Wednesday, December 11, 2013 — Viking Theater

American Conversations Plenary Lecture

"Jazz in American Culture"

David Hagedorn

Artist in Residence

American Conversations is one of St. Olaf’s signature learning communities. The program explores American history and culture from a variety of disciplinary perspectives that trace American culture from the earliest North American colonies to the present over four courses spanning the first two years of college. From time to time, all students enrolled in the program gather for plenary lectures delivered by one of the program professors or by a guest lecturer from another department.

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Readings for the day:

  • Lawrence Levine, "Jazz and American Culture," Journal of American Folklore 102:403 (1989): 6-22

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