The Art Of Mythical Composition And Narration

Author: Alexis Bekyane Tengan
Editor: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9789052018669
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Throughout history, oral cultures lacking the medium of writing have relied on secret cults and societies to keep the authoritative versions of their sacred compositions, originally passed on to them as myths of divine origins, alive and remembered.<BR> In this book, the author, after many years spent observing secret rites, presents different versions of the White <I>Bagr mythical narrative, following the ritual calendar. These rites, which are found among the Dagara/Lobi societies in West Africa, form a crucial part of the year-long rites of initiation of selected neophytes into <I>bagr society.<BR> In addition to giving a detailed ethnographic description of this society, its initiation rites and a bilingual version of their mythical narrations, the author seeks to explain how memory is constructed, retained and transmitted in orature, and what it takes to give a proper oration, without errors, slips of the tongue and deviation, as well as examining how the performance is critically received by <I>bagr society and the Dagara people.

Dagara Black Bagr English Dagaare

Author: Alexis B. Tengan
Editor: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9789052012872
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In this volume, the author presents a version of Africa's longest oral recitation of myth of origination, the black bagr myth found among the Dagara of Northern Ghana and Southern Burkina Faso, and discusses in detail its historical and literary significance for the society. Hence, the author first outlines the historical conditions possibly responsible for the coming into existence of both the mythical narratives and the rites of initiation that accompany the narration; and then presents the literary frame and structure in which the black bagr narrative is composed. The rest of the book is a unique bilingual (Dagara and English) presentation of the black bagr narration recorded and viewed live from within a secret rite of initiation. The narration itself, similar to all black bagr ritual narrative sessions, lasted up to three hours and was performed without interruption by one speaker. The narrative content shows to what extent the rites achieve the double purpose of teaching the initiates culture knowledge and giving them new individual identities that will equip them for different social positions in life.

The Art Of Narrative In The Holy Qur N

Author: Christopher Nouryeh
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This work attempts to recapture the fluid relationship between ethics and such institutions as faith, politics and literary art not seen, according to the author, since the time of Muhammad. By exploring the narrative that Muhammad employs in the Qur'an, the author works to reestablish the spiritually and politically desiccated relationship and prove that if today's Arab-Muslims still deem him the ethico-political and religio-artistic model to emulate, as he has been in the past, it is because he relates art to life.

Narratives And Journeys In Rock Art A Reader

Author: George Nash
Editor: Archaeopress Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1784915610
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Why publish a Reader? Today, it is relatively easy and convenient to switch on your computer and download an academic paper. However, as many scholars have experienced, historic references are difficult to access. Moreover, some are now lost and are merely references in later papers. This can be frustrating.

Graphic Narratives And The Mythological Imagination In India

Author: Roma Chatterji
Editor: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1000736970
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This book explores graphic narratives and comics in India and demonstrates how these forms serve as sites on which myths are enacted and recast. It uses the case studies of a comics version of the Mahabharata War, a folk artist’s rendition of a comic book story, and a commercial project to re-imagine two of India’s most famous epics – the Ramayana and the Mahabharata – as science fiction and superhero tales. It discusses comic books and self-published graphic novels; bardic performance aided with painted scrolls and commercial superhero comics; myths, folklore, and science fiction; and different pictorial styles and genres of graphic narration and storytelling. It also examines the actual process of the creation of comics besides discussions with artists on the tools and location of the comics medium as well as the method and impact of translation and crossover genres in such narratives. With its clear, lucid style and rich illustrations, the book will be useful to scholars and researchers of sociology, anthropology, visual culture and media, and South Asian studies, as well as those working on art history, religion, popular culture, graphic novels, art and design, folk culture, literature, and performing arts.

The Ages Of Homer

Author: Jane B. Carter
Editor: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9780292712089
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"This is the most exciting and diverse collection of essays on Homer to emerge in the past twenty-five years.... There is no other volume like this in scope or ambition or in the erudition of its contributors. It is one of a kind." —Richard P. Martin, Professor of Classics, Princeton University "Dedicated to the...archaeologist and classical scholar Emily Vermeule, this splendidly illustrated volume takes a special place among the numerous studies devoted to the Homeric past.... To sum it up, this is a valuable collection of penetrating studies about Homer, with interesting insights into early Greek art." —Journal of Indo-European Studies "By any standard an outstanding [collection], and among its thirty-one articles are nearly a dozen that will be appreciated as real advances in the discussion of one Homeric problema or another—perhaps an unprecedented percentage.... The University of Texas Press has produced a volume worthy of its ceremonial function in the career of a tremendously influential scholar and educator. It is lavish, and very attractive." —Bryn Mawr Classical Review "Will be required reading for serious students of the Iliad, the Odyssey, and the Homeric world." —Choice Homer's Iliad and Odyssey have fascinated listeners and readers for over twenty-five centuries. In this volume of original essays, collected to honor the distinguished career of Emily T. Vermeule, thirty-four leading experts in Homeric studies and related fields provide up-to-date, multidisciplinary accounts of the most current issues in the study of Homer. The book is divided into three sections. The first section treats the Bronze Age setting of the poems (around 1200 B.C.), using archaeological evidence to reveal how poetic memory preserves, distorts, and invents the past. The second section explores the early Iron Age, in which the poems were written (c. 800-500 B.C.), using the strategies of comparative philology and mythology, literary theory, historical linguistics, anthropology, and iconography to determine how the poems took shape. The final section traces the use of Homer for literary and artistic inspiration by classical Greece and Rome.

Critical Approaches To Ancient Near Eastern Art

Author: Brian A. Brown
Editor: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 1614510350
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This volume assembles more than 30 articles focusing on the visual, material, and environmental arts of the Ancient Near East. Specific case studies range temporally from the fourth millennium up to the Hellenistic period and geographically from Iran to the eastern Mediterranean. Contributions apply innovative theoretical and methodological approaches to archaeological evidence and critically examine the historiography of the discipline itself. Not intended to be comprehensive, the volume instead captures a cross-section of the field of Ancient Near Eastern art history as its stands in the second decade of the twenty-first century. The volume will be of value to scholars working in the Ancient Near East as well as others interested in newer art historical and anthropological approaches to visual culture.

Roman Sources Of Christian Art

Author: Emerson Howland Swift
Editor: Greenwood
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The Art Of Jamaican Oral Narrative Performance

Author: Laura Davidson Tanna
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Abstracts And Program Statements For Art History Sessions

Author: College Art Association of America. Meeting
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Lenox Avenue

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The Encyclopedia Of Religion

Author: Mircea Eliade
Editor: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
ISBN: 9780029098103
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A comprehensive guide to the history, beliefs, concepts, practices, and major figures of religions past and present.

The Art Of Composition

Author: Frederic Thomas Blanchard
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A Handbook To Literature

Author: William Flint Thrall, Addison Hibbard
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A Handbook To Literature

Author: THRALL
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Myths Historical Archetypes And Symbolic Figures In Arabic Literature

Author: Angelika Neuwirth
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The Art Of Ancient Greece And Rome From The Rise Of Greece To The Fall Of Rome

Author: Giovanni Becatti
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