Professor Jim Blasingame, a conversation with Joe Lockard on school book challenges and censorship. 5/04/10.
Audio in MP3 format. 0:24:48 minutes
Professor Laura Tohe, interviews with Prof. Joe Lockard concerning her noir fiction story "Tom Snag."
Her story appears in Patrick Millikin [ed.], Phoenix Noir (Akashic Press, 2009).
Audio in MP3 format. 0:10:08 minutes
Martha Kolln, "The Grammar Issue" in the Teaching of Writing, 3/04/09.
Martha Kolln is a retired Penn State professor and author of Rhetorical Grammar: Grammatical Choices, Rhetorical Effects.
Dr. Kolln is founding member of NCTE's Assembly for the Teaching of English Grammar and a recognized researcher and author in composition studies. We are fortunate to have her visit and discuss the effective incorporation of grammar in the writing class.
Audio in MP3 format. 1:13:14 minutes
Mike Markel, "Making the Transition from Comp to Tech Comm" 2/24/09.
Mike Markel is Director of Technical Communication at Boise State University, where he teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses. The former editor of IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, he is the author of numerous articles and six books about technical communication, including Ethics and Technical Communication: A Critique and Synthesis.
Comprehensive and truly accessible, Technical Communication includes a wide variety of the kinds of writing students will create in today’s workplace, from lab reports to blogs; whitepapers to wikis. Known for his student-friendly voice and eye for technology trends, Mike Markel addresses the realities of the digital workplace through fresh samples and cases, practical writing advice, and a companion Web site — TechComm Web — that continues to set the standard with content developed and maintained by the author.
Joe Lockard, "Witness and Resistance Anthologies" 2/5/09.
Audio in MP3 format. 19:57 minutes
Mark Warschauer, UC Irvine, "Audience, Authorship, And Artifact: The Emergent Semiotics Of Web 2.0" 11/12/08.
The second-generation Web has amplified and extended new ways of online communication. Millions of people now interact through blogs, collaborate through wikis, play multiplayer games, publish podcasts and video, build relationships through social network sites and evaluate all the above forms of communication through feedback and ranking mechanisms. This presentation analyzes the emergent semiotics of what has been called Web 2.0 by focusing on three critical elements of language use and communication: audience, authorship and artifact. Drawing on recent theoretical and empirical work, the presentation considers the significance of transformations in these three areas for language and literacy instruction and research.
Audio in MP3 format. 37:56 minutes
"Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave" - Translation Readings
This French-language reading of chapters 1 and 10 of the 1845 Douglass narrative is performed by Prof. Sylvain Gallais, clinical professor of French, School of International Letters and Cultures, Arizona State University. It employs the text of Vie de Frédéric Douglass, esclave Américain, trans. S.K. Parkes (Paris: Pagnerre, 1848). Performed October 2008.
This Hebrew-language reading of the 1845 Douglass narrative is performed by Prof. Arieh Saposnik, Professor of Hebrew Culture, School of International Letters and Cultures, Arizona State University. It employs the text of Frederick Douglass ebd amerikani (Benyamina: Nahar Books, 2006), as translated by Mikhal Ilan. This podcast is produced with permission from Nahar Books, with thanks to Reuven Miran. Performed February 2009.
This performance reading of chapters 1 and 10 of Vida de un esclavo Americano (Barcelona: Alba, 1995) is by Prof. Carmen de Urioste-Azcorra, associate professor of Spanish, School of International Letters and Cultures, Arizona State University. The translation by J.M. Alvarez Flórez employs Douglass' 1845 narrative. Text copyright J.M. Alvarez Flórez and Alba Editorial, s.l.u., with grateful acknowledgements for performance permission. Performed March 2009.
This Chinese-language reading of the 1845 Douglass narrative is performed by Prof. John Zou, assistant professor of Chinese, School of International Letters and Cultures, Arizona State University. It uses the text of Do ge la si zi shu (Beijing: San Lian Press – republished 2005 by Guangdong Economy Press, Guangzhou). The translator is Li Wenjun, with thanks for reading permission. Performed May 2009.
Joe Lockard, "Reflections on Captain Swinton’s Journal of a Voyage with Coolie Emigrants" 3/17/08
Joe Lockard, "Secular-Sacred Tensions in Antebellum Abolitionist Songbooks" 2/22/08
Markus Cruse, Chouki El Hamel, Sylvain Gallais reading "Le Mulâtre" (1837) by Victor Séjour. 4/12/06
Audio in MP3 format 41:36 minutes
The 2005-2006 Ian Fletcher Memorial Lecture featuring Jerome J. McGann, the John Stewart Bryan University Professor of English at the University of Virginia, reading "Information Technology and the Troubled Humanities." 3/28/06
Joe Lockard, "Jacksonian Mobs and the Rise of Antislavery Poetry" 3/23/06
Joe Lockard, "William Still and Philadelphia's African American Underground" 3/23/06
The ASU Antislavery Ensemble 3/01/06 This selection of hymns originally appeared in Jairus Lincoln’s Anti-Slavery Melodies: For the Friends of Freedom (Elijah B. Gill, 1843), prepared for the Hingham Anti-Slavery Society in Massachusetts. Little is known of the anthologist, Jairus Lincoln (1792-1870), beyond that he came from a family long-settled in Hingham and during the mid-1830s served as a local schoolmaster. The Antislavery Ensemble selected songs for performance based on historical value and adaptability for choral recital.
"Spirit of Freedom, Awake" 1:24 minutes
"My Country 'Tis of Thee" 1:20 minutes
"Daughters of the Pilgrim Sires" 1:11 minutes
"God of the Wide Creation" 1:54 minutes
"Come Join the Abolitionists" 1:52 minutes
"I Am an Abolitionist" 2:46 minutes
"God of the Wide Creation" V.2 1:53 minutes
The Esther Frank Memorial Poetry Reading, featuring William Olsen and Nancy Eimers (11/02/00).
Audio in MP3 format 58:51 minutes