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The Practice of Literature: The Relationship between Content, Form, Audience, and Performance

Christopher Eyre

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/9780197265420.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the ways in which a literary criticism for Ancient Egypt can be embedded in the contemporary practice of literature. This is distinguished from a criticism rooted in visions of ... More


Casting Kings: Bards and Indian Modernity

Jeffrey G. Snodgrass

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195304343
eISBN:
9780199785063
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195304349.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Based on three years of anthropological fieldwork in the Indian state of Rajasthan, this book explores the manner that semi-nomadic performers known as Bhats understand and also subvert caste ... More


The End of the ‘Tinker’: Irish Writing after Traveller Politicization

Mary Burke

in 'Tinkers': Synge and the Cultural History of the Irish Traveller

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199566464
eISBN:
9780191721670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566464.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The fifth chapter traces the replacement of the ‘stage tinker’ by the more even-handed portrayals of Travellers in the work of politically sensitive dramatists Bryan MacMahon, Tom Murphy, and John ... More


The Displacement of Indigenous Oral History

Nēpia Mahuika

in Rethinking Oral History and Tradition: An Indigenous Perspective

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780190681685
eISBN:
9780190681715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190681685.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the evolution of oral history and oral tradition as two separate fields of study with their own associations, journals, theories, and definitions. It considers how these fields ... More


Introduction: Weighing Hearsay

Haun Saussy

in The Ethnography of Rhythm

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823270460
eISBN:
9780823270507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823270460.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Oral literature perturbs the institutions of literary study. A too emphatic distinction between oral and written cultures is an artefact of cultural and technological difference and must be situated ... More


Rethinking the Form of Oral History

Nēpia Mahuika

in Rethinking Oral History and Tradition: An Indigenous Perspective

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780190681685
eISBN:
9780190681715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190681685.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the form of oral history sources and what scholars argue constitutes an “oral” source. It compares popular definitions drawn from the fields of oral history and tradition, and ... More


Transformations: The Dynamic Nature of Kanak Oral Traditions

Raylene Ramsay (ed.)

in Nights of Storytelling: A Cultural History of Kanaky-New Caledonia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832223
eISBN:
9780824871284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832223.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

Oral traditions exist in a state of dynamic equilibrium and are constantly being transformed as they integrate new events and developments that take place in the cultures from which they arise. As ... More


A Visitation of Narratives: Dialogue and Comics in Randall Kenan’s A Visitation of Spirits

Alison Mandaville

in Comics and the U.S. South

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617030185
eISBN:
9781621032212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617030185.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

In his 2007 book The Fire This Time, North Carolina author Randall Kenan associates comics with sex and sin. This relationship is evident in his postmodern prose novel A Visitation of Spirits (1989), ... More


Introduction

Velcheru Narayana Rao and David Shulman

in Śrīnātha: The Poet who Made Gods and Kings

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199863020
eISBN:
9780199932900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199863020.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter presents the cultural and historical background to the emergence of Srinatha as a major figure and discusses the uniqueness of his work within the Telugu tradition. We explain the ... More


Oral History and Indigenous People

Nēpia Mahuika

in Rethinking Oral History and Tradition: An Indigenous Perspective

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780190681685
eISBN:
9780190681715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190681685.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Indigenous peoples think about oral history differently. This is the key assertion of this opening chapter, which draws on a specific Māori tribal context and community to show how native peoples ... More


Writing (In) the Language(s) of the Other: Translation as Third Space

Raylene Ramsay

in The Literatures of the French Pacific: Reconfiguring Hybridity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781781380376
eISBN:
9781781387221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380376.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The canonical translations of Kanak oral literatures by Louise Michel (the Red Virgin), Maurice Leenhardt (the missionary-ethnographer), and Alban Bensa (the contemporary ethnographer) are inevitably ... More


Inverting the Gaze from California

Gloria Elizabeth Chacón

in Indigenous Cosmolectics: Kab'awil and the Making of Maya and Zapotec Literatures

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469636795
eISBN:
9781469636856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636795.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American Colonial Literature

The epilogue contemplates writing this book from Luiseño land, specifically focusing on a park created in Oceanside, California, the ancestral lands of the San Luis Rey Band of Indians. The epilogue ... More


Simple Forms: Essays on Medieval English Popular Literature

Douglas Gray

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198706090
eISBN:
9780191810480
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198706090.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This is a study of the oral background to medieval English literature and of the ‘popular literature’ provided by the literate for the entertainment and instruction of the illiterate or the partly ... More


Cultural Initiation

Raylene Ramsay (ed.)

in Nights of Storytelling: A Cultural History of Kanaky-New Caledonia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832223
eISBN:
9780824871284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832223.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

An important function of Kanak oral literature is to teach children about the constituent elements of the Kanak world. Stories explain natural phenomena and the supernatural realm; the organization ... More


Teenage Delinquent or Revolutionary Martyr

Meir Shahar

in Oedipal God: The Chinese Nezha and His Indian Origins

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824847609
eISBN:
9780824868130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824847609.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 4: Teenage Delinquent or Revolutionary Martyr surveys a range of late-imperial and modern oral, dramatic, and cinematic adaptations of the Nezha myth. Qing-period storytellers and playwrights ... More


Origins and Orality

Raylene Ramsay (ed.)

in Nights of Storytelling: A Cultural History of Kanaky-New Caledonia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832223
eISBN:
9780824871284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832223.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

The Kanak peoples of New Caledonia have transmitted their values, history, customs, relationships, and collective wisdom from generation to generation through their oral traditions. Kanak “myths,” or ... More


Narrating, telling, and speaking

Gerd Bayer

in Novel Horizons: The Genre Making of Restoration Fiction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784991234
eISBN:
9781526115249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991234.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Turning from paratextual poetics to actual prose fictions, this chapter discusses how English Restoration writers experimented with narrative form. It shows that various elements of what, in the ... More


Pathways and Interconnections

Raylene Ramsay (ed.)

in Nights of Storytelling: A Cultural History of Kanaky-New Caledonia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832223
eISBN:
9780824871284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832223.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

Kanak oral traditions are permeated by the network of connections and genealogical itineraries that underpin Kanak understandings of the universe. This network of connections and relationships are ... More


Oral Narratives from the Early Twentieth Century

Adrienn Gecse

in Sources of Mongolian Buddhism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190900694
eISBN:
9780190900724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190900694.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism, World Religions

The stories introduced in this chapter tell about the life of various monks, the teachers of the storyteller who was the then-ninety-two-year-old G. Sukhbat in Erdenetsogt district of Bayankhongor ... More


From Collecting Words to Writing Grammars: A Brief History of Ainu Linguistics

Kirsten Refsing

in Beyond Ainu Studies: Changing Academic and Public Perspectives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836979
eISBN:
9780824870973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836979.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter presents the international history of research into Ainu linguistics. It particularly demonstrates how preoccupation with the genetic affiliations and distinct attributes of the Ainu ... More


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