This essay reflects upon how teaching with podcasts—as well as students’ creation of audio self-portraits, audio character portraits, and digital presentations of Indigenous playwrights’ work—directed both students and professor to consider identity and positionality in new ways. Riffing on rhetorics of the ocular vs the aural in discussions of identity, performance, and embodiment, here transcultural and transdisciplinary connections emerge to consider listening as a technology for relationality.
Invisible, as Music / But Positive, as Sound: Listening Pedagogies, Listening to Positionalities
Jen Shook is a digital+performance dramaturg whose research and practice live at the intersection of literature, theatre, media, digital humanities, cultural memory, and Indigenous and critical race and gender studies. As Visiting Fellow at Penn State’s Center for Humanities & Information, she’s writing Unghosting Tribalographies: Performing Oklahoma-as-Indian-Territory. http://www.jenshook.com/
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Jen Shook; Invisible, as Music / But Positive, as Sound: Listening Pedagogies, Listening to Positionalities. Resonance 1 June 2021; 2 (2): 296–306. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/res.2021.2.2.296
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