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Writing and Orality: Nationality, Culture, and Nineteenth-Century Scottish Fiction

Penny Fielding

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198121800
eISBN:
9780191671319
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198121800.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book explores the concepts of nationality and culture in the context of 19th-century Scottish fiction, through the writing of Walter Scott, James Hogg, R. L. Stevenson, and Margaret Oliphant. It ... More


Reading Greek Literature

Thomas A. Schmitz

in Ancient Egyptian Literature: Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265420
eISBN:
9780191760471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265420.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter looks at Ancient Greek texts as a foil for Ancient Egyptian literature. Scholars who work on cultural products of premodern societies will always be faced with the question whether, by ... More


The Meaning of Fairy Tale within the Evolution of Culture

Jack Zipes

in The Irresistible Fairy Tale: The Cultural and Social History of a Genre

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153384
eISBN:
9781400841820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153384.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on the significance of Madame Catherine-Anne d'Aulnoy and the French writers of fairy tales in the 1690s. d'Aulnoy coined the term “fairy tale” in 1697, when she published her ... More


The Tales of Innocent Persecuted Heroines and Their Neglected Female Storytellers and Collectors

Jack Zipes

in The Irresistible Fairy Tale: The Cultural and Social History of a Genre

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153384
eISBN:
9781400841820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153384.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter deals with a significant, but obfuscated category of nineteenth-century folk and fairy tales that deserves greater attention: tales told, collected, and written by women. Hardly ... More


Three Versions of One Story: A Comparison

Charlotte Linde

in Working the Past: Narrative and Institutional Memory

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195140286
eISBN:
9780199871247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140286.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter analyzes three examples of a single story about the founder: two written versions and an oral version. The comparison demonstrates two separate dynamics in the life of a narrative within ... More


Introduction Introduction Answering Another Sphinx

Barbara Goff and Michael Simpson

in Crossroads in the Black Aegean: Oedipus, Antigone, and Dramas of the African Diaspora

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199217182
eISBN:
9780191712388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217182.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Introduction pursues the theme of identity by considering the varieties of ‘family’ in the plays. The grounding of civilization is investigated by means of the dichotomy of orality and ... More


Social Settings of Literacy and Scribal Orality

Martin S. Jaffee

in Torah in the Mouth: Writing and Oral Tradition in Palestinian Judaism, 200 BCE - 400 CE

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140675
eISBN:
9780199834334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140672.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Explores the role of orality and oral‐performative tradition in the written literary activities of various scribal communities in Second Temple Judaism. It points out that true literacy was rare ... More


Children and the Transmission of Religious Knowledge

Francesca Prescendi

in Children, Memory, and Family Identity in Roman Culture

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199582570
eISBN:
9780191595271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582570.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter explores two ways, mechanical and deliberate, of transmitting and memorizing religion. The first one is a technical knowledge: children learn the rites by imitating their parents. They ... More


Information and Communication in Venice: Rethinking Early Modern Politics

Filippo de Vivo

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199227068
eISBN:
9780191711114
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227068.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Today, in an age of spin-doctoring and media power, we take it for granted that information and politics affect each other. This book investigates the political uses of communication in 16th- and ... More


Mei's Story: “Idioms Solitaire” between Sports Fans

Huatong Sun

in Cross-Cultural Technology Design: Creating Culture-Sensitive Technology for Local Users

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199744763
eISBN:
9780199932993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744763.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Models and Architectures

This chapter explores the complexities of local culture beyond the models of cultural dimensions with a Chinese user case. It regards Chinese graduate student Mei’s late night message exchanges as a ... More


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