African American Studies at Beinecke Library

Recent Scholarship

The Yale Collection of American Literature is pleased to acknowledge the work of scholars and students conducting research in Beinecke Library collections. The following is a partial list of recent publications, presentations, and projects reported to curators and library staff. For additional information about recent research in Beinecke Library collections, visit the Current Fellowships Page and collection blogs.

Documenting Abyssinia: Imperial Ethiopia and African-American Literature by Nadia Nurhussein

Carl Van Vechten and the Harlem Renaissance: A Portrait in Black and White by Emily Bernard

Rachel Kempf, Yale College Class of 2013, “Lost in the Zoo: The Art of Charles Sebree”

Teresa Barnes, “History and Ordinary Womanhood”

Emily Bernard, The Van Vechten Paradox: The Harlem Renaissance, A White Man, and His Black Story

Garnette Cadogan, Sounds in the Silences: Jamaican Popular Music as a Response to the “Silence” of History

Taja Cheek Y’11,  essay on Jean Toomer’s Cane (English 127)

Richard Deming, “Lost and Found: Kenneth Macpherson’s Monkey’s Moon,” in Art Forum

Edgar Garcia, “‘Lest some little thing of the real world should intrude itself’: Ezra Pound’s Dream City in Collision with the Real” announcement; full text

H. D. (Hilda Doolittle), The Sword Went Out to Sea: An Unpublished Novel, edited by Cynthia Hogue and Julie Vandivere

Jonathan Holloway, Richard Wright, Native Son, and the Beinecke: Being Brought to My Senses

Langston Hughes, Previously unpublished poems “You and Your Whole Race,” “I Look at the World, and “Remember”

Langston Hughes and Arna Bontemps, Boy of the Border, previously unpublished children’s book, Dr. Maceo Dailey and Sōndra Banfield Dailey, editors

Anastasia Jones, Lesbian Pulp Novels

Janet Malcolm, Two Lives: Gertrude and Alice

Lisa Simon, Museums, Materials and Myths: H.D.’s Anthropoetics

Caleb Smith, The Prison and the American Imagination

David Suwondo Y’13, essay on Jean Toomer’s Cane (English 127)

Cole Swensen and Thomas Nozkowski, Flare a new artists’ book co-published by Yale University Art Gallery & Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Image: James Weldon Johnson’s class in creative writing at Fisk University,
James Weldon Johnson and Grace Nail Johnson Papers, JWJ MSS 49, Folder 930.

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