Deconstruction No. 1
For the first deconstruction activity, we will be looking at the words and lyrics in the following pieces:
- Sojourner Truth’s “Ain’t I A Woman?” Speech given in 1851 at the Women’s Rights
Convention in Akron, Ohio.
- Nina Simone.
“Four Women.” Four Women:
The Complete Nina
Simone on Philips.
- Ursula Rucker. “For Women.” Ma’at Mama. !K7
- Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek: Reflection Eternal (Train of Thought) “For Women.” Rawkus (2001).
We have already listened to some of these pieces and will listen to them again.
Download and print Uncovering Allusion for a pdf copy of the words and lyrics to these pieces. You will need this for the activity.
Download and print Uncovering Allusion Exercises
for the exercises you need to do and bring to class to discuss.
This constitutes the "deconstruction activity." This is a
Word document, so feel free to type your answers directly onto the
sheet and then print it out. Or, you can print it out and write
on it -- whatever suits you.
- Bring the lyrics and the exercise to class on the due date for the first deconstruction exericse.