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James L. de Jongh
Position: Professor Emeritus, The City College. English
Campus Affiliation: City College of New York
Phone: (212) 817-2071 | (212) 650-7381
Office Hours: By Appointment
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D., New York University
Research Interests: African-American literature; Harlem Renaissance and Africana literatures of the black awakening; African American literary modernism; American slavery in literature.
Theory Group Field Specialization: African American Writings and Poetics
Chronological Period Specialization: American Literature to 1900|Twentieth-Century Literature

Selected Publications:

  • "The Poet Speaks of Places: A Close Reading of Langston Hughes Literary Use of Place" in A Historical Guide to Langston Hughes (Oxford U. Press, 2004).

  • Vicious Modernism: Black Harlem and the Literary Imagination (Cambridge University Press, 1990/1991).

  • "How a Playwright Sees," Black Masks, vol. 11, No. 1 (December 1994/January 1995), pp. 13-14.

  • "Where Are the Intellectuals?: A Round Table Discussion with James de Jongh, Morris Dickstein, Martin Duberman, Louis Menand, and Sharon Zukin," Thesis, Vol. 8, No. 2 (Fall, 1994), pp. 12-21.

  • Play to Win, (play) with Carles Cleveland & Jimi Foster (New York; Samuel French, Inc., 1993).

  • Do Lord Remember Me (New York; Samuel French, Inc., 1983).