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Kaplan, Carla

Works: 22 works in 102 publications in 1 language and 8,401 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Folklore  Psychological fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor, Speaker, Collector
Classifications: PS3523.A7225, 813.52
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Carla Kaplan
Every tongue got to confess : Negro folk-tales from the Gulf states by Zora Neale Hurston( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 1,957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book Zora Neale Hurston records the voices of ordinary people and pays tribute to the richness of Black vernacular--its crisp self-awareness, singular wit, and improvisational wordplay. These folk-tales reflect the joys and sorrows of the African-American experience, celebrate the redemptive power of storytelling, and showcase the continuous presence in America of the Africanized language that flourishes to this day
Zora Neale Hurston : a life in letters by Zora Neale Hurston( Book )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 1,609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of more than five hundred letters, written to such people as Langston Hughes, Dorothy West, and many others, paints a portrait of the enigmatic woman who became one of the greatest literary figures in American history
Miss Anne in Harlem : the white women of the Black Renaissance by Carla Kaplan( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This interracial history of the Harlem Renaissance focuses on white women, collectively called "Miss Anne, " who became Harlem Renaissance insiders during the 1920s
An introduction to Their eyes were watching God by Zora Neale Hurston by Dan Stone( Recording )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of Zora Neale Hurston's Their eyes were watching God, a novel about an independent and articulate black woman named Janie Crawford who sets out to be her own person in the 1930s
The erotics of talk : women's writing and feminist paradigms by Carla Kaplan( Book )

21 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this provocative rereading of the classic texts of the feminist literary canon, Carla Kaplan takes a hard look at the legacy of feminist criticism and argues that important features of feminism's own canon have been overlooked in the rush to rescue and identify. African-American women's texts, she demonstrates, often dramatize their distrust of their readers, their lack of faith in "the cultural conversation," through strategies of self-silencing and "self-talk." At the same time, she argues, the homoerotics of women's writing has too often gone unremarked. Not only does longing for an ideal listener draw women's texts into a romance with the reader, but there is an erotic excess which is part of feminist critical recuperation, itself." "Drawing on a wide range of resources, from sociolinguistics and anthropology to literary theory, Kaplan's highly readable study proposes a new model for understanding and representing "talk.""--Jacket
Passing : authoritative text, backgrounds and contexts, criticism by Nella Larsen( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 433 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
Dark symphony, and other works by Elizabeth Laura Adams( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The "Dark symphony" is an autobiography of the Catholic-convert author with the central motif of searching for spiritual peace while faced with racial discrimination. Also included are several of Adams' stories, articles, and poems
Every tongue got to confess by Zora Neale Hurston( Recording )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six stories from African American culture and folklore
Zora Neale Hurston's Their eyes were watching God by Dan Stone( Recording )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of Zora Neale Hurston's Their eyes were watching God, a novel about an independent and articulate black woman named Janie Crawford who sets out to be her own person in the 1930s
Miss Anne in Harlem : the white women of the Black Renaissance by Carla Kaplan( )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York City in the Jazz Age was host to a pulsating artistic and social revolution. Uptown, an unprecedented explosion in black music, literature, dance, and art sparked the Harlem Renaissance. While the history of this African-American awakening has been widely explored, one chapter remains untold: the story of a group of women collectively dubbed "Miss Anne." Sexualized and sensationalized in the mainstream press-portrayed as monstrous or insane-Miss Anne was sometimes derided within her chosen community of Harlem as well. While it was socially acceptable for white men to head uptown for "exotic" dancers and "hot" jazz, white women who were enthralled by life on West 125th Street took chances. Miss Anne in Harlem introduces these women-many from New York's wealthiest social echelons-who became patrons of, and romantic participants in, the Harlem Renaissance. They include Barnard College founder Annie Nathan Meyer, Texas heiress Josephine Cogdell Schuyler, British activist Nancy Cunard, philanthropist Charlotte Osgood Mason, educator Lillian E. Wood, and novelist Fannie Hurst-all women of accomplishment and renown in their day. Yet their contributions as hostesses, editors, activists, patrons, writers, friends, and lovers often went unacknowledged and have been lost to history until now. In a vibrant blend of social history and biography, award-winning writer Carla Kaplan offers a joint portrait of six iconoclastic women who risked ostracism to follow their inclinations-and raised hot-button issues of race, gender, class, and sexuality in the bargain. Returning Miss Anne to her rightful place in the interracial history of the Harlem Renaissance, Kaplan's formidable work remaps the landscape of the 1920s, alters our perception of this historical moment, and brings Miss Anne to vivid life
Geographies of (in)justice : radical regionalism in the American Midwest, 1930-1950 by Brent Garrett Griffin( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the decades bracketing World War II, a group of Midwestern radical writers promoted a new form of radical literary expression--proletarian regionalism--both to counter burgeoning right-wing extremism in the United States and to renew a spirit of grass-roots democracy, egalitarianism and place-based working class action. For Meridel Le Sueur, Jack Conroy, Nelson Algren, and Mari Sandoz, four of the most regionally conscious and committed writers of the period and the focus of "Geographies of (In)Justice," proletarian regionalism was a vehicle for interpreting localized social, economic, and environmental injustices and for making connections between these places and larger-scale processes of capitalist accumulation. By tracing regional discourses through a broad range of forms, including social realism, little magazines, conference presentations, fictional autobiography, and political allegory, this recuperative literary history demonstrates that proletarian regionalism appropriated many forms in an attempt to interpret and represent an affective geography of capitalism and capture the socio-spatial experiences of people struggling to live and work in the region. Arguing that Midwestern proletarian regionalism presents a counter-narrative to the still-dominant view of regionalism as inherently conservative and backward looking, this dissertation continues work by scholars such as Michael C. Steiner, who have begun to recover a "woefully neglected tradition" of left-leaning regionalism, and puts this tradition in conversation with recent theories in cultural geography (3). Ultimately, "Geographies of (In)Justice" is an attempt to revise our understanding of these writers' contributions to radical literature and reinvigorate a Marxist analysis of regionalism as a form of social critique and cultural analysis. The central claim of this dissertation is that proletarian regionalism maps and interprets the complex geographies of capitalism and involves readers emotionally in the experiences of being situated within marginalized and often neglected places. By reading this body of literature alongside cultural geography, this research offers a better understanding of how regional writing can be understood as a vital representational strategy for imagining a broad geography of empathy and unity among socially responsible readers, and, as such, can be a force of progressive social action
Opposing stories : fictions of resistance and the case of Zora Neale Hurston by Carla Kaplan( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Textual deviants : women, madness, and embodied performance in late twentieth-century American literature and photography by Lauren Kuryloski( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Situated at the juncture of literary, gender, and visual culture studies, this dissertation provides a necessary corrective to traditional analyses of gender and madness in feminist thought. Analyzing texts created between the 1960s and the 1990s, by authors such as Sylvia Plath, Toni Morrison, Maxine Hong Kingston, and Edwidge Danticat as well as photographers Francesca Woodman and Ana Mendieta, I assert that authors and photographers adopt performance art aesthetics in order to challenge dominant modes of reading and viewing and unsettle artistic and social hierarchies. Depictions of madwomen in female-authored texts have most often been read as representing a form of resistance to patriarchal discourses of power. This project builds on but critically diverges from this interpretation by arguing that far from being an avenue to resistance, the condition of madness only furthers women's marginalization. In the texts produced during the latter half of the twentieth century, authors demonstrate the way in which women's madness is characterized by an internalization of frustration, anger, and despair that eventually drives characters to engage in acts of often devastating self-harm. Thus, madness and the embodied deviance it inspires are revealed to be empty forms of protest that do little to dismantle larger systems of inequality. I argue we must shift our focus and attempt to locate resistant potential elsewhere, not in depictions of madness or embodied protest, but rather in the text's adoption of subversive performance aesthetics. Reading them as part of the larger performance art tradition, the photographs, memoirs, and novels I discuss enact performances of what I call "textual deviance," disruptive strategies that trouble traditional generic and formal conventions and force audiences to engage with systems of inequality in new, often productively uncomfortable ways
Documentary modernism and the modern storyteller by Tabitha Clark( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This project considers select documentary realist photo-books and novels produced in American during the 1930s and 1940s in the context of American literary modernism. Beginning with Men at Work by Lewis Hine, I argue that American artists used a hybrid of documentary realist and literary modernist writing techniques to represent the complicated, and sometimes contradictory identity theories about race, labor, and class circulating in American popular discourse during the 1930s. My project also considers the novel Banjo by Claude McKay, Mules and Men by Zora Neale Hurston, and the photo-book Twelve Million Black Voices by Richard Wright. By looking at these texts, and reading across lines of genre, my larger project attempts to uncover the ways that the term modernism has been used to flatten the historical, social, and cultural attitudes that informed artists during the first half of the twentieth century. I draw heavily from race theory and feminist theory to analyze how the use of a hybrid aesthetic I call documentary modernism allowed authors to articulate complicated and sometimes incomplete stories about race, gender, and class identity against the larger literary historical context of modernism
Wonderful nonsense : the Algonquin Round Table( Visual )

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

The Algonquin Round Table was a celebrated group of New York City writers, critics, actors and wits who met daily for lunch to engaged in wisecracks, wordplay and witticisms that, through the newspaper columns of Round Table members, were disseminated across the country. In its ten years of association the organization included many influential names in early twentieth century America. Features archival film footage with commentary by authors, academics and historians
Girl talk: Jane Eyre an the romance of women's narration by Carla Kaplan( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Jumpin' at the sun : reassessing the life and work of Nora Zeale Hurston (themanummer)( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Special on Zora Neale Hurston, writer, playwright, essayist, dramatist, folklorist and American letter writer, as a result of the October 2002 Virginia C. Gildersleeve Conference of the same name. Hosted by the Barnard Center for Research on Women, the conference gathered together the most exciting names in Hurston scholarship for a daylong examination of a principle figure of the Harlem Renaissance and one of Barnard's most extraordinary alumnae
The invention of survival : time and the transformation of trauma in American modernist literature by Victoria Papa( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In its response to traumatic forms of oppression associated with race, gender, and sexuality, the literature of Langston Hughes, H.D., Djuna Barnes, and Zora Neale Hurston-the writers of this study-illuminates how survival narratives are dynamically linked to the present moment. Their work places emphasis upon readerly experience through a set of aesthetic strategies that compel readers to inhabit the present. Take, for instance, Hughes's appeal to jazz music in his poetry; he uses improvisational language and call-and-response techniques that prompt a reader's attention and response to the complex scenes of racial trauma at play in his poems. Just as a jazz musician is asked to improvise or invent in the moment of play, Hughes's reader is called upon as a creative witness whose own enlivened reading grants his poetry survival. Through critical reading of Hughes and the other writers of this study, I offer new ways of thinking about the temporal quality of readerly experience and its transformative power to bear witness to survival. If as traditional critiques of modernism suggest, "time" is war-weary and ruptured in high-modernist classics such as James Joyce's Ulysses and Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway, then in the literature of the periphery, broken time is reimagined as a source for creativity and transformation. By identifying the importance of alternative temporal imaginaries for marginalized populations, this dissertation contributes to new studies of time such as Elizabeth Freeman and José Muñoz's work on queer time, Alondra Nelson's study of "Afrofuturism," and Dana Luciano's work on sacred time. Furthermore, this project offers a critical intervention into trauma studies vis à vis the work of Cathy Caruth by arguing that the belated and repetitious impact of trauma is an imperative of survival aligned with present moment time. When we are present in our reading of stories about trauma, we participate as active witnesses to their survival; we partake-as the title of my study announces-in the "invention of survival" by transforming words on a page into living testimony
Women's writing and feminist strategy by Carla Kaplan( )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Every tongue got to confess : Negro folk-tales from the Gulf states by Zora Neale Hurston( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every Tongue Got to Confess is an extensive volume of African American folklore that Zora Neale Hurston collected on her travels through the Gulf States in the late 1920s. The bittersweet and often hilarious tales -- which range from longer narratives about God, the Devil, white folk, and mistaken identity to witty one-liners -- reveal attitudes about faith, love, family, slavery, race, and community. Together, this collection of nearly 500 folktales weaves a vibrant tapestry that celebrates African American life in the rural South and represents a major part of Zora Neale Hurston's literary legacy
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Every tongue got to confess : Negro folk-tales from the Gulf states
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Zora Neale Hurston : a life in lettersThe erotics of talk : women's writing and feminist paradigmsPassing : authoritative text, backgrounds and contexts, criticismDark symphony, and other worksEvery tongue got to confessEvery tongue got to confess : Negro folk-tales from the Gulf states