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Foley, John Miles

Overview
Works: 74 works in 331 publications in 2 languages and 12,740 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Bibliography  Folk poetry  Oral histories  Folk literature  Monologues (Music)  Filmed performances  Drama  Frame stories 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Translator, Author of introduction
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Miles Foley
Traditional oral epic : the Odyssey, Beowulf, and the Serbo-Croatian return song by John Miles Foley( )

23 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 2,130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Miles Foley offers an innovative and straightforward approach to the structural analysis of oral and oral-derived traditional texts. Professor Foley argues that to give the vast and complex body of oral "literature" its due, we must first come to terms with the endemic heterogeneity of traditional oral epics, with their individual histories, genres, and documents, as well as both the synchronic and diachronic aspects of their poetics. Until now, the emphasis in studies of oral traditional works has been placed on addressing the correspondences among traditions--shared structures of "formula," "theme," and "story-pattern."Traditional Oral Epicexplores the incongruencies among traditions and focuses on the qualities specific to certain oral and oral-derived works. It is certain to inspire further research in this field
Oral tradition and the internet : pathways of the mind by John Miles Foley( )

19 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in English and held by 1,434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The major purpose of this book is to illustrate and explain the fundamental similarities and correspondences between humankind's oldest and newest thought-technologies: oral tradition and the Internet. Despite superficial differences, both technologies are radically alike in depending not on static products but rather on continuous processes, not on "What?" but on "How do I get there?" In contrast to the fixed spatial organization of the page and book, the technologies of oral tradition and the Internet mime the way we think by processing along pathways within a network. In both media it's pathways--not things--that matter. To illustrate these ideas, this volume is designed as a "morphing book," a collection of linked nodes that can be read in innumerable different ways. Doing nothing less fundamental than challenging the default medium of the linear book and page and all that they entail, Oral Tradition and the Internet shows readers that there are large, complex, wholly viable, alternative worlds of media-technology out there--if only they are willing to explore, to think outside the usual, culturally constructed categories. This "brick-and-mortar" book exists as an extension of The Pathways Project (http://pathwaysproject.org), an open-access online suite of chapter-nodes, linked websites, and multimedia all dedicated to exploring and demonstrating the dynamic relationship between oral tradition and Internet technology."--Publisher's website
Homer's traditional art by John Miles Foley( )

11 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homer's Traditional Art represents a disentangling of the interwoven strands of orality, textuality, and verbal art. It shows how we can learn to appreciate how Homer's art succeeds not in spite of the oral tradition in which it was composed but rather through its unique agency
A companion to ancient epic by John Miles Foley( )

31 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 1,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Companion to Ancient Epic presents for the first time a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of ancient Near Eastern, Greek, and Roman epic. It offers a multidisciplinary discussion of both longstanding ideas and newer perspectives. A key feature of the volume, designed to make the book as useful as possible, is the index of poems, poets, technical terms, important figures, and other relevant literary and artistic works. The Companion will be required reading for all students of ancient literature."--BOOK JACKET
How to read an oral poem by John Miles Foley( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on many examples including an American slam poet, a Tibetan paper-singer, a South African praise-poet, and an ancient Greek bard (Homer) the author shows that although oral poetry predates writing it continues to be a vital culture-making and communications tool. Based on research on epics, folktales, lyrics, laments, charms, etc.--Back cover
The theory of oral composition : history and methodology by John Miles Foley( Book )

15 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oral traditional literature : a Festschrift for Albert Bates Lord( Book )

13 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oral tradition in literature : interpretation in context( Book )

12 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teaching oral traditions( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains articles by a variety of teacher-scholars in which they discuss the nature and scope of oral traditions in literature, examine methods for studying oral traditions, present tutorials on commonly taught works and areas, and review pedagogical examples and audiovisual resources
The singer of tales in performance by John Miles Foley( Book )

11 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Immanent art : from structure to meaning in traditional oral epic by John Miles Foley( Book )

11 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oral-formulaic theory and research : an introduction and annotated bibliography by John Miles Foley( Book )

13 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Canterbury tales by Geoffrey Chaucer( Recording )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a recording of Chaucer's work, which begins at the Tabard Inn in Southwark, England, where a group of pilgrims have assembled on their way to Canterbury. Harry Bailly, the innkeeper, suggests a contest: whoever tells the best tale will win a supper when they reach Canterbury
Contemporary readings in psychology by John Miles Foley( Book )

9 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oral-formulaic theory : a folklore casebook( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performing the Gospel : orality, memory, and Mark( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comparative research on oral traditions : a memorial for Milman Parry( Book )

13 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epea and Grammata : oral and written communication in ancient Greece( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De gustibus : essays for Alain Renoir( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beowulf( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English, Old and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of King Hrothgar, the monster Grendal and the hero Beowulf, one of Europe's greatest epics. Anglo-Saxon epic, lines 1-1062
 
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A companion to ancient epic
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Homer's traditional artA companion to ancient epicHow to read an oral poemThe theory of oral composition : history and methodologyTeaching oral traditionsThe singer of tales in performanceThe Canterbury talesPerforming the Gospel : orality, memory, and MarkEpea and Grammata : oral and written communication in ancient Greece
Alternative Names
Foley, John M.

Foley, John Miles 1947-2012

John Miles Foley Amerikaans antropoloog (1947-2012)

John Miles Foley US-amerikanischer Literaturwissenschaftler und Komparatist

Miles-Foley, John 1947-2012

Фоли Џон Мајлс

جان مایلز فولی

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