In this episode, SpokenWeb research assistant Frances Grace Fyfe thinks about the literary concept of the dialogue—about conversations—by having conversations.
Ariel Kroon, Nick Beauchesne, and Chelsea Miya celebrate the history of early UAlberta college radio and its producers in this episode, including interviews with host Jars Balan and audio engineer Terri Wynnyk, as well as archival radio show audio of Western Canadian poets Douglas Barbour and Phyllis Webb.
SpokenWeb Podcast Listening Party: Season 3 Episode 7 – ‘The archive is messy and so are we’: Decoding the Women and Words Collection — Apr 06, 2022 (Events)
In this episode, Kate Moffatt and Kandice Sharren take us behind the scenes of cataloguing the Women and Words Collection at Simon Fraser University.
SpokenWeb Podcast Listening Party: Season 3 Episode 5 – The Show Goes On: Words and Music in a Pandemic — Feb 07, 2022 (Events)
In this episode, Jason Camlot – SpokenWeb Director and Professor of English at Concordia University – takes us on a reflective listening tour through recordings of the Words and Music Show as it has evolved since early 2020.
SpokenWeb Podcast Listening Party: Forced Migration – Bison stories and what they can tell settlers about a past, present, and future on stolen land — Dec 06, 2021 (Events)
In this episode, artist and researcher Michelle Wilson mines these archives to create alternative stories of the bison’s path to conservation. These audio essays reveal how ideologies around capitalism, human exceptionalism, and white supremacy have influenced settler relations to the more-than-human world.
In this episode, SpokenWeb contributor Julia Polyck-O’Neill shares an archived recording of Canadian poet Lisa Robertson with us and talks us through two interviews she recorded with Robertson. Polyck-O’Neill invites us to consider the significance of Robertson’s intimate archival collections in light of the relationships between archives, memory, affect, and mortality.
SpokenWebPod Listening Party – Revisiting ‘The Agony and the Ecstasy of Elizabeth Smart’ — Oct 04, 2021 (Events)
We welcome Season 3 of The SpokenWeb Podcast by reintroducing and replaying an episode for you that exemplifies what our podcast is all about.
SpokenWebPod Listening Party – Mavis Gallant, Part 2: The ‘Paratexts’ of “Grippes and Poche” at SFU — Jun 07, 2021 (Events)
We dive into what we’re calling the “paratexts” of the reading: the material and contextual circumstances that informed Gallant’s performance. These include an unrecorded and unarchived event that took place the day before; questions about the audience; the theatre; and the physical tape itself. We interview Ann Cowan-Buitenhuis and Carolyn Tate, who attended and contributed to the organization of the two events, and talk to Grazia Merler, a professor at SFU and friend of Gallant’s at the time of the reading. Their contributions provided both memories and facts not captured by the archival remains of the reading.
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.