Modernism, Mass Culture, and the Harlem Renaissance: The Case of Countee Cullen

  title={Modernism, Mass Culture, and the Harlem Renaissance: The Case of Countee Cullen},
  author={Jane E Kuenz},
  pages={507 - 515}
Jane Kuenz is Associate Professor and Co-Chair of the english Department at the university of Southern Maine. She is coauthor of Inside the Mouse: Work and Play at Disney World (Duke uP, 1995) and Producing the New Negro: The Work of Art in the Harlem Renaissance (forthcoming from Duke uP). Her essays on American literature and culture have appeared in Cultural Critique, Yale Journal of Criticism, South Atlantic Quarterly, Novel, and African American Review. Modernism, Mass Culture, and the… 

The Disinterested and Fine: New Negro Renaissance Poetry and the Racial Formation of Modernist Studies

Professor of English at Shippensburg University. His publications include Hearts and Minds: Bodies, Poetry, and Resistance in the Vietnam Era (1996) and two edited volumes, The Vietnam War and

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J. Saunders Redding and the “Surrender” of African American Women's Poetry

  • M. Girard
  • Art
    PMLA/Publications of the Modern Language Association of America
  • 2017
J. Saunders Redding's To Make a Poet Black (1939) changed the way African American poetry would be read and valued. In an effort to articulate an African American modernism, Redding rewrote the

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Culture, Genuine and Spurious

  • E. Sapir
  • Sociology
    American Journal of Sociology
  • 1924
Varying definitions of culture. The ethnologist's or culture-historian's use of the term. Individual culture as a traditional ideal. The general spirit of the "genius" of a national civilization;

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Traces the evolution of Afro-American poetry, highlighting individual poets up to the time of the Harlem Renaissance.

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