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This is why I shouldn't write papers after Midnight - Seven Degrees off Bubble
March 5th, 2011
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This is why I shouldn't write papers after Midnight
In writing about the dichotomy between print communication and oral utterance in Dafoe's A Journal of a Plague Year, I was trying to highlight how this dichotomy played out in the realms of temporal, economic, and ecclesiastical power. For the latter, I point out the difference between the Bible (of print) and the "devout priests who stayed in the city to serve their congregations (orally)." After that, I couldn't even TYPE the word "oral" any more without wondering how it would read for my audience. So I quickly scrapped my entire thesis and focused on the remnant of manuscript culture that exists in the text.

Now, I'm having trouble taking myself seriously when I type "by hand." x.x

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Date:March 5th, 2011 01:34 pm (UTC)
You know, it takes a lot of stamina to serve an entire congregation orally.
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Date:March 9th, 2011 03:08 am (UTC)
Hey Smarty Pants! When are you going to come and game with us? Miss ya....
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