55 years ago, on this exact date of November 22, a reading by bpNichol and Lionel Kearns took place at Concordia (what was then Sir George Williams University). That reading was recorded and that recording is now part of SpokenWeb’s SGW Poetry Series Collection. On November 22, this recording will be played as a Ghost Reading.
Tuning In & Talking about Scholarly Podcasting, with Katherine McLeod and Linda M. Morra — Oct 27, 2023 (Events)
On Friday Oct 27, join us to tune-in together to an online session about on scholarly podcasting as part of the Humanities Podcast Network Symposium , followed by a conversation led by Dr. Katherine McLeod (The SpokenWeb Podcast) and Dr. Linda M. Morra (Getting Lit with Linda: The Canadian Literature Podcast).
SpokenWeb Podcast Listening Party: Season 3 Episode 9 – Talking Transcription: Accessibility, Collaboration, and Creativity — Jun 06, 2022 (Events)
At this Listening Party, we’ll be listening to and discussing the newest episode of the The SpokenWeb Podcast by ShortCuts producer Katherine McLeod and transcriber Kelly Cubbon, who will be talking transcription as an accessible, collaborative, and creative process.
In this listening practice, guide-hosts Jason Camlot and Katherine McLeod take up the call of SpokenWeb organizational partner Blue Metropolis to conduct an event that explores the theme of hope in relation to the archival pursuits of our research network. To this end, we invite past guides of SpokenWeb listening practices, and all members of the SpokenWeb network, to select a short (30 second max) sound clip from their archival or other research interests that sounds an idea or feeling of hope, for us to listen to and discuss together.
In the first weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic, Concordia researchers Jason Camlot and Katherine McLeod co-produced “How are we listening, now? Signal, Noise, Silence” for The SpokenWeb Podcast series in order to document our reactions to the changes in our sonic environments during this time of social distancing and self-isolation. […]
Presentations, Talk | Alvaro Echánove, Anglophone Heritage Network, Aphrodite Salas, Concordia University, Jason Camlot, Katherine McLeod, Klara du Plessis, Marlene Oeffinger, Montreal, Oana Avasilichioaei, Podcast, SpokenWeb, Stacey Copeland
In this Audio of the Week, you are listening to the voice of poet Gwendolyn MacEwen reading in Montreal on November 18, 1966. The reading took place at Sir George Williams University (now Concordia) and it was a joint reading with Phyllis Webb. After an introduction by Roy Kiyooka (an excerpt of which is the first Audio of the Week) Webb reads, followed by MacEwen.
This Audio of the Week features Margaret Avison reading “Thaw” on Friday January 27, 1967, at Sir George Williams University (now Concordia). “Thaw” is a poem that feels right for this spring day – when patches of snow are melting beside tulip buds sprouting up from the ground. But, this year, the arrival of spring feels bittersweet. At the time when we are usually released from the solitude of winter, we have been forced into self-isolation by the spread of the virus COVID-19. For now, we stay at home and stay apart.
An innovative collection that evaluates diverse methods of recording, archiving, and remediating literature and literary culture in Canada. The materials we turn to for the construction of our literary pasts – the texts, performances, and discussions selected for storage and cataloguing in archives – shape what we know and teach about literature today. The ways […]
A previous Audio of the Week featured one of Livesay’s most song-like poems “The Unquiet Bed” and this Audio of the Week features another musical poem by Livesay from that same reading in Montreal on January 14, 1971. The poem is “Bartok and the Geranium,” a poem that is often anthologized and, in fact, you may have studied it in a course on Canadian poetry. But do you know how Livesay wrote it? In this Audio of the Week, along with hearing the poem, you will hear Livesay telling her own story of how the poem began.
When listening to one recording from the SGW Poetry Series (1966-1974), it can be hard to hear its place amid the reading series as a whole. One can visualize its place on a list or on a calendar but it can be harder to sonically hear the seriality itself, except when someone on the recording, most often the host, refers to the previous or following reading. For this Audio of the Week, as we near the end of 2019, I have selected two clips from December readings in which there are announcements for the next readings in January.