The Folklore Text

The Folklore Text : From Performance to Print

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The first book to offer a history, theory, and methodology of textmaking from an interdisciplinary perspective, "The Folklore Text" attacks a critical issue in the study of verbal performance - translating performance style into print. Fine examines the implications of performance theory for textmaking and constructs a model of an ideal, performance-centered text based on aesthetic field theory. This is a basic reference work for folklore studies, oral interpretation, communications, sociolinguistics, semiotics, drama, and other fields concerned with art and performance.show more

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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 153.9 x 233.2 x 17.8mm | 447.88g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0253209226
  • 9780253209221
  • 2,056,724

About Elizabeth C. Fine

ELIZABETH C. FINE is Associate Professor of Communication Studies at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.show more

Table of contents

Preface 1. Introduction The Problem Methodology and Organization Significance 2. The Development of the text in American Folkloristics The Ethnolinguistic Model of the Text The Literary Model of the Text Precursors to me Performance Approach Performance-Centered Experimentation with the Text Conclusion 3. The Performance Approach: Implications For the Text Key Concepts of the Performance Approach Problems of the Performance Approach: Making the Text Fit the Theory An Aesthetic Transaction Model of Performance Conclusion 4. Intersemiotic Translation From Performance to Print Objections to Translating Performance A Definition of the Text Translation Theory Conclusion 5. Analysis of Source and Receptor Media: Performance and Print Source Medium: Performance Aural Channel: Linguistic and Paralinguistic Visual Channel: Kinesic, Artifactual, and Proxemic Tactile and Olfactory Channels Receptor Medium: Print Digital and Iconic Projections Total Impact of Projections Conclusions 6. Principle of Translating Performance Formal and Dynamic Equivalence Analytical and Perceptual Equibalence Making the Performance Report Making the Performance Record Conclusion 7. An Illustration of a Performance-Centered Text The Report The Record The Performance-Centered Text and the Literary Text: A Comparison Conclusion Notes Bibliography Indexshow more

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