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January 26, 2016
In a recent YaleNews article Beth Connolly Martell writes: “The earliest-known prison memoir penned by an African American was published by Random House on Jan. 26, over 150...
January 6, 2016
In a recent conversation with Yale Daily News journalist, Bess Connolly Martell, Anthony Reed discussed the field of black experimental writing, his work on “phonographic...
December 16, 2015
We are delighted to announce that Wai Chee Dimock has been named the Editor of PMLA, succeeding Simon Gikandi.  PMLA is the journal of the Modern Language Association of...
December 4, 2015
Since 1974, Robert Stepto has taught legions of Yale students in the fields of African American studies, American studies, and English. In October, his distinguished career...
December 2, 2015
Anthony Reed to Receive the MLA’s William Sanders Scarborough Prize for an Outstanding Scholarly Study of Black American Literature or Culture; Mary Helen Washington to...
November 18, 2015
Every year, Yale students and alumni are extremely well represented in the Norman Mailer Writing Awards, a national competition administrated by the National Council of...
September 15, 2015
  It wouldn’t take the sleuthing skills of world-famous detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple to solve the mystery of why their creator Agatha Christie is still so...

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