Centre for Medieval Studies

Along the Oral-Written Continuum: Types of Texts, Relations and their Implications

This latest arrival from the Brepols USML series is an attempt at placing Ruth Finnegan’s concept of the oral-written continuum at the heart of scholarly debate.

The contributors to the volume treat the oral-written continuum as an object of a head-on theoretical investigation, as a backdrop to distinct processes of acquisition of literacy in different European regions, and indeed, as a tool for navigating the rugged landscape of verbal forms, exploring the complexity of oral-literary interrelationships that they manifest. The book is edited by Slavica Ranković, Leidulf Melve and Else Mundal.