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2008-2009: Graduate Research Assistant (compiling annotated bibliographies, discographies)

University of Guelph

Summer/Fall 2007: Graduate Research Assistant

Karl is a PhD student in the School of English and Theatre Studies at the University of Guelph. His dissertation is titled Reproducing Spontaneity: Representing and Recording Improvised Jazz Performance in Twentieth Century American Literature and Culture. Karl also plays jazz trumpet and sings on the side.

There is a curious yet enormously fruitful duality in the way that improvisation plays on our expectations and perspectives.

– Tracey Nicholls