Modernism/The New Negro/Print Culture. Featuring: Jayne Marek, Franklin College: “Music, Poetry, and Chicago: A Little Magazine and the New Negro Renaissance.” Adam McKible, John Jay College: "Alain Locke, Countee Cullen, and the Sexual/Textual Politics of the New Negro." Suzanne Churchill, Davidson College: “‘Mammy of the South / Silence Your Mouth’: Race Radicalism in Contempo.”
Modernism happened in the magazines, as did the Harlem Renaissance. But the flourishing of the New Negro movement occurred in a far broader context than uptown Manhattan in the 1920s, and the intersections of American print culture and black modernism require further scrutiny and exploration. This panel brings together three scholars working at the intersections of African American literature, modernism, and periodical studies: Jayne E. Marek (Women Editing Modernism: "Little" Magazines and Literary History), Adam McKible (The Space and Place of Modernism: The Little Magazine in New York and Little Magazines & Modernism: New Approaches , and Suzanne W. Churchill (The Little Magazine Others and the Renovation of American Poetry and Little Magazines & Modernism: New Approaches).