Tellings and Texts

Music, Literature and Performance in North India

Author: Francesca Orsini,Katherine Butler Schofield

Publisher: Open Book Publishers

ISBN: 1783741023

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 566

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Examining materials from early modern and contemporary North India and Pakistan, Tellings and Texts brings together seventeen first-rate papers on the relations between written and oral texts, their performance, and the musical traditions these performances have entailed. The contributions from some of the best scholars in the field cover a wide range of literary genres and social and cultural contexts across the region. The texts and practices are contextualized in relation to the broader social and political background in which they emerged, showing how religious affiliations, caste dynamics and political concerns played a role in shaping social identities as well as aesthetic sensibilities. By doing so this book sheds light into theoretical issues of more general significance, such as textual versus oral norms; the features of oral performance and improvisation; the role of the text in performance; the aesthetics and social dimension of performance; the significance of space in performance history and important considerations on repertoires of story-telling. The book also contains links to audio files of some of the works discussed in the text. Tellings and Texts is essential reading for anyone with an interest in South Asian culture and, more generally, in the theory and practice of oral literature, performance and story-telling.

Telling and Being Told

Storytelling and Cultural Control in Contemporary Yucatec Maya Literatures

Author: Paul M. Worley

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 0816599092

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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Through performance and the spoken word, Yucatec Maya storytellers have maintained the vitality of their literary traditions for more than five hundred years. Telling and Being Told presents the figure of the storyteller as a symbol of indigenous cultural control in contemporary Yucatec Maya literatures. Analyzing the storyteller as the embodiment of indigenous knowledge in written and oral texts, this book highlights how Yucatec Maya literatures play a vital role in imaginings of Maya culture and its relationships with Mexican and global cultures. Through performance, storytellers place the past in dynamic relationship with the present, each continually evolving as it is reevaluated and reinterpreted. Yet non-indigenous actors often manipulate the storyteller in their firsthand accounts of the indigenous world. Moreover, by limiting the field of literary study to written texts, Worley argues, critics frequently ignore an important component of Latin America’s history of conquest and colonization: The fact that Europeans consciously set out to destroy indigenous writing systems, making orality a key means of indigenous resistance and cultural continuity. Given these historical factors, outsiders must approach Yucatec Maya and other indigenous literatures on their own terms rather than applying Western models. Although oral literature has been excluded from many literary studies, Worley persuasively demonstrates that it must be included in contemporary analyses of indigenous literatures as oral texts form a key component of contemporary indigenous literatures, and storytellers and storytelling remain vibrant cultural forces in both Yucatec communities and contemporary Yucatec writing.

Telling how Texts Talk

Essays on Reading and Ethnomethodology

Author: A. W. McHoul

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780710090478

Category: Social Science

Page: 163

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The pressures of the text

orality, texts and the telling of tales

Author: Stewart Brown,University of Birmingham. Centre of West African Studies

Publisher: Centre of West African Studies University of Birmingham

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 145

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Gender and Story in South India

Author: Leela Prasad,Ruth B. Bottigheimer,Lalita Handoo

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791481255

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 151

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Gender and Story in South India presents exciting ethnographic research by Indian women scholars on Hindu and Muslim women-centered oral narratives. The book is unique for its geographic and linguistic focus on South India, for its inclusion of urban and rural locales of narration, and for its exploration of shared Hindu and Muslim female space. Drawing on the worldviews of South Indian female narrators in both everyday and performative settings, the contributors lead readers away from customary and comfortable assumptions about gender distinctions in India to experience a more dialogical, poetically ordered moral universe that is sensitive to women's material and spiritual lives. Book jacket.

Tales, Tellers and Texts

Author: Gabrielle Cliff Hodges,Morag Styles,Mary Jane Drummond

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780304706419

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 162

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With the government's increased attention to literacy in education, the role of narrative in children's experience is under as intense scrutiny as ever. This book explores the wide range of narratives currently available and what can happen when children engage with them.

Writing Lesson Level K--Tell, Sketch, and Write Narrative Text

Author: Richard Gentry, Ph.D.,Jan McNeel, M.A.Ed.

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 148076891X

Category:

Page: 5

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Incorporate writing instruction in your classroom as an essential element of literacy development while implementing best practices. Simplify the planning of writing instruction and become familiar with the Common Core State Standards of Writing.

Writing Lesson Level K--Tell, Sketch, and Write Informative Text

Author: Richard Gentry, Ph.D.,Jan McNeel, M.A.Ed.

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1480768936

Category:

Page: 5

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Incorporate writing instruction in your classroom as an essential element of literacy development while implementing best practices. Simplify the planning of writing instruction and become familiar with the Common Core State Standards of Writing.

Writing Lesson Level 1--Tell, Sketch, and Write Informative Text

Author: Richard Gentry, Ph.D.,Jan McNeel, M.A.Ed.

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1480770280

Category:

Page: 7

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Incorporate writing instruction in your classroom as an essential element of literacy development while implementing best practices. Simplify the planning of writing instruction and become familiar with the Common Core State Standards of Writing.

Writing Lesson Level 2--Tell, Sketch, and Write Narrative Text

Author: Richard Gentry, Ph.D.,Jan McNeel, M.A.Ed.

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 148077605X

Category:

Page: 8

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Incorporate writing instruction in your classroom as an essential element of literacy development while implementing best practices. Simplify the planning of writing instruction and become familiar with the Common Core State Standards of Writing.

Telling Tales

The Hysteric's Seduction in Fiction and Theory

Author: Katherine Cummings

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804718257

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 298

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Categories in Text and Talk

A Practical Introduction to Categorization Analysis

Author: Georgia Lepper

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446275647

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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`This is a very fine introduction to the tradition and practice of categorisation analysis, a method for analysing language derived from the work of Harvey Sacks. Georgia Lepper conveys with great effectiveness and simplicity the basic principles of this method, and enables the reader to apply it in practice. Through a series of practical exercises and worked examples, the reader is taken through the necessary steps to achieve full independence in practice of this important analytic method. A great deal of practical wisdom and experience has gone into this book, and it will undoubtedly be of great assistance to students and researchers seeking to apply this still innovative approach to qualitative data analysis' - Clive Seale, Goldsmiths College, University of London `A stunning introduction to categorization analysis! Georgia Lepper is a master teacher and her book a major achievement. Sensibly organized, amply illustrated, and deftly instructive, this remarkably clear text is a pedagogical milestone in the area' - Jaber F Gubrium, University of Florida This is the first practical book on how to apply Harvey Sacks' `membership categorization analysis' technique, an increasingly influential method for conversation analysis. Categorization analysis is a method for the study of situated social action and offers a complementary method to the traditional sequential analysis used in the study of naturally occurring talk and text. The author provides an understanding of the concepts through an analysis of data samples and a series of exercises. Later chapters discuss the application to a variety of disciplines. Examples used to illustrate the approach include, talk, text and images, narratives, stories and organizational settings. The practice of research is further elucidated in the use of an extended case study and the topics of reliability, validity and ethics are also covered. Additional features include suggested further readings at the end of each chapter and a glossary of terms. The book will be invaluable to students and beginning researchers in the disciplines of linguistics, sociology and anthropology, and other main users of conversational and narrative analysis methods, in cultural studies, ethnography, organization studies, discursive psychology and psychotherapy, who are seeking empirical methods for the study of the phenomena of everyday interaction. This book can be used as a companion volume to Doing Conversation Analysis: A Practical Guide also published in the Introducing Qualitative Methods series.

Discourse and Community

Doing Functional Linguistics

Author: Eija Ventola

Publisher: Gunter Narr Verlag

ISBN: 9783823349440

Category: Análisis del discurso

Page: 397

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Lovhers

Author: Nicole Brossard,Barbara Godard

Publisher: Guernica Editions

ISBN: 9780919349933

Category: Poetry

Page: 93

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This is the poetry by Nicole Brossard who has become well known as a lesbian feminist theorist and writer and as the leading figure among Quebec post-modernist writers. Her work blurs the boundaries between fiction and theory, subverting the fictions partriarchal discourse has spun about women's lives by working with the 're(her)alities' of women's lives that lie outside the codes of fiction.

The Bedtrick

Tales of Sex and Masquerade

Author: Wendy Doniger

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226156439

Category: Religion

Page: 576

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"Somehow I woke up one day and found myself in bed with a stranger." Meant literally or figuratively, this statement describes one of the best-known plots in world mythology and popular storytelling. In a tour that runs from Shakespeare to Hollywood and from Abraham Lincoln to Casanova, the erudite and irrepressible Wendy Doniger shows us the variety, danger, and allure of the "bedtrick," or what it means to wake up with a stranger. The Bedtrick brings together hundreds of stories from all over the world, from the earliest recorded Hindu and Hebrew texts to the latest item in the Weekly World News, to show the hilariously convoluted sexual scrapes that people manage to get themselves into and out of. Here you will find wives who accidentally commit adultery with their own husbands. You will read Lincoln's truly terrible poem about a bedtrick. You will learn that in Hong Kong the film The Crying Game was retitled Oh No! My Girlfriend Has a Penis. And that President Clinton was not the first man to be identified by an idiosyncratic organ. At the bottom of these wonderful stories, ancient myths, and historical anecdotes lie the dynamics of sex and gender, power and identity. Why can't people tell the difference in the dark? Can love always tell the difference between one lover and another? And what kind of truth does sex tell? Funny, sexy, and engaging, The Bedtrick is a masterful work of energetic storytelling and dazzling scholarship. Give it to your spouse and your lover.

Thai Tellings of Phra Malai

Texts and Rituals Concerning a Popular Buddhist Saint

Author: Bonnie Pacala Brereton

Publisher: Asu Center for Asian Research

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 252

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Telling in Henry James

The Web of Experience and the Forms of Reality

Author: Lynda Zwinger

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1501308998

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 160

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Telling in Henry James argues that James's contribution to narrative and narrative theories is a lifelong exploration of how to "tell," but not, as Douglas has it in "The Turn of the Screw" in any "literal, vulgar way." James's fiction offers multiple, and often contradictory, reading (in)directions. Zwinger's overarching contention is that the telling detail is that which cannot be accounted for with any single critical or theoretical lens-that reading James is in some real sense a reading of the disquietingly inassimilable "fictional machinery." The analyses offered by each of the six chapters are grounded in close reading and focused on oddments-textual equivalents to the "particlesÂ?? James describes as caught in a silken spider web, in a famous analogy used in "The Art of FictionÂ?? to describe the kind of "consciousnessÂ?? James wants his fiction to present to the reader. Telling in Henry James attends to the sheer fun of James's wit and verbal dexterity, to the cognitive tune-up offered by the complexities and nuances of his precise and rhythmic syntax, and to the complex and contradictory contrapuntal impact of the language on the page, tongue, and ear.