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The Ethnography of Scribal Writing and Anglo-Saxon Poetry: Scribe as Performer

  title={The Ethnography of Scribal Writing and Anglo-Saxon Poetry: Scribe as Performer},
  author={Alger Nicolaus Doane},
What is the nature of writing and what is the role of the scribe in a culture in which speech has not lost its primacy? If we think of AngloSaxon scribal writing in terms of “ethnopoetics,” we can think of human responses to the voice, of a scribe obeying the somatic imperatives voice imposes, with text being as much act, event, gesture, as it is thing or product, with its origins not just in prior texts, but in memory and context. John Miles Foley has shown how written documents can never be… 
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