Professor Steven Dooner’s analysis of Amanda Gorman’s The Hill We Climb-VIDEO

Professor Steven Dooner’s analysis of Amanda Gorman’s The Hill We Climb-VIDEO

English Professor Steven Dooner’s analysis of Amanda Gorman’s The Hill We Climb

Narrated by Greg Cunningham

Our celebration of Black History Month continues into March with a video based on the JFY February podcast featuring an analysis of the poem The Hill We Climb presented by Amanda Gorman during the inauguration of President Joe Biden. It features Quincy College English Professor Steven Dooner’s analysis of the rich allusions, references and wordplay woven into the texture of this densely patterned tapestry of spoken word. Professor Dooner, a teacher and performer of literature for over 30 years and a favorite among Quincy College students, teases out Ms. Gorman’s many evocations of the writings of African American poets, writers and leaders, a backdrop of reference that provided poignant and pointed context for the historic moment.


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