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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.

Listening itself, an improvisative act engaged in by everyone, announces a practice of active engagement with the world, where we sift, interpret, store and forget, in parallel with action and fundamentally articulated with it ("Mobilitas Animi" 113).

– George E. Lewis