"The Songs They Sang on Seventh Street": Tracing the Inter-Arts Collaborations of the Harlem Renaissance Era

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Christopher Allen Varlack, University of Maryland Baltimore County
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From Langston Hughes' 1955 collaboration with photographer Roy DeCarava in The Sweet Flypaper of Life, Wallace Thurman's 1929 collaboration with William Jourdan Rapp in Harlem: A Melodrama of Negro Life in Harlem, and the infamous collaboration of Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston in Mule Bone: A Comedy of Negro Life, the Harlem Renaissance era was a time of flourishing inter-arts collaborations under-examined in contemporary criticism. This panel therefore welcomes papers about the inter-arts collaborations of the Harlem Renaissance inspired by the SAMLA 87 theme, In Concert: Literature and the Other Arts. By May 15, 2015, please submit a three hundred to five hundred-word abstract, brief biographical statement, CV, and A/V requirements to Christopher Allen Varlack (University of Maryland, Baltimore County) at cvarlack@umbc.edu. Accepted participants will need to be members of the SAMLA organization to present.