Masters of Text
By Ames Hawkins and Ryan Trauman
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A podcast exploring alt-alphabetic texts and creative-critical scholarship.
||Cleans02e05: Discussion of BS Johnson's The Unfortunates; More thoughts on the Vox Pop||In this episode’s first segment, we offer the first half or our post-reading discussion of BS Johnson’s novel, The Unfortunates. Our second segment continues our discussion of the Vox Pop as a creative critical form and practice.||9/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Cleans02e04: Pre-reading BS Johnson's The Unfortunates; Reflecting on the Vox Pop||We’re back! We open this episode discussing what we’ve been up to this summer. In our first segment, we offer our pre-reading thoughts on BS Johnson’s novel, The Unfortunates. Our second segment focuses on the Vox Pop as a creative critical form..||9/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus - Comparing Super Powers with Nickole Brown||We had so much great material from our conversation with poet, Nickole Brown, we couldn't fit it all into our previous episode. Maybe it's a little self-indulgent, but you'll just have to deal with it. Ames asks Nickole to reveal her personal...||3/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicits02e03: Final Reflections on Nox; Conversation with Nickole Brown||In this episode, Ames and Trauman return to some of the observations they've already made about Anne Carson's Nox, make some connections to other texts with similar projects. In the second segment, Ames and Trauman have a conversation with poet...||12/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicits02e02: Reading Nox; Death & Desire Vox Pop||In this episode, Ames and Trauman discuss their reading of Nox, by Anne Carson. They focus on the ways Carson addresses the larger topics of translation, history, muteness and shame, while highlighting the connections between her work...||11/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicits02e01: Nox Pre-reading Thoughts and Rethinking a Table of Contents||In this episode, Ames and Trauman begin by welcoming everyone back to the blog and getting caught up since last season. The episode's first segment introduces the Masters of Text reading project for the first half of this season: Anne...||11/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe 'S' Projects we didn't make, and and the ones we did!||Well, it took a little bit of time, but we made it! We have successfully, to our satisfaction, completed the first season of Masters of Text! This is We end where we began, with the S Project and return to some audio we recorded just about...||8/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAmes’s Amazing Austrian Audio Adventure!||How’s that for some alliteration. In this episode, one recorded and produced in it’s entirety in Austria, Ames tells of her experience as an invited speaker and faculty member at the Graz International Summer School, a two-week intensive...||8/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSoundwriting in the FYW classroom||Ames and Trauman are BACK! After a hiatus caused by the perfect storm of health issues, an unsustainable production schedule, and amazing professional opportunities, Ames and Trauman return to end Season 1 with the first of three episodes. Episode 10...||7/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDIY Audio Cables, Scholars as Makers, Penultimate S. Discussion (Podcast s01e09)||Like most episodes, this one consists of two segments. In the initial segment, Ames and Trauman talk about their adventures into the world of DIY audio cables. Though not without challenges, their efforts were ultimately successful. They reflect...||12/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitStorytelling through Marginalia, a Radical Dance Workshop, and Creative Processes as Research Methodologies. MoT: s01e08||[insert player here] In this episode, we offer two segments and spotlight three excellent texts. In our first segment, we continue our discussion of S., the experimental novel by J.J. Abrams and Doug Dorst. As we reflect on reading...||11/29/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitVox Fabri, Vox Dea, and Adventures in Microcasting - Ep07 - MoT||In our first segment, "Vox Fabri, Vox Dea," Ames remixes the responses of 45 participants of the Tenth Biennial Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference. Organized around patterns of answers to two questions--"What's your favorite FemRhet moment?" and...||11/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp06 - The New Work of Reading; More S. Project Chatter||In episode 6 of Masters of Text, Ames presents the first part of a three-section piece called “The New Work of Reading,” an experimental audio-autoethnographic piece in which she examines her own process of learning to read multimodal...||11/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMoT - Ep05 - Audio Editing Software and New Media Design Strategies||Episode 5 begins with a segment in which Trauman reflects on how he employs an historical understanding of technologies as a central part of his textual design process. It’s pretty much the theoretical background for his design approach for...||10/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp04 - The Making of Gurlesque; More of the S. Project||In this segment, Trauman interviews Ames about how and why it was she turned her written piece, “An Open Letter to Gurlesque” (which you can hear in Episode 3) into an audio text. Conversation ranges from discussion of the ways that two...||10/4/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp03 - Going Girlesque; Learning to Read Again; and more of Abrams and Dorst's S. MoT e03||In this episode, Ames and Trauman continue their conversation about Abrams and Dorst's novel, S. after reading the first quarter of the book. They find that's is fascinating. And damn difficult reading. And totally worth it. The second half of the...||9/22/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp02 - Digital Storytelling; Art Activism; Audio Text Birthday Present for Ames' Mom; MoT e02||In this episode, Ames and Trauman discuss a course they taught together this year. It combined writing, digital storytelling, and art activism. Also, Ames reflects on making an audio text as a present for her mom's 70th birthday.||9/22/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp01 - Welcome; Meet Ames and Trauman; Encountering S. a novel by J.J. Abrams and Doug Dorst. MoT e01||In this episode, you meet us, the two hosts of the show, Ames Hawkins and Ryan Trauman. We talk a little about our backgrounds, how we met, and how this podcast came into being. In the second half of the episode, we discuss our first encounter...||9/22/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
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