Hamilton Arts & Letters Issue 10.2: Special Issue on Community Engagement
CCENA provided support for Hamilton Arts & Letters 10.2, entitled Storied Lives. Feminist scholar and CCENA Research Assistant Melissa Tanti edited a collection of essays, poetry, fiction, and art that explored the dimensions of community engagement, particularly in narrative arts. In her introduction to the essay, Melissa Tanti notes that an emerging theme is that of finding new ways to listen–to communities, to our bodies, to the land:
Perhaps . . . it should be no surprise that all of the articles collected here in some way or another emphasize different kinds of listening: response-able listening, gifted listening, slowing down our listening to occupy different temporalities, and listening with our bodies to rhythms, sounds, sociopolitical energies and resonances that may be meta- or para- linguistic — these being some of the ideas proposed by Elizabeth Jackson, Kim Echlin, Kaitlin Debicki, and Klyde Broox respectively. The strategies proposed collectively in this issue seem to hold the potential to enable flows of information that are, perhaps somewhat paradoxically, both tangible and ephemeral, through which we both take hold and let go, but that are lasting and impactful in the stories that might be told as a result.
You can read the issue in its entirety on the Hamilton Arts & Letters website: https://samizdatpress.typepad.com/hal_magazine_issue_ten2/hal-magazine-issue-ten2-cover.html.