Presentation on theme: "Feminism and Poetry A Literary Analysis of June Jordan’s Revolutionary Works by Phanith Sovann."— Presentation transcript:
1 Feminism and PoetryA Literary Analysis of June Jordan’s Revolutionary Worksby Phanith Sovann
2 June Jordanrdpress.com/2009/03/ju ne-jordan.jpgBorn in Harlem New York on July 1936Poet, novelist, playwright, essayist, educator, activist, biographerBest known for her poetry and essays
3 Feminist theories find expression in June Jordan’s poetry Outline: Thesis:Feminist theories find expression in June Jordan’s poetryOutline:IntroductionI. June Jordan’s lifeII. Black Feminist theory in Jordan’s poetryA. “Poem about my rights”III. Critical Race Theory in Jordan’s poetryIV. Conclusion
4 “Poem about my Rights”Even tonight and I need to take a walk and clear/ my head about this poem about why I can’t/ go out without changing my clothes my shoes / my body posture my gender identity my age/ my status as a woman alone in the evening/ alone on the streets/alone not being the point/ the point being that I can’t do what I want / to do with my own body because I am the wrong / sex the wrong age the wrong skin and
5 Feminism in two different Texts “Poem about my Rights”“A Black Feminist Statement”June JordanA poemSubjective experienceUse of “my” and “I”Combahee River CollectiveA statementCollective conscienceUse of “we”
6 Conclusion: No one method is better than the other One may be preferable than the other according to audience and circumstanceAble to reach a wider and broader audience if we convey our messages through different means
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