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Pieces and Parts: Toni Morrison and Gayl Jones as Improvisers

Robert O'Meally

Published: 2008-08-25

VIDEO: Dr. O'Meally discusses Gayl Jones and Toni Morrison in relation to improvisation and social aesthetics. TEXT: A course description for Dr. O'Meally's lectures.

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  • Omeally_Course_Description.pdf

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  • Pieces_and_Parts_full.mp4

    817 MB | video/mp4


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