University of Kent
Project Title: Harlem Reverberations: Sonic Urban Landscapes and the Aesthetics of Sound in African-American Culture, 1910-1940
Thesis explores the aesthetics of sound and the impact of the urban soundscape in Harlem (NY) between 1910 - 1940. The main body of research is rooted in the literature of Harlem Renaissance writers,the sonic influence of Harlem as part of a wider metropolis, and the subsequent adaptations and representations of sound through essentially soundless mediums.
Supervised by Dr. Michael Collins, Dr. Ben Curry.
Research interests include Early 20th C American Literature, soundscapes, sonic fictions, modernist and postmodernist aesthetics.