The Invention Of The Oral: Print Commerce And Fugitive Voices In Eighteenth-century Britain

Hardcover | May 11, 2017

byPaula McDowell

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:May 11, 2017Publisher:University of Chicago PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

List of Figures
1.         Oral Tradition in the History of Mediation
2.         Oral Tradition as A Tale of a Tub: Jonathan Swift's Oratorial Machines
3.         The Contagion of the Oral in A Journal of the Plague Year
4.         Oratory Transactions: John “Orator” Henley and His Critics
5.         How to Speak Well in Public: The Elocution Movement Begins in Earnest
6.         “Fair Rhet’ric” and the Fishwives of Billingsgate
7.         “The Art of Printing Was Fatal”: The Idea of Oral Tradition in Ballad Discourse
8.         Conjecturing Oral Societies: Global to Gaelic
Coda: When Did “Orality” Become a “Culture”?