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Performative Reading and Text Interpretation at Qumran

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:
10.1093/0195140672.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Explores the nature of oral‐performative reading and text‐interpretive tradition in the scribal community (Yakhad) associated with the Qumran ruins and the Dead Sea scrolls. The focus is upon the ... More


‘Publication’ in the Scribal Medium

Harold Love

in Scribal Publication in Seventeenth-Century England

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112198
eISBN:
9780191670695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112198.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter considers how written texts are to be categorized as published or unpublished within a culture in which scribal transmission might be chosen without any sense of its being inferior or ... More


Epilogue

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:
10.1093/0195140672.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The epilogue briefly explores the ontological distinctions drawn in rabbinic culture between Torah in the Mouth as an oral performative reality and the written versions of rabbinic tradition. ... More


Composition

Ivor J. Davidson

in Ambrose: De Officiis: Edited with an Introduction, Translation, and Commentary (Two Volume Set)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199245789
eISBN:
9780191601453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245789.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Though it has often been thought that the work was composed out of a series of sermons, De officiis is essentially a written text, even if it draws upon homiletic material in a few places.


Off the Record: Performing Practices in Romantic Piano Playing

Neal Peres da Costa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195386912
eISBN:
9780199933365
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386912.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Early piano recordings provide audible evidence of the performing practices of late-Romantic pianists, practices that often differ radically from the present. Comparing these practices with ... More


History

Simon Palfrey and Tiffany Stern

in Shakespeare in Parts

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199272051
eISBN:
9780191699580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272051.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter introduces some of the basic things that all actors would look out for in their written part-texts. It then explores how Shakespeare adapts and transforms these widespread practices and ... More


Conclusion

in Parchment Paper Pixels: Law and the Technologies of Communication

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226803067
eISBN:
9780226803074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226803074.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter presents some final thoughts from the author. It suggests that just as writing materials have evolved from parchment to paper to pixels over the centuries, the technologies for storing ... More


Appropriation and Resistance

James V. Wertsch

in Mind as Action

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195117530
eISBN:
9780199846917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195117530.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter looks at a set of metaphors mainly in connection with written and spoken texts. This means that when considering the issue of whether one is operating in one's own or another's space, ... More


Reading Machines: Toward an Algorithmic Criticism

Stephen Ramsay

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036415
eISBN:
9780252093449
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036415.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Besides familiar and now commonplace tasks that computers do all the time, what else are they capable of? This study of computational text analysis examines how computers can be used as “reading ... More


Introduction: addressing the other woman

Kimberly Lamm

in Addressing the other woman: Textual correspondences in feminist art and writing

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781526121264
eISBN:
9781526136176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526121264.003.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter introduces the importance of text and images of writing for feminist art practices in the late 1960s and 1970s. Beginning with the 2008 exhibition WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution, ... More


Beyond Words

Petra M. Sijpesteijn

in Shaping a Muslim State: The World of a Mid-Eighth-Century Egyptian Official

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199673902
eISBN:
9780191758133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673902.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

Both the contents and visual characteristics of a text form its ‘referential dimension’, connecting authority and written word. This chapter explores how these two aspects of written texts functioned ... More


Language choice and appositive structures in written texts in Rwanda

Joseph Gafaranga

in Bilingualism as Interactional Practices

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748675951
eISBN:
9781474430463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748675951.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Research in code-switching, undertaken against the backdrop of very negative attitudes towards the concurrent use of two or more languages within the same conversation, has traditionally been geared ... More


Old Babylonian Law: Gesture, Speech, and Writing

in Writing, Law, and Kingship in Old Babylonian Mesopotamia

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226101583
eISBN:
9780226101590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226101590.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the evolution of symbolic gestures, speech and writing in relation to law in Mesopotamia during the Old Babylonian period. The diachronic analysis reveals the increasing place ... More


Why Literacy Matters, Then and Now

David R. Olson

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/9780199793983.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter reviews recent work in classic literacy and the relationship between the objectification of written text and linguistic features of quotation. It shows how writing is neither equivalent ... More


Introduction

Vilém Flusser, Mark Poster, and Nancy Ann Roth

in Does Writing Have a Future?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670222
eISBN:
9781452947228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670222.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter reflects on writing and what is distinctive about it; what sets it apart from comparable gestures of the past and future such as painting or pressing on computer keys; whether there is ... More


Conclusion: A Civilization with Two Faces

in Writing, Law, and Kingship in Old Babylonian Mesopotamia

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226101583
eISBN:
9780226101590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226101590.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on writing and literacy in Mesopotamia during the second millennium bce. The Old Babylonian period is no doubt the era of Mesopotamian history when ... More


Orality and Performance in Classical Attic Prose: A Linguistic Approach

Alessandro Vatri

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198795902
eISBN:
9780191837081
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198795902.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Is there a linguistic difference between classical Greek prose texts meant for oral delivery in public and those meant for written circulation and private reception? This difficult question is ... More


Photo-texts: Contemporary French Writing of the Photographic Image

Andrew Stafford

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310522
eISBN:
9781846316128
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316128
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Taking nine case studies from the French-speaking world, this book attempts to define the interaction between non-fictional written text (captions, essays, fragments, poems) and photographic image. ... More


Survey of Previous Works and Bibliography

Urszula Clark and Esther Asprey

in West Midlands English: Birmingham and the Black Country

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748641697
eISBN:
9780748693900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641697.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter begins with an overview of linguistic research concerning Birmingham and Black Country English. It then describes sources of information, including written texts that reflect regional ... More


Prologue: On a Portrait of a Woman Reader

Elena Lombardi

in Imagining the Woman Reader in the Age of Dante

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198818960
eISBN:
9780191859762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198818960.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The Prologue contains an analysis of a fresco in the Palazzo del Podestà in San Gimignano, dating from the beginning of the fourteenth century, and showing a man and a woman reading together, their ... More


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