The Poetry Project

Reading Group

Multivocality and Quadruple Consciousness: Reading and Discussion Group Meeting

Readings for this meeting will include: Malik Gaines, “Nina Simone’s Quadruple Consciousness” from Black Performance on the Outskirts of the Left: A History of the Impossible (2017); Tom Gunning, “A Voice That Is Not Mine: Terror and the Mythology of the Technological Voice” from The Voice as Something More: Essays toward Materiality edited by Martha Feldman and Judith T. Zeitlin (2019); Katherine Meizel, “Introduction” from Multivocality: Singing on the Borders of Identity (2020); Hamed Sinno, “Stile Rappresentativo: Duodrama” from voice/break (2022); and Sarah Vaughan, “Send in the Clowns”

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