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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (2): 515–548.
Published: 01 June 2001
... of integrating and transforming oral traditions, such as public debate, oral poetry and song,storytelling and oral narrative, all received sources of African“cultural capital,” into literate modes of print culture and“urban ways of knowing,” consumer magazines for black South Africans also operate...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (3): 225–301.
Published: 01 September 2014
... talk, and Hasidic speech with parody. Not until 1864–66, however, did the new orality enter its second phase, when the Hebrew writer Shalom-Yankev Abramovitsh fashioned an autonomous Yiddish-speaking voice and manipulated the Jewish textual tradition at will. Sholem Aleichem and I. L. Peretz further...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (1-2): 1–49.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Anneleen Masschelein; Christophe Meurée; David Martens; Stéphanie Vanasten This article brings together the scattered research from the French, English, and German research traditions on the literary interview, that is, the extensive personal interview given by (or in some cases also conducted...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (3): 549–581.
Published: 01 September 2022
... the foundations of a poetics of cohabitation. ignasi.rib@mfu.ac.th Copyright © 2022 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2022 oral tradition poetry semiotic alignment semiotics ecocriticism posthumanism Judging from the available ethnographic evidence, it seems that all human...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (1): 1–8.
Published: 01 March 2002
... in Oral Traditions: The Cognitive Psychology of Epic, Ballads, and Counting-out Rhymes (New York: Oxford University Press). Schank, Roger C. 1995 Tell Me a Story:Narrative and Intelligence (Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press). Schank, Roger C., and Robert P. Abelson 1977 Scripts...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (3): 429–451.
Published: 01 September 2017
... and ongo- ing intersections and hybridizations of oral and written traditions, global and local models, and folklore and literature across the world and across deep time. For at least the second half of the twentieth century of course counter- vailing accounts have granted more literary autonomy...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (2): 155–205.
Published: 01 June 2009
... cul- tural memory, otherwise known as the literary canon. Second, even the archaic forms of literary memory that we associate with oral culture have survived into modernity in some genres, most importantly in poetry composed in traditional forms. Until quite recently, formal...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (2): 235–253.
Published: 01 June 2017
.... ( Paris : Presses Universitaires de France ). Rubin David C. 1995 Memory in Oral Traditions: The Cognitive Psychology of Epic, Ballads, and Counting-Out Rhymes ( New York : Oxford University Press ). Sperber Dan Wilson Deirdre 1995 [1986] Relevance: Communication...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (1): 33–57.
Published: 01 March 2019
... , translated by Wright Ann . London, New York : Verso . Meyer Stephan 2000 “ Collaborative Auto/biography: Notes on an Interview with Margaret McCord on The Calling of Katie Makanya: A Memoir of South Africa .” Oral Tradition 15 , no. 2 : 230 – 54 . Moote Lloyd A. 1996...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (2): 299–321.
Published: 01 June 2001
... 309 deaths of oral traditions and cultural identity. Much of the destruction ex- perienced by the bushmen was visited upon the Khoikhoi as well, and for most of the colonial period the distinction between dispossessed Khoikhoi and bushman groups was blurred. This blurring has led to the belief...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (1): 187–220.
Published: 01 March 2000
..., the confusion of orality and literacy, and the visual practice of reading.These questions have been central to the Afri- can American poetic tradition, in which Roberson’s work is fully grounded. But also embodied in his poems...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (4): 645–681.
Published: 01 December 2019
... of African American oral poetry (e.g., spirituals and sermons in the vernacular style) to be so unlike the preferences of Anglo-American culture that she declared the vernacular tradition to be the very anthesis of white vocal art. One of the most distinctive qualities of West African music is its rhythmic...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (2): 161–169.
Published: 01 June 2004
... with print is merely a temporary phenomenon. ‘‘Literature’’ has originated in the oral tradition, and with the rise of the audiovisual and, more recently still, the digital media during the twentieth century, ‘‘literature’’ has again loosened its ties to print and may equally be found in films...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (2): 263–298.
Published: 01 June 2001
... writers the once-revered oral performance traditions, although never obliterated, were superseded to some extent by works written for the curriculum boards of education departments that needed set works for their many separate language class- rooms under apartheid and after. Literary works in African...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (2): 313–329.
Published: 01 June 2010
... of Troy and the arduous return of the heroes. In the oral society of archaic Greece, the epic tradition must have been fluid for some time,13 but thanks to the prominence of the Iliad in Greek culture as well as to other Trojan epics, the plotline, if not all the details, will have been familiar...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (1): 35–63.
Published: 01 March 2003
...:1 the Newport Folk Festival in was indicative of a transition in which the center of oral poetry shifted from acoustic-based, traditional, Euro- American music to electrified experimentation with musical styles bor...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (2): 247–281.
Published: 01 June 2007
... “Aristotelianism as a Commentary Tradition,” in Adamson et al. 2004, 1 : 1 -19. Ferrari, Giovanni R. F. 1984 “Orality and Literacy in the Origin of Philosophy” (discussion of Robb 1983), Ancient Philosophy 4 : 195 -205. Fontenrose, Joseph 1978 The Delphic Oracle: Its Responses and Operations...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (1): 21–42.
Published: 01 March 2002
... of literary experience) can obviously prolifer- ate unencumbered by referential constraints. But it remains subject to a great deal of selective sifting and winnowing. Just as jokes without effec- tive punch lines do not spread far, oral traditions will not keep all adages, tales, songs, and rituals...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (1): 67–92.
Published: 01 February 2018
... 2011 “ What Would Napoleon Do? Historical, Fictional, and Counterfactual Characters ”, New Literary History 42 , no. 2 : 315 – 36 . Goody Jack 2006 “ From Oral to Written: An Anthropological Breakthrough in Storytelling .” In The Novel, vol. 1, History, Geography, and Culture...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (1-2): 51–116.
Published: 01 June 2014
... of information, is still rooted in this older tradition and cannot be understood without it. To his mind, every interview is ultimately a fictional enterprise, even when the oral conversation did in fact take place. Formally, this essay assumes the shape of a fictional dialogue about the interview among several...