Biography

Carla Kaplan

Carla Kaplan is an award-winning professor and writer who holds the Stanton W. and Elisabeth K. Davis Distinguished Professorship in American Literature at Northeastern University, and she has also taught at the University of Southern California and Yale University. Kaplan is the author of THE EROTICS OF TALK and ZORA NEALE HURSTON: A Life in Letters, as well as the editor of DARK SYMPHONY AND OTHER WORKS by Elizabeth Laura Adams, EVERY TONGUE GOT TO CONFESS by Zora Neale Hurston, and PASSING by Nella Larsen. A recipient of a Guggenheim and many other fellowships, Kaplan has been a fellow in residence at the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute, among other research centers.

Carla Kaplan

Books by Carla Kaplan

by Carla Kaplan - Biography, History, Nonfiction

The 1920s in New York City was a time of freedom, experimentation and passion --- with Harlem at the epicenter. White men could go uptown to see jazz and modern dance, but women who embraced black culture too enthusiastically could be ostracized. MISS ANNE IN HARLEM focuses on six of the unconventional, free-thinking women who crossed race lines and defied social conventions to become a part of the culture and heartbeat of Harlem.