Call for Research Creation Proposals from SFU Students

SpokenWeb Symposium 2019

Call for Research Creation Proposals from SFU Students

We are inviting SFU students to submit a proposal for a research creation project using SFU Library’s literary sound archives. This project will be presented at the first Sound Symposium hosted by SpokenWeb, Resonant Practices in Communities of Sound, to be held at Harbour Centre, Simon Fraser University (Vancouver, BC), on May 30-31, 2019. Students are asked to propose a project that involves the curation and presentation of literary audio materials from the SFU Library archive in a way that addresses a focused research question. The selected participants will present their work as an installation that engages sonic and/or visual media, ideally with a digital component that can be presented online via the SpokenWeb site after the live exhibit. Students will also be asked to prepare a short (up to 500 words) description of their project for presentation on the SpokenWeb website.

Possible research topics include:

  • The visualization of sound
  • The archival voice
  • Nonverbal sounds
  • Enunciative poetics
  • Hearing and listening
  • Mashups and remixes
  • History across media

The successful students will be awarded a $500 honorarium for their work and will be expected to present their project at the SpokenWeb
Sound Symposium in Vancouver on May 30 and 31, 2019. We anticipate that students will have access to the Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre for the presentation of their project.  

Please submit a 500 word proposal by February 15, 2019. Your proposal should include the following: your name and email address; a brief description of audio recordings you will be using in your project; a statement of your research question and the type of research creation project you will develop. Please indicate if you need any specialized equipment; we cannot guarantee that we will be able to make this equipment available. We hope to notify students by the end of February.

For questions about SFU’s literary audio recordings or any other concerns, please contact Deanna Fong at deannaf@sfu.ca.