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Reading as a Sociocultural System

William A. Johnson

in Readers and Reading Culture in the High Roman Empire: A Study of Elite Communities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195176407
eISBN:
9780199775545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176407.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter investigates the question of how best to analyze the question of reading in antiquity. Reading for purposes of this study is seen not as an individual act, but as the negotiated ... More


Pliny and the Construction of Reading Communities

William A. Johnson

in Readers and Reading Culture in the High Roman Empire: A Study of Elite Communities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195176407
eISBN:
9780199775545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176407.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the Letters of Pliny the Younger to understand better both the ways in which Pliny constructs a reading community and the particularities of that community. Pliny’s construction ... More


Doctors and Intellectuals: Galen’s Reading Community

William A. Johnson

in Readers and Reading Culture in the High Roman Empire: A Study of Elite Communities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195176407
eISBN:
9780199775545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176407.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Galen of Pergamum was court physician to Marcus Aurelius and the leading doctor of his time. He also was a prolific writer, who wrote with interesting clarity about his expectations for readers. This ... More


Conclusion

William A. Johnson

in Readers and Reading Culture in the High Roman Empire: A Study of Elite Communities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195176407
eISBN:
9780199775545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176407.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This conclusion summarizes in brief the findings of earlier chapters, with particular focus on (1) the way in which the reading culture behaves as a interlocking system of habits and logistics, (2) ... More


The Maṇimēkalai's Community of Readers and Listeners

Anne E. Monius

in Imagining a Place for Buddhism: Literary Culture and Religious Community in Tamil-Speaking South India

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195139990
eISBN:
9780199834501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195139992.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The nature of the Maṇimēkalai's textual or reading community is considered through an examination of the narrative as a literary work produced in the context of a diverse and multilingual South ... More


The Papyri: Scholars and Reading Communities in Graeco-Roman Egypt

William A. Johnson

in Readers and Reading Culture in the High Roman Empire: A Study of Elite Communities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195176407
eISBN:
9780199775545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176407.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter collects and investigates a variety of papyrus documents and bookrolls of the first and second centuries AD that provide evidence for the ways in which Greeks in Egypt collected and ... More


Imagining Community through Commentary

Anne E. Monius

in Imagining a Place for Buddhism: Literary Culture and Religious Community in Tamil-Speaking South India

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195139990
eISBN:
9780199834501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195139992.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The commentary on the Vīracōliyam discussed here (which really constitutes a text in its own right) brings together fragments of a considerable corpus of Buddhist narrative and devotional poetry in ... More


Seducing Socrates: The Silenus in Erasmus and Rabelais

Todd W. Reeser

in Setting Plato Straight: Translating Ancient Sexuality in the Renaissance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226307008
eISBN:
9780226307145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226307145.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter focuses on the sixteenth-century reception of Alcibiades’s seduction speech in the Symposium. Erasmus is aware of the issue of homoerotics, particularly in The Handbook of the Christian ... More


Books Buried in the Earth: The Book of Mormon, Revelation, and the Humic Foundations of the Nation

Jillian Sayre

in Americanist Approaches to The Book of Mormon

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190221928
eISBN:
9780190221959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190221928.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, Church History

This essay reads The Book of Mormon as productive of a structure of mourning, spoken through and effected by the historical romance. It considers not only how individuals come together in religious ... More


Global Communities

Lucy Evans

in Communities in Contemporary Anglophone Caribbean Short Stories

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781781381182
eISBN:
9781781384855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381182.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Dionne Brand’s At the Full and Change of the Moon (1999) and Robert Antoni’s My Grandmother’s Erotic Folktales (2000) present global Caribbean communities. Moon features an family spanning two ... More


Paper

in Interacting with Print: Elements of Reading in the Era of Print Saturation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226469140
eISBN:
9780226469287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226469287.003.0015
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter captures the types of interactions that individuals have historically undertaken with paper. The question here is not what paper did to people, but the other way around: what did people ... More


Constructing Elite Reading Communities in the High Empire

William A. Johnson

in Ancient Literacies: The Culture of Reading in Greece and Rome

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199793983
eISBN:
9780190261283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199793983.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter takes Aulus Gellius's work entitled Attic Nights as an illustrative example to present a methodology for exposing the sociology of certain types of reading events and how a reading ... More


Ancient Literacies: The Culture of Reading in Greece and Rome

William A. Johnson and Holt N. Parker (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199793983
eISBN:
9780190261283
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199793983.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Recent advances in cognitive psychology, socio-linguistics, and socio-anthropology are revolutionizing our understanding of literacy. However, this research has made only minimal inroads among ... More


‘The Lady Interviewer and her methods’: Chatter, Celebrity, and Reading Communities

Rebecca Roach

in Women's Periodicals and Print Culture in Britain, 1918-1939: The Interwar Period

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474412537
eISBN:
9781474445054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474412537.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter traces the figure of the female or ‘Lady Interviewer’ across the interwar period. A target of satire in the media, the Lady Interviewer was regularly conceived as a garrulous, gossiping ... More


Transatlantic immobility

Eric Bulson

in Little Magazine, World Form

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231179768
eISBN:
9780231542326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231179768.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter Two dismantles the myth about magazine mobility by focusing on two failed transatlantic exchanges: the Little Review and The Egoist during and immediately after World War I and The Dial and ... More


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