Use only the assigned readings to respond to the discussion posts.

  1. Use only the assigned readings to respond to the discussion posts.
  2. Your post must include at least one quote from each text used to receive full credit

INFORMATION IS BELOW CAN USE ALONG WITH AMERICAN LITERATURE 2013 SHORTER 8TH EDITION

Post 1: How does Robert Hayden recover what had been lost of the African-American experience in his poetry? Give examples from each of Hayden’s poems assigned. Be sure to quote, cite, and reference from the text(s) using appropriate APA format. Your post must be at least 250 words.

Post 3: In the graphic novel Maus, how does Art Spiegelman demonstrate “the depth and subtlety that we have come to expect of traditional novels and extended nonfictional texts”? (See the definition of graphic novel in this week’s Terms lecture.) Comment on Spiegelman’s success. Be sure to quote, cite, and reference from the text(s) using appropriate APA format. Your post must be at least 250 words.

Art Spiegelman, a.k.a. Itzak Avraham ben Zev (b.1948) is a New-York-based American cartoonist, editor, and comics advocate.  He is best known for his graphic novel Maus, which firmly established the relevance of this genre.  Maus describes an interview between a father and son, Art and Vladek Spiegelman, concerning the father’s experiences during the Holocaust.  The section you are reading highlights the conflict between the father and his wife before they have children and the way they dealt with the beginnings of their oppression. You can listen to an interview with Spiegelman and learn more about the making of Maus at PBS.org’s POV website and by viewing the video below.

Embedded Video Player: Art of Spiegelman

Art of Spiegelman

User: Toronto Jewish Film Festival – Added: 4/25/12

YouTube URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THn6Za_nutw

Toronto Jewish Film Festival (2012, Apr. 24).  Art of Spiegelman.  Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THn6Za_nutw

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