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Patrick O'Donnell

Patrick O’Donnell is a professor of British and American literature at Michigan State University. He is the author of John Hawkes, Echo Chambers: Figuring Voice in Modern Narrative, and Latent Destinies: Cultural Paranoia in Contemporary U.S. Narrative. Professor O’Donnell has also written the introduction and notes for F. Scott Fitzgerald’s This Side of Paradise and Jazz Age Stories.

International Jazz Day 2020

During these increasingly uncertain times, people are turning more to the arts to try and alleviate stress and cope with the world around them. While music generally has the ability to reduce anxiety and fight depression, certain genres such as jazz have also acted historically to promote peace, dialogue among cultures, and respect for human rights

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