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The Ethics Of Melancholy Citizenship, Robert Tsai Jun 2010

The Ethics Of Melancholy Citizenship, Robert Tsai

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As a body of work, the poetry of Langston Hughes presents a vision of how members of a political community ought to comport themselves, particularly when politics yield few tangible solutions to their problems. Confronted with human degradation and bitter disappointment, the best course of action may be to abide by the ethics of melancholy citizenship. A mournful disposition is associated with four democratic virtues: candor, pensiveness, fortitude, and self-abnegation. Together, these four characteristics lead us away from democratic heartbreak and toward renewal. Hughes’s war-themed poems offer a richly layered example of melancholy ethics in action. They reveal how ...


The Ethics Of Melancholy Citizenship, Robert L. Tsai May 2010

The Ethics Of Melancholy Citizenship, Robert L. Tsai

Robert L Tsai

As a body of work, the poetry of Langston Hughes presents a vision of how members of a political community ought to comport themselves, particularly when politics yield few tangible solutions to their problems. Confronted with human degradation and bitter disappointment, the best course of action may be to abide by the ethics of melancholy citizenship. A mournful disposition is associated with four democratic virtues: candor, pensiveness, fortitude, and self-abnegation. Together, these four characteristics lead us away from democratic heartbreak and toward renewal. Hughes’s war-themed poems offer a richly layered example of melancholy ethics in action. They reveal how ...


Book Review (Paul Frymer's Black And Blue: African Americans, The Labor Movement, And The Decline Of The Democratic Party)., Sophia Z. Lee May 2010

Book Review (Paul Frymer's Black And Blue: African Americans, The Labor Movement, And The Decline Of The Democratic Party)., Sophia Z. Lee

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

No abstract provided.


Program: Ucf Book Festival Apr 2010

Program: Ucf Book Festival

Textual material from the Rodney Lawrence Hurst, Sr. Papers

University of Central Florida Book Festival on April 17, 2010 at the Morgridge International Reading Center. Author Rodney Hurst is featured on page 27.


Postcard: Fifty Years Later, Revisiting Ax Handle Saturday In Jacksonville, Florida Feb 2010

Postcard: Fifty Years Later, Revisiting Ax Handle Saturday In Jacksonville, Florida

Textual material from the Rodney Lawrence Hurst, Sr. Papers

Invitation to a reception honoring Mr. Rodney L. Hurst, Sr. on Tuesday, February 9th, 2010. At the Lufrano Intercultural Gallery. University of North Florida Student Union. Folder 3


Program: Jacksonville District Celebrates Black History Month Feb 2010

Program: Jacksonville District Celebrates Black History Month

Textual material from the Rodney Lawrence Hurst, Sr. Papers

Program in celebration of Black History Month and Black Economic Empowerment. February 4, 2010


Walking In Another’S Skin: Failure Of Empathy In To Kill A Mockingbird, Katie Rose Guest Pryal Jan 2010

Walking In Another’S Skin: Failure Of Empathy In To Kill A Mockingbird, Katie Rose Guest Pryal

Katie Rose Guest Pryal

Empathy — how it is discussed and deployed by both the characters in To Kill a Mockingbird and by the author, Lee — is a useful lens to view the depictions of racial injustice in the novel because empathy is the moral fulcrum on which the narrative turns. In this essay, I argue that To Kill a Mockingbird fails to aptly demonstrate the practice of cross-racial empathy. As a consequence, readers cannot empathize with the (largely silent) black characters of the novel. In order to examine the concept of empathy, I have developed a critical framework derived from rhetorician Kenneth Burke's ...


Name Tags: Badges At Northeast Florida Book Festivals. 2008-2010. Jan 2010

Name Tags: Badges At Northeast Florida Book Festivals. 2008-2010.

Textual material from the Rodney Lawrence Hurst, Sr. Papers

This file includes name tags from the Florida Historical Society Annual Meeting with Rodney Hurst, Stetson Kennedy Award winner 2009. The Much Ado About Books Festival. Featured speaker Rodney Hurst at the Amelia Island Book Festival, and the Florida Heritage Book Festival in St. Augustine, Florida. September 12-13, 2008. Folder 2.


Speech: Martin Luther King Breakfast., Rodney Lawrence Hurst Sr Jan 2010

Speech: Martin Luther King Breakfast., Rodney Lawrence Hurst Sr

Textual material from the Rodney Lawrence Hurst, Sr. Papers

A speech commemorating Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement in 2010


Program: "Stony The Road We Trod." A Look Back At Ax Handle Saturday. Jan 2010

Program: "Stony The Road We Trod." A Look Back At Ax Handle Saturday.

Textual material from the Rodney Lawrence Hurst, Sr. Papers

A look back at Ax Handle Saturday. Ritz Theatre and Museum exhibit, 2010


Thank-You Card To Rodney Hurst From Florida Humanities Council Program Attendees. Jan 2010

Thank-You Card To Rodney Hurst From Florida Humanities Council Program Attendees.

Textual material from the Rodney Lawrence Hurst, Sr. Papers

No abstract provided.


Thank-You Card: To Rodney Hurst From University Of North Florida Continuing Education. Jan 2010

Thank-You Card: To Rodney Hurst From University Of North Florida Continuing Education.

Textual material from the Rodney Lawrence Hurst, Sr. Papers

No abstract provided.