The institute consists of intensive workshops and practice-based sessions, May 26- July 30 2021, hosted virtually from Concordia University in Montreal. The institute is open to all members of the SpokenWeb network.
What is ethical listening? This new episode of the SpokenWeb Podcast will be released next Monday, April 5. It brings us into a series of interviews with Humanities scholars Mathieu Aubin, Clint Burnham, Treena Chambers, and T.L. Cowan about their approaches to the ethics of listening in their own research.
Intergenerational mentoring is a central experience of cultural transmission; within publishing networks we can sense a print-based trace of Black feminist sensations of belonging. Magazines of the 1980s, such as Fireweed and Tiger Lily, offer a view into activist spaces where gaining access to print was a means to rewrite the terms of racialization and socioeconomic oppression. This panel will conjure personal memories around institutions such as Sister Vision Press and Fresh Arts as crucibles for cultural production in Toronto.
In this session, we will listen and read together, to reflect on the transformative potential of the letters. As we engage them in dialogic exchange, we will consider their aesthetic and political aims, their affective prowess, and their radical status as poetry.
This speaker series takes an algorithmically produced network diagram of publishing metadata as a jumping off point for story-telling around personal memories.
This listening practice prompts participants to reflect on the notion of “listening positionality,” as described in Dylan Robinson’s book Hungry Listening: Resonant Theory for Indigenous Sound Studies
SpokenWeb Co-Investigator Al Filreis (University of Pennsylvania) will play performances of two poems, Anne Waldman’s “Rogue State” and Erica Hunt’s “Broken English,” for participants. Following the poems, Al will guide participants through an open discussion of the performances and how we can talk about sound when the text being discussed isn’t a sound poem.
SpokenWebPod Listening Party – “Cylinder Talks” feat. Jason Camlot and Stacey Copeland — Feb 01, 2021 (Events)
Listen with us next Monday, Feb 1, in the next episode of the #SpokenWebPod featuring Director of the SpokenWeb Network and Professor at Concordia University – Jason Camlot – in conversation with SpokenWeb podcast supervising producer and Simon Fraser University PhD candidate – Stacey Copeland. In this episode, Jason and Stacey listen and discuss select “Cylinder Talk” sound production assignments created by Concordia graduate students. Featuring sound works by Alexandra Sweny, Sara Adams, Aubrey Grant, and Andrew Whiteman.
In this listening practice, Julie Funk will introduce Literary Machine Listening (LML) as a pedagogical technique for the literary analysis of sound.