SpokenWeb, a research program that preserves literary sound recordings, will run a booth on site where festival attendees will be invited to recite lines from a poem they know by heart into a microphone for preservation on a reel to reel tape.
Collaborations, Performances | Blue Metropolis, Concordia University, Memory, Montreal, poetry, Recitation, Recording, SpokenWeb
This free in-person event will be hosted by Katherine McLeod featuring readings by and discussion with SpokenWeb team members Klara du Plessis, Faith Paré, and Carlos A. Pittella.
Collaborations, Performances | Blue Metropolis, Concordia University, Discussion, Montreal, Poetry Reading, SpokenWeb
Working with SpokenWeb’s digital archives of historical literary sound recordings, this session will introduce ideas and methods of listening to sound archives, and will lead participants in listening to and discussion of a selection of clips of recordings that document Montreal poetry readings from the 1960s to the present.
Collaborations, Listening Practice | Blue Metropolis, Concordia University, Listening, Listening Practice, Montreal, SpokenWeb
The SpokenWeb Research Network (www.spokenweb.ca) will host an in-person and virtual graduate student symposium (academic conference) to be held at Concordia University in Montreal, 16-17 May 2022, on the theme of “The Sound of Literature in Time.”
Conferences, Symposia | Call for Papers, Concordia University, literature, Montreal, Sound, SpokenWeb, SpokenWeb Symposium 2022, Time
SpokenWeb UAlberta and the Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta are pleased to present a dual reading and discussion featuring three prominent Edmonton-based authors.
Performances, Talk | Edmonton, Ifeoma Chinwuba, Reading, SpokenWeb, Titilope Sonuga, Uchechukwu Peter Umezurike, University of Alberta
This followup Listening Practice session will provide an opportunity for those who took part in the symposium activities to reconnect and discuss the experience as part of an open roundtable discussion
Presentations | Angus Tarnawsky, Concordia University, Listening, Sound Walk, SpokenWeb, Symposium, workshop
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.
Launch | Bison, Conservation, Forced Migration, launch, Listening Party, Michelle Wilson, Podcast, Season 3, SpokenWeb
Inspired by the long-format readings held at Sir George Williams University (now Concordia) in the 1960s, this book launch will celebrate two new titles, Jason Camlot’s Vlarf and John Emil Vincent’s Bitter in the Belly (both published in the Hugh MacLennan Poetry Series of McGill-Queen’s University Press), with substantial readings and presentations of the books by the authors.
Launch | 4th Space, Bitter in the Belly, book launch, Concordia, Jason Camlot, John Emil Vincent, Reading, SpokenWeb, Vlarf
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.
Launch, Talk | Feminist Archive, launch, Lisa Robertson, Listening Party, Season 3, SpokenWeb, The SpokenWeb Podcast