This network shows us how the absences, or received lack, in one publishing project generates desire for new ones. These panelists will share their personal memories of scenes and magazines as sites of discursive community, reflecting on how one magazine can emerge as a response to another.
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.
Intergenerational mentoring is a central experience of cultural transmission; within publishing networks we can sense a print-based trace of Black feminist sensations of belonging. Magazines of the 1980s, such as Fireweed and Tiger Lily, offer a view into activist spaces where gaining access to print was a means to rewrite the terms of racialization and socioeconomic oppression. This panel will conjure personal memories around institutions such as Sister Vision Press and Fresh Arts as crucibles for cultural production in Toronto.
SpokenWeb is seeking a candidate to participate in the development of interfaces for the meaningful presentation of metadata to researchers, students, artists and the public.
For Black History Month we’re screening Black Writers Out Loud, featuring Roen Higgins, Fabrice Koffy, Faith Paré and Jason Selman.
In this session, we will listen and read together, to reflect on the transformative potential of the letters. As we engage them in dialogic exchange, we will consider their aesthetic and political aims, their affective prowess, and their radical status as poetry.
This speaker series takes an algorithmically produced network diagram of publishing metadata as a jumping off point for story-telling around personal memories.
This listening practice prompts participants to reflect on the notion of “listening positionality,” as described in Dylan Robinson’s book Hungry Listening: Resonant Theory for Indigenous Sound Studies
SpokenWeb Co-Investigator Al Filreis (University of Pennsylvania) will play performances of two poems, Anne Waldman’s “Rogue State” and Erica Hunt’s “Broken English,” for participants. Following the poems, Al will guide participants through an open discussion of the performances and how we can talk about sound when the text being discussed isn’t a sound poem.