Biblical Performance Criticism
Orality, Memory, Translation, Rhetoric, Discourse, Drama
Compiled by Mark Feldman
By Doug Brent, Professor in the interdisciplinary Faculty of Communication and Culture at the University of Calgary
"As a live performance, every class is slightly different. Even if the professor uses the same notes or even the same written lecture, the constant, living interaction between teacher and audience makes every performance a new event."
"Ong clearly states that 'Literate users of a grapholect such as standard English have access to vocabularies hundreds of times larger than any oral language can manage' (p. 14). On the whole I find myself in agreement with him. However, I have several in laws who are illiterate and when we have problems it is often due to misunderstandings because I have used language in a different way than they do."
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