In 2013 I published a book about Nina Simone for Equinox’s Icons of Pop Music series. When I started researching Nina Simone as part of my PhD work in 2003, I was surprised to find that there was so little scholarship about her. I had assumed that she would feature in many studies dedicated to […]Read more "Nina Simone: So Transported"
‘Watch the sense and the sounds will take care of themselves’; so says the Duchess in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. But can we be so sure of this? The Duchess, like her creator Lewis Carroll, often seems to put more emphasis on the sound of words than their sense, a technique that can also be […]Read more "The Sound of Nonsense"