January 1, 2019 at 7:45 pm

Singh Presents ‘Revisiting the Harlem Renaissance’ | Jan. 18

Dr. Amritjit Singh. Photo by Noopur Banerji

Dr. Amritjit Singh. Photo by Noopur Banerji

Dr. Amritjit Singh, OHIO’s Langston Hughes Professor of English, gives a talk titled “Revisiting the Harlem Renaissance, 1914-1937” on Friday, Jan. 18.

Time: Refreshments at 5:30 p.m., discussion at 6 p.m.

Location: AAAS Community Extension Center | Mount Vernon Ave., Columbus, OH 43203

Abstract: This talk on African American writers of the 1920s and 1930s will focus on how our perceptions of the Harlem Renaissance have been changing with new research in each decade since the early 1970s, when this literary phenomenon first received serious attention from literary scholars and historians alike. In recent decades, we have been sharply aware of the writings by women writers such as Zora Neale Hurston, Marita Bonner, Nella Larsen, and Jessie Fauset as well as the present of transgressive figures like Wallace Thurman and Bruce Nugent. In conjunction with our analysis of one short poem each by Countee Cullen and Anne Spencer, we will also consider new reading practices and the continuing influence of feminist perspectives since the 1980s.

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