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Oral Literary History Workshop: Provenance and Informational Interviews — May 26, 2021 (Events)

Concordia University - https://concordia-ca.zoom.us/j/9445298041

This workshop will introduce participants to SpokenWeb’s Oral Literary History protocol, with special emphasis on conducting provenance and informational interviews. We will also engage in a more general discussion of Oral Literary History and its ethics, methods, and outcomes. All levels of experience are welcome to attend.

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Podcasting as a Field of Critical Study — Apr 20, 2021 (Events)

Virtual Participation - RSVP for Zoom Link

This online panel presentation will use the recent volume, Podcasting: New Aural Cultures and Digital Media (ed. Dario Llinares, Neil Fox, Richard Berry) as an opportunity to think and engage in discussion about the emergence of podcasting as a field of critical study. 

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Retrospective Resonance on Listen Deep: Poetry, Sound and Multitudinous Remix (Post)

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Two years ago today, Klara du Plessis and Deanna Fong participated in the event Listen Deep: Poetry, Sound and Multitudinous Remix, curated by Margaret Christakos and hosted at the University of Toronto on 8 March 2019. What follows is a brief description of the event’s activities, and then a transcription of a conversation that they had shortly after the event.

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Extending Genetic Criticism to Audiotexts: A Conversation with Jason Wiens (Post)

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Jason Wiens’ interest in teaching poetry with sound recordings has led his critical attention back to a tradition of textual analysis that emerged in France in the late 1970s, known as “genetic criticism” (La Critique génétique), with its interest in approaching texts as entities whose emergence is traceable through the study of “avant-texts”.  In this interview conducted by Jason Camlot, Wiens talks about recent experiments and assignments he has used in teaching Canadian poetry with sound recordings, and explains his interest in genetic criticism as it relates to the study of audiotexts.

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Listening for Labour: Feminist Close Listening in the Literary Audio Archive — Feb 06, 2020 (Events)

Montreal - McGill University - Peel 3487 Seminar Room, 3487 rue Peel, Montreal, QC, H3A 1W7, CA

What kinds of labour are visible in historical accounts of literary communities? What kinds of labour are audible? Drawing on collaborative research with Deanna Fong on archival recordings from the SoundBox Collection held at the the University of British Columbia (Okanagan campus), this talk interrogates how attending to the medium of sound recording can remap history […]

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Performing the Archive: A Remix @ Blue Met Festival — May 05, 2019 (Events)

Montreal, QC - Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival - La Vitrola

Part of the Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival Cost: Free Jason Camlot partners with Katherine McLeod, affiliate assistant professor of English and a researcher with SpokenWeb. Together they will transform archived poetry readings from the SpokenWeb project into a remix of voice, rhythm and movement. Hosted by Deanna Fong, a long-time SpokenWeb collaborator, this event […]

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“But you can’t put that in a book”: Feminist Close Listening in the Soundbox Project – Deanna Fong & Karis Shearer — Apr 25, 2019 (Events)

Dublin, Ireland - TEXT / SOUND / PERFORMANCE - University College Dublin (C213)

Part of TEXT / SOUND / PERFORMANCE 2019 Deanna Fong (SFU) and Karis Shearer (UBCO) will present a talk titled, ““But you can’t put that in a book”: Feminist Close Listening in the Soundbox Project” as part of Text / Sound / Performance – Making in Canadian Space in Dublin, Ireland. For more info, click […]

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Press Play East: Remixing the Compact Cassette — Apr 04, 2019 (Events)

Montreal, QC - Concordia University - TAG Research Center (EV 11-435)

This workshop, led by Jon Saklofske (Acadia University) and Deanna Fong (Simon Fraser University) reflects upon the materiality, affordances, and constraints of cassette tape technology through techniques of revisualization, remediation, and remix. Focusing on the complex interplay between live sound and its recorded document, this workshop asks: What does the recording do to sound, its […]

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Digital Editions, Digital Archives: A Symposium — Jun 18-20, 2018 (Events)

Kelowna, BC - UBC Okanagan - AMP Lab (Fip 251)

From June 18-20, Digital Editions, Digital Archives: A Symposium will take place at the Amp Lab (UBC Okanagan). SpokenWeb affiliated talks and workshops include: “Digital Pedagogies Round Table” featuring SpokenWeb affiliates: Jason Wiens (U Calgary); Deanna Fong (SFU); Cole Mash (SFU); Karis Shearer (UBCO); Megan Butchart (UBCO). Deanna Fong and Karis Shearer. “Gender, Affective Labour and […]

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