Bruce Kellner

Bruce Kellner

Professor  Bruce Kellner  retired from the English Department in 1991.



1992: “The Nigger Heaven Blues of Langston Hughes,” in Langston Hughes Review. 11: 1


1993: The Major Works of Gertrude Stein (16 volumes). editor. Tokyo: Hono-tomosha

Wie man Gertrude Stein liest und studiert. Hamburg: Achilla Presse

"Donald Windham:' in Contemporary Gay American Novelists. Westport: Greenwood Press


1994: "Gertrude Stein,” “The Railway Police,” “A & P,” in Reference Guide to Short Fiction.

London: St James Press

“Haas' Lesebuch und Europas Entdeckung der Gertrude Stein,” in Lesehuch 7um

allmahlichen Kennenlernen von Gertrllde Stein. edited by Robert Bartlett Haas.

Stuttgart: Suhrkamp

“Jacob Eichholtz: A Letter from Lancaster,” Ganser Library Friends Folio, 37

Demuth Dialogue, Charles Demuth Foundation quarterly newsletter, editor for ten years.


1995: “Langston Hughes's Nigger Heaven Blues,” in Langston Hughes: The Man, His Art,

and His Continuing Influence. New York: Garland Publishing Company.

“Way Off-Broadway for a Four Year Run,” in Holding On & Letting Go, Cedar Rapids:

Coe College Press.

“A Jacob Eichholtz Receipt Book,” Ganser Library Friends Folio,1-3


1997: Early Modern African American Literature (25 volumes), editor. Tokyo: Hono-tomosha


2000: Letters of Charles Demuth, editor. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.

“Miss Young My Darling,”  in The Review of Contemporary Fiction, 20.2

“Vassar Miller: Swimming on Concrete,”  in Literature and Medicine, 19.2


2002: Kiss Me Again: An Invitation to a Group of Noble Dames. New York: Turtle Point

Lancaster Literary Guild member 2005 --- Press.


2003: The Splendid Drunken Twenties: Selections from the Daybooks of Carl Van Vechten.

Urbana: University of Illinois Press.

“A Lot of Applesauce,” in Extravagant Crowd. by Nancy Kuhl. New Haven: Beinecke

Library, Yale University

“Arden," in Rapportage, III


2005: What for Dinner Also Breakfast Lunch and In Between. Boulder: White Sand Lake


2006: “The Margaret C. Woodbridge Collection of “Books by a Woman Writt," in Ganser

Library, Friends Folio, 53

2007: “The New Negro,” in Matador (Madrid), J


2008: Winter Ridge: A Love Story.  New York: Mondial Books

“The Gertrude Stein-Alice B. Tolas Symbiosis," in Life Writing II


2009: Carlo Among the Muses. New Haven: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library,

Yale University

2010: 'Caruso's Mustache Off’ and Other Writings About Music and Musicians by Carl Van

Vechten, selected and edited with an introduction. New York: Mondial Books

The Prettiest Girls in Euphoria, Kansas. New York: Mondial Books (scheduled for

publication in May).



1998: Staying On Alone, produced at the Orleans Playhouse, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, with

Julie Harris.


1999: Swimming on Concrete, produced by the Theater of the Seventh Sister, Lancaster,

Pennsylvania, with Candace O'Donnell


2001: Fritzi Scheff, produced by the Theater of the Seventh Sister. Lancaster.

with Mary Adams Smith


2007: Semper Fidelis: Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, given as a dramatic reading at the

Lancaster Literary Guild, with Priscilla Oppenheimer and Shirley Garrett


2008: Colette, given as a dramatic reading at the Lancaster Literary Guild. with Priscilla

Oppenheimer and Shirley Garrett


2009: William Saroyan, given as a dramatic reading at the Lancaster Literary Guild, with

Pat Lemay, Tim Riggs, and John Rohrkemper


2010: “By a Woman Writt,” to be given as a dramatic reading at the Lancaster Literary Guild.

October, with Pat Lemay, Priscilla Oppenheimer. Shirley Garrett Chris

Longnecker, Cynthia Charles, and Diane Carroll



1992-2009 (lectures on The Harlem Renaissance; the Twenties; Early Modern African American

Literature; artists Ralph Barton, Paul Gauguin, and Charles Demuth; writers Carl Van Vechten,

Gertrude Stein, H. L. Mencken, Colette, Ivan Turgenev, Gustav Flaubert Joseph Hergesheimer,

Vassar Miller or William Shakespeare) at the following:

Beinecke Library, Yale University, New Haven CT (3)

Cedar Rapids Public Library, IA

City College of New York, NY (2)

Clio Society, Iris Club, Lancaster PA (2)

Coe College, Cedar Rapids IA

College of William and Mary, Williamsburg VA

Demuth Foundation, Lancaster PA (2)

Gertrude Stein International Conference, Culoz, France

Gibbes Museum, Charleston SC

Lancaster Literary Guild, PA

Marquette University, Milwaukee WI

McClellanville School, Charleston SC

National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution (2), woe

Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City MO (2)

Quest (9), Lancaster PA

San Francisco Public Library, CA

Universite de la Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris

University of Northern Iowa, IA

Willow Valley, PA



African Americans in Europe, Universite de la Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris, February 1992

Gertrude Stein International Conference, Culoz. France, November 1992

Harlem Renaissance Conference, Beinecke Library, Yale University 1996

Biography Conference, Beinecke Library, Yale University, 1998



Smithsonian Institution African American Project

Harvard University-Oxford University African American Biography Project

--Seeing Gertrude Stein" exhibition, 2011 in San Francisco and Washington DC



My friend and colleague, J. Joel Farber (retired Professor of Classics, Franklin and Marshall

College) and I founded All Kinds Blintzes Press in 1998, through which we published sixty

chapbooks, on a variety of subjects, in editions limited to 26 lettered copies each, desk-top

printed and hand-sewn into exotic wrappers. Complete runs are in the libraries at Millersville

University, Franklin & Marshall College, and Colorado College. Ganser mounted an exhibition

of our work. Our publications have never been for sale but available only through charitable

donations to organizations and causes of our selection. We ceased publication after ten years,

during which we raised nearly $15,000 for various non-profit recipients.


Demuth Foundation, board member. 1994-2006

Successor Trustee to the Estate of Carl Van Vechten, 1997-, during which time I have raised

over $75,000 for the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection of Negro Arts and

Letters in the Beinecke Library, Yale University

Lancaster Literary Guild, member, programs (see above), 2007-

Contact Info – 514 North School Lance, Lancaster, Pa  17603