4:00 PM, 15 Apr 2021 - , Teams

At Home in Our Sounds: Music, Race and Cultural Politics in Interwar Paris


The French Department is delighted to welcome Dr Rachel Anne Gillett of the University of Utrecht to present her new book At Home in Our Sounds: Music, Race, and Cultural Politics in Interwar Paris at our departmental seminar this afternoon 16:00-17:00.


At Home in Our Sounds illustrates the effect jazz music had on the enormous social challenges Europe faced in the aftermath of World War I. Examining the ways African American, French Antillean, and French West African artists reacted to the heightened visibility of racial difference in Paris during this era, author Rachel Anne Gillett addresses fundamental cultural questions that continue to resonate today: Could one be both black and French? Was black solidarity more important than national and colonial identity? How could French culture include the experiences and contributions of Africans and Antilleans?


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Rachel Gillett, At Home in Our Sounds, 16:00-17:00, Thursday April 15th.


All the best,





Dr Dónal Hassett,

Lecturer in French,

Department of French,

University College Cork

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