Nothing to See Here: Radio as Electronic Literature

Abstract (in English): 

For the past two years the author has been producing an experimental spoken word radio show that blends stories, sounds, and voices in an audio collage. The work is played on radio and also distributed as a podcast. The work evolves out of improvised recording sessions that are then processed and edited into episodes that have a thematic centre. The recording will include different modes of writing and performance. Often the texts are improvised but also written texts are used. 

This talk will argue for the idea of radio and podcasts as electronic literature in that the medium and reception of radio and podcasts influences the meaning and reception of the work. The author will talk about histories of radio and sound art paying particular attention to the rise of the podcast and the possibilities it has for literary texts that resist the formats of broadcast radio. 

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Chiara Agostinelli