Please see below for details of the next meeting of the Voice and Books network, which will take place in Glasgow on September 8th – if you’re interested in attending, please contact Helen Stark.
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AHRC Network Meeting for ‘Voices and Books’
Monday 8 September, 2014
Strathclyde University, Glasgow
Humanities scholars working in earlier periods (1500-1800) are increasingly interested in the performance and aural reception of the scripted word. There is plenty of evidence to suggest that reading aloud and listening were ubiquitous in early modern culture. But the historical record cannot reveal how different texts sounded. In this workshop we explore the tools for description and the frameworks for comparison used by linguists and anthropologists and ask: how can they help us?
We will also hear from John Milsom about how people learned to read musical notation in the past, experiment with different performance styles and hear from a modern story-teller about how he voices texts and the oral tradition in Ghana.
9.30 – Bob Ladd, Edinburgh University: ‘Structure, prosody and the silent reader’
10.30 – Nigel Fabb, Strathclyde University: ‘Metrical poetry and its performance in English, 1500-1800′
11.30 – Break
12.00 – Elspeth Jajdelska, Strathclyde University: ‘What did readers in the …read more