A glorious evening with Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God!


dsc09023Zora Neale Hurston‘s Their Eyes Were Watching God made for an exuberant and provocative discussion on the evening of Monday, October 24 – and a record-breaking amount of audience participation. It was a full house, and it rocked. Couldn’t make it? The podcast is already available here.

Another Look’s director Robert Pogue Harrison moderated the lively discussion as best he could. Harrison is an acclaimed author and professor of Italian literature who writes regularly for the New York Review of Books and hosts the popular talk show, “Entitled Opinions.”

theireyeswatchinggod-pb-cHe was joined by Aleta Hayes, Stanford dance lecturer and founder of the dance troupe Chocolate Heads, and Tobias Wolff, National Medal of Arts winner, who is one of America’s foremost writers, as well as an English professor emeritus at Stanford. And perhaps the spirit of Hurston as well. (Among the podcast highlights: Aleta sings the spiritual that’s in the book.)

Another Look is a seasonal book club that draws together Stanford’s top writers and scholars with distinguished figures from the Bay Area and beyond. The books selected have been Stanford’s picks for short masterpieces you may not have read before.

Loyal Another Look fan and photographer David Schwartz recorded the caught the flavor of the discussion in the photos below.














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4 Responses to “A glorious evening with Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God!”

  1. Susan Beltramo Says:

    I would love to listen to the full podcast on the discussion of Their Eyes Were Watching God and I have a student at Sacred Heart Prep who’s writing a paper on Their Eyes who would like to hear this discussion too. We’re only able to find the first few minutes of introduction by Robert Harrison, not the discussion. Will the full discussion be available? Thank you, Susan Beltramo, English teacher SHP

  2. Cynthia Haven Says:

    Susan, it’s online at the Another Look website: http://anotherlook.stanford.edu

  3. Khalifa Says:

    If only I could listen to their previous discussion. Can I get an audio copy of their discussion?
    Thank you for your help.

  4. Cynthia Haven Says:

    Here you go. At this link: