I first met Annie Murray in 2017 at a job interview (she was the interviewer, I the interviewee—thankfully I got the job), and in 2018 Annie asked me to join the SpokenWeb team as a research assistant. Four years later, we sit down—through our respective laptops—to chat about all things audio. As I soon found […]
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 […]
Re-Opening Doors into Vancouver’s Strathcona Neighbourhood, a Conversation with Daphne Marlatt and Carole Itter — May 05, 2021 (Events)
Presented in partnership with the Blue Met Festival, this event will screen a new interview with Daphne Marlatt and Carole Itter, the editors of the Oral Historical book Opening Doors in Vancouver’s East End: Strathcona (1979).
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.