Oral Art Forms and Their Passage Into Writing

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Museum Tusculanum Press, 2008 - Literary Criticism - 241 pages
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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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Contents

Else Mundal
1
Tommy Danielsson
29
Minna Skafte Jensen
43
Anna Adamska
69
Sonja Petrovic
85
Caie
109
Jonas Wellendorf
135
Bernt Øyvind Thorvaldsen
151
Bergsveinn Birgisson
163
Guðrún Nordal
185
Ljubiša Rajic
203
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Else Mundal is Professor of Old Norse Literature at the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of Bergen. Jonas Wellendorf is Postdoctoral Researcher in Old Norse Literature at the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of Bergen.

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