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Gerry Gilbert and Billy Little reading “You Are Old, Father William” (Post)

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As the inaugural ShortCuts blog post, SpokenWeb RA Nina Fesenko selects a clip from Simon Fraser University’s Gerry Gilbert radiofreerainforest Collection and guides listeners through it. While listeners to radiofreerainforest will know that this radio program is no stranger to the bizarre, Gerry Gilbert and Billy Little’s reading of Lewis Carroll’s poem, “You Are Old, Father William,” is a reminder of what makes the bizarre so great…

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The (Dis)articulating Voice of the Phonograph: Early Spoken Recordings and the Sound of the Literary – Jason Camlot — May 31, 2019 (Events)

Vancouver, BC - The SpokenWeb Symposium - David Mowafaghian World Arts Centre

Closing Plenary of the SpokenWeb Symposium 2019 In this plenary lecture, Jason Camlot will share his appreciation of the strange sonic and material qualities of early sound recordings (c1888-1920), and outline methodologies for the critical study of early spoken recordings as literary artifacts.  To these ends, his presentation will first work to define some core critical […]

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Lytle Shaw on “The Strategic Idea of North” — Sep 27, 2018 (Events)

Vancouver, BC - Simon Fraser University - Bennett Library (Wosk Room)

SpokenWeb, along with SFU Library and the Digital Humanities Innovation Lab, invite you to an upcoming talk by Lytle Shaw on “The Strategic Idea of North.” Shaw will explore the importance of sound to the construction of Canadian space, especially the North, through an examination of the work of R. Murray Schafer and Glenn Gould, […]

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