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  • Books Received 

    (1987-01)
  • Coming of Age in the Global Village 

    Curtis, James M. (1987-01)
    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; ...
  • The Making of the Novel and the Evolution of Consciousness 

    Saffar, Ruth El (1987-01)
    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. ...
  • Early Christian Creeds and Controversies in the Light of the Orality-Literacy Hypothesis 

    Farrell, Thomas J. (1987-01)
    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 ...
  • Man, Muse, and Story: Psychohistorical Patterns in Oral Epic Poetry 

    Foley, John Miles (1987-01)
    Early studies of oral epic literature, that is, of epic literature composed without the aid of writing within a continuous tradition of some antiquity, focused quite logically and understandably on the somewhat mysterious ...
  • The Cosmic Myths of Homer and Hesiod 

    Havelock, Eric A. (1987-01)
    Embedded in the narratives of the Homeric poems are a few passages which open windows on the ways in which the Homeric poet envisioned the cosmos around him. They occur as brief digressions, offering powerful but by no ...
  • The Authority of The Word in St. John's Gospel: Charismatic Speech, Narrative Text, Logocentric Metaphysics 

    Kelber, Werner H. (1987-01)
    Few topics are as suited for a celebration of Walter Ong's intellectual accomplishment as the Logos, for the Word in its kaleidoscopic manifestations and intriguing transformations constitutes the center of his lifelong ...
  • The Harmony of Time in Paradise Lost 

    Kellogg, Robert (1987-01)
    In the first terrible misery following Gods judgment on him, Adam longed for death. Nor could he understand the delay in carrying out the sentence. The conditions had been clear enough: "In the day thou eat'st, thou ...
  • "Voice" and "Address" in Literary Theory 

    Kennedy, William J. (1987-01)
    One of Walter Ong's major interests has been the history of the rhetorical tradition in the West and its impact on literary forms. In recent years that interest has faced a powerful challenge from the theoretical advances ...
  • Characteristics of Orality 

    Lord, Albert B. (1987-01)
    In his book Orality and Literacy Father Ong listed a number of characteristics which are among "those which set off orally based thought and expression from chirographically and typographically based thought and expression, ...
  • Literacy, Commerce, and Catholicity: Two Contexts of Change and Invention 

    Lumpp, Randolph F. (1987-01)
    The pioneering work on orality and literacy by Walter Ong invites revisionist thinking about a great many things. Thus, a new "meta-discipline" is emerging which not only poses new questions but calls for re-exploring ...
  • Orality-Literacy Studies and the Unity of the Human Race 

    Ong, Walter J. (1987-01)
    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 Ramist Style of John Udall: Audience and Pictorial Logic in Puritan Sermon and Controversy 

    Rechtien, John G. (1987-01)
    With Wilbur Samuel Howell's Logic and Rhetoric in England, 1500-1700 (1956), Walter J. Ong's Ramus, Method, and the Decay of Dialogue (1958) helped establish the common contemporary view that Ramism impoverished logic and ...
  • Speech Is the Body of the Spirit: The Oral Hermeneutic in the Writings of Eugen Rosenstock--Huessy (1888--1973) 

    Stahmer, Harold M. (1987-01)
    The Christian social philosopher, Eugen Friedrich Moritz Rosenstock-Huessy, lived most of his life under the "spell of language," more specifically under the influence of the Incarnate Word as it manifests itself in and ...
  • Orality and Literacy in Matter and Form: Ben Franklin's Way to Wealth 

    Steele, Thomas J. (1987-01)
    The reader finishes Benjamin Franklin's Way to Wealth, first published as the preface to the silver-anniversary Poor Richard's Almanach of 1758, with the sense that an infinity of proverbs have followed one another in an ...
  • A Remark on Silence and Listening 

    Valesio (1987-01)
    Why "remark"? Because I am still developing the theory, and also because this is a short presentation. Why "a" remark rather than "some" remarks? Because this is not a series of different lines of thought constellated ...
  • Two Functions of Social Discourse: From Lope de Vega to Miguel de Cervantes 

    Rivers, Elias L. (1987-01)
    At the inevitable risk of oversimplification, I propose to approach as directly as possible a broad and complex question: how are we to view in an orderly way the many different social functions of language, both oral and ...
  • The Complexity of Oral Tradition 

    Rosenberg, Bruce A. (1987-01)
    "In challenging a remark I had once made while presenting a paper at a professional meeting, a member of the audience said that he could demonstrate that there was no oral tradition in sixteenth-century Spain. To me this ...
  • Orality and Textuality in Medieval Castilian Prose 

    Seniff, Dennis P. (1987-01)
    This study evaluates several medieval Castilian prose works in light of recent investigations dealing with orality and textuality. As a homage to Father Walter Ong and his monumental scholarly contributions to communication ...
  • Peter Ramus, Walter Ong, and the Tradition of Humanistic Learning 

    Sharratt, Peter (1987-01)
    In the 1950's Walter Ong focused his attention on the sixteenth century Parisian philosopher and educationalist Peter Ramus, and published the results of his research in two major works, Ramus, Method and the Decay of ...