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 http://beineckejwj.library.yale.edu/2012/03/26/cvv-bernard/
December 24, 2012
Zara Kessler, Yale College Class of 2012 John Hersey's Yale Education written for Professor John Gaddis, The Art of Biography, HIST215J
June 1, 2012
Katherine Fein, Yale College Class of 2014Quite a Story to Tell: The Laughs and Loves of Mary Welshwritten for Professor John Gaddis, The Art of Biography, HIST215J
May 25, 2012
Rachel Kempf, Yale College Class of 2013 “Lost in the Zoo: The Art of Charles Sebree” written for Professor Robert Stepto's English 306 course, "American Artists and the African-American Book"
May 24, 2012
Listen to Louise Bernard, former Curator of Prose and Drama for the Yale Collection of American Literature, discussing Eugene O'Neill's lost play, Exorcism, on NPR. "Lost Play Found: The 'Exorcism' of Eugene O'Neill," NPR, 3/25/12
March 25, 2012
By Kathryn James and David Kastan; from T he Huffington Post Shakespeare has always seemed too good to be true--or, for some, too good to be Shakespeare. The known biographical facts about the glover's son from the small midland English market town of Stratford-upon-Avon frustrate our desire for a robust biography of the author of the works that have become, as Arthur Murphy wrote in 1753, "a lay bible."
February 26, 2012