Series 2
Writings by Trethewey, 1995-2012
Boxes 12 - 18

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of writings by Trethewey from 1995-2012 and includes project proposals, drafts, manuscripts, and proofs of Trethewey's published works, Bellocq's Ophelia, Beyond Katrina, Domestic Work, Native Guard, and Thrall. Also included are poems considered for these works, but not published in the final collections. The series contains Trethewey's MFA thesis, "Dyed in the Blue," and poems published in literary magazines such as Callaloo and Waccamaw. Other writings in this series are unpublished poems, speeches from conferences, convocations, and commencements, and essays from Trethewey's time as an MFA student at the University of Massachusetts.

Writings by Trethewey can also be found in Born digital materials (Series 7).

Arrangement Note

Arranged in alphabetical order by publication.

Bellocq's Ophelia (2002)
Box Folder Content
12 1 "Bellocq's Ophelia"
12 2 "Countess P--'s Advice for New Girls"
12 3 Design samples
12 4 "Letters from Storyville"
12 5 Manuscripts
12 6 "Photograph of a Bawd Drinking Raleigh Rye"
12 7 Poems considered
12 8 Project proposal
12 9 Proofs
12 10 Research
12 11 "Storyville Diary"
12 12 Unpublished drafts
12 13 "Vignette"
Beyond Katrina (2010)
12 14 "Before Katrina"
12 15 "Congregation"
12 16 "Liturgy"
12 17 Manuscripts
12 18 "The Past Remix"/"High Rollers"
12 19 Proofs [1 of 2]
13 1 Proofs [2 of 2]
13 2 Proposal
13 3 Research
13 4 "Two: 2009"
13 5 "Two--Past"/"Before"
Domestic Work (2000)
13 6 "Amateur Fighter"
13 7 Design samples
13 8 "Gesture of a Woman in Process"
13 9 "Limen"
13 10 Manuscript
13 11 Proofs
Native Guard (2006)
13 12 "After Your Death"
13 13 "At Dusk"
13 14 "Blonde"
13 15 "Elegy for the Native Guards"
13 16 Front matter
13 17 "Genus Narcissus"
13 18 "Incident"
13 19 "Letter"
13 20 Manuscripts [1 of 5]
13 21 Manuscripts [2 of 5]
14 1 Manuscripts [3 of 5]
14 2 Manuscripts [4 of 5]
14 3 Manuscripts [5 of 5]
14 4 "Miscegenation"
14 5 "Monument"
14 6 "Myth"
14 7 "Native Guard"
14 8 "Photograph: Ice Storm, 1971"
14 9 "Pilgrimage"
14 10 Poems considered
14 11 Project proposals
14 12 Proofs [1 of 2]
14 13 Proofs [2 of 2]
14 14 Providence"
14 15 Research
14 16 "Scenes from a Documentary History of Mississippi"
14 17 "South"
14 18 "The Southern Crescent"
14 19 "Southern Pastoral"
14 20 "Theories of Time and Space"
14 21 "What is Evidence"
14 22 "What the Body Can Say"
Thrall (2012)
14 23 "The Americans"
14 24 "Artifact"
15 1 "Bird in the House"
15 2 "Calling"
15 3 "De Español y Negra; Mulata"
15 4 "Elegy"
15 5 "Enlightenment"
15 6 Front and back matter
15 7 "Geography"
15 8 "How the Past Comes Back"
15 9 "Illumination"
15 10 "Knowledge"
15 11 "Mano Prieta"
15 12 Manuscripts [1 of 7]
15 13 Manuscripts [2 of 7]
15 14 Manuscripts [3 of 7]
15 15 Manuscripts [4 of 7]
15 16 Manuscripts [5 of 7]
16 1 Manuscripts [6 of 7]
16 2 Manuscripts [7 of 7]
16 4 "Mythology"
16 5 "On Captivity"
16 6 Poems considered
16 7 Proofs [1 of 2]
16 8 Proofs [2 of 2]
16 9 Research
16 10 "Rotation"
16 11 "Taxonomy"
17 1 "Thrall"
17 2 "Torna Atrás"
17 3 "Vespertina Cognitio"
Other published poems
17 4 "Letter Home" and "Vignette" from Callaloo
17 5 Proofs of "Native Guard" for Callaloo
17 6 "Thrall" from ecotone
17 7 "Vespertina Cognitio" from Waccamaw
Unpublished poems
17 8 "Afterimage"
17 9 "Alto"
17 10 "Among the Living"
17 11 "Anchor"
17 12 "Another Country"
17 13 "Anthem for James Weldon Johnson
17 14 "Call Back" from MFA thesis
17 15 "Camera Obscura"
17 16 "Cardinal
17 17 "Exile"
17 18 "The Four Corners
17 19 "Guitar Lesson"
17 20 "History"
17 21 "I Dream I Star in a Film in which I Play a Caricature of Myself"
17 22 "In Cyprus"
17 23 "Invocation, 1926"
17 24 "Letter to Ms. Morrison, With Thanks"
17 25 "My Father, Dreaming"
17 26 "Mythmaking"
17 27 "The Napoleon House"
17 28 "Octaroon Girl"
17 29 "Ode to the Lost Cause"
17 30 "On Anxiety"
17 31 "Parapraxis"
17 32 "Pintemento"
17 33 "Repentance"
17 34 "Resurrection"
17 35 "Seasonal"
17 36 "Seizure"
17 37 "Target"
17 38 "Thirty-five"
17 39 "Trivia"
17 40 "Voyeur"
17 41 "War Movie"
Prose and other writings
17 42 20th Anniversary Celebration of The Center for Women at Emory, keynote address by Natasha Trethewey, September 28, 2012
17 43 Association of Writers and Writing Programs paper, 2003
17 44 Delta State University Commencement Address, notes, December 8, 2007
17 45 Dyed in the Blue," MFA thesis, University of Massachusetts, 1995
17 46 Emory Convocation Faculty Address, 28 August 2012
17 47 "The Grotesque (Female) Body and Social Change"
17 48 Hollins University Commencement Address, 23 May 2010
17 49 Inauguration of Drew Gilpin Faust, 28th President of Harvard University, introduction of Toni Morrison by Natasha Trethewey, October 12, 2007
17 50 "In Search of History: Finding Sherley Anne Williams in Callaloo"
17 51 "Interchange: Genres of History" from The Journal of American History, 15 June, 2004
17 52 "June 1863," lyrics, March 24, 2009 [music by James Ballard]
17 53 Keynote for Exile, Segregation, and the Langauge and Politics of Identity Conference, 12-13 February 2004
17 54 "Liturgy: A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast," 2008
17 55 Notes and fragments
17 56 Notes for "About Cornelius Eady" for Ploughshares
18 1 "Notes of Departure: Uncovering the Reality Behind Bellocq's Storyville Portraits"
18 2 "On Whitman, Civil War Memory, and My South"
18 3 Personal Statement for Mary Ingraham Bunting Institute of the Radcliffe College Fellowship Program, 2000-2001
18 4 Poetry reading scripts, circa 2006-2012
18 5 "Remembering the Hot Comb: Ritual, Community, and Identity in Childhood Mississippi," 1995
18 6 Script for Bellocq's Ophelia adaptation
18 7 Unidentified draft
18 8 Unidentified research materials
18 9 Unidentified speech
18 10 "'Why I Write': Poetry, History, and Social Justice"
18 11 "Writing on the Wall"
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