Please see below for a notice on the next Voices and Books network event, which includes a number of talks likely to be of interest to Romanticists. Attendance is free.
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AHRC Network ‘Voices and Books 1500-1800′
Tuesday 11 November, 2014
Convenor: Dr Arnold Hunt with Professor Jennifer Richards
Location: The Conference Centre at the British Library
How did people read aloud in the past? How do we do that now? And why does it matter that we recover and reflect on this experience? At this workshop we will discuss the many different ways in which the experience of listening to books, past and present, can be recorded and analysed, and the archives we might use, from the British Library’s Sound Archive to The Reading Experience Database. We will also hear and talk with the award-winning poet and radio broadcaster, Professor Sean O’Brien, about writing for listeners.
9.00: Arrival and welcome
9.30: Chris Reid (QMUL): ‘Parliamentary Voices: Speaking and Reporting in the House of Commons, 1750-1800′
10.15: Arnold Hunt (British Library): ‘Reading sermons aloud, 1600-1900′
11.30: Barbara Ravelhofer (Durham): ‘Speech and Style in Early Modern Drama: lessons from the Shirley Project’
12.30: Buffet Lunch
1.30: Josie Billington (Liverpool): ‘Shared Reading Aloud in Contemporary …read more