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Orality and Literacy in the Digital Age: Some Initial Notes

Kristensen, J C. 2015. 'Orality and Literacy in the Digital Age: Some Initial Notes'. In: Radio Now!. London College of Communications, University of the Arts London, United Kingdom 21 March 2015. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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In this paper, I explore the historical and theoretical relationship between orality and literacy as traced through the work of Eric Havelock, Walter Ong, Marshall McLuhan and Friedrich Kittler, and apply it to the traditional academic 'outputs' of the lecture and the viva.

In the final part of the paper, I draw out this analysis and its application into the context of contemporary media culture, to explore orality as a new site of academic 'output' in terms of broadcast media, discussing the Paperweight Radio series and the Modulations: Broadcasting Research initiative.

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Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)

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21 March 2015Completed

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London College of Communications, University of the Arts London, United Kingdom

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21 March 2015

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13 Nov 2019 14:42

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13 Nov 2019 14:42


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