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Retold Tales: Repeated Narratives as a Resource for Institutional Remembering

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/9780195140286.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter defines a key class of narratives: the retold tale. These are narratives told by a speaker who was not a participant in the events narrated, but heard them from someone else. These ... More


Multiple Versions of MidWest's History

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/9780195140286.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter analyzes five temporally complete tellings of the history of MidWest, and posits the existence of a core story repertoire, the set of retold tales that are most frequently told. These ... More


Retelling, Scripting, and Lying in a Murder Case: Florida v. Alan Mackerley

Roger W. Shuy

in Creating Language Crimes: How Law Enforcement Uses (and Misuses) Language

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195181661
eISBN:
9780199788477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181661.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

In this 2002 trial, the cooperating witness, an acquaintance of the target, used the best conversational strategy available when there is little other evidence that might lead to a conviction. This ... More


Telling Tales, Of Maidens in Tents

Matilda Tomaryn Bruckner

in Chrétien Continued: A Study of the Conte du Graal and its Verse Continuations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199557219
eISBN:
9780191720932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557219.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

Chapter 2 analyzes the relationship within couples by following the interplay between sexuality, retelling, and rewriting. Perceval's comic caricature of rape, when he finds a beautiful maiden ... More


Sita’s Ramayana’s Negotiation with an Indian Epic Picture Storytelling Tradition

Anuja Madan

in Graphic Novels for Children and Young Adults: A Collection of Critical Essays

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496811677
eISBN:
9781496811714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496811677.003.0021
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter analyzes Sita's Ramayana, a graphic novel published in 2011 by the Indian publisher Tara Books in partnership with Groundwood Books in the United States and Canada. Illustrated by Moyna ... More


Retellings

Cynthia B. Herrup

in A House in Gross Disorder: Sex, Law, and the 2nd Earl of Castlehaven

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195139259
eISBN:
9780199848966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195139259.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter takes a similar approach to the trial's textual remains. The macabre recycling of Castlehaven's clothing was not so different from what happened to the Castlehaven story—it did not end ... More


Buber's Hermeneutic Horizon

in Aesthetics of Renewal: Martin Buber's Early Representation of Hasidism as Kulturkritik

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226842707
eISBN:
9780226842738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226842738.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Buber's approach to Verstehen, “understanding,” is manifestly inspired by Dilthey's hermeneutic theory. On the basis of his mentor's doctrine of psychological understanding of the lived experience ... More


Faizi’s Nal-Daman and Its Long Afterlife

Muzaffar Alam and Sanjay Subrahmanyam

in Writing the Mughal World: Studies on Culture and Politics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158114
eISBN:
9780231527903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158114.003.0006
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter discusses the Persian retelling of the classical story of Nala and Damayanti, or Nal and Daman, which employs the verse-narrative form known as the masnawī. Written by poet and writer ... More


Anticipation of the Past

Louis A. Jr. Pérez

in The Structure of Cuban History: Meanings and Purpose of the Past

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469606927
eISBN:
9781469612652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469606927.003.0006
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter looks at the role of the past in the Cuban “present”. The past was everywhere, in education and at home, celebrated in song and art, drama and fiction. The past was a living history. So ... More


“Very Capital Reading for Children”: Hawthorne, Kingsley, and the Transformation of Myth into Children’s Literature

Sheila Murnaghan and Deborah H. Roberts

in Childhood and the Classics: Britain and America, 1850-1965

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780199583478
eISBN:
9780191747472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199583478.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter treats the transformation of classical myth into children’s pleasure reading by Nathaniel Hawthorne (A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys, 1851 and Tanglewood Tales, 1853) and Charles ... More


Introduction

Carolyn Chappell Lougee

in Facing the Revocation: Huguenot Families, Faith, and the King's Will

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190241315
eISBN:
9780190241346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190241315.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, History of Religion

This introduction explains why a retelling of the Champagné story—and through it a retelling of Huguenot history—is called for. It outlines recent scholarly approaches that enrich the telling: ... More


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