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With Voice and PenComing to Know Medieval Song and How it Was Made$
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Leo Treitler

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199214761

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214761.001.0001

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Lingering Questions about ‘Oral Literature’

Lingering Questions about ‘Oral Literature’

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(p.202) CHAPTER 8 Lingering Questions about ‘Oral Literature’
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With Voice and Pen
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Leo Treitler

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214761.003.0008

The ongoing discussions about the Homeric Question and about orality and literacy in the language arts resonate to such a degree with parallel questions as regards the history of music. These discussions are considered by way of a review of two recent books about the subject: The Theory of Oral Composition: History and Methodology by John Miles Foley and Oral-Formulaic Theory: A Folklore Casebook, edited by John Miles Foley.

Keywords:   Homeric epics, The Theory of Oral Composition: History and Methodology, John Miles Foley, Oral-Formulaic Theory: A Folklore Casebook, music

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