Announcing a new book by Beinecke H. D. Fellow Jeanne Heuving: In The Transmutation of Love and Avant-Garde Poetics, Jeanne Heuving claims that a key achievement of poetry by Ezra Pound, H.D., Robert Duncan, Kathleen Fraser, Nathaniel Mackey, and others lies significantly in their engagement with the synergistic relations between being in love and writing love. These poets, she argues, have traded the clichéd lover of yore for impersonal or posthuman poetic speakers that sustain the gloire and mystery of love poetry of prior centuries. As Robert Duncan writes, “There is a love in which we are outcast and vagabond from what we are that we call ‘falling in love.’”
September 4, 2016
Readers of Eugene O’Neill’s “Long Day’s Journey into Night” — considered to be the playwright’s masterpiece — can now experience the play in ways never before possible via a newly released multimedia edition by Yale University Press.
May 12, 2016
“With Extreme Diffidence”: Anna L. Snelling’s Kabaosa (1842) A Provisional Publishing History and Census by Robert Beasecker
September 24, 2015
Picture Freedom: Remaking Black Visuality in the Early Nineteenth Century by Jasmine Nicole CobbScholar Jasmine Nicole Cobb compares William Townsend's sketches of captive Africans from the schooner Amistad, held at the Beinecke, to later images of African Americans.From the Publisher:
April 22, 2015
The first biography of American poet James Merrill will be published in April 2015: James Merrill: Life and Art, By Langdon Hammer
April 6, 2015
American Literature in the World Graduate Conference, April 10, 2015, co-sponsored by the Yale Collection of American Literature at the Beinecke Library.
March 26, 2015
What About This: Collected Poems of Frank Stanford has recency been published by Copper Canyon Press.
March 25, 2015