Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Miss Anne in Harlem
White Women of the Black Renaissance
featuring an evening with bestselling author and Northeastern University professor Dr. Carla Kaplan
About the book: The 1920′s in New York City was a time of freedom, experimentation, and passion-with Harlem at the epicenter. White men could go uptown to see jazz and modern dance, but women who embraced black culture too enthusiastically could be ostracized.
Miss Anne in Harlem focuses on six of the unconventional, free-thinking women, some from Manhattan high society, many Jewish, who crossed race lines and defied social conventions to become a part of the culture and heartbeat of Harlem. Dr. Kaplan’s formidable work remaps the landscape of the 1920′s, alters our perception of this historical moment and brings Miss Anne to vivid life.
Praise for Miss Anne in Harlem:
NY Times Book Review editor’s pick
LA Times bestseller list
Publisher’s Weekly top 10 of 2013
Dr. Carla Kaplan
About our speaker: Dr. Carla Kaplan is the Davis Distinguished Professor of American Literature at Northeastern University and Founding Director of the university’s Humanities Center dedicated to diversity. She has held positions at Yale University, the University of Southern California, and the University of Illinois and also teaches writing through arts councils and writers’ centers.
Kaplan’s previous book, Zora Neale Hurston: A Life in Letters was a finalist for the NAACP Image Award, a New York Times Notable Book, a New York magazine “top five” book of the season, a Book-of-the-Month Club pick, and the subject of feature articles in The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, and The New York Times.
She is also the author of The Erotics of Talk: Women’s Writing and Feminist Paradigms and the editor of numerous works of African American literature and pieces for The Los Angeles Times and The Nation. She lectures widely on literature and culture.
Born in Worcester, Massachusetts, Kaplan grew up in Evanston, Illinois, spending summers on Cape Cod and going to camp at Circle Pines Center, one of the nation’s first interracial cooperatives; she lives in Boston and Wellfleet, Massachusetts.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
drink, dine and view the gallery
Art Alternative Gallery
1042 Beacon St. Brookline
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