Emily J. Lordi

Emily J. Lordi is an assistant professor of English at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is the author of Black Resonance: Iconic Women Singers and African American Literature and a forthcoming 33 1/3 book on Donny Hathaway Live.


CONTRIBUTOR ARTICLES

Young, Gifted, and Black

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Shadows of Soul

Mark Ribowksy's new biography of Otis Redding aims to illuminate Redding's previously untraced steps, undissected songs, and unexplained tortured soul....


Luminous Loss

Elizabeth Alexander explores her deeply expansive identity as the loving wife, the smart wife, the American wife in 'The Light of the World'....


How I Got Over: The Soul of Aretha Franklin
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