Posts Tagged by oral tradition
|October 1, 2017||Filled under Book Club, Featured||
Our Book Club readings this month are from Albert Bates Lord: Epic Singers and Oral Tradition, which is available online for free at CHS. As usual we will start and continue the discussion in the forum, and we will meet via Google+ Hangout on Tuesday, October 31 at 11 a.m. EDT. Read more…
|September 4, 2017||Filled under Book Club, Featured||
We are excited to share the themes for the Fall 2017 sessions of the Book Club when we will be reading selections from the following:
Albert Bates Lord Epic Singers and Oral Tradition
Poetry of Horace
Look out for detailed announcements each month! Read more…
|August 31, 2016||Filled under Community, Featured, Visiting Scholars||
“Song 44 of Sappho, which has a form conventionally described as lyric, is not only related to the form of epic as exemplified by the Homeric Iliad and Odyssey: more than that, this form of lyric, like the form of epic, originates from an oral tradition.”
You can watch the recording of this video discussion featuring Gregory Nagy of Harvard University.
|November 19, 2015||Filled under Featured, News, Research||
“It is of the nature of things that Homer and his poems should play some role, directly or indirectly, in all the articles in this volume. It is not surprising, either, that South Slavic oral-traditional epic should loom large in them as well. Since my graduate work was also seriously concerned with medieval English and Germanic epic, some of the writings included here represent that field. Because the methodology that I inherited from my teacher Milman Parry is, I believe, applicable to many other narrative poetries, references to them are not infrequent.” Read more…
|October 27, 2015||Filled under Book Club, Featured||
Our next Book Club selection features two selections from Albert B. Lord’s The Singer of Tales: Chapter 2 ‘Singers: Performance and Training’, and Chapter 5 ‘Songs and the Song’.
This book, originally published in 1960, is based on research carried out in the former Yugoslavia by Milman Parry in the 1930s, which focused on how singers who learn songs in an oral tradition compose in performance. This provides valuable evidence for how Homeric epic could have been composed and transmitted. Read more…