Please join us for QMUL Distinguished Visiting Fellow Professor Jason Camlot’s lecture “Reading Poetry Out Loud: Approaches to Historical Literary Recordings” on Wednesday 29 May at 5pm. The talk will take place in Room 3.16, Arts One. All are welcome.
Reading Poetry Out Loud: Approaches to Historical Literary Recordings
This talk will discuss the history of poetry recitation from the eighteenth-century to the present with an emphasis on how historical audio recordings may play a role in our understanding of the changing significance of reading poetry out loud. Among the poets to be discussed, and recordings to be heard, are those made by Alfred Tennyson, Victorian elocutionists, T.S. Eliot, Robert Creeley, and David Antin.
Jason Camlot is Associate Professor in the Department of English at Concordia University in Montreal. He is the author of Style and the Nineteenth-Century British Critic (Ashgate, 2008), co-editor of Language Acts: Anglo-Québec Poetry, 1976 to the 21st Century (Vehicle, 2007) which was a finalist for the 2007 Prix Gabrielle-Roy, as well as three collections of poetry, The Animal Library (2000), Attention All Typewriters (2005) and The Debaucher (2008). He is currently completing a book about literature and sound recording, Phonopoetics: Approaching Early Literary Recordings, and is the principal investigator of a major interdisciplinary, collaborative research project, SpokenWeb: Developing a Comprehensive Web-Based Digital Spoken Word Archive for Literary Research (http://spokenweb.concordia.ca/).