Formal Essay Assignment on Harlem Renaissance Like any other group of writers, Harlem Renaissance authors are concerned with love and sex. Select a text that addresses love and considers how it goes about doing so.
Considering that so many Harlem Renaissance writers’ sexualities were not confined by heteronormative bounds, how do writers evade the specifics of gender/sexuality to explore love in and of itself? To what degree do writers appeal to romantic love; in what ways do they depict acts of sex? How do the writers avoid or address race in their depictions of love? How do other social factors such as class, status, location, or age affect representations of love or sex? How do aesthetics come into play with regard to this subject matter?