African American Studies at Beinecke Library
Selected 2014 Scholarship, Artworks, News, and Notices from the Yale Collection of American Literature (** indicates Yale student author or artist).
December 23, 2014
Ben Glaser recently published an article in PMLA 129 no. 3 (May 2014), “Folk Iambics: Prosody, Vestiges, and Sterling Brown’s Outline for the Study of the Poetry of American Negroes.”
December 8, 2014
From The New York Times: "'A Chosen Exile,' by Allyson Hobbs" by Danzy SennaOne of the best birthday presents anybody ever gave me was a “calling card” by the conceptual artist Adrian Piper. I was in college at the time, and it felt like the ultimate inside joke handed from one racially ambiguous person to another.
December 5, 2014
Carolyn Dekker's essay, "Jean Toomer, Sojourner: Striking Experience in the South and Southwest," appears in the current issue of Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States
November 13, 2014
The William Pickens Papers are open for research; a detailed listing of the collection can be found online: William Pickens Papers (JWJ MSS 125). Manuscript and printed works, scrapbooks, ephemera, and realia documenting the career of William Pickens.
November 4, 2014
Resources for Professor Elizabeth Alexander's 20th Century African American Poetry class, fall 2014
October 24, 2014
Collections, events, and news from the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection of African American Arts and Letters