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…
In this week’s Audio of the Week clip from PennSound, a partner affiliate of the SpokenWeb research network, we hear a televised reading of bill bissett chanting and reading from his then upcoming book Sailor (1978) on Vancouver’s CKVU-TV (now CityTV) show “The Vancouver Show” in early September 1978. By listening to the clip, you will gain an aural glimpse into bissett’s life following accusations of pornography against his work in the House of Commons.
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, […]
The submission for papers is open until February 15th, the results will be announced by late February. Please see the Call for Papers here. We also invite proposals from students for research creation involving SFU literary audio archives. Please see this CFP here.
The SpokenWeb Sound Institute is a two-day interactive event which will take place on the Burnaby campus of SFU, open to the members of the SpokenWeb network. It is an opportunity to reflect on the past year, solidify the work of each of the SpokenWeb Task Forces, share tools and knowledge, and plan the year ahead.