ShortCuts on SPOKENWEBLOG is a series of critical commentaries about short clips selected from audio collections across the SpokenWeb network. This post introduces 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. […]
ShortCuts, SPOKENWEBLOG | 1930s, 1940s, archival audio, archive, canadian poetry, candida rifkind, Dorothy Livesay, f.r. scott, literary history, modernism, performance, Poetry Reading, sandra djwa, ShortCuts, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver Heritage Writers' Festival
Dr. Katherine McLeod received a SSHRC Insight Development Grant, “Literary Radio: Developing New Methods of Audio Research,” and this grant will be funding two graduate students at Concordia University. While this project is different from the official SpokenWeb project, Research Assistants will have the possibility of participating in SpokenWeb programming and related activities.
Opportunities | archive, Bibliography, Concordia University, Hiring, Metadata, Opportunity, RA Position, SpokenWeb AmpLab
Members of the SpokenWeb network will be participating in the Archival Research: Best-Practices workshop at hosted at Simon Fraser University for students of this institution.
Workshops | Archival Practices, archive, Burnaby, Jason Camlot, Karis Shearer, Michelle Levy, Simon Fraser University, workshop
Clint Burnham discusses the radiofreerainforest digital archive at SFU, focusing on the Four Horsemen’s poem “Mayakovsky,” and asking what it means to listen to sound poetry – that is, in this case an LP, broadcast on a community radio station in 1989, and since preserved as a digital object.
Talk | archive, Decolinzation, Four Horsemen, Listening, Mayakovsky, poetry, radiofreerainforest, Simon Fraser University, SpokenWeb
On Thursday November 12, 7pm ET (4pm PT), join nearly all contributors to CanLit Across Media in a virtual conversation that promises to be one of liveliest and “live” book launches (on Zoom) you may ever attend!
Launch, Presentations | archive, book launch, Can Lit, Canada, Literary Event, Media, SpokenWeb, Unarchiving
As sound scholars, we can sometimes take for granted the existence of a sonic trace to blow open our research. However, if you’re working between sound and Black Studies like Dr. Kristin Moriah, Assistant Professor of English at Queen’s University, contending with sonic absence shapes—and often compels—the work. Kristin’s research examines Black performance and recording, spanning from Black feminist political mobilization against lynching in the United States to African-American performers in Berlin during the fin-de-siècle. We discussed the intrinsic relationship between Black activism and Black soundscapes via music, poetics, and oration, and its importance toward liberation during this pertinent contemporary moment.
Article, Interviews, SPOKENWEBLOG | 19th century, A Voice from the South, African-American literature, archive, Arrested Development, Berlin, Black feminism, Black Lives Matter, Black performance, fin-de-siècle, Ida B. Wells, Kristin Moriah, Mendi + Keith Obadike, Queen's University, Sonic colour line, The Red Record