• This morning in #wny11 Village bohemians. Focus on Barnes, Goldman, O'Neill. Building off Bradshaw's ch in @CambridgeUP Comp to Lit NY. #
  • #wny11 RT @_waterman Raise your hand if you've ever had a crush on Emma Goldman. http://jwa.org/historymakers/goldman/love-sexuality #
  • Today is all about bohemia and Greenwich village #wny11 #
  • Greenwich Village of early 20th century as precursor to East Village and Williamsburg hipster-dom #wny11 #
  • Greenwish village as a "fictive community."–Christine Stansell. What does it mean to write yourself into a community? #wny11 #
  • ("Little Dirty Latin child, let the lady by!")–Edna Dt. Vincent Millay, "MacDougal Street". Gentrification parenthetical. #wny11 #
  • *Oops. St. Vincent. #
  • Millay contemplating urchins with earrings http://t.co/oZZ9yTr #wny11 #
  • I think Emma Goldman looks more like a sexual rebel in this picture http://t.co/u3ZdwIM #wny11 #
  • "Your apartment's a hole." "No, ma! It's *authentic*!" –Howells #wny11 #
  • @pwny When my parents saw my first New York neighborhood, my mom insisted I go out and buy mace. #wny11 #
  • Modern drama as confessional and therapeutic. #wny11 #
  • Djuna Barnes, "flavor and fragrance" of Washington square versus blandness of Washington Heights #wny11 #
  • via @TheOnion – Two Hipsters Angrily Call Each Other 'Hipster' http://t.co/GW7KxZe #
  • "Greenwich Village was there, and New York was around it."–Quote from Reds #wny11 #
  • I love that "oh shit she's here" look on Warren Beatty's face when he sees Diane Keaton in his apartment #reds #wny11 #
  • "What do you write about?" 5 most terrifying words ever #reds #wny11 #
  • The artist/intellectual perpetually photographed in profile. #wny11 #
  • Don't skim O'Neil's stage directions, or you miss what @_waterman means about expressionism in The Hairy Ape". #wny11 #
  • *O'Neill #wny11 #
  • O'Neill's use of a kind of blackface to signify Yank's marginalization in THA. Also think about Mother's Little Brother blacking up. #wny11 #
  • Or rather Mother's Younger Brother #wny11 #
  • Lecture started out with Bohemians slumming in Wash Sq and ends with Mildred slumming in the ship's hold #wny11 #
  • EL Doctorow reading new and selected short fiction @ Barnes and Noble Union Square tomorrow (3/29): http://bit.ly/hXJ5p4 @BNBuzz #wny11 #
  • @KelseaStahler Thanks! We miss WNY alum too. #
  • Our #wny11 student @shessomickey posted this awesome video on the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire's centennial: http://dft.ba/-factoryfire #
  • .@cpatell lecturing in #wny11 this morning on the Harlem Renaissance. #
  • #wny11 lecture starts with a clip from Against the Odds, a PBS doc on Harlem Ren. Preview here: http://hip.cgu.edu/liss/mitiku/misrak.htm #
  • .@cpatell situates the Harlem Ren additionally in debate btwn BT Washington and WEB Dubois: http://to.pbs.org/amf50I #wny11 #
  • BT Washington's view favors rural life for African Americans. DuBois promotes "higher training & ambition of our brighter minds." #wny11 #
  • .@cpatell points out that DuBois's vision was gendered: he's worried about "emasculation." Lecture will stress gender & sexuality. #wny11 #
  • DuBois on "double consciousness," a cultural construct that's both gift & curse: http://70.237.187.125/html/DoubleConsciousness.html #wny11 #
  • .@cpatell: Af Am literature as "emergent," in negotiation w/ "dominant" Am culture. Produces what we'd call "hybridity." #wny11 #
  • DuBois's "kingdom of culture" is urban, contra BT Washington's promotion of rural life for American blacks. Set stage for Harlem Ren. #wny11 #
  • More from Against the Odds abt blacks in WWI. Post-war, Am cities saw race riots fomented by whites. Music here: http://bit.ly/vXLar #wny11 #
  • .@cpatell: WWI dislodged blacks around the world from colonial contexts. They saw the world, gained perspective. Pan Africansim born. #wny11 #
  • "Pan Africanism" defined in Encyclopedia of Harlem Ren: http://www.bookrags.com/tandf/pan-africanism-tf/ #wny11 #
  • .@cpatell throws out another term: "negritude." A guide to its impact on era's poetry: http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/5666 #wny11 #
  • Now looking at Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (1907): "primitivism" in modern art in rel to "negritude": http://bit.ly/2oeJdy #wny11 #
  • A clip from Ken Burns's JAZZ on Harlem Ren. Langston Hughes: "We know we are beautiful & ugly too." Intro here: http://bit.ly/eKDwr3 #wny11 #
  • Now a clip from Ken's bro Ric, NEW YORK. Stock footage of 20s Harlem in these clips tend to resurface in most overviews of the scene. #wny11 #
  • .@cpatell on friction btwn hi and low culture in theorization of "New Negro." Embrace of America right when white writers go expat. #wny11 #
  • Some of these clips of black painters painting together from Against the Odds will resurface in Isaac Julien's LOOKING FOR LANGSTON. #wny11 #
  • Against the Odds: Harlem NYPL branch as cultural center; Cotton Club & rent parties dominate night life. White audiences come uptown. #wny11 #
  • .@cpatell on tightrope walked in relation btwn white patrons & black artists. Alain Locke answers Emerson's call for "American" lit. #wny11 #
  • It's not an accident that Harlem Renaissance writers look back to Whitman, as did Emma Goldman. He's now a presiding Am spirit. #wny11 #
  • Now turning to some of the poetry included in Locke's "The New Negro." Starting w/ "Heritage" by Countee Cullen: http://bit.ly/g3wuRO #wny11 #
  • .@cpatell: This poem made possible by imagining African exp, but the point is the gulf btwn Africa and where Cullen finds himself. #wny11 #
  • Cullen sees New World/Christian civilization as a mixed blessing. Later Cullen would repudiate African past, embrace Western Civ. #wny11 #
  • But @cpatell doesn't want you to miss that this movement is itself Cullen's attempt to argue for abilities of black writers. #wny11 #
  • We certainly invite interested followers to chime in on any #wny11 tweeting. Have favorite resources on Harlem Renaissance? #
  • Now reading Claude McKay's "The Tropics of New York": http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/15249 #wny11 <3 this poem. #
  • .@cpatell: McKay evokes a lost past & does it via careful poetic devices, not unlike Cullen, tho the poems seem quite different. #wny11 #
  • Now turning to Hughes. Listening to his "I, Too, Sing America," answering Whitman: http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/15615 #wny11 #
  • Hughes, "The Negro Speaks of Rivers": http://www.poetryarchive.org/poetryarchive/singlePoem.do?poemId=1553 #wny11 #
  • We didn't get to one of @cpatell's traditional stopping points: Julien's LOOKING FOR LANGSTON. http://bit.ly/ggddfh More on Monday. #wny11 #
  • Tomorrow: Reconsidering Jane Jacobs @MASNYC w/ @GothamLostFound and others: http://bit.ly/hzT9HH #
  • Tomorrow: Reconsidering Jane Jacobs @MASNYC w/ @GothamLostFound and others: http://bit.ly/hzT9HH #wny11 #
  • Yesterday I tried to find Hart Crane's (and Wash. Roebling's) former digs at 110 Columbia Heights, only to find JW HQ: http://bit.ly/e6otGx #
  • We used to read Crane's The Bridge in WNY. Gave him up for something else. But this time each yr I think of him: http://bit.ly/95iPgc #wny11 #
  • @jennpelly Maybe in some future incarnation. Would be a great addition, I agree. #
  • @ashleyanndarcy We have more time on Ginsberg than usual this year. We'll see what happens. Teaching request! Another reason to <3 Twitter. #
  • Word. RT @jenevievelee greatest quote about ny and its imhabitants #wny11 http://amzn.com/k/34CL08C6XCA5T #Kindle #
  • @evanhughes No, I didn't know that! Thanks for the heads up. I'm pretty sure I've used that one in lecture even. #doh #
  • @evanhughes Thanks for the extra link to story & photo. #
  • .@evanhughes: p.s. glad to see that LITERARY BK is so close to release! http://us.macmillan.com/literarybrooklyn #