Cedric Gael Bryant, Lee Family Professor of English at Colby College, is the first in our series of podcasts from our October, 2009 event: Looking for Zora: The Many Lives of Zora Neale Hurston. This one day event explored the life and lasting work of Hurston, an anthropologist with a literary sensibility. Bryant’s lecture, entitled, Looking for and Finding Zora: Literacy Legacy and Influence of Zora Neale Hurston opened the day discussing the literary context of Hurston’s most famous novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God.
Professor Bryant’s lecture was part of the Looking for Zora symposium which took place on October 17, 2009 in Pettengill Hall at Bates College. This program was made possible through the We The People initiative, a program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.