Orality and early Greek epic: Elizabeth Minchin

1 November 2023, 12.00 PM - 1 November 2023, 1.00 PM

Online (Zoom)

PLEASE NOTE that this webinar will begin at 12:00 GMT (= 23:00 AEDT).

Prof. Elizabeth Minchin (ANU), ‘From Parry and Lord to the Present: Observing the Development of Oral Theory’

'The oral theory developed by Milman Parry and, subsequently, Albert Lord was necessarily limited in scope and depth. But, as findings from and observations in other fields were gradually absorbed into it, orality by the 1990s began to be recognized as a productive lens through which to view archaic literature and its audiences. In this paper I shall discuss some important contributions to oral theory over the last 50 years and show how they have been used to enhance our understanding of communication in that archaic world.'

This event is part of a series of free, online seminars on the topic of orality and early Greek epic, hosted by Frances Pickworth and Pantelis Michelakis at the University of Bristol. To find out more about the series, including other speakers, please visit the seminar homepage.

To attend this event or other seminars in the series, please register via Zoom. Registration is free. If you have any questions about the series or problems signing up, please email Frances Pickworth at f.pickworth@bristol.ac.uk.

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