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A Partly Common Language: Roundtable on the Poetics Essay — Nov 17, 2022 (Events)

Simon Fraser University

Online on Zoom (registration through Eventbrite here) Most often someone writing a poem believes in, depends on, a delicate, vibrating range of difference, that an “I” can become a “we” without extinguishing others, that a partly common language exists to which strangers can bring their own heartbeat, memories, images. —Adrienne Rich, “Someone Is Writing A Poem” […]

Collections, Lectures, Talk

The Universals and Particulars of Minimal Computing (Hybrid Event) — Oct 28, 2022 (Events)

Edmonton - University of Alberta - U of A Digital Scholarship Centre Rm 2-20A (Visualization Lab) / Virtual

Alex Gil will walk-through minimal computing as a critical practice, which invites us to reflect on the “inherent tension between universals and particulars, the global and the local, choice and necessity.”

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The Media History Research Centre Presents: Book Salon! And a Talk By Armond R. Towns — Sep 22, 2022 (Events)

Montreal, QC - Concordia University - Room EV 11.725

The Media History Research Center is running a Book Salon on September 22nd, showcasing and celebrating recent local publications. The works showcased here will feature SpokenWeb Principle Investigator Jason Camlot, as well as SpokenWeb team co-applicants Jonathan Sterne and Darren Wershler. Their guest Dr. Armond R. Towns (Carleton University), author of On Black Media Philosophy (U of California Press, 2022) will present his talk: The Medium is the Message Revisited: Media and Black Epistemologies

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Mountain Many Voices: The Archival Sounds of Fred Wah — Jun 16, 2022 (Events)

Vancouver - Simon Fraser University - Wosk Room, Special Collections

SpokenWeb presents Mountain Many Voices: The Archival Sounds of Fred Wah Thursday, June 16, 2022 1:00 – 2:30pm Wosk Room, Special Collections (7th Floor) WAC Bennett Library 8888 University Dr E Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6   Participants: Teddie Brock (SFU) Ana Brulé (Concordia) Liza Makarova (Concordia) Mozhgan Nourafkan (SFU) Kathryn Rouse (Concordia) Donald Shipton (SFU) […]

Lectures, Presentations, Talk

From Trash to Treasure – Collection Thinking: Using, Moving, Holding. A Talk at SFU by Jason Camlot and Linda Morra — Mar 08, 2022 (Events)

Burnaby, BC - Simon Fraser University - Bennett Library, Room 7200

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.

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Readings and Discussion featuring UAlberta Writer in Residence Ifeoma Chinwuba and Edmonton Poet Laureate Titilope Sonuga — Feb 07, 2022 (Events)

Virtual Participation - University of Alberta - RSVP Link Below

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.

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SpokenWeb Podcast Listening Party – Lisa Robertson and the Feminist Archive — Nov 01, 2021 (Events)

Virtual Participation - Simon Fraser University - RSVP Link Information Below

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.

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