Thursday, December 14, 2006

assignment for thursday, dec. 14:
read pp. 147 - 165

vocab: inviolable, burlesque, overt, tacit, empirical, dilettante, autonomous, emulate, impetus, dubious, nurture, debilitate, fluency, scion

discussion questions:
how is the evolution of spirituals similar to that of big band jazz?
what is the role of tradition vs. that of progression or innovation? (top of p. 53)

Monday, December 11, 2006

assignment for tuesday, dec. 12:
read pp. 142 - 147

vocab: correlative, assimilation, parochial, veritable, inviolable

discussion questions:
how did jazz spread around the country?
why does baraka think that creoles must have "hated" jazz?

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

assignment for wednesday, dec. 6:

read pp. 138-142 in Baraka

vocab: architectonic, penchant, parvenu, concomitant

discussion questions:
how did jazz link the "extremes" of black society? (p. 141)
how does Baraka describe the origins of jazz?

Monday, December 04, 2006

assignment for tuesday, dec. 5:

two papers should be finished at this point (both rough and final drafts)
rough draft of paper #3 is due by friday.

read pp. 127 - 138 in Baraka

vocab: analogous, microcosm, emulate, waned, milieu, menial, debase, bastion, intelligentsia, cleavage

discussion questions:
how did the different strata of african american society effect the development of their music?

Friday, December 01, 2006

assignment for monday, dec. 4:
read pp. 122 - 127

vocab: secular, inception, liability, disrepute, quixotic, nurture, instilled, dogma, inculcation, ethos, antithesis, neophyte, imperative

discussion questions:
what was/is the black middle class? and what it it's strange position? (according to Baraka)
what were the different of strata in the black urban community and how did their music and culture differ?

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