ShortCuts on SPOKENWEBLOG is a series of critical commentaries about short clips selected from audio collections across the SpokenWeb network. This post introduces a three-part series by Teddie Brock, all based on a 1978 panel discussion with Dorothy Livesay, Anne Marriott, and Irving Layton, as recorded on audio preserved at the Simon Fraser University Archives. […]
ShortCuts, SPOKENWEBLOG | 1930s, 1940s, archival audio, archive, canadian poetry, candida rifkind, Dorothy Livesay, f.r. scott, literary history, modernism, performance, Poetry Reading, sandra djwa, ShortCuts, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver Heritage Writers' Festival
Introduction This article emerged from the “feminist close listening” methodology we devised together during a collaborative listening session in Montreal, December, 2017. We began the practice of listening to recordings together, in real time, as a way of attuning ourselves to the related inquiries that our archives of interest shared. For Karis, this archive is […]
Article, Collaborations, SPOKENWEBLOG | affective labour, archives, artifacts, audio, close listening, community, Deanna Fong, feminist close listening, gender, Karis Shearer, literary communities, maria hindmarch, no more potlucks, poetry, Simon Fraser University, TISH, UBC, Vancouver, Warren Tallman
In this talk, editors Jason Camlot (Professor and CURC, Concordia University) and Linda M. Morra (Farley Visiting Scholar) speak about Collection Thinking: Using, Moving, Holding (Routledge, forthcoming 2022, with Dr. Martha Langford), a volume designed to examine the communities and institutions involved in collecting practices in their various forms.
Talk | Collection Thinking, Jason Camlot, Linda Morra, Simon Fraser University
Members of the SpokenWeb network will be participating in the Archival Research: Best-Practices workshop at hosted at Simon Fraser University for students of this institution.
Workshops | Archival Practices, archive, Burnaby, Jason Camlot, Karis Shearer, Michelle Levy, Simon Fraser University, workshop
In this ShortCuts blog post, podcast producers Kate Moffatt, Kandice Sharren, and Michelle Levy have selected an audio clip from a Mavis Gallant’s reading in which she spontaneously provides contextual information during her reading, and they have reflected upon how the experience of a ‘footnote’ can differ in print and audio formats.
Audio of the week, ShortCuts, SPOKENWEBLOG | AudiAnnotate, Kandice Sharren, Kate Moffatt, Mavis Gallant, Michelle Levy, SFU, ShortCuts, Simon Fraser University, SPOKENWEBLOG, The SpokenWeb Podcast
Clint Burnham, Deanna Fong, Linara Kolosov, and Teddie Brock The following pieces expand upon oral responses given at the SpokenWeb event “From Reel to Reel: Animating the Archive” on February 11, 2021. The cultural object at the heart of this discussion was the poem “Mayakovsky,” performed by the Canadian avant-garde sound collective The Four Horsemen. […]
SPOKENWEBLOG | Avant-Garde, Decolonization, Four Horsemen, Listening, Mayakovsky, Positionality, Simon Fraser University, Sound Poetry, Special Collections
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.
Interviews, Presentations | Ann Cowan-Buitenhuis, Carolyn Tate, Grazia Merler, Listening Party, Simon Fraser University, SpokenWebPod
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.
Launch | Concordia University, Listening Party, Podcast, Simon Fraser University, SpokenWeb
In this listening practice, Julie Funk will introduce Literary Machine Listening (LML) as a pedagogical technique for the literary analysis of sound.
Workshops | Beckett, Concordia University, Listening Practice, Literary Machine Listening, Pedagogy, Simon Fraser University, SpokenWeb, workshop
Clint Burnham discusses the radiofreerainforest digital archive at SFU, focusing on the Four Horsemen’s poem “Mayakovsky,” and asking what it means to listen to sound poetry – that is, in this case an LP, broadcast on a community radio station in 1989, and since preserved as a digital object.
Talk | archive, Decolinzation, Four Horsemen, Listening, Mayakovsky, poetry, radiofreerainforest, Simon Fraser University, SpokenWeb