Oral Art Forms and Their Passage Into Writing
Else Mundal, Jonas Wellendorf
Museum Tusculanum Press, 2008 - Literary Criticism - 241 pages
when oral texts are removed from their original medium and written down? The present collection examines the complex relationship between the oral and the written and the problems of textualization. Taking their point of departure in the theories of orality and literalization as well as the preserved texts and their transmission, the individual contributors, experts from the fields of Old Norse, Old English, Latin and Homeric studies as well as from later Serbian and Norwegian folklore, explore the commonalities and differences in the process of literalization within the medieval world as well as in recent times.
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