The Elliston Project Digital Archive Theory Workshop, September 21, 2013

In May of 2013, we received a UC Faculty Development Council Grant to run a series of five workshops in order to help us determine the best ways to use The Elliston Digital Audio Archive for instruction and research. The first of these lectures will take place on September 21, 2013 and will be led by Jerome McGann. This workshop will map the conceptual significance and possibilities of The Elliston Project and of digital audio archives more generally.

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Elliston Project Digital Archive Workshops

The audio archive of the Elliston Poetry Room is an astonishing set of recordings going back to the mid-1950s, housing recordings of visiting poets, especially those brought to UC as Elliston Poets in Residence. As all of these recordings were in the now relatively inaccessible format of audio cassettes, the English Department, partnering with the UC Libraries, began a digitization effort, ultimately creating an online archive of poetry readings and lectures.

In May of 2013, we received a UC Faculty Development Council Grant to run a series of five workshops in order to help us determine the best ways to use this digital audio archive for instruction and research.

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Elliston Poetry Reading, September 6, 2013, Yona Harvey and Jamie Quatro

The next reading in the Elliston Poetry Room will be by poet Yona Harvey and author Jamie Quatro.

September 6, 2013, 4:00 PM, Elliston Poetry Room, 646 Langsam Library

Yona Harvey is the author of the poetry collection, Hemming the Water (Four Way Books, 2013).

Jamie Quatro’s debut story collection, I Want To Show You More (Grove), is a New York Times Editors’ Choice, NAIBA Bestseller, and Indie Next pick.

Look for recordings of this presentation soon in the digital collection, The Elliston Project: Poetry Readings and Lectures at the University of Cincinnati.

Learn More about Events sponsored by the Elliston Poetry Fund.

New Digital Collection: The Elliston Project: Poetry Readings and Lectures at the University of Cincinnati

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The Elliston Project holds over seven hundred recorded readings and lectures given under the auspices of the University of Cincinnati Department of English and Comparative Literature and the U.C. Libraries since 1951. Material includes readings and lectures on poetry by those who have served as George Elliston Poet in Residence, among whom are Robert Frost, Denise Levertov, Louise Glück, Thom Gunn, and C.D. Wright. Other major figures, including Czeslaw Milosz, Derek Walcott, Seamus Heaney, and Rita Dove, are also represented, as are many prose writers and a wide range of poets at various stages of their careers. Readings in this ongoing audio archive feature poets’ comments on their work; both complete performances and individual poems are accessible.
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