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Music, Text, Image: Duke Ellington's "Paris Blues" and "Such Sweet Thunder" (Shakespearean Suite)

April 10, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
4, rue de Chevreuse, 75006 Paris
Bob O'Meally

Robert G. O'Meally

United States / Columbia University

Robert G. O’Meally is the Zora Neale Hurston Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, where he has served on the faculty for twenty-five years. A scholar whose work encompasses literature, music, and visual art, O’Meally is the founder and director of Columbia’s Center for Jazz Studies. He is the author of The Craft of Ralph Ellison, Lady Day: The Many Faces of Billie Holiday, The Jazz Singers, and Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey. His edited volumes include The Jazz Cadence of American Culture, Living with Music: Ralph Ellison’s Essays on Jazz, The Norton Anthology of African American Literature (co-editor), and the Barnes and Noble editions of Mark Twain, Herman Melville, and Frederick Douglass.