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Humanities 2019, 8(2), 67;

Lend Us Your Earbuds: Shakespeare/Podcasting/Poesis

Department of English, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN 37403, USA
Department of English, Paradise Valley Community College, Phoenix, AZ 85032, USA
Department of English, Washburn University, Topeka, KS 66621, USA
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Received: 4 February 2019 / Revised: 19 March 2019 / Accepted: 23 March 2019 / Published: 28 March 2019
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Podcasts by nature break down traditional economic barriers to making and accessing content. With low costs to both distribute and access, does podcasting provide a new outlet for academics, practitioners, and audiences to explore typically “high-minded” art or scholarly discussions usually blocked by the price of a theater ticket or a subscription to a paywalled database? To answer these questions, we define a poetics of podcasting—one that encourages humanities thinking par excellence—and, more importantly, carries with it implications for humanities studies writ large. To think in terms of poetics of podcasting shifts attention to the study of how we can craft, form, wright, and write for and with different communities both inside and outside the academy. In examining the current field of Shakespeare studies and podcasting, we argue podcasting incorporates elements ranging from the “slow” professor movement, to composition studies, to the early modern print market, discussing different methods that are both inspired by and disrupt traditional forms of knowledge production in the process. View Full-Text
Keywords: podcasting; poesis; Shakespeare studies; composition; multimodality podcasting; poesis; Shakespeare studies; composition; multimodality
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Kimbro, D.; Noschka, M.; Way, G. Lend Us Your Earbuds: Shakespeare/Podcasting/Poesis. Humanities 2019, 8, 67.

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