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Oral Verse-Making in Homer's Odyssey
There's Nothing Natural About Natural Conversation: A Look at Dialogue in Fiction and Drama
While discussing some of the ideas presented in this paper, a colleague mentioned that after reading David Mamet's play Glengarry Glen Ross, he thought to himself that the dialogue in the play portrayed the way people ...
Literary Aesthetics in Oral Art
Yugoslav Oral Lyric, Primarily in Serbo-Croatian
In spite of structural differences, Yugoslav oral lyric represents a unified whole in its genesis. For Yugoslavs, as well as other peoples, lyric song was the first poetic form in their aspirations toward human culture. ...
Formulaic Diction in Kazakh Epic Poetry
"This paper is an attempt to extend formulaic analysis to the Turkic epics of Central Asia. Owing to social and cultural conservatism, the traditional art of oral poetry is still cultivated by a number of Turkic peoples ...
The Legend of Kosovo
Speakerly women and scribal men
Concluding Formulas of Audience Address in Serbo-Croatian Oral Epic
"As a special feature of Serbo-Croatian oral poems, audience address is formulaic to a great extent, so that one can posit a stock of traditional formulas and formulaic expressions. From the standpoint of theme, this stock ...
Orality-Literacy Studies and the Unity of the Human Race
At the end of a symposium and volume such as this, with its array of varied and brilliant papers, it is difficult to know what to say by way of conclusion other than to express my heartfelt thanks to the impressive ...
The Montenegrin Oral Epic in a New Perspective
In his study Putilov advances the opinion that the question of the relationship between history and poetry in Montenegrin oral epic poetry can be resolved by the historical-typological method, which reveals that oral heroic ...