Research Expertise and Interest
English, African American studies, 20th century American literature and culture, performance studies, jazz studies, histories of the avante-garde
Scott Saul's field of research is twentieth century American literature and culture, with a focus on postwar developments in performance, poetry, music, and film. He is writing a biography of comedian Richard Pryor (HarperCollins, forthcoming).
In the News
September 19, 2017
The Rainbow Sign was a vibrant black cultural arts center that drew cultural icons from across the country, from Maya Angelou and James Baldwin to Huey Newton and Nina Simone.