background materials


Lecture on “The Metamorphosis” by Vladimir Nabokov

Transforming Franz Kafka’s “Metamorphosis” *pdf file

Nina Pelikan Straus, “Transforming Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis,” Signs 14, no. 3 (Spring, 1989): 651-67.


Integrative Rhetoric

Mark Vail, “The “Integrative” Rhetoric of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” Speech,” Rhetoric & Public Affairs 9, no. 1 (Spring 2006): 51-78.


“what he wanted”

Edward Strickland, “What Coltrane wanted: the legendary saxophonist forsook lyricism for the quest for ecstasy,” The Atlantic 260, no. 6 (Dec 1987): 100.

the evolution

Sascha Feinstein, “From ‘Alabama’ to ‘A Love Supreme’: The Evolution of the John Coltrane Poem,” The Southern Review 32 (1996): 315-327.

freedom now

Robert K. McMichael, “‘We Insist-Freedom Now!’: Black Moral Authority, Jazz, and the Changeable Shape of Whiteness,” American Music 16 (1998): 375.



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