APPROACHES TO THE PHONÉ OF POETRY: THE EXPERIENCE OF PHONODIA

Abstract

Approaches to the phoné of poetry: the experience of Phonodia. The digital archive project dedicated to the voice of poets called Phonodia and created at the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice was born as a tool to investigate the “intermedial relation” that occurs between a poetic text and its recorded version with the reading voice of the author. After some suggestions about the concept of phoné in poetic language, the article focuses on how the specific configuration of Phonodia web page, in which text and recording are juxtaposed and experimented simultaneously, not only activates an intermedial relationship between voice and writing, but also hybrids the status of both the author, who becomes an “author-reader”, and the traditional reader who becomes a “reader-listener”. By an interdisciplinary approach that combines philosophy, psychology, anthropology, linguistics and cognitive sciences, the article also offers a possible method to “critically” listen to these recordings and finally treat them as a real part of the hermeneutical process.

Author Biography

Alessandro Mistrorigo, Università Ca' Foscari Venezia

Alessandro Mistrorigo currently works at the Dipartimento di Studi Linguistici e Culturali Comparati, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. He is specialized in Contemporary Spanish Literature and Literary Theory. His current research is related to human voice in poets’ the readings and digital humaniites. He is also workingo on the idea of «dispatrio» in literature. Since 2012, he is curating the project Phonodia (http://phonodia.unive.it) at the Dipartimento di Filosofia e Beni Culturali.

Published
2019-06-30
Section
InCONTRI