Research

The Amplify Podcast Network is a partnership between Simon Fraser University’s Publishing program and Digital Humanities Innovation Lab (DHIL), Wilfrid Laurier University Press (WLU Press), Wilfrid Laurier University Library (WLUL), and The Documentary Media Society. The goal is to develop Canada’s first scholarly podcast network and to build awareness of the power and potential of podcasting as a form of scholarly communication.

Secret Feminist Agenda is a weekly podcast about the insidious, nefarious, insurgent, and mundane ways we enact our feminism in our daily lives. The first season is now under open peer review with WLUP, while new episodes are released daily. Guests have included scholars and public intellectuals, writers, publishers, librarians, law students, and more, with topics ranging from self care to witchcraft to learning to play poker.

In collaboration with Siobhan McMenemy, Senior Editor at Wilfrid Laurier University Press, I am working to devise a new editorial methodology for the evaluation, editorial and production revision, peer review, and design and dissemination of podcasts as a unique form of scholarly communication. For more on my podcasting work, see media.

“THE SPOKENWEB: Conceiving and Creating a Nationally Networked Archive of Literary Recordings for Research and Teaching” is a 7-year SSHRC-funded Partnership Grant focused on digitizing and mobilizing literary sound archives in Canada. As a Collaborator, I will be working to develop a student-led podcast series that activates audio archives through scholarly

Publishing Unbound was a three-day symposium organized in conjunction with the Association of Book Publishers of BC and the Magazine Association of BC. It brought together authors, activists, scholars, and publishing professionals from across Canada for a conversation about systemic barriers to accessing Canadian publishing and the often-exclusive world of Canadian writing known as CanLit. We are currently working to develop both an event report and collectively authored resources for publishers and authors.

Witch, Please is a fortnightly podcast I make with Marcelle Kosman (U Alberta). A feminist rereading of the Harry Potter series, the podcast takes up Rowling’s novels, the film adaptations, and the larger world of fandom and media expansion. Witch, Please has led to invited talks at the University of Calgary, Tufts University, Concordia University, and the Melbourne Writers Festival.


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