
Awkward, Michael. Inspiriting Influences: Tradition, Revision and
Afro-American Women's Novels. New York: Columbia University Press,
Bakter, Carol. "'Love Me Like I Like to Be': The Sexual Politics of
Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God, the Classic Blues, and
the Black Women's Club Movement." African American Review 32 (2)
(1998 Summer): 199-213.
Boyd, Valerie. Wrapped in Rainbows: The Life of Zora Neale
Hurston. New York: Scribner, 2003.
—. "Zora & Me: Writing the Life of a Literary Legend." The New
Crisis 110 (1) (Jan/Feb 2003)
Brantley, Will. "Zora Neal Hurston." A Companion to the
Literature and Culture of the American South. Ed. Owen Robinson.
Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2004.
Burrows, Stuart. "'You Heard Her, You Ain't Blind': Seeing What's
Said in Their Eyes Were Watching God." Novel 34 (3): (2001
Carby, Hazel. "The Politics of Fiction, Anthropology, and the Folk:
Zora Neale Hurston." History and Memory in African-American
Culture. Eds. Robert O'Meally and Geneviéve Fabre. New York:
Oxford University Press, 1994.
Carr, Brian. "Zora Neale Hurston and Modernism at the Critical
Limit." MFS: Modern Fiction Studies 48 (2) (2002 Summer):
Carter-Sigglow, Janet. Making Her Way with Thunder: A Reappraisal
of Zora Neale Hurston's Narrative Art. New York: Peter Lang, 1994.
Changing Our Own Words: Essays on Criticism, Theory and Writing By
Black Women. Ed. Cheryl Wall. New Brunswick: Rutgers University
Chanov, Elaine. "The Performative Visual Anthropology Films of Zora
Neale Hurston." Film Criticism 23(1) (1998 Fall): 38-47.
Clark, Deborah. "'The Porch Couldn't Talk for Looking': Voice and
Vision in Their Eyes Were Watching God." African American
Review 35 (4) (2001 Winter): 599-613.
Croft, Robert W. A Zora Neale Hurston Companion.
Gainesville: University of Florida Press, 2002.
Davis, Rose Parkman. Zora Neale Hurston: An Annotated Bibliography
and Research Guide. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1998.
Delgano, Emily. "'Words Walking Without Masters': Ethnography and
the Creative Process in Their Eyes Were Watching God."
American Literature 64(3) (1992 September): 519-41.
Dubek, Laura. "The Social Geography of Race in Hurston's Seraph
on the Suwanee." African American Review 30 (3) (1996 Fall):
duCille, Ann. The Coupling Convention: Sex, Text, and Tradition in
Black Women's Fiction. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993
—. "The Intricate Fabric of Feeling: Romance and Resistance in
Their Eyes Were Watching God." The Zora Neale Hurston Forum 4 (2)
(1990 Spring): 1-16.
—.Skin Trade. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1996.
Duck, Anne Leigh. "'Go There Tuh Know There': Zora Neale Hurston and
the Chronotope of the Folk." American Literary History 13 (2)
(2001 Summer): 265-94.
—."'Rebirth of a Nation': Hurston in Haiti." Journal of American
Folklore 117 (464) (2004 Spring): 127-46.
Estes, David C. "The Neo-African Vatican: Zora Neale Hurston's New
Orleans." Literary New Orleans in the Modern World. Baton
Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1998.
Fischer-Hornung, Dorothea. "An Island Occupied: The U.S. Marine
Occupation of Haiti in Zora Neale Hurston's Tell My Horse and
Katherine Dunham's Island Possessed." Holding Their Own:
Perspectives on the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States.
Eds. Dorothea Fischer-Hornung and Heike Raphael-Hernandez. Tubingen,
Germany: Stauffenberg, 2000.
Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. The Signifying Monkey: A Theory of
African American Literary Criticism. New York: Oxford University
—. "Zora Neale Hurston and the Speakerly Text." Southern
Literature and Literary Theory. Ed. Jefferson Humphries. Athens,
GA: University of Georgia press, 1990.
Gibson, Gloria J. "Cinematic Foremothers: Zora Neale Hurston and
Eloyce King Patrick Gist." Oscar Micheaux and His Circle:
African-American Filmmaking and Race: Cinema of the Silent Era.
Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2001.
Grant, Nathan. Masculinist Impulses: Toomer, Hurston, Black
Writing and Modernity. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press,
Harris, Trudier. The Power of the Porch: The Storyteller's Craft
in Zora Neale Hurston, Gloria Naylor, and Randall Keenan. Athens,
GA: University of Georgia Press, 1996.
Hemenway, Robert E. "The Personal Dimension in Their Eyes Were
Watching God." New Essays on Their Eyes Were Watching God.
Ed. Michael Awkward. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1990.
—."Zora Neale Hurston and the Eatonville Anthropology."
Remembering the Harlem Renaissance. Ed. Cary Wintz. New York:
—. Zora Neale Hurston: A Literary Biography. Urbana, IL:
University of Illinois Press, 1980.
Hill, Lynda Marion. Social Rituals and the Verbal Art of Zora
Neale Hurston. Washington, DC: Howard University Press, 1996.
Holloway, Karla F.C. The Character of the Word: The Texts of Zora
Neale Hurston. New York: Greenwood Press, 1997.
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Beyond Boundaries, II: Black Women's Diasporas. New York: NYU
Hurston, Lucy and the Estate of Zora Neale Hurston. Speak, So You
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—. The Complete Stories. Ed. and introduction Henry Louis
Gates, Jr. and Sieglinde Lemke. New York: HarperCollins, 1995.
—. Dust Tracks on the Road: An Autobiography. New York:
—. Every Tongue Got to Confess: Negro Folk-tales from the Gulf
States. Ed. and introduction by Carla Kaplan. New York: Perennial,
—. Folklore, Memoirs, and Other Writings : Mules and Men, Tell My
Horse, Dust Tracks on a Road, Selected Articles. Ed. Cheryl Wall.
New York: Library of America, 1995.
—. Go Gator and Muddy the Water: Writings by Zora Neale Hurston
and the Federal Writer's Project. Ed. Pamela Bordelon. New York:
W.W. Norton: 1999.
—. I Love Myself When I Am Laughing...And Then Again When I Am
Looking Mean and Impressive: A Zora Neale Hurston Reader. Ed. Alice
Walker. Old Westbury, NY: The Feminist Press, 1979.
—. Jonah's Gourd Vine: A Novel. New York: HarperPerennial,
—. Moses, Man of the Mountain. New York: HarperPerennial,
—. Mule Bone: A Comedy of Negro Life in Three Acts. With
Langston Hughes. Eds. George Houston Bass and Henry Louis Gates, Jr. New
York: HarperPerrenial, 1991.
—. Mules and Men. New York: HarperPerennial, 1990.
—. Novels and Stories: Jonah's Gourd Vine, Their Eyes Were
Watching God , Moses, Man of the Mountain , Seraph on the Suwanee ,
Selected Stories. Ed. Cheryl Wall. New York: Library of America,
—. The Sanctified Church. New York: Marlowe & Co, 1998.
—. Seraph on the Suwanee: A Novel. New York: HarperPerennial,
—. Spunk: Three Stories. New York: Theatre Communications
—. Sweat. Ed. Cheryl Wall. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers
University Press, 1997.
—. Tell My Horse: Voodoo and Life in Haiti and Jamaica. New
York: Perennial Library, 1990.
—. Their Eyes Were Watching God. New York: First Perennial
Jackson, Chuck. "Waste and Whiteness: Zora Neale Hurston and the
Politics of Eugenics." African American Review 34(4) (2000
Jacobs, Karen. "From 'Spy Glass' to 'Horizon': Tracking the
Anthropological Gaze in Zora Neale Hurston." Novel 30 (3):
(1997 Spring): 329-60.
Johnson, Barbara. "Moses and Intertextuality: Sigmund Freud, Zora
Neale Hurston and the Bible." Poetics of the Americas: Race,
Founding, and Textuality. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University
—. "Thresholds of Difference: Structures of Address in Zora Neale
Hurston." Critical Inquiry 12 (1) (1985 Autumn): 278-289.
Johnson, Maria J. "'The World in a Jug and the Stopper in [Her]
Hand': Their Eyes Were Watching God as Blues Performance."
African American Review 32(3) (1998 Fall): 401-14.
Joseph, Philip. " The Verdict from the Porch: Zora Neale Hurston
and Reparative Justice." American Literature 74 (3) (2002
Kadlec, David. "Zora Neale Hurston and the Federal Folk."
Modernism/Modernity 7 (3) (2000 September): 471-85.
Kaplan, Carla. The Erotics of Talk: Women's Writings and Feminist
Paradigms. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.
—. Zora Neale Hurston : A Life in Letters. New York:
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King, Loverlie. "African American Womanism: From Zora Neale Hurston
to Alice Walker." The Cambridge Companion to the African American
Novel. Ed. Maryemma Graham. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University
Konzett, Delia Caparoso. "'Getting in Touch with the True South':
Pet Negroes, White Crackers, and Racial Staging in Zora Neale Hurston's
Seraph on the Sewanee." White Women in Racialized Spaces: Imaginative
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Korobkin, Laura. "Legal Narratives of Self-Defense and
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Krasner, David. A Beautiful Pageant: African American Theater,
Drama and Performance in the Harlem Renaissance, 1910-1927. New
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Kraut, Anthea. "Between Primitivism and Diaspora: The Dance
Performances of Josephine Baker, Zora Neale Hurston, and Katherine
Dunham." Theatre Journal. Washington: Oct 2003. Vol. 55, Iss. 3;
—. "Re-scripting Origins: Zora Neale Hurston's Staging of Black
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—. "Reclaiming the Body: Representations of Black Dance in Three
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Lamothe, Daphne. "Vodou Imagery, African American Tradition and
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Levy, Valerie. "'That Florida Flavor': Nature and Culture in Zora
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Lowe, John. Jump at the Sun: Zora Neale Hurston's Cosmic Comedy.
Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1994.
—. "Seeing Beyond Seeing: Zora Neale Hurston's Religion(s)."
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Marquis, Margaret. "'When de Notion Strikes Me': Body Image, Food,
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McClaurin, Irma. Black Feminist Anthropology: Theory, Politics,
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Menke, Pamela Glenn. "'Black Cat Bone and Snake Wisdom': New
Orleanian Hoodoo, Haitian Voodoo, and Rereading Hurston's Their Eyes
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and Incremental Repetition in Zora Neale Hurston's Diasporic Modernism."
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—."'Papa Legba, Ouvrier Barriere Pour Mon Passer': Esu in Their Eyes
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Rowe, John Carlos. "Opening the Gate to the Other America: The
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—."Possessing the Self: Caribbean Identities in Zora Neale Hurston's
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