Authors | Steven High

Steven High is Professor and Canada Research Chair in Oral History at Concordia University. He is Co-Director of the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling as is a member of the Spoken Web project. His publications include Oral History at the Crossroads: Sharing Life Stories of Survival and Displacement (UBC Press, 2014.

Articles on Amodern by Steven High

PLAYING WITH TIME

Oral History and Literary Studies in the SpokenWeb Project

Oral history and literary studies share an interest in the aural sense of the spoken word and the remembered event. The tone, volume and presentation of spoken word can fundamentally change the meaning of what is being said and bridge the gap between reader and audience. Our paper will consider the ways in which the SpokenWeb project has used sound recordings to emphasize the importance of close listening and in turn created deeply felt spaces of individual and generational life review and reciprocal sharing.