Talking on the Page: Editing Aboriginal Oral Texts

Talking on the Page: Editing Aboriginal Oral Texts

by Laura J. Murray
     
 

ISBN-10: 0802082300

ISBN-13: 9780802082305

Pub. Date: 07/28/1999

Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division

The worlds of readers and writers on the one hand and listeners and speakers on the other differ in many ways. What happens when the stories, beliefs, or histories of North American Native people, many traditionally communicated orally, are transferred to paper or other media? Why do tellers, teachers, editors, filmmakers, and translators undertake this work? What

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The worlds of readers and writers on the one hand and listeners and speakers on the other differ in many ways. What happens when the stories, beliefs, or histories of North American Native people, many traditionally communicated orally, are transferred to paper or other media? Why do tellers, teachers, editors, filmmakers, and translators undertake this work? What do the words mean for different audiences? How can they be most effectively and responsibly presented and interpreted? This collection of essays confronts these and other issues that arise in attempting to record oral cultures for a visual society. The book contains an introduction by the editors, and papers by Nora Marks Dauenhauer and Richard Dauenhauer, Kimberly M. Blaeser, J. Edward Chamberlain, Victor Masayesva Jr., and Julie Cruikshank.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802082305
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date:
07/28/1999
Series:
Conference on Editorial Problems Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.97(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors
Introduction
1The paradox of talking on the page: Some aspects of the Tlingit and Haida experience3
2How do we learn language? What do we learn?43
3Writing voices speaking: Native authors and an oral aesthetic53
4Doing things with words: Putting performance on the page69
5It shall not end anywhere: Transforming oral traditions91
6The social life of texts: Editing on the page and in performance97
Previous Conference Publications121

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