Francesca Royster’s ‘Sounding Like a No-No’ Receives Honorable Mention

by Phillip Witteveen on December 18, 2014

rsz_9780472051793Every year, the Modern Language Association awards the William Sanders Scarborough Prize to the most outstanding contribution in studies of black literature or culture. The Press is proud to announce our own honorable mention, Francesca Royster’s Sounding Like a No-No. Royster’s work places us in an era she calls “Post Soul”, and examines the eccentricities of its performance art and music. It asks us to consider the concepts of “embodied sound”, the distinctions between imaginative and corporeal freedom, and this irreducible sense of being in a world after slavery.

Congratulations to Professor Royster! You can read more about the William Sanders Scarborough Prize here, and of course visit the Press website to pick up a copy of Sounding Like a No-No.

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