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The Use of the Bible and the Production of Books in the Time of Augustine

H. A. G. Houghton

in Augustine's Text of John: Patristic Citations and Latin Gospel Manuscripts

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199545926
eISBN:
9780191719974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545926.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Despite the laborious process of copying by hand, a wide variety of books seems to have been available in the Church in North Africa. The collection at Hippo, supplemented by Augustine's personal ... More


Technography

Malcolm Heath

in Menander: A Rhetor in Context

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199259205
eISBN:
9780191717932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259205.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter considers the nature of the technical literature on rhetorical theory and its relationship to teaching. It begins by addressing problems about the composition and transmission of these ... More


The Composition of Letters

James Daybell

in Women Letter-Writers in Tudor England

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199259915
eISBN:
9780191717437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259915.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter investigates the different ways in which letters were composed, whether by personal composition, dictation, drafting, or working from notes. In this way, it seeks to assess levels of ... More


The Ascent of Paramount

John Baxter

in Von Sternberg

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126012
eISBN:
9780813135601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126012.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Adeline “Ad” Schulberg was an admirer of von Sternberg's career. She was the wife of B.P. Schulberg, West Coast production head of Famous Players. She had lobbyied her husband to hire von Sternberg ... More


Rivalry and Revision in the Manuscript Age

Joel Blecher

in Said the Prophet of God: Hadith Commentary across a Millennium

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520295933
eISBN:
9780520968677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295933.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

While the previous chapter largely drew on narrative sources to explore Mamluk commentarial culture, this one focuses on new manuscript evidence of Ibn Hajar al-‘Asqalani’s Fath al-bari to illustrate ... More


The Book and the Voice

in The Monk and the Book: Jerome and the Making of Christian Scholarship

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226899008
eISBN:
9780226899022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226899022.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Throughout his works, Jerome makes constant reference to his reliance on stenographers to take dictation as he composes. In a few texts he reports that his assistants also read to him. These modes of ... More


Textual Criticism of Catherine’s Writings

Grazia Mangano Ragazzi

in Obeying the Truth: Discretion in the Spiritual Writings of Saint Catherine of Siena

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199344512
eISBN:
9780199346479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199344512.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Can one attribute to Catherine the writings that go under her name, and can therefore one speak of an authentic concept of discretion attributable to Catherine? As there are no autographs by ... More


Composition and Authenticity of the Letters

Grazia Mangano Ragazzi

in Obeying the Truth: Discretion in the Spiritual Writings of Saint Catherine of Siena

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199344512
eISBN:
9780199346479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199344512.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The title Letters denotes a collection of 382 letters written between 1370 and 1380 to different categories of addressees, from clergy to religious men and women, from statesmen to friends and ... More


Composition and Authenticity of the Dialogue

Grazia Mangano Ragazzi

in Obeying the Truth: Discretion in the Spiritual Writings of Saint Catherine of Siena

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199344512
eISBN:
9780199346479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199344512.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The Dialogue (or “Book of Divine Providence”) is Catherine’s greatest mystical work, which reflects the spiritual maturity of her thought. The chapter first examines the time and manner of its ... More


Scribes in Private Letter Writing: Linguistic Perspectives

Hilla Halla-aho

in Scribal Repertoires in Egypt from the New Kingdom to the Early Islamic Period

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198768104
eISBN:
9780191821882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198768104.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the role of scribes in private letters from Roman Egypt. The role of the scribe here refers to the scribe’s activity in producing the linguistic form of the letter. Most private ... More


Composing Academic Essays: Using Dictation and Technology to Improve Fluency

John Albertini, Michael Stinson, and Argiroula Zangana

in Writing Development in Children with Hearing Loss, Dyslexia, or Oral Language Problems: Implications for Assessment and Instruction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199827282
eISBN:
9780190231781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827282.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

The act of composing an academic essay is particularly challenging for students writing in a second language and for those with learning disabilities. Research with these students and novice writers ... More


Things Heard: A Small Boy and Others, Notes of a Son and Brother

Oliver Herford

in Henry James's Style of Retrospect: Late Personal Writings, 1890–1915

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198734802
eISBN:
9780191799310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198734802.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter focuses on James’s two family memoirs, A Small Boy and Others (1913) and Notes of a Son and Brother (1914). Reading James’s correspondence with old friends who had read these volumes and ... More


The Dictation, Compilation, and Canonization of Joseph Smith’s Revelations

Grant Underwood

in Foundational Texts of Mormonism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190274375
eISBN:
9780190274405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190274375.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Those who joined the church begun by Joseph Smith looked to the revelations Smith dictated as God’s divine will and word. With the printing of the Book of Commandments and later publication of the ... More


The secret of my life: Joseph Conrad

Jerome Boyd Maunsell

in Portraits from Life: Modernist Novelists and Autobiography

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198789369
eISBN:
9780191831232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789369.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries), 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter describes the genesis and composition of Conrad’s two books of reminiscences, The Mirror of the Sea (1906) and A Personal Record (1912), tracing the pivotal role played by Ford Madox ... More


A straight dive into the past: Henry James

Jerome Boyd Maunsell

in Portraits from Life: Modernist Novelists and Autobiography

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198789369
eISBN:
9780191831232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789369.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries), 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter begins with an account of James sitting for an oil portrait by John Singer Sargent in Chelsea in 1913, and then discusses the composition of James’s three volumes of autobiography: A ... More


‘A Hare in every Nettle’: Coleridge’s Prose

James Engell

in Thinking Through Style: Non-Fiction Prose of the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198737827
eISBN:
9780191801273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198737827.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Coleridge’s prose represents the trace and track of his mind in action. It records the intricate processes, the inner workshop of thinking and feeling: fertile, at times rapid, at times digressing, ... More


Where Else Do We See Unplanned Speaking onto the Page?

Peter Elbow

in Vernacular Eloquence: What Speech Can Bring to Writing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199782505
eISBN:
9780190252861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199782505.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on different kinds of writing where people often speak the words onto the page without much careful planning, including email, letters, diaries and journals, blogs, written ... More


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