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Oralność i piśmienność
Orality and Literacy

The Technologizing of the Word Translated

Author(s): Walter Jackson Ong
Contributor(s): Józef Japola (Editor), Józef Japola (Translator)
Subject(s): History, Cultural history
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: orality; literacy; social communication; literary theory; literary anthropology
Summary/Abstract: A key publication concerning the theory of orality and literacy, one of the most important conceptions to emerge in cultural studies in the second half of the 20th century. It presents the fundamental characteristics of literary orality in its anthropological and theoretical sense. It discusses the importance of writing for changes in thought, the role of print and the transition from the world of sound to the world of sight. It considers the issue of narrative, the plot structure and the characters in oral and written literature. It refers to the main methodological trends in 20th century literary studies, from structuralism and New Criticism, through speech act theory and its literary consequences to deconstruction.

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-83-235-5940-5
  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-83-235-0809-0
  • Page Count: 302
  • Publication Year: 2011
  • Language: Polish