Chapter 14. The Harlem Renaissance: The New Negro at Home and Abroad

  1. Gene Andrew Jarrett Associate Professor of English former Acting Director
  1. Michelle Ann Stephens Associate Professor of English

Published Online: 30 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444323474.ch14

A Companion to African American Literature

A Companion to African American Literature

How to Cite

Stephens, M. A. (2010) The Harlem Renaissance: The New Negro at Home and Abroad, in A Companion to African American Literature (ed G. A. Jarrett), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444323474.ch14

Editor Information

  1. Boston University, England

Author Information

  1. Colgate University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 9 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405188623

Online ISBN: 9781444323474

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Keywords:

  • the Harlem renaissance: the New Negro at home and abroad;
  • Langston Hughes - best-known African American poet between 1929 and 1930 of the Harlem renaissance;
  • the New Negro and Black internationalism;
  • national self-determination and citizenship - powerful nations' advocacy on global and universal right for all;
  • Russian Revolution of 1917 - offering an alternative idea of a political identity based on an internationalist class consciousness;
  • W.E.B. Du Bois - African American intellectual, editor, and writer, - played a central role in creating the Pan - African Congress focused on the liberation of Africa;
  • Claude McKay and the making of a new, transnational, political subject;
  • Zora Neale Hurston: anthropologist - folklorist, and the power of Black speech

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The New Negro and Black Internationalism

  • Claude McKay and the Making of a New, Transnational, Political Subject

  • Langston Hughes's Wanderings and a New World Vernacular

  • Zora Neale Hurston: Anthropologist - Folklorist, and the Power of Black Speech

  • Bibliography