Posts Tagged by Singer of Tales
|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…
|October 20, 2015||Filled under Book Club, Community, Featured||
We are excited to share the upcoming Hour 25 Book Club selections. Look out for further announcements and forum threads nearer the time!
November 17, 2015 at 11:00 a.m EST—Chapter 2 ‘Singers: Performance and Training’ and Chapter 5 ‘Songs and the Song’ from Singer of Tales by Albert B. Lord
December 15, 2015 at 11:00 a.m EST—Book 1 and Book 2 of Aeneid by Virgil
January 26, 2016 at 11:00 a.m EST—Epic of Gilgamesh
February 23, 2016 at 11:00 a.m EST—Beowulf Read more…
|October 17, 2014||Filled under Featured, News, Research, Texts||
We are pleased to announce that Albert B. Lord’s The Singer of Tales is now available, for free, in electronic form on the newly redesigned CHS website. Albert Lord’s book builds on the work begun by Milman Parry during his search for the oral traditions in the Yugoslavia of 1933–35, when he began recording and […] Read more…