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Foley, John Miles

Overview
Works: 64 works in 326 publications in 2 languages and 12,344 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Bibliography  Folk poetry  Oral histories  Folk literature  Fiction  Poetry readings (Sound recordings)  Pictorial works  History 
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 2,141 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( )

17 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in English and held by 1,418 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 1,157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Homer's Traditional Art, Foley addresses three crucially interlocking areas that lead us to a fuller appreciation of the Homeric poems. He first explores the reality of Homer as their actual author, examining historical and comparative evidence to propose that "Homer" is a legendary and anthropomorphic figure rather than a real-life author. He next presents the poetic tradition as a specialized and highly resonant language bristling with idiomatic implication. Finally, he looks at Homer's overall artistic achievement, showing that it is best evaluated via a poetics aimed specifically at works that emerge from oral tradition
A companion to ancient epic by John Miles Foley( Book )

29 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 802 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."--Jacket
How to read an oral poem by John Miles Foley( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

15 editions published between 1980 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 614 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 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teaching oral traditions( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 482 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 430 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 413 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 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Canterbury tales by Geoffrey Chaucer( Recording )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 366 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 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oral-formulaic theory : a folklore casebook( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 261 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 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epea and Grammata : oral and written communication in ancient Greece by International Conference on Orality and Literacy in Ancient Greece( Book )

16 editions published in 2002 in English and Dutch and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De gustibus : essays for Alain Renoir( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Serbs : EF06( Visual )

in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection about the Serbs consists of thirty-five documents and 1577 digital images. Serbia is one of two republics within Yugoslavia. Serbs are Slavs and practice the Serbian Orthodox religion. The most comprehensive coverage is provided by Joel M. Halpern and Barbara Kerewsky-Halpern. Their fieldwork (1953-1986) focused on the village of Orasac, a typical Serbian peasant community. Their works concentrate on historical and cultural change and theory, ethno-medicine, the economy, linguistics, oral literature, ritual laments, and memory recall. Their photograph collection represents episodes of their fieldwork, and documents many changes in architecture, household furnishings, dress, agricultural tools, and commerce. The participation of the Halperns and their children in community life is also depicted in these pictures. Lodge presents data on Serbian cultural history and ethnography from 550 A.D. to 1939 A.D. The remaining documents cover topics such as: religion; folk psychology and folk medicine; the economy; kinship; the family; nationalism; literature; fertility and reproduction; women's roles; urban and rural life, and time, in relationship to economic and social development
 
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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

جان مایلز فولی

Languages
English (234)

Dutch (1)