Envisioning Dialogue in Performance

in Reading in the Wilderness

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print December 2007 | ISBN: 9780226071329
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226071343 | DOI:
Envisioning Dialogue in Performance

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This chapter explores these dialogic transformations as Additional 37049 joins vision and conversation in its explorations of the performance of devotional reading. It explains that some of the texts and images in Additional 37049 gesture toward performative modes of reading through their suggestion of a communal rather than individual literary experience, their inclusion of visual experience along with words as a part of the aesthetics of reading. The chapter also suggests that the dialogues of Additional 37049 exhibit a combination of vision and voice, an animated interweaving of words with pictures that is conducive to precisely the kind of reading experience its compiler is most eager to create.

Keywords: dialogic transformations; Additional 37049; devotional reading; performative modes; communal literary experience

Chapter.  16260 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500)

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