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Lower Frequencies: African American Literature across the Sonic Line

Explore African American literature across the sonic colour line with students of Professor Kristen Moriah’s ENGL 471 course at Queen’s University. Each podcast covers a different work of African American literature and mobilizes a variety of songs to further develop new understandings of Black aesthetics, literature, and politics.

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The Sound of Black Life in America: Domestic Spaces and Identity in Gwendolyn Brooks’ Maud Martha

Callahan Crawford, Chloe Gandy, Megan Howarth and Kate Wilson of ENGL 471 discuss Gwendolyn Brooks' novel, Maud Martha and tease...

Varied Religious Experiences in Baldwin’s Go Tell It on the Mountain

Katie Foss, Sarah O’Brien and Charlotte Parker of ENGL 471 at Queen's University discuss James Baldwin's novel Go Tell It...

Racism and Invisibility in Ralph Ellison’s The Invisible Man

Michael Zhang, Daniel Eum and  Matt Kehow of ENGL 471 at Queen's University discuss the Ralph Ellison novel, The Invisible...

ANN PETRY- THE STREET: THE FACADES OF THE AMERICAN DREAM

Meena Kirupakaran, Mackenzie Kaleta, Hannah Michaelis, Haley Bentham and Sreya Roy of ENGL 471 at Queen's University discusses Ann Petry's...

“His Fear Thrust Firmly Down in Him” : Bigger and the Black Belt in Richard Wright’s Native Son

This podcast examines the complex life and inner monologue of Bigger Thomas in Richard Right's 1940 novel, Native Son. This...