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Bernard, Emily 1967-

Overview
Works: 20 works in 68 publications in 1 language and 4,830 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Records and correspondence  Personal correspondence  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Autobiographies  Romance fiction  Case studies  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, win
Classifications: PS3523.A7225, 813.52
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Emily Bernard
Carl Van Vechten and the Harlem Renaissance : a portrait in black and white by Emily Bernard( )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By the time of his death in 1964, Carl Van Vechten had been a far-sighted journalist, a best-selling novelist, a consummate host, an exhaustive archivist, a prescient photographer, and a Negrophile bar non. A white man with an abiding passion for blackness
Remember me to Harlem : the letters of Langston Hughes and Carl Van Vechten, 1925-1964 by Langston Hughes( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of letters exchanged over the course of four decades between poet Langston Hughes and his mentor, Carl Van Vechten, offering an incisive look at current events and issues
When Washington was in vogue : a love story (a lost novel of the Harlem Renaissance) by Edward Christopher Williams( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A newly discovered novel written and set during the Harlem Renaissance--published here, in book form, for the first time
Some of my best friends : writings on interracial friendships( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays in which notable and lesser-known figures examine the complexities and importance of interracial friendships
Michelle Obama : the first lady in photographs by Deborah Willis( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the life and career of Michelle Obama, focusing on her participation in the 2008 presidential election and her duties as the First Lady
Passing : authoritative text, backgrounds and contexts, criticism by Nella Larsen( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains sixteen critical commentaries of Nella Larsen's novel "Passing," that deals with the psychological issues of race and gender and includes reviews, textual notes, chronology, and introduction
Black is the body : stories from my grandmother's time, my mother's time, and mine by Emily Bernard( Book )

4 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An extraordinary exquisitely written memoir (of sorts) that looks at race in a fearless, penetrating, honest, true way. ... 'I am black-and brown, too,' writes Emily Bernard. 'Brown is the body I was born into. Black is the body of the stories I tell.' These twelve telltale, connected, deeply personal essays explore, up close, the complexities and paradoxes, the haunting memories and ambushing realities, of growing up black in the South with a family name inherited from a white man, of getting a PhD from Yale, of marrying a white man from the North, of adopting two babies from Ethiopia, of teaching at a white college and living in New England today. The storytelling, and the mystery of Bernard's storytelling, of getting to the truth, begins with a stabbing in a New England college town. Bernard writes how, when she was a graduate student at Yale, she walked into a coffee shop and, along with six other people, was randomly attacked by a stranger with a knife. 'I was not stabbed because I was black,' she writes (the attacker was white), 'but I have always viewed the violence I survived as a metaphor for the violent encounter that has generally characterized American race relations. ... There was no connection between us ... yet we were suddenly and irreparably bound by a knife, an attachment that cost us both: him, his freedom; me, my wholeness.' Bernard explores how that bizarre act of violence set her free and unleashed the storyteller in her ('The equation of writing and regeneration is fundamental to black American experience'). Each essay goes beyond a narrative of black innocence and white guilt; each is anchored in a mystery; each sets out to discover a new way of telling the truth as Bernard has lived it. And what most interests Bernard is looking at 'blackness at its borders, where it meets whiteness, in fear and hope, in anguish and love.'"--Dust jacket
Carl Van Vechten and the Harlem Renaissance: A Portrait in Black and White (Portrait in Black and White) by Emily Bernard( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Booknotes : Remember me to Harlem : the letters of Langston Hughes and Carl Van Vechten, 1925-1964( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emily Bernard, editor of Remember me to Harlem: the letters of Langston Hughes and Carl Van Vechten, 1925-1964. The book describes the nearly forty-year friendship between the two men through their letters. Langston Hughes was a black poet, playwright and Harlem Renaissance luminary. Carl Van Vechten was a white photographer with a patrician background who served as patron to many black artists
Black is the body : stories from my grandmother's time, my mother's time, and mine by Emily Bernard( )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An extraordinary, exquisitely written memoir (of sorts) that looks at race--in a fearless, penetrating, honest, true way--in twelve telltale, connected, deeply personal essays that explore, up-close, the complexities and paradoxes, the haunting memories and ambushing realities of growing up black in the South with a family name inherited from a white man, of getting a PhD from Yale, of marrying a white man from the North, of adopting two babies from Ethiopia, of teaching at a white college and living in America's New England today. From the acclaimed editor of Remember Me to Harlem: The Letters of Langston Hughes and Carl Van Vechten ("A major contribution," Henry Louis Gates; "Magnificent," Washington Post)."I am black--and brown, too," writes Emily Bernard. "Brown is the body I was born into. Black is the body of the stories I tell." And the storytelling, and the mystery of Bernard's storytelling, of getting to the truth, begins with a stabbing in a New England college town. Bernard writes how, when she was a graduate student at Yale, she walked into a coffee shop and, along with six other people, was randomly attacked by a stranger with a knife ("I remember making the decision not to let the oddness of this stranger bother me"). "I was not stabbed because I was black," she writes (the attacker was white), "but I have always viewed the violence I survived as a metaphor for the violent encounter that has generally characterized American race relations. There was no connection between us, yet we were suddenly and irreparably bound by a knife, an attachment that cost us both: him, his freedom; me, my wholeness." Bernard explores how that bizarre act of violence set her free and unleashed the storyteller in her ("The equation of writing and regeneration is fundamental to black American experience"). She writes in Black Is the Body how each of the essays goes beyond a narrative of black innocence and white guilt, how each is anchored in a mystery, and how each sets out to discover a new way of telling the truth as the author has lived it. "Blackness is an art, not a science. It is a paradox: intangible and visceral; a situation and a story. It is the thread that connects these essays, but its significance as an experience emerges randomly, unpredictably . . . Race is the story of my life, and therefore black is the body of this book." And what most interests Bernard is looking at "blackness at its borders, where it meets whiteness in fear and hope, in anguish and love."
Sights and sounds of the Harlem Book Fair( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Interviews with participants in the 3rd Annual Harlem Book Fair and Uptown Art Festival, including authors, publishers, and academics, discussing their work and African-American literature in general
Langston Hughes Centennial Symposium : [revisiting the Harlem Renaissance]( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In a session of the Langston Hughes Centennial Symposium titled "Revisiting the Harlem Renaissance," panelists discuss the Harlem Renaissance and its authors, with special emphasis on Langston Hughes
The Blackboard Jungle : Navigating Race, Gender and Sexuality in the New Classroom Symposium( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This symposium, designed for faculty members, addresses some of the challenges that emerge when gender, race and sexuality intersect and shape how students learn and how professors teach
Real talk about the n-word and other oppressive language( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"This is a keynote presentation on the legacy of the "N" word and other oppressive language. It will explore whether the words are too inextricably linked to a past where no degree of appropriating can rid them of a violent and marginalizing history. Followed by a panel discussion on how the histories of oppressive words impact classroom pedagogy, discussion, and share strategies for dealing with this complex topic."
Emily Bernard : Langston Hughes, diversity and the problem of American culture, Howard Thurman lecturer, March 2004( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Remember me to Harlem( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Emily Bernard, editor of Remember me to Harlem: the letters of Langston Hughes and Carl Van Vechten, 1925-1964. The book describes the nearly forty-year friendship between the two men through their letters. Langston Hughes was a black poet, playwright and Harlem Renaissance luminary. Carl Van Vechten was a white photographer with a patrician background who served as patron to many black artists
When Washington Was in Vogue : a love story by Edward Christopher Williams( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Black lives matter : giving voice to the pain( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A panel discussion organized by UVM's Center for Cultural Pluralism as part of MLK Celebration 2015--a time of reflection, discussion and movement
Aboriginal women : leaders among us( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Remember me to Harlem : the letters of Langston Hughes and Carl Van Vechten, 1925-1964
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When Washington was in vogue : a love story (a lost novel of the Harlem Renaissance)Some of my best friends : writings on interracial friendshipsMichelle Obama : the first lady in photographsPassing : authoritative text, backgrounds and contexts, criticismWhen Washington Was in Vogue : a love story
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English (67)