Monthly Archives: February 2011

2/21 Seminar Notes

In our seminar this week we discussed Erna Brobder’s Louisiana. Carter began class by playing Jamaican folk music and examples of dub. The folk music was of interest because of how African retention and cultural memory come together with new … Continue reading

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2/14 Seminar Notes

Our seminar meeting focused on readings from Cane specifically “Karintha” and “Kabnis” as well as selected chapters from Houston Baker’s Modernism and the Harlem Renaissance and the musical composition of Marion Brown with reading of “Karintha” by poet Bill Hassan. … Continue reading

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2/7 Seminar Notes

Meeting at the Crossroads (2/7) I. (Resonances. Miles Davis, Robert Johnson, Foucault, Ray Charles.) “History is a songbook for anyone who would listen to it” (Schafer 30). “Racialized logic confines some sounds to particular colour-coded bodies but music offers what … Continue reading

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1/31 seminar meeting notes

Our seminar meeting addressed reading selections from Mark Smith, “Listening to the Heard Worlds of Antebellum America,” The Sounds of Slavery, Fred Moten’s, “Resistance of the Object,” and the first chapter of Jacques Attali’s Noise.  The first half of the … Continue reading

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