Lana Crowe is a LAHP-funded PhD student in UCL’s English department and Sarah Parker Remond Centre, researching Duke Ellington’s narrative music.

Book Review: Antagonistic Cooperation: Jazz, Collage, Fiction, and the Shaping of African American Culture by Robert G. O’Meally

Robert O’Meally clearly takes joy in his writing. His choice of material stays safely within the canon, and though this makes for a more conservative study that is largely restricted to the male and heteronormative, situating widely admired artists in a thoroughly interdisciplinary context is important for engendering a shift in how the arts are studied. Antagonistic Cooperation certainly is a twenty-first-century commentary on the arts – in the best way. Continue reading