Orality, Literacy, and Modern Media

Orality, Literacy, and Modern Media

Edited by Dietrich Scheunemann


Camden House



Essays offering new approaches to the debate on orality and literacy, taking in recent developments in modern electronic media.
This collection of essays, the outcome of an international research project by the University of Freiburg, the German Film Museum in Frankfurt, and an interdisciplinary research group for Media Studies at the University of Edinburgh, contributes new insights and analytical categories to the ongoing debate on orality and literacy, extending it to the realm of modern electronic media. Taking up ideas developed by such important critics as Benjamin, Parry, Lord, Ong, McLuhan, and the Russian Formalist Eikhenbaum, the essays suggest a new integrated approach to the study of presentational forms and media of communication from all ages of civilisation.


June 1996
15 black and white illustrations
222 pages
22.8x15.2 in
Studies in German Literature Linguistics and Culture
ISBN: 9781571130327
Format: Hardback
Camden House
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"An impressive collection of essays contributing new insights and new analytical categories to the debate on orality and literacy and extends it to the realm of modern electronic media. The essays take up ideas developed by Parry and Lord, Ong and McLuhan and also by the Russian Formalist critic Eikhenbaum and the German critic Walter Benjamin. . . . Highly recommended addition to all media research centers, academic and community library reference collections." MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW

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