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DLA Lunch Conversation: Scott Saul, Chapter & Verse—Podcasting the Digital Public Humanities

Thursday, May 3, 2018 , 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Please join us on Wednesday, May 3, from noon – 1:30 pm in LIB 105B in Davis Library for a lunchtime discussion about podcasting and the digital public humanities with guest Scott Saul, Professor of English at UC-Berkeley. We encourage you to sign up below so we know how much lunch to order.

Scott will discuss the development of Chapter & Versea books-and-arts podcast he hosts. The podcast is sponsored by UC-Berkeley’s Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities. It probes the cultural imagination—what Joan Didion once called the stories we tell ourselves to live—by delving into novels, nonfiction, poems, music, film, and other touchstones of our culture, with an eye to the spells they cast and the questions they raise. In this informal listening session and conversation, Scott will trace how the podcast developed, the challenges of pursuing public humanities scholarship effectively in the audio podcasting medium, and the great potential of the podcasting format for sharing valuable humanities research and perspectives with broader communities.

Example of Chapter & Verse podcast: Hua Hsu and Jeff Chang on Music, Race, and the Craft of Writing

Scott Saul is a Professor of English at UC-Berkeley, where he teaches courses in American literature and history. The author of Becoming Richard Pryor and Freedom Is, Freedom Ain’t: Jazz and the Making of the Sixties, he is also the creator of Richard Pryor’s Peoria, an extensive digital companion to his biography of the comedian, and The Berkeley Revolution: A digital archive of one city’s transformation in the late-1960s & 1970s, a website and collective project that emerged from an honors undergraduate seminar in American Studies at UC-Berkeley, “The Bay Area in the Seventies,” taught by Scott in the spring of 2017. He also writes as a cultural critic in The New York Times, Harper’s Magazine, The Nation, Bookforum, and other publications and hosts Chapter & Versea books-and-arts podcast sponsored by UC-Berkeley’s Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities that probes the cultural imagination—what Joan Didion once called the stories we tell ourselves to live. It delves into novels, nonfiction, poems, music, film, and other touchstones of our culture, with an eye to the spells they cast and the questions they raise.

Scott Saul.

Sponsored by the Davis Educational Foundation Curricular Grant, the Digital Liberal Arts Initiative, and the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Research.

DLA Lunch Conversation: Scott Saul, Chapter & Verse—Podcasting the Digital Public Humanities

Date: May 3, 2018

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Date:
Thursday, May 3, 2018
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Venue

LIB 105
Davis Family Library, 110 Storrs Ave.
Middlebury, VT 05753 United States
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Website:
http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/lib