The Yale Collection of American Literature is pleased to acknowledge the work of scholars and students conducting research in Beinecke Library collections. The following is a partial list of recent publications, presentations, and projects reported to curators and library staff. For additional information about recent research in Beinecke Library collections, visit the Current Fellowships Page and collection blogs.
Documenting Abyssinia: Imperial Ethiopia and African-American Literature by Nadia Nurhussein
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/
Rachel Kempf, Yale College Class of 2013, “Lost in the Zoo: The Art of Charles Sebree” http://beineckejwj.library.yale.edu/2012/05/24/kempf/
Teresa Barnes, “History and Ordinary Womanhood” http://beineckejwj.library.yale.edu/2012/07/12/new-research-barnes/
Taja Cheek Y’11, essay on Jean Toomer’s Cane (English 127)
H. D. (Hilda Doolittle), The Sword Went Out to Sea: An Unpublished Novel, edited by Cynthia Hogue and Julie Vandivere
Jonathan Holloway, Richard Wright, Native Son, and the Beinecke: Being Brought to My Senses
Langston Hughes and Arna Bontemps, Boy of the Border, previously unpublished children’s book, Dr. Maceo Dailey and Sōndra Banfield Dailey, editors
Anastasia Jones, Lesbian Pulp Novels
Janet Malcolm, Two Lives: Gertrude and Alice
Caleb Smith, The Prison and the American Imagination
David Suwondo Y’13, essay on Jean Toomer’s Cane (English 127)
Cole Swensen and Thomas Nozkowski, Flare a new artists’ book co-published by Yale University Art Gallery & Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Image: James Weldon Johnson’s class in creative writing at Fisk University,
James Weldon Johnson and Grace Nail Johnson Papers, JWJ MSS 49, Folder 930.