On The Hill podcast – Season One: Falmouth Cemetery

Garcia Rangel, Sherezade (2019) On The Hill podcast – Season One: Falmouth Cemetery. UNSPECIFIED.

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Abstract / Summary

As built environments for death, mourning and for holding space for the departed, cemeteries have long been linked to storytelling which tenderly walks the line between historical and fiction. Creative responses to cemeteries demonstrate the engaging, moving spectrum that immersive storytelling of the departed can achieve (Perthi Kov, 2017; Richards, 2004; Saunders, 2018; Wild Works, 2018).
On The Hill is a research project and narrative podcast founded, produced, written and edited by me. This project investigates Cornish cemeteries and the people buried there and reassembles, retells and reimagines these stories through original creative writing. The podcast form is at the core of this research because it allows a re-mediation of writing echoing back to oral storytelling. Available via open-access, free digital media, this podcast aims to enhance the form through combining historical research, immersive audio, creative non-fiction, new writing and discussions about practice. These methods bring together old and new stories to illuminate aspects of our realities by examining the legacies of the past. Understanding death as another stage of storytelling with its own unique complications, On The Hill looks at each life, reveals a moment in history and ties back to the construction of the cemetery.
New writing is commissioned for each episode in response to one grave. Season One, the pilot and this output, focuses on Falmouth Cemetery and it provokes questions and identifies learnings we can carry forward. On The Hill analyses who do these stories belong to, how does our collective memory engage with lives long lost and why we build cemeteries. This ongoing research continues to deliver new insights. This research is unique in that it brings together historical research, creative non-fiction, creative writing, transmedia storytelling and discussion on practice offering new insights into the subjects of death, place, personal experience and writing practice.

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Additional Information: Founder, producer, host, editor and principal writer: Sherezade Garcia Rangel. Each episode includes the original creative writing by the episode's featured writer. All introductions are written by Sherezade Garcia Rangel, as is all the research about Falmouth Cemetery. A website will soon be available to support the podcast and research project, where each original piece by each writer will be published alongside the historical research they did and wrote about each character.
Subjects: History > Cornwall > Cornish Studies
History > Cornwall
Writing & Journalism > Creative Writing
Communication > Media > Digital Media
Education
History
Arts > Historical
History > International
Arts > Landscape & Area Planning
Research
Music > Sound Art
Music > Sound Design
Writing & Journalism > Creative Writing > Storytelling
Arts > Symbolism, allegory, myth & legend
History > UK
Courses by Department: The School of Writing & Journalism > English & Writing
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Depositing User: Sherezade Garcia Rangel
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2019 10:27
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2020 16:43
URI: http://repository.falmouth.ac.uk/id/eprint/3636

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