Chapter 7. Orality - Literacy

  1. Thomas A. Schmitz

Published Online: 15 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470692295.ch7

Modern Literary Theory and Ancient Texts: An Introduction

Modern Literary Theory and Ancient Texts: An Introduction

How to Cite

Schmitz, T. A. (2007) Orality - Literacy, in Modern Literary Theory and Ancient Texts: An Introduction, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470692295.ch7

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 14 SEP 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405153751

Online ISBN: 9780470692295

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Keywords:

  • orality;
  • literacy;
  • scholarship;
  • classical literature;
  • mental activity

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Oral Cultures:The Theses of Goody and Watt

  • What Does “Orality” Mean?

  • Oral Poetry

  • The Homeric Epics as a Test Case

  • Further Reading