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Sounding New Sonic Approaches — Feb 12, 2024 (Events)

Montreal, QC - Concordia University - 4th Space / Online


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ShortCuts: TAKE 2 – ‘Little Magazines’ and New Print Possibilities in Canada (Post)


This post is the second of a three-part series by Teddie Brock, all based on a 1978 panel discussion with Dorothy Livesay, Anne Marriott, and Irving Layton, as recorded on audio preserved at the Simon Fraser University Archives. Check back on SPOKENWEBLOG for the next installment of this close listening to the archives as they […]

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A Partly Common Language: Roundtable on the Poetics Essay — Nov 17, 2022 (Events)

Simon Fraser University

Online on Zoom (registration through Eventbrite here) Most often someone writing a poem believes in, depends on, a delicate, vibrating range of difference, that an “I” can become a “we” without extinguishing others, that a partly common language exists to which strangers can bring their own heartbeat, memories, images. —Adrienne Rich, “Someone Is Writing A Poem” […]

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SpokenWeb All Team Meeting with a focus on Collections: REVIEWING AND REFINING DESCRIPTION AND PROCESSING OF SPOKENWEB COLLECTIONS — Jul 17, 2020 (Events)

Virtual Participation - https://concordia-ca.zoom.us/j/3772249115

This all team meeting will function as a collaborative collection processing summit discussion at which we will pursue focused discussion of the approaches we have been taking to describing and processing our diverse audio collections with the SpokenWeb metadata schema and Swallow, the metadata management system.  Discussion will focus on particular fields of description, including […]

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Feminist Close Listening in SpokenWeb Literary Audio Collections — Feb 12, 2020 (Events)

London - Queen Mary University London - Queen Mary University London

Feminist Close Listening in SpokenWeb Literary Audio Collections by Karis Shearer (Associate Professor in English & Cultural Studies at UBCO) focusing on literary audio, the literary event, the digital archive, book history, and women’s labour in literature and how attending to the medium of sound recording can remap history by citing gendered affective labour as an important foundation to collectivity and […]

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Hidden Collection Discovered (Post)


This is a story of the importance of an excellent inter-team collaboration, good relationship building, solid research practices and intellectual curiosity. Samuel Mercier is a Concordia-based researcher who joined the SpokenWeb project in August 2018. He has secured a “hidden” collection, which we are tentatively calling the Alan Lord Collection. Sam met with Ian Ferrier in […]

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