19 episodes

A podcast exploring alt-alphabetic texts and creative-critical scholarship.

Masters of Text Ames Hawkins and Ryan Trauman

    • Education
    • 5.0, 2 Ratings

A podcast exploring alt-alphabetic texts and creative-critical scholarship.

    s02e06: Reflections on a Good Run and our final BS Johnson conversation

    s02e06: Reflections on a Good Run and our final BS Johnson conversation

    In this episode's first segment, we take a minute to look back at what we've accomplished and what we've learned over the course of our last two seasons of Masters of Text. Our second segment puts a wrap on our discussion of BS Johnson's book, The Unfortunates.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    s02e05: Discussion of BS Johnson's The Unfortunates; More thoughts on the Vox Pop

    s02e05: Discussion of BS Johnson's The Unfortunates; More thoughts on the Vox Pop

    In this episode’s first segment, we offer the first half or our post-reading discussion of BS Johnson’s novel, The Unfortunates. Our second segment continues our discussion of the Vox Pop as a creative critical form and practice.

    • 56 min
    s02e04: Pre-reading BS Johnson's The Unfortunates; Reflecting on the Vox Pop

    s02e04: Pre-reading BS Johnson's The Unfortunates; Reflecting on the Vox Pop

    We’re back! We open this episode discussing what we’ve been up to this summer. In our first segment, we offer our pre-reading thoughts on BS Johnson’s novel, The Unfortunates. Our second segment focuses on the Vox Pop as a creative critical form and practice.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Bonus - Comparing Super Powers with Nickole Brown

    Bonus - Comparing Super Powers with Nickole Brown

    We had so much great material from our conversation with poet, Nickole Brown, we couldn't fit it all into our previous episode. Maybe it's a little self-indulgent, but you'll just have to deal with it. Ames asks Nickole to reveal her personal superpower, and then Ames has to reveal her own. Finally, Trauman adds his own. If you want to find out how we plan to continue to defend the universe, you'll just have to listen in. 

    • 16 min
    s02e03: Final Reflections on Nox; Conversation with Nickole Brown

    s02e03: Final Reflections on Nox; Conversation with Nickole Brown

    In this episode, Ames and Trauman return to some of the observations they've already made about Anne Carson's Nox, make some connections to other texts with similar projects. In the second segment, Ames and Trauman have a conversation with poet Nickole Brown about Anne Carson's work and how it has influenced her work and her life as a poet.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    s02e02: Reading Nox; Death & Desire Vox Pop

    s02e02: Reading Nox; Death & Desire Vox Pop

    In this episode, Ames and Trauman discuss their reading of Nox, by Anne Carson. They focus on the ways Carson addresses the  larger topics of translation, history, muteness and shame, while highlighting the connections between her work and their own projects. In the second segment, Ames presents yet another vox pop piece. This one includes well over 100 voices, those of students currently in her first year experience course, Death and Desire in Chicago.
    Music Credits: “ditto, ditto!” by DoKashiteru; “Hiroshima” by Bluemillenium.
    For more information about this episode or about Masters of Text, please visit our website at MastersOfText.com
     

    • 1 hr 10 min

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Ames and Ryan have some great on air chemistry that comes our very genuine, and their content is packed with some rich information. Get ready to learn something new and be entertained.

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