More Meaningful Than a Three-Hour Lecture: Music on SOUL!

Speaker name: 
Gayle Wald
Professor of English and American Studies, George Washington University
Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 11:45am to 1:15pm
Dept. of African American Studies- Endeavors Colloquium See map
81 Wall St - Room 201

Gayle Wald is professor of English and American Studies at George Washington University. Her presentation is drawn from her book “It’s Been Beautiful,” a study of the seminal public-TV show “Soul!” (1968-73) forthcoming from Duke University Press. Her previous books include Shout, Sister, Shout! (Beacon Press), a biography of gospel musician Sister Rosetta Tharpe, which was a New York Times Editor’s Choice Book in 2007, and Crossing the Line (Duke UP, 2000), a study of racial passing in American literature and culture. With Oliver Wang, she is co-editor of the Journal of Popular Music Studies.

An ENDEAVORS Colloquium sponsored by the Department of African American Studies