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About Emily J. Lordi

Emily Lordi received her PhD in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University in 2009. She was a visiting assistant professor of English at Cornell from 2009-2011. Her forthcoming book, Black Resonance, highlights the aesthetic connections between classic black female singers (Billie Holiday, Aretha Franklin) and major African American writers (Richard Wright, Nikki Giovanni). Her next book will be a literary and musical history of the concept of “soul.” She has served as a book review editor for Callaloo and is editor of exhibitions at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York.


Present Assistant Professor, Department of English, College of Humanities & Fine Arts, University of Massachusetts Amherst

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457 Bartlett Hall
130 Hicks Way
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, MA 01003
Tel: 413-545-5512
Fax: 413-545-3880


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