<div dir="ltr"><span style="font-size:12.8px">Dear Sound Studies Members,</span><div style="font-size:12.8px"><br></div><div style="font-size:12.8px">I apologise for the delay in sending this e-mail around--I hope everyone is holding up following the recent election. I am writing as next week on <b>Tuesday</b> <b>November 15 at 5:30 in WHC B04</b> we will be reading excerpts from Ashon Crawley&#39;s recently released book <i>Blackpentecostal Breath: The Aesthetics of Possibility. </i>This is fundamentally a hopeful book--one that I am excited to have a conversation with other people about.</div><div style="font-size:12.8px"><br></div><div style="font-size:12.8px">Further it is a challenging and exciting book which crosses all kinds of disciplinary boundaries as it fundamentally argues against philosophical currents which enforce <i>categorical distinctions</i>. Nicholas Forster, PhD candidate in African American Studies and Film and Media Studies, will provide some introduction to the discussion.</div><div style="font-size:12.8px"><br></div><div style="font-size:12.8px">The reading selections are available on classes V2 and the entire book is accessible through <a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__hdl.handle.net_10079_bibid_12902490&d=CwMFaQ&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=InYMYnUc-1mpSgY3qDIzBrVOgBTbtaL4WhYzqX_0YVA&m=63MDMfBXVNtrn6ToQs7W04FWUoHGxb7Ygt_lbhK0qTw&s=KQzxV10AiGdZw5CvMuvLFvgcDPDRwa9n1GQUcfrBSuA&e=" target="_blank">ORBIS</a>. The book seems to resist having excerpts drawn so if you are interested in more of the argument check out the full book! For our discussion we will read the <a href="https://classesv2.yale.edu/access/content/group/8c8dec44-d2cb-4437-a8a2-24f10abb14ff/Fall%202016/Crawley%20-%20Blackpentecostal%20Breath/Crawley%20-%20Introduction%20_Blackpentecostal%20Breath_.pdf" target="_blank">Intro</a> along with <a href="https://classesv2.yale.edu/access/require?ref=/content/group/8c8dec44-d2cb-4437-a8a2-24f10abb14ff/Fall%202016/Crawley%20-%20Blackpentecostal%20Breath/Crawley%20-%20Ch.1%20Breath%20_Blackpentecostal%20Breath_.pdf&url=/content/group/8c8dec44-d2cb-4437-a8a2-24f10abb14ff/Fall%202016/Crawley%20-%20Blackpentecostal%20Breath/Crawley%20-%20Ch.1%20Breath%20_Blackpentecostal%20Breath_.pdf" target="_blank">Chapter 1: Breath</a> and <a href="https://classesv2.yale.edu/access/content/group/8c8dec44-d2cb-4437-a8a2-24f10abb14ff/Fall%202016/Crawley%20-%20Blackpentecostal%20Breath/Crawley%20-%20Ch.%203%20Noise%20_Blackpentecostal%20Breath_.pdf" target="_blank">Chapter 3: Noise</a> [here are the <a href="https://classesv2.yale.edu/access/content/group/8c8dec44-d2cb-4437-a8a2-24f10abb14ff/Fall%202016/Crawley%20-%20Blackpentecostal%20Breath/Crawley%20-%20Notes%20_Blackpentecostal%20Breath_.pdf" target="_blank">notes</a>].</div><div style="font-size:12.8px"><br></div><div style="font-size:12.8px">Happy reading and feel free to e-mail any of the conveners if you have questions.</div><div style="font-size:12.8px"><br></div><div style="font-size:12.8px">All our best,</div><div style="font-size:12.8px"><br></div><div style="font-size:12.8px">Nicholas Forster, Ben Glaser, Andrew Jones, Mary Jones, Brian Kane</div><div style="font-size:12.8px">Co-Conveners, Yale SSWG</div></div>