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Gender, Affective Labour, and Community-Building Through Literary Audio Recordings (Post)

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Introduction This article emerged from the “feminist close listening” methodology we devised together during a collaborative listening session in Montreal, December, 2017. We began the practice of listening to recordings together, in real time, as a way of attuning ourselves to the related inquiries that our archives of interest shared. For Karis, this archive is […]

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Poetry by Memory: A Recording Booth, Co-Presented with the Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival — May 7-8, 2022 (Events)

Montreal - Hotel 10, Hall

SpokenWeb, a research program that preserves literary sound recordings, will run a booth on site where festival attendees will be invited to recite lines from a poem they know by heart into a microphone for preservation on a reel to reel tape.

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SpokenWeb Listening Practice, Co-Presented with the Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival — May 07, 2022 (Events)

Montreal - Hotel 10, Terrasse

Working with SpokenWeb’s digital archives of historical literary sound recordings, this session will introduce ideas and methods of listening to sound archives, and will lead participants in listening to and discussion of a selection of clips of recordings that document Montreal poetry readings from the 1960s to the present.

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What Makes Oral Literary History Different? (Post)

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Oral Literary History (OLH) is one of the primary research axes of the SpokenWeb project. This post offers an overview of what we perceive to be unique about OLH as a discipline, with attention to its theoretical underpinnings, ethics, and methods.  The SpokenWeb project began conducting Oral History interviews in 2012, with people who participated […]

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On producing SpokenWeb podcast episode #3: Invisible Labour (Post)

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On Monday, SpokenWeb Podcast released its 3rd episode: Invisible Labour. Our UBCO SpokenWeb team has been following the podcast series since the inaugural episode, the occasion for which we hosted a big listening party in the AMP Lab. However, our team was particularly stoked about episode #3. Why? Because we made it. Now, lest you think we just like […]

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CoLab Pop Up: The AMP Lab — Nov 06, 2018 (Events)

Kelowna, BC - Okanagan CoLab - 1405 St Paul St #201

The SpokenWeb Project is one two featured research teams presenting at the community start-up / tech space as part of the AMP Lab pop-up event. Karis Shearer, and SpokenWeb RAs Caitlin Voth, Evan Berg, Megan Butchart, Stephen French, and Amy Thiessen will present work on design, digitization, cataloguing, metadata in SpokenWeb. The event is taking […]

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