Harlem Renaissance


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Cultural formation Eudora Welty
EW 's time in New York City was educational not only academically but also in broadening her cultural horizons. As a middle-class white in America's Deep South she had grown up among people whose outlook...
Intertextuality and Influence Una Marson
In the year leading up to this publication, UM was reading (mostly male) African-American writers—Booker T. Washington , James Weldon Johnson , and W. E. B. Du Bois—and taking an intense interest in...
Literary responses Nancy Cunard
Its history has been shaded by several complicating factors in its production: by the fact that NC was a white upper-class British woman; and by its advocacy of communist revolution. Jane Marcus writes: Belittled by...
Material Conditions of Writing Zora Neale Hurston
As a formidably talented black writer living in New York during the period of the Harlem Renaissance , ZNH could neither ignore nor be ignored by the movement, but she found herself at odds with...
Author summary Zora Neale Hurston
ZNH was an anthropologist who published articles on the subject of African-American folklore, and who also wrote plays, novels, short stories, political and cultural criticism, and an autobiography. She was a central contributor to the...
Residence Zora Neale Hurston
After Baltimore and Washington, ZNH arrived in New York in early 1925 with the Harlem Renaissance already underway. She lived there for the next quarter-century.
Textual Production Olaudah Equiano
OE registered with the Stationers' Company his autobiography, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, The African, published by subscription for the Author (that is at his own risk)...
Textual Production Sylvia Pankhurst
In its latter years the Dreadnought took on a more literary tone, featuring stories by Anatole France and poetry by Ezra Pound . One of those who worked on it with SP was Claude McKay


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