Michael J. Price Lab for Digital Humanities

Chris Mustazza (University of Pennsylvania)

Chris Mustazza (University of Pennsylvania)

Chris Mustazza's work centers on the poetry audio archive, from its birth in the early 1930s through its contemporary manifestation in digital collections like PennSound. Most recently, Chris has been working to digitize and contextualize The Speech Lab Recordings, a collection of poetry recordings made at Columbia University in the 1930s and '40s and recorded on aluminum records. From this series, he has edited collections of recordings of James Weldon Johnson, Vachel Lindsay,Harriet Monroe, Edgar Lee Masters, Mark Van Doren, and Gertrude Stein.  His work has been covered by the Harriet blog of the Poetry Foundation and by SAS Frontiers, and his critical introduction to the Vachel Lindsay recordings (forthcoming in the Chicago Review) was awarded the 2014 Sweeten Prize for best essay in American Literature by a graduate student. His essay on the James Weldon Johnson recordings was presented at the 2015 American Literature Association annual conference and is under consideration for publication. Chris' work has also appeared in Jacket2, The Notre Dame Review, Empty Mirror, and The Volta Blog

March 12, 2018
12:00-2:00pm
Humanities Conference Room, Williams Hall

2017-18 Mellon Seminar Series