14.0038 online recitations

From: Humanist Discussion Group (willard@lists.village.virginia.edu)
Date: Sat May 27 2000 - 08:33:14 CUT

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       [1] From: Donna Reiss <dreiss@wordsworth2.net> (13)
             Subject: Re: 14.0035 online recitations?

       [2] From: Roberta Astroff <r4a@psulias.psu.edu> (14)
             Subject: Re: 14.0035 online recitations?

       [3] From: "Tarvers, Josephine K." (34)
             Subject: RE: 14.0035 online recitations?

       [4] From: "Brian A. Bremen" <bremen@uts.cc.utexas.edu> (18)
             Subject: Re: 14.0035 online recitations?

       [5] From: Paul Oppenheimer <peo@ERC.MsState.Edu> (37)
             Subject: Re: 14.0035 online recitations?

             Date: Sat, 27 May 2000 09:07:45 +0100
             From: Donna Reiss <dreiss@wordsworth2.net>
             Subject: Re: 14.0035 online recitations?

    You're right, Willard, that experiencing the sound of poetry is important for
    understanding and appreciating a poem. The Listening Booth at the Academy of
    American Poets http://www.poets.org/booth/booth.cfm and the Internet Poetry
    Archive at the University of North Carolina offer readings, many of them by the
    poets themselves. I use these sites with my literature classes Tidewater
    Community College and plan to have students upload their own readings to their
    webfolios, in particular, online literature classes. Donna
    Donna Reiss <dreiss@wordsworth2.net>
    Associate Professor, English-Humanities
    Tidewater Community College, 1700 College Crescent, Virginia Beach, VA 23456
    phone 757-321-7364 fax 757-427-0327 TCC Email <tcreisd@tc.cc.va.us>

             Date: Sat, 27 May 2000 09:08:42 +0100
             From: Roberta Astroff <r4a@psulias.psu.edu>
             Subject: Re: 14.0035 online recitations?

    Our newly reformulated e-text center is now a center for digital music,
    images and text. I am preparing a demonstration project, a poem by
    Federico Garcia Lorca, which will include not only music related to his
    poetry but also readings of the poem. I will be using the demonstration
    project to encourage faculty and grad students to incorporate our center in
    their teaching of literature and languages, and to encourage them to use
    sound as well as images in text projects.

    Roberta J. Astroff, Ph.D.
    Humanities Librarian
    Coordinator, Digital Resources Center
    Arts and Humanities Library
    Penn State University
    University Park PA 16802

    (814) 865-0660

             Date: Sat, 27 May 2000 09:09:29 +0100
             From: "Tarvers, Josephine K." <tarversj@exchange.winthrop.edu>
             Subject: RE: 14.0035 online recitations?

    This practice has been going on for some time among Chaucerians (and I
    believe among a number of Anglo-Saxonists, though I'm no longer on ANGSAXNET
    and can't keep you up to date). The Chaucer MetaPage at UNC-Chapel Hill
    (http://www.unc.edu/depts/chaucer), Jane Zatta's Chaucer Page at Southern
    Illinois University (http://www.siue.edu/CHAUCER/) and the Chaucer Studio
    (http://humanities.byu.edu/chaucer/) at Brigham Young, which sells tapes of
    many medieval poems and also makes generous web bites available. I
    agree--hearing the music of a poem is one of the best ways students learn to
    appreciate it! The Penn Writers' House at the University of Pennsylvania
    does host occasional webcasts of readings--essentially radio broadcasts over
    the net--and these are archived so that they can be retrieved. I've also
    found a few "Town Hall" type recordings of writers like Frost reading their
    poems, but the quality of these varies widely. A few of my students have
    referred me to online poetry slams where new poets share their work, but
    it's usually in a chat room type environment--I can't recall experiencing
    any audio readings. Maybe as some of the newer voice technology becomes more
    common, we'll see (and hear) more modern readings. In the meantime, if
    anyone knows of any other sources for audio feeds of poetry, I'd appreciate
    hearing about them (perhaps off-list: tarversj@winthrop.edu)and would
    happily compile them on a handy web page if other members of the list would
    like to consult them. I have a student working on a small grant this summer
    to develop such resources.


    Jo T
    Jo Koster Tarvers, Ph.D.
    Department of English
    Winthrop University
    Rock Hill, SC 29733-0001
    (803) 323-4557; fax (803) 323-4837
    tarversj@winthrop.edu <mailto:tarversj@winthrop.edu>
    http://faculty.winthrop.edu/tarversj <http://faculty.winthrop.edu/tarversj>
    "Not the least part of finding the answers is asking the right
    questions."--St. Augustine

             Date: Sat, 27 May 2000 09:11:00 +0100
             From: "Brian A. Bremen" <bremen@uts.cc.utexas.edu>
             Subject: Re: 14.0035 online recitations?

    >I've been using hypertext as a way for students to replicate their own
    >ways of making meaning with poetry. You might want to look at one
    >student's final project at:

    (I especially like the way in which he incorporates multiple readings into
    the structure of the hypertext)

    A friend of mine also pointed out a site called "poems that go"--more along
    the lines of what Willard was asking about. At:

    Looking forward to any comments that anyone has,
    Brian A. Bremen

    Brian A. Bremen, editor
    William Carlos Williams Review
    Department of English
    The University of Texas at Austin
    Austin, TX 78712-1164
    Phone: 512-471-7842 Fax: 512-471-4909

             Date: Sat, 27 May 2000 09:11:48 +0100
             From: Paul Oppenheimer <peo@ERC.MsState.Edu>
             Subject: Re: 14.0035 online recitations?

    If so, it is an idiosyncracy I share. I'll keep my ears open for poetry
    readings on the Web.

    Paul Oppenheimer

    On Fri, 26 May 2000, Humanist Discussion Group wrote:

    > Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 14, No. 35.
    > Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
    > <http://www.princeton.edu/~mccarty/humanist/>
    > <http://www.kcl.ac.uk/humanities/cch/humanist/>
    > Date: Fri, 26 May 2000 07:02:55 +0100
    > From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk>
    > >
    > Perhaps it's idiosyncratic of me to think that I do not understand a poem
    > unless I can read it outloud, perform it, well. In any case my practice of
    > sharing the poetry I especially like by performing it, and experience
    > teaching literature to those who have not had much or any experience
    > reading it, leads me to wonder if anyone is exploiting the capabilities of
    > the Web to publish readings -- for instructional or other purposes. What
    > if, I wonder, students could supplement their poetry-reading assignments by
    > a RealAudio, Shockwave or some other performance?
    > Furthermore, I wonder if groups of new poets are making their work known in
    > this way?
    > Yours,
    > WM
    > - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    > Dr. Willard McCarty, Senior Lecturer, King's College London
    > voice: +44 (0)20 7848 2784 fax: +44 (0)20 7848 5081
    > <Willard.McCarty@kcl.ac.uk> <http://ilex.cc.kcl.ac.uk/wlm/>
    > maui gratias agere

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