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We're delighted to welcome 2014 by celebrating some of the exciting research and new publications generated by the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection of African American Arts and Letters and the Yale Collection of American Literature in 2013. News about many more projects and programs can be found online by visiting the collection blogs:

Let us know about your research in our collections: YCAL-JWJ Research.

Nancy Kuhl, Curator of Poetry

Selected 2013 YCAL-JWJ Research & Publications

Wendell Adjetey, Y’Grad, “Black Transnationalism and the James Weldon Johnson Collection,” Donald C. Gallup Fellowship in American Literature.
Mal Ahern, Y’Grad, “Electric Affinities: Close Up and Queer Modernism,”
Anusha Alles, Y’Grad, “India's Freedom Should Be the Beginning of the End of Colonialism: Mapping African American Anticolonialist Thought within Indian Diaspora (1946-1975),” John D. and Rose H. Jackson Fellowship.
Danielle Bainbridge, Y’Grad, “Black Female Reproduction in/as American Freak Show and Cartography of Sound: The Archive of Millie and Christine,” Edith and Richard French Fellowship.
Jordan Brower, “Shadowing Hollywood: Literatures of the Studio Era, from Trade Journalism to High Modernism,” Archibald Hanna, Jr. Fellowship in American History.
Melanie Chambliss, Y’Grad, “Saving the Race: Black Archives and their Conceptualization of African American History 1913-1969,” John D. and Rose H. Jackson Fellowship.
Javier Cienfuegos, David Joseph-Goteiner, Gabrielle Hoyt-Disick, Gineiris Garcia,Tia Ginakakis, Aisha Matthews, and Wells Thorne, Black Acts: Creativity and Celebrity in Twentieth-Century Theater, an online exhibition curated for Professor McGinley's “African American Theater” class.
Annette Debo, The Spear That Pierces the Heart: World War II and H.D., Gertrude Stein, and Marianne Moore, H. D. Fellowship in American Literature.
Liana Epstein, Y’14, “The Great American Writers’ Cookbook,” for Professor Stuart's English 121: Writing About Food.
Ana Maria Gomez Lopez, Y’Grad Fine Art Research Fellowship, Donald C. Gallup Fellowship in American Literature.
Linda M. Grasso, “'You are no stranger to me': Georgia O’Keeffe’s Fan Mail,” in Reception: Texts, Readers, Audiences, History 5 (2013): 24-40. 
Edgardo Krebs, “The Filming of Richard Wright's 'Native Son' (1950): Context, History, Consequences,” Donald C. Gallup Fellowship in American Literature.
Eliana Kwartler, Y'17, “The Effect of Memory on Authorship in Marilynne Robinson’s Housekeeping” for Professor Deming’s English 127: Readings in American Literature.
Key Jo Lee, Y’Grad, “Melancholic Materiality: History and the Unhealable Wound in African American Photographic Portraits, 1850-1877,” Archibald Hanna, Jr. Fellowship in American History.
Julie Lowenstein, Y’16, “Racialized Blindness in Native Son,” for Professor Dimock's English 012b: Literary Cities: New York, Chicago, San Francisco.
Wendy Moffat, “Made and Broken by The Great War: Elizabeth Shepley Sergeant and her Circle of Friends,” Donald C. Gallup Fellowship in American Literature.
Noelle Morrissette, James Weldon Johnson's Modern Soundscapes, U of Iowa Press.
Michele Mendelssohn, “Black Lilies: Race and the Cultural Politics of Decadence from Oscar Wilde to W.E.B. Du Bois,” Donald C. Gallup Fellowship in American Literature.
Caroline Maun, “The Complete Poems of Charlotte Wilder,” Thornton Wilder Fellowship.
Nadia Nurhussein, “Documenting Abyssinia: Imperial Ethiopia and African-American Literature,” A. Bartlett Giamatti Fellowship.
Charlotte Parker, Y'13, No Purifying Fire: American Writers in Spain, 1936-1939, An online exhibition.
Charlotte Parker, Y'13, “Listening to Paper,” in These Fifty States.
David Rakoff, Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish, Doubleday.
Rod Rosenquist, “A Popular Modernism: Gertrude Stein's Autobiographies,” Donald C. Gallup Fellowship in American Literature.
Willie Ruff, Gretchen Berland, and Kai Erikson, A Conjoining of Ancient Song, a documentary film.
Jennifer Saville, editor, “Off in the Far Away: Georgia O’Keeffe’s Letters Home from Hawaii,” The Hawaiian Journal of History, Volume 46.
Anna Sborgi, “Mina Loy and the Language of International Modernism,” H. D. Fellowship in American Literature.
Claire Schwartz, Y’Grad, “Remote from Old and New Interpretations: The Unconventional Collaboration of Langston Hughes and June Jordan on Who Look at Me,” Donald C. Gallup Fellowship in American Literature.
Emily Setina, “Modernism's Darkrooms,” Jackson Brothers Fellowship.
Caleb Smith, The Oracle and the Curse, A Poetics of Justice from the Revolution to the Civil War, Harvard UP.
Sandra Spanier , Albert J. DeFazio III, Robert W. Trogdon, editors, The Cambridge Edition of the Letters of Ernest Hemingway: Volume 2, 1923-1925.
Alexander Verdolini, Y’Grad, “Morphologies: On Language and Life,” Donald C. Gallup Fellowship in American Literature
Andrew Warnes, “Forgotten Blueprints: An Examination of Richard Wright's Unpublished Writings on Popular Culture,” Donald C. Gallup Fellowship in American Literature.
Mike Weaver, “Paul Strand: From Ethical Culture to Communism: A Critical Monograph,” Donald C. Gallup Fellowship in American Literature.

Image: Marsden Hartley, Collection of Numbers, Designs and Letters (Call Number: YCAL MSS 578).


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