"Audio Collage Assignment"
- Jean Bessette
- Kim Middleton
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- DPiH, DPiH Remix, DPih Course Material or learning objects, Practice, Audio, Archive, Queer, Digital pedagogy, Gender, Sexuality
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- Curatorial note from Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities: This four- to six-minute audio collage assignment is designed, as Jean Bessette describes in an article from the 2016 issue of Computers and Composition, to “explore a focused, complex, and nuanced topic in gender and sexuality” (75). Here, students select and assemble materials from an online archive of gay liberation radio shows. In the article, she interprets two case studies of student projects and highlights the emergence of their personal and rhetorical inquiry within the confines of the assignment. In addition to the model assignment, however, Bessette makes a larger argument about the outcomes of the approach. The process of listening to prepare to make the collage involves both listening widely to a number of elements in the archive and listening iteratively in the selection and editing processes. These, she contends, contribute not only to students’ increased engagement with the texts but also to an openness toward difference when the archival material is far from students’ experience and comfort zones.
- This deposit is part of Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities. Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities is a peer-reviewed, open-access publication edited by Rebecca Frost Davis, Matthew K. Gold, Katherine D. Harris, and Jentery Sayers, and published by the Modern Language Association. https://digitalpedagogy.hcommons.org/.
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