David Yaffe (Professor of English, Syracuse University) Fascinating Rhythm: Reading Jazz in American Writing

Event Date: 

Wednesday, April 26, 2006 - 12:00pm

Event Location: 

  • South Hall 2635

Event Price: 

Free and open to the public

A lecture presenting as part of the IMPROVISING (POST)MODERNITY SERIES
sponsored by the Center for the Interdiscplinary Study of Music

David Yaffe is author of many articles and essays on jazz, American literature, and popular culture. He will read from his book, Fascinating Rhythm: Reading Jazz in American Writing (Princeton U. P. 2006)

“[Yaffe’s book] is a fascinating and formidable response to Ralph Ellison's famous call for a 'jazz-shaped' reading of American literature.”--Cornel West

Cosponsored by the Departments of English, French & Italian, German, Slavic, and Semitic Studies, Music; the Comparative Literature Program; the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Music; the American Cultures and Global Contexts Center; and the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center.

Presented in conjunction with Comparative Literature 200: Improvisation: Baroque to Digital, taught by Professors Jocelyn Holland and Sydney Levy.