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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (3): 312–318.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Haun Saussy Predictions of an age of “secondary orality,” brought on by the diffusion of electronic media, are characteristic of the 1960's version of technological globalization, but draw on earlier accounts of orality as the primordial human communications medium. In these accounts, writing...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (2): 235–245.
Published: 01 June 2018
... ). One could pursue this further, not in the direction of a traditional distinction of lived experience and teaching from written work, but in that of the structures of oral instruction set over and against the written. Works Cited Daston Lorraine , and Most Glenn W. . “ History...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (4): 355–369.
Published: 01 December 2017
... is mentioned in scenes located in-between, when the narrative comes to a halt. The prose rhythm demanded by the ancient rhetoricians is structured by intervals that should be marked by a breathing pause. Aristotle, Cicero and Quintilian discuss breathing in the context of speech’s oral delivery, the speaker’s...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (3): 314–332.
Published: 01 September 2019
.... These publications in this way confused the romance ’s oral origins at the intersection of medieval Castilian and Arabic cultural practices, one the one hand, and the early modern reception and revival of the genre, on the other hand. This essay examines how and why debate about this complex history of the romance...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (2): 139–153.
Published: 01 June 2019
... languages by Raimbaut de Vaqueiras, and “Lo ferm voler,” a sestina by Arnaut Daniel, are read as experimental compositions that promote the function of lyric forms to provide stability to the vernacular in a fluid oral context by communicating meaning in nondiscursive ways. The influence of these works...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (3): 289–292.
Published: 01 September 2022
... of The House with a Thousand Stories and There Is No Good Time for Bad News , Aruni Kashyap, shares his formative experiences as a writer, including the influences of Indian writers such as Amitav Ghosh, Assamese literary culture, and Indigenous oral storytelling traditions. Assamese Assam Northeast India...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (1): 52–72.
Published: 01 March 2023
.... The article contributes to postcolonial literary criticism and sound studies by revising approaches to orality in African writing and racialized sound in literature more broadly. scott.newman@live.co.uk Copyright © 2023 by University of Oregon 2023 Marechera Sony Labou Tansi Black voices...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (4): 351–369.
Published: 01 December 2016
.... The essay explains how epic narrative, disembedded from earlier oral poetry, is then situated in new cultural contexts. Using the Roman epic as a paradigm, the essay also outlines a fourfold framework within which the interrelationship of the epic's symbolic content can be assessed. It concludes...
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Comparative Literature (2008) 60 (2): 164–185.
Published: 01 March 2008
... Practice.” Postcolonial Text [online] 3.2 (2007). http://journals.sfu.ca/ ____. Vernacular Palaver: Imaginations of the Local and Non-Native Languages in West Africa . Clevedon, UK: Multilingual Matters, 2004 . Ahmad, Sa'idu Babura. “From Orality to Mass Media: Hausa Literature in Northern...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (3): 241–245.
Published: 01 September 2015
... it sometimes appears to erode the immediacy of human bonds by focusing us on our instruments, digital interconnectedness sets in motion a circulatory energy that returns us to orality —​not ancient orality but, as one of our contributors, Haun Saussy, suggests, a new orality of language, rhythm...
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Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (4): 312–327.
Published: 01 September 2005
..., never a lacuna, never a gap, never a glimpse of unplumbed depths. (6-7) Auerbach had no access to Milman Parry’s pioneering articles on oral epic, and Albert Lord’s classic study, The Singer of Tales, was not to be published for another fifteen years. But the explicitness in grammar and logic...
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Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (3): i–xxx.
Published: 01 June 2005
..., it could be argued that war literature is not in a technical sense “literary,” because some of the record is actually oral. Although the great war epics of antiquity sprang from oral tradition, in a kind of aesthetic imperialism of the book today, we have not folded such works into any comparative...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (2): 160–175.
Published: 01 June 2018
... of the turn to the oral tradition in Homeric studies. For a contemporary interpretation of the relationship between memory and oral tradition in Homer, see Minchin . 4 For contemporary discussion of the historicity of the Trojan War, see Korfmann as well as Latacz, Troy and Homer . 5 While...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (4): 283–297.
Published: 01 September 2001
...: International Cultural Society of Korea, 1983 . 221 -48. ____. As We Saw Them: The First Japanese Embassy to the United States (1860) . Berkeley: University of California Press, 1979 . ____. “Ivory Tower in Escrow.” boundary 2 27 . 1 ( 2000 ): 7 -50. Ong, Walter. Orality and Literacy...
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Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (3): 242–255.
Published: 01 June 2002
..., Priscilla. “Islamic Influences on Oral Traditions in Hausa Literature.” The Marabout & the Muse: New Approaches to Islam in African Literature . Ed. Kenneth Harrow. Portsmouth: Heinemann, 1996 . 159 -75. ____. “ Oral History in Muslim Alfrica: Al-Maghili Legends in Kano ” Diss. University...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (4): 436–454.
Published: 01 December 2019
... Martin Buber Franz Rosenzweig Hebrew Bible scripture translation Holocaust German poetry The bond of the tongue [ Zunge ] must be loosed by the eye. We must free from beneath the logical punctuation that is sometimes its ally and sometimes its foe the fundamental principle of natural, oral...
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Comparative Literature (2000) 52 (3): 228–245.
Published: 01 June 2000
... Capitalism.” Social Text 15 ( 1986 ): 65 -88. Julien, Eileen. African Novels and the Question of Orality . Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1992 . Lewis, David. Philosophical Papers . New York: Oxford University Press, 1983 . Mamdani, Mahmood. Citizen and Subject: Contemporary Africa...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (4): 455–457.
Published: 01 December 2015
... preserve” (10). He’s not wrong, so it’s a curious thing that, with the exception of a brief section in chapter 4 addressing poetry’s engagement with the technologies of music distribution, the alien discourses stud- ied in Poetry and Its Others are anchored largely in print and oral communication...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (4): 389–407.
Published: 01 December 2016
... of anxiety in the present.” 2014 . Typescript . SOAS , London . Anderson Benedict . Imagined Communities. Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism . 1983 . Rev. ed. London : Verso , 2006 . Print . Balisidya Matteru N.L. “The Image of the Woman in Tanzanian Oral...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (4): 447–448.
Published: 01 September 2009
... of dialogue to arrive at a core of concepts: voice, eidema, and the Other. For Nikulin, dialogue is always rooted in oral speech, which is the sphere of the human voice. The voice is the prime manifestation of the human self (the eidema), which resists verbalization or conceptualization and remains...