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Celebrating 2012

Congratulations to the many scholars conducting new research in the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection of African American Arts and Letters and the Yale Collection of American Literature in 2012. Information about some of this year's most exciting projects can be found at the following links.

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

“Gertrude Gertrude Stein Stein: What are the Questions?” by Joan Retallack

All We Know: Three Lives by Lisa Cohen

“The ‘Librarian’s Dream-Prince’: Carl Van Vechten and America’s Modernist Cultural Archives Industry,” by Kirsten MacLeod

1917, Impossible Year by Wendy Moffat

On a Farther Shore: The Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson By William Souder

Saul Steinberg: A Biography By Deirdre Bair

The Suppressed Memoirs of Mabel Dodge Luhan: Sex, Syphilis, and Psychoanalysis in the Making of Modern American Culture, Edited by Lois Palken Rudnick

Documenting Abyssinia: Imperial Ethiopia and African-American Literature byNadia Nurhussein

“History and Ordinary Womanhood” by Teresa Barnes

Delmore Schwartz’s ‘International Consciousness’ by Alexander Runchman

“Radical Reading Practices in the Archives of H.D. and Gertrude Stein: A New Approach to Autobiography” by Zoe Mercer-Golden, Yale Class of 2013

My Dear Governess: The Letters of Edith Wharton to Anna Bahlmann Edited by Irene Goldman-Price

The American H. D., by Annette Debo

“Making a Cosmiconcept: The Negotiation of Authority in Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Visual Art and Writing” by Zoe Mercer-Golden, Yale Class of 2013

A Curious Peril: H.D. and Late Modernism, by Lara Vetter

“(Re)Storing Happiness: Toward an Ecopoetic Reading of H.D.’s The Sword Went Out to Sea (Synthesis of a Dream), by Delia Alton,”  by Cynthia Hogue

Thornton Wilder: A Life By Penelope Niven

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

“Providing Context: Schervee & Bushong Group Portrait Photograph of Sigmund Freud and Participants in the Psychology, Pedagogy and School Hygiene Conference at Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts, September 1909” by Matthew Mason

“John Hersey’s Yale Education” by Zara Kessler, Yale College Class of 2012

“Quite a Story to Tell: The Laughs and Loves of Mary Welsh,” Katherine Fein, Yale College Class of 2014

“Placing Joseph Bruchac: Native Literary Networks and Cultural Transmission in the Contemporary Northeast” by Christine M. Delucia,673235.aspx


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