Cultural Critic John Gennari to Give Friedman Lecture "'Touching at a Distance': A Meditation on Italian American Soundfulness"

Apr 15, 2019 437

BY: Vincent DiGirolamo

Tuesday, May 7, 12:30–2:00 pm. Room VC 3-160, Baruch College, CUNY. Award-winning cultural critic John Gennari will explore the sonic dimensions of Italian American life, discourse, and music in the 2019 Friedman Symposium at Baruch College on Tuesday, May 7 from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. in room 3-160 of the Vertical Campus, 24th Street and Lexington Avenue, New York.

His lecture is titled "'Touching at a Distance': A Meditation on Italian American Soundfulness." Gennari is the author of Flavor and Soul: Italian America at its African American Edge (University of Chicago Press, 2017) and Blowin' Hot and Cool: Jazz and its Critics (University of Chicago Press, 2006), which received the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award for Excellence in Music Criticism and the John Cawelti Award for the Best Book in American Culture. 

The event is made possible by the generosity of Baruch Alumnus Robert A. Friedman (MBA ’67). It is free and open to the public. For further information, contact Vincent DiGirolamo in the Department of History at

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