Created in 2021 the Center is located at the University of Chicago. As part of this partnership, the coordinator is hosted for two years at the University of Chicago in the United States and one year at the Paris Center of the University of Chicago, France.
Adam Bigache, Coordinator of the Chicago Center (2021-2024)
Université d’Aix-Marseille Doctoral Student (ED 354)
Thesis topic : «Jessie Redmon Fauset (1882-1961) and the literary mediation of the Harlem Renaissance. » under the direction of Cécile Cottenet.
The Chicago Center is interested in African-American literary history and the study of periodicals. Adam Bigache's research seeks to shed light on the construction of Harlem's Renaissance literary canon between 1919 and 1926, through the analysis of the role of Jessie Redmon Fauset, literary editor of The Crisis magazine. This study of the literary history of the Renaissance through Fauset's mediation work highlights the tensions of the time, while underlining the feminist and transnational dimension of the movement, testifying to a transformation of literary institutions.
Local supervisor : Robert Morrisey, University of Chicago