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Coming of Age in the Global Village
I wish to analyze in this paper three acts of violence directed against public figures: Arthur Bremer's attempt to assassinate George Wallace in 1972; John Hinckley, Jr.'s attempt to assassinate President Reagan in 1982; ...
Oral Verse-Making in Homer's Odyssey
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 ...
Early Christian Creeds and Controversies in the Light of the Orality-Literacy Hypothesis
The orality-literacy hypothesis developed in the largely complementary works of Walter J. Ong, S.J., and Eric A. Havelock grows out of the field research of Milman Parry (1971). Better than half a century ago, Parry initiated ...
The Making of the Novel and the Evolution of Consciousness
In his article "Milton's Logical Epic and Evolving Consciousness" (1976a), Walter Ong points out that a critic looking at sixteenth- and seventeenth-century texts must inevitably engage in an examination of dissociations. ...
The Traditional Romancero in Mexico: Panorama
A traditional genre possesses two principal characteristics: its power of conservation and its power of variation. Thanks to the first, it can preserve up to the present time themes, plots, motifs, and texts that were born ...
Walter Jackson Ong, S.J.: A Selected Bibliography
The published works of Walter J. Ong, S.J., number close to four hundred. What follows here is a chronological listing of about half that total. Some earlier publications, some items that would be difficult to obtain, and ...
Walter Jackson Ong, S.J.: A Biographical Portrait
Studies in oral tradition, converging on insights from contemporary anthropology and other fields, are making evident the profound relationships between the personal and public aspects of our lives as human beings. The ...
The determinants of wage increases in new manufacturing plants in rural areas
(Southern Journal of Agricultural Economics, 1981-07)
The research reported here was designed to explain variation in wage changes of new industrial plant employees. Following the theoretical perspectives of Gotsch, wage changes were hypothesized to result from a combination ...
"Tonight My Gun Is Loaded": Poetic Dueling In Arabia
Although folk traditions are rapidly disappearing in Arabia as it is suddenly transformed from an illiterate society to a modern state, poetic dueling remains one of the most popular and spectacular folk performances. Oral ...
Lord of the Singers
Arabic Folk Epic and Western Chanson de Geste
In the year 1892, Lady Anne Blunt published her translation of one portion of the Arabic popular romance, the S?rat Ban? Hil?. She called it The Celebrated Romance of the Stealing of the Mare. Lady Blunt, and her husband, ...
Epic Splitting: An Arab Folk Gloss on the Meaning of the Hero Pattern
"Epic narrative typically spells out departures and arrivals very clearly (see Bowra 1952:179 ff). The Arabic migration epic Sīrat Banī Hilāl, in its many different cultural transformations and retellings, has a structure ...
The Structure and Changing Functions of Oral Traditions
The transmission of knowledge by means of oral literary forms, so strongly attacked by Plato in the fourth century B.C., has not disappeared completely. Throughout the many centuries of supremacy of the written word over ...
The Judeo-Spanish Ballad Tradition
"As the repertoire of an isolated, archaizing minority, which has lived for centuries in contact with Balkan, Near Eastern, and North African cultures, the ballad tradition of the Spanish-speaking Sephardic Jews constitutes ...