About Paul J. Edwards
Paul J. Edwards (CBA ’22) is an Assistant Professor of English at Southern Methodist University and a book review editor for The Black Scholar. His research and teaching span across the fields of African American literature, gender and sexuality studies, and media studies. Paul’s article “Staging the Great Migration: The Chocolate Kiddies and the German Experience of the New Negro Renaissance” was recently published on Modernism/modernity‘s Print Plus platform. Edwards’ work has also appeared, or is scheduled to appear, in German Studies Review, Modern Drama, The Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance, The Black Power Encyclopedia: From “Black is Beautiful” to Urban Uprisings, and The Drama Review.
The Black Wave: The New Negro Renaissance in Interwar Germany
Paul Edwards’s CBA project, The Black Wave, examines how the entrance of Black American arts transformed the cultural landscape of German society between the two World Wars. Central to Edwards’s project is the Black director, choreographer, and dancer Louis Douglas, arguably the most influential representative of the Renaissance in Germany.